Vanessa Rousso-WSOP Player’s Profile

Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker on October 19, 2008

The woman you want is Vanessa Rousso if you want a mix of good looks, intelligence, and No Limit Holdem aggression.

Vanessa Rousso

Vanessa Rousso

Born February 5, 1983 in White Plains, NY,  Rousso spent most of her childhood in Paris, France.

She is a dual citizen of France and the U.S. as a result. She and her mother moved to the United States after her parents divorced when she was 9.

Rousso stayed very active with many extracurricular activities besides her academic pursuits during her grade school years.

She was a member of her school’s debate team and played Basketball, Softball, and also Lacross.

She accepted a full scholarship to Duke University in 2001 after graduating from high school as Valedictorian.

Rousso still stayed seriously active outside of school while majoring in Economics with a minor in Political Science at Duke. She ended cum-laude in 2004 and entered law school at the University of Miami.

Vanessa Rousso in Hot Bikni

Vanessa Rousso in Hot Bikni

While in law school Rousso started to cash in various circuit events and even at the Ladies Event at the 2005 World Series of Poker when she started playing more live poker.

In 2006, she bubbled the final table at the Five-Star World Poker Classic in 2006, and earned her $263,625. She then signed a sponsorship deal with She then put together a line of several cashes before winning a preliminary event at the Borgata Poker Open in September 2006 for $285,450.

It was announced that she was dating poker pro Chad Brown shortly after her win at the Borgata. They later got engaged and are currently planning their wedding.

Rousso fell off of the Poker map for much of 2007 after her win at the Borgata.  Vanessa Rousso only had other live cashes for a grand total of around $90,000 excluding a 2nd place finish in a televised UPC event.

It seemed a little of the shine had fallen of the rising stars.

Vanessa Russo on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2009

Vanessa Russo on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2009

Many top pros will come out and take their shot at the big prize pools and the online bracelets and The World Championships of Online Poker are held each year by

Vanessa Rousso achieved her biggest poker score to date which the Main Event of the WCOOP saw. She went on to finish 3rd for $463,940.50 and. made the final table of the event Later, it was discovered that the winner of the event was disqualified because of violation of PokerStars rules. As a result, Rousso’s payout now became $700,782.50 and was awarded 2nd place.

She has had eight cashes this year so far and her first ever cash in the WSOP Main Event., including a final table at the EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final.

Vanessa Rousso sits at around $1 Million in live tournament wins in total. She is mostly known as a No Limit Holdem player but she is beginning to improve in all facets of poker. It shouldn’t be too long before we see Rousso take down win her first bracelet or a major poker title in the future.

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  1. Comments: 6

  2. chuck - May 6, 2010


    you spelled lacrosse wrong

  3. ian - Jun 3, 2010


    wow vanessa tu es vraiment tres jolie et je te souhaite une belle carriere au poker. xxx

  4. David - Jun 19, 2010


    For me Vanessa Rousso is sexiest Poker Player of course when without clothes ;)

  5. Roberto - Jun 19, 2010


    Mama mia!! she is very hoT

  6. JohnS - Feb 28, 2012


    The picture of Vanessa in the pink bikini is not really her, it is photoshopped.

  7. Jean Cule - Jul 21, 2012


    Je vais t’enculer ma grosse salope de pute…