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HNR 5/30: Selbst’s Historic WSOP Win; Isildur1’s Bad May

Vanessa Selbst makes history at the World Series of Poker, and Viktor Blom is ready for June. Check out a wrap-up of the happenings in poker in today’s “Hit and Run.”

WSOP wrap: Vanessa Selbst took down her third career WSOP bracelet, winning a heads-up match to take down the $25K Mixed Max tourney and more than $800K. It also tied her with Barbara Enright for the most wins by a woman in WSOP history. And she’s only 29. We guess she’s pretty good at poker. From the official WSOP report:

“There’s no feeling like having your first gold bracelet,” she said. “But there’s no feeling like having your third, either. They’re all pretty incredible.”

“I understand why people want to talk about women and the achievements of women in history that way,” she continued. “Obviously, I would like to be considered in a conversation for the best poker player, not just the best female poker player. I think I’m starting to get there and people are starting to recognize that.”

Also at the WSOP:
–A winner is crowned in pot-limit Omaha.
–Not shockingly, Selbst leads the WSOP player of the year race:

–A breakdown of the $25K fantasy WSOP draft.
–What’s up with Andrew ‘luckychewy’ Lichtenberger?

Tweets from the pros.

Quick hitters:
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom loses $1.3 million in May.
–An online poker bill is coming in Pennsylvania in June.
–Is the “skill vs. luck” argument not really that big of a deal for online poker regulation?
–Reports from the Eureka Poker Tour Rozvadov and the LAPT Brazil.
–Could Sochi become the Russian Las Vegas?

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