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first heard of Vanessa Rousso in 2004. My friend, Steve Badger, told
me about a young woman player who approached him for some poker tutoring. There wasn't anything different about that, except he then told me what
was interesting about her request was she wanted to learn how to deal with the two key problems she saw in her game. Most people would approach him
about things like how to move up from a smaller limit to a higher limit. In other words, their focus was on how to make their strengths stronger.
Steve has always talked to me about making my
weaknesses less weak. He told me that Vanessa's
attitude was one I should think about more. I hate to admit when he is right, but he was right on here. For almost all players, getting
a little better at what you are good at won't help too much. However, getting better at things you are bad at can transform your game.
Just suppose an average player went on tilt half as often. That one thing would have a huge impact on their results.
Anyway, Vanessa's poker career is moving right along. She came in seventh at the 2006
(Season Four) World Poker Tour Championship event,
making over a quarter million dollars in the process. Prior to that Vanessa had made a few final tables in major tournaments.
In September 2006 she won a $5000 No-Limit Holdem event at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, taking home $285,450.
She has also appeared on the NBC late night television show, Poker After Dark.
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Vanessa Rousso has attended Duke University and the University of Miami Law School, working poker in around her studies. She is
very involved in community service work, including setting up a Celebrity Players Tour charity golf circuit in Florida when
she first start attending law school (golfwithcelebrities.com was the website, but it is no longer operating).
Even though she was born in New York State, she is a dual citizen of the USA and France. Besides English and French, she
also speaks Spanish, so I guess she better watch out for the "English-only" rules at the poker tables!
Her interests include backgammon, game theory, reading and playing with the Rubik's Cube. Vanessa once considered herself
the "Master of Low Expectations" at the poker table, but I am sure things have changed now.
She is a spokesperson for GoDaddy, the domain name and webhosting company, and is a member of
Team Pokerstars and plays online under
the name LadyMaverick. You can also see her on The Big Game ,
PokerStars high stakes televised cash game.
After delays due to busy schedules, Vanessa married/eloped with Chad Brown on April 12, 2009.
In January 2012, the couple separated.
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