Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vanessa Rousso: The Lady Maverick

Vanessa Rousso | The Lady Maverick

Vanessa Rousso was born in White Plains, New York and has dual citizenship in the U.S.A. and France. Despite the fact that she was born in New York, she spent her early years in Paris, in her father’s nativeland.

When her parents split-up, Vanessa Rousso went with her mother from France to Florida. She found herself to be popular and a hard-hitting at school and involved herself in sports, including swimming and lacrosse, as well as developing her mental craft as part of the school debate team.

Vanessa Rousso started to play poker when she was 5 years old. And now that she was legally permitted to gamble in a casino, she began to take the chance at the local Seminole Hard Rock Casino.

With a self-possession that comes from increasing bankroll, she cross the threshold her first major tournament during her first summer holiday from law school.

A 7th placed in the World Series of Poker circuit event at Harrah’s in New Orleans making her the youngest woman ever to make a WSOP circuit final table.

While her name was becoming no stranger to many people, when she started final tabling tournaments on the the $10,000 Big One and World Poker Tour circuits.

Vanessa Rousso's ascendancy are all the more excellent when you take into account the fact that she is still at Law School full-time and has no plan of dropping out. Though she does confess that after she graduates that she’ll give a full time poker career a run for its money prior entering the courtroom.

Nowadays, Vanessa Rousso expects to be playing in a number of the biggest invitational TV poker events. There's a new season of FSN's Poker Superstars and probably the National Heads-Up Championship which is to be filmed in late February or early March at Caesars Palace.

Her first show up on NBC's Poker After Dark has aired and Vanessa Rousso is one of 64 men and women drafted by the eight teams that hope to have a league of their own, a professional poker league team.

Moreover, Vanessa Rousso was signed to Team PokerStars where she plays under the screen name “LadyMaverick” with her tournament winnings go beyond $1,000,000.

“I feel a personal stake in promoting poker. I actually went and lobbied for the rights of online poker to Congress last October; that’s proof that I don’t just talk about it, I back it up. Also, growing up in a non-poker world to eventually be a lawyer or an investment banker, I was always going to be successful in an accepted career. I don’t like that there are still people out there who don’t understand what I do for a living. They think it’s gambling or they think it’s seedy. I want to help change the face of my industry.” Vanessa Rousso said.

Vanessa Rousso also using poker as a means to help noble causes. She recently helped found the No Limit No Profit Initiative, a charity that supports research and programs conducted by non-profits that aim to decrease the impact of poverty around the world.

Vanessa "Lady Maverick" Rousso : At the 2009 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship