Vanessa Rousso

Vanessa Rousso

Vanessa Rousso


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Vanessa Rousso
United States
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Vanessa Rousso is a French-American poker player from Miami, Florida. During her career, she has cashed for more than $3.5 million and is a former member of Team PokerStars Pro.

She attended Duke University and graduated with a degree in economics. She was on the Deans list and graduated after only two and a half years. From there, she attended the University of Miami School of Law.

In 2015, she appeared on a season of Big Brother, but would ultimately finish third.

Poker Achievements

Rousso got into poker during her late teens, playing online and working on her game. She built up her bankroll and began taking shots at larger tournaments. In 2005, she entered the live tournament circuit and cashed in the $1,000 Ladies Event at the WSOP and also in Atlantic City at the WSOP Circuit event.

During the late 2000s, Rousso would cash in events around the world. In 2006 she cashed in three WSOP events, with her best result being the eighth place finish in the $5,000 Short Handed No-Limit Hold'em even for just over $60,000. That year she also played the $25,000 WPT World Championship and placed seventh for over $260,000, just missing out on the televised final table.

In 2009 Rousso made another final table, this time at the Southern Poker Championship $9,700 Main Event which she finished in seventh place collecting more than $260,000. However, she scored her best WPT result at the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,000 Championship in 2010. Rousso reached the final table, and then busted out in third place taking home more than $350,000.

The largest cash of Rousso's career came in 2009, winning the EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final 25,000 High Roller Championship and pocketing over $700,000

Also in 2010 Rousso placing eight in the $10,000 Heads Up Championship, this time collecting over $90,000 in prize money. Then in 2011 Rousso scored her best WSOP result to date after final tabling the 5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Max Turbo event at the World Series of Poker Europe in Cannes, France. She ended up placing third in that tournament for a cash prize of more than 40,000.

As of April 2022, her last recorded cash came in 2017. Since leaving poker she has since had three children with her wife Melissa Proce Ouellet.

PokerNews Covered Events

2013 World Series of PokerEvent #11: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)96th$4,183
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #58: $10,000 Main Event511th$23,876
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #35: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship5th$92,580
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em421st$1,877
2010 NAPT Mohegan Sun2010 NAPT Mohegan Sun Main Event10th$47,000
2010 NAPT Venetian2010 NAPT Venetian Main Event25th$18,080
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 45 - $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Hold'em15th$43,091
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 31 - $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.19th$5,906
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 8 - $2,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw17th$4,094
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 2 - $40,000 No Limit Hold'em27th$71,858
2009 EPT Grand Final25,000 High Roller Championship1st€720,000
2009 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship$20,000 Heads-up Championship2nd$250,000
2008 APPT Grand Final - SydneyAPPT Tournament of Champions1st45,000 AUD
2008 EPT London5,200 EPT London Main Event39th£11,419
2008 LAPT Punta del Este$2,700 No Limit Hold'em Main Event10th$11,065
2008 World Series of Poker39th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event625th$21,230
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 52 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em44th$10,660
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 38 - $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em57th$3,744
2008 WSOP Circuit Event - Rincon$5,000 Circuit Championship Event16th$8,482