Poker star Vanessa Rousso qualifies for final three on CBS’ ‘Big Brother’. The 17th season of Big Brother began with 17 competitors. Now, Rousso is one of three remaining players left in the House on CBS’ popular reality tv/game show ‘Big Brother’. She will win $500,000 if she survives one more elimination round on Sunday and then wins a vote from players previously ousted from the game.
Before the show began airing on June 24, Rousso talked about what advantages she had in the game.
“I’m used to having to strategize as people are eliminated, and in poker you have to read people,” Rousso said in an interview with CBS.
Rousso, 32, graduated from Duke University in 2 1/2 years and studied game theory en route to an economics degree before heading to the University of Miami for law school. But along the way, she began playing poker, building up a bankroll at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood. She finished seventh in a 2006 World Poker Tour event in Las Vegas, winning $263,625 and finishing in the money 16 times in World Series of Poker events.
While she has been on the brink of elimination on a few different occasions, she has managed to battle her way back into contention. Earlier this week, Rousso pulled what many are calling one of the biggest blind sides in BB history. Vanessa orchestrated a plan where fellow competitor Austin would think he was safe from elimination yet he would end up going home – a move that Vanessa had hoped would help her make the finals – which she has.
A victory for the Florida native would be more than the third largest score of her poker career. She has won more than $4.5 million in poker tournaments over the past 10 years.
According to the Togel website “Big Brother Daily”, which has compiled various stats from all 17 seasons of ‘Big Brother’, Rousso is quickly becoming one the best players in BB history. So, she is the favorite to win at this point.
AMAZING! JASON MERCIER WINS 3 SCOOP TITLES IN JUST ONE WEEK!
Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier – The EPT champion and WSOP bracelet winner – won his third SCOOP title in a week, defeating a field of 398 in the Event #20-H $2.100 NLHE 4-max for $178,457. His two previous titles were won at SCOOP 05-H: $2,100 FL Badugi and SCOOP 08-H: $2,100 NL Draw.
In total, Mercier now has four SCOOP wins in his career. His three victories in this year’s series have netted him a combined $252,000 in prize money.