We caught up with the action to see three players looking down at a board of and over 70,000 chips already in the pot.
The small blind checked and Vanessa Selbst checked as well. The third player fired out a bet of 50,000 and the small blind got out of the way. Action was now on Selbst and she sat riffling chips and staring at the board.
Selbst announced that she was all in and her opponent announced a call at lightning speed, tabling for a flopped set. Selbst tabled for a flush draw and a gutshot. When Selbst saw her opponent's hand, she stood up from the table and grabbed her bag.
"I might be the worst of all time," Selbst said. "Good game guys."
The ESPN camera crews rushed over and every person walking by the rail stopped to see what all of the commotion was about.
"Nice call, man," Selbst said to her opponent while she waited to learn her fate.
Finally, the dealer pounded the table and flipped over the river card.
Selbst's opponent shot up from his seat and walked to his supporters on the rail while Selbst let out a heavy sigh and sat back down in her chair. Selbst's opponent sat back down in time to watch a vast majority of his stack moved across the table toward Selbst. The two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner is now sitting on a stack of 540,000.
Selbst would immediately take to Twitter to inform her followers of her huge double up:
VanessaSelbst Vanessa Selbst
Wow just sucked out in huuuuge pot. Tried to get some1 to fold a set lol on KQcc49 for all of it. He SNAPPED 44 but my T8cc gets there. 540k July 12 2012