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Old 07-10-2015, 10:07 PM   #201
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Re: Vanessa Rousso is a houseguest in Big Brother 17

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When did that happen?
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It wasn't televised, it was on the live feeds. They do a mock podcast among themselves where one houseguest interviews another and all the other guests sit around in a circle and pretend to "call in" and ask questions.
I'm not exactly sure if that happened or not (or, to what extent)...

I have heard her mention to multiple people that she was a professional gambler for 2 years. She also mentioned to Davonne (the incognito poker dealer, who is now eliminated) that she was a professional gambler for a couple of years, and only played 1-2 NLHE to "pay the bills".

Did she come out and say the extent of her poker career? I didn't watch all of the podcast thing in the backyard, but I would like to think that she at least downplayed her success/the stakes she plays at.

I heard in an interview that she did before the show started that she wanted to keep her poker/gambling a secret, but if she did let that out, then she didn't want people to know to which extent (and especially, how much money she has made).
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:09 PM   #202
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Re: Vanessa Rousso is a houseguest in Big Brother 17

Vanessa has really impressed me thus far.
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:35 PM   #203
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To me, she is a bit older then the rest of the HG's. I believe that will play against her when it comes time to form a real alliance. Also, is one of the females a trans? I thought I heard Julie say something like that last night?

We'll see.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:24 PM   #204
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Vanessa has really impressed me thus far.
Yeah, I'm a little nervous about her week as a head of household. She has done pretty good at playing well under the radar, but if she makes a decision that everyone doesn't agree with, she might get a target on her back.

But I agree, she's playing well so far.

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To me, she is a bit older then the rest of the HG's. I believe that will play against her when it comes time to form a real alliance. Also, is one of the females a trans? I thought I heard Julie say something like that last night?

We'll see.
Yes, Vanessa is on the older side (32 or 33?). Shell is like 31-33 years old. Austin is 30 I believe. Everybody else is younger I think. I personally don't think her age will be a detriment.

Yes, Audrey has come on the show openly from day 1 as a trans.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:25 PM   #205
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Have a feeling she will be ousted early.

Will be viewed as that awkward smart girl.

O/U on how many episodes in before she brings up game theory scenarios
I hope she goes far in the show. I've met her a couple times and she's really nice. She hasn't had it easy the past couple years. Wishing her all the best!
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:26 PM   #206
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Re: Vanessa Rousso is a houseguest in Big Brother 17

Anyone else think Austin is really Chris Ferguson after 2 year sabbatical of steroids and weightlifting?
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:32 PM   #207
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Can't believe she missed out saying OMG Clay Aikens!
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:47 AM   #208
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I'm surprised when da'vonne exited they didn't reveal the poker player aspect of VR since da'vonne is a poker dealer. VR seems to be playing really solid right now.
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:44 PM   #209
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Devonne is oblivious to the fact of who VAnessa is. Some poker dealer she is lol
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:49 PM   #210
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People still watch this ******ed show?
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:00 PM   #211
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I'm surprised when da'vonne exited they didn't reveal the poker player aspect of VR since da'vonne is a poker dealer. VR seems to be playing really solid right now.
There was a separate, 15 minute discussion between Da'vonne and Vanessa on youtube (can't find immediately...)

Da'vonne explained where in Cali she lived.
Vanessa asked if that was near Commerce casino.
Da'vonne (poker dealer in real life, claimed she was a school teacher) asked about her gambling history.
Vanessa said that she played 1/2 for 2 years, it was good to pay the bills, but finds a more fulfilling career as a DJ (cliffnotes version).
Da'vonne seemed to buy it, while in turn hiding her own "secret" of being a poker dealer (because all good poker dealers are good poker players {lol}, and poker players have a stigma for bluffing/deceiving)

I also believe Da'vonne would've mentioned in her diary room sessions (the time when they talk to the camera by themself) if she recognized her.

IMO, Da'vonne probably doesn't follow high-stakes/professional poker. Probably just clocks in and clocks out, and the only players she would recognize is the regs at her casino.

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Devonne is oblivious to the fact of who VAnessa is. Some poker dealer she is lol
What % of poker dealers do you think would recognize Vanessa Rousso if they were right in front of them?
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:39 AM   #212
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I think that's a good question... My guess would be a pretty high percentage of dealers would know VR. She has to be in the top 5 most well known women poker players. The casinos I go to show poker on the big screen tvs whenever its on. Maybe she deals one of the pit "poker" games. If that were the case then I think there's 0 chance she would recognize her.
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:40 AM   #213
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People still watch this ******ed show?

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Old 07-15-2015, 02:49 PM   #214
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I think that's a good question... My guess would be a pretty high percentage of dealers would know VR. She has to be in the top 5 most well known women poker players. The casinos I go to show poker on the big screen tvs whenever its on. Maybe she deals one of the pit "poker" games. If that were the case then I think there's 0 chance she would recognize her.
Hmm, I guess we will agree to disagree.

I consider VR to be at least a second-tier player in terms of media-exposure (below Negreanu, Ivey, Hellmuth, Doyle, etc. for sure). I feel like her exposure from PokerStars/GoDaddy has decreased over the last 5 years (at least from my point of view).

That, plus I would assume that a lot of dealers don't really follow the professional poker circuit...

I wouldn't put it any higher than 15% of poker dealers would recognize her.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:47 PM   #215
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Re: Vanessa Rousso is a houseguest in Big Brother 17

Vanessa may have revealed her being a poker player may have something to do with the twin. As one twin leaves the household they have access to the outside world, enternet access previous episodes etc. Maybe better to tell the household instead of them finding out later and feeling deceived that youre a poker player. It was the twin who confided to her that she was a twin being the first person to know. maybe there's a connection.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:27 PM   #216
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Vanessa may have revealed her being a poker player may have something to do with the twin. As one twin leaves the household they have access to the outside world, enternet access previous episodes etc. Maybe better to tell the household instead of them finding out later and feeling deceived that youre a poker player. It was the twin who confided to her that she was a twin being the first person to know. maybe there's a connection.
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/04...hen-chenbot-EW

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A (From the host of the show): No idea where the other twin goes other than in a sequester situation. Good question!
The other twin does not have access to internet, any sort of outside world contact, etc.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:50 PM   #217
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http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/04...hen-chenbot-EW



The other twin does not have access to internet, any sort of outside world contact, etc.
Hard to imagine someone would even think any houseguest could have any means of access to the outside world. That would mean immediate expulsion from the show. My guess is the other twin is staying in the jury house.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:55 PM   #218
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Hard to imagine someone would even think any houseguest could have any means of access to the outside world. That would mean immediate expulsion from the show.
I agree, it would affect the whole integrity of the game.

Especially since, if they did have access to the internet, they could just watch the live feeds and see literally everything that was going on in the house.

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My guess is the other twin is staying in the jury house.
Possibly. I couldn't imagine being sequestered in an area with nothing to do and no one to talk to for periods of 2-3 days, off and on for 5 weeks
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:32 AM   #219
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I can't wait until she goes. She is unwatchable. This hipster wannabe has run its course on TV. Please get her off next week
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:38 AM   #220
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Vanessa was talking about being a pro poker player ("gambler") to people from like the second week. They all know, they don't care. She's not flying UTR at all. Still has decent win equity, but she's too emotional.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:21 AM   #221
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Re: Vanessa Rousso is a houseguest in Big Brother 17

When Vanessa was confronting Jeff, for a second I was like dayummm Vanessa this ain't jersey shore!!
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:29 AM   #222
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Re: Vanessa Rousso is a houseguest in Big Brother 17

Vanessa has been playing well and representing herself well on the show. Before the show, I kind of had a negative general opinion of her. I'm not really sure why exactly, and it wasn't strongly negative, but I felt like didn't really like her. Idk. Anyways, I think she's come across as a nice and likable person, and from what I've her gameplay seems good too (I only watch the TV episodes I don't watch the live streams or any extra stuff).

Most importantly, I think she's doing a good job of representing poker players. She comes across WAY better than say gman on Survivor for example. Maybe he just got a negative edit and he's a great guy, I have no idea, but often poker players don't end up looking like great people on reality TV shows and Vanessa is representing very well thus far.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:21 PM   #223
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I hope she goes far in the show. I've met her a couple times and she's really nice. She hasn't had it easy the past couple years. Wishing her all the best!
How easy did her husband have it that she deserted
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:53 PM   #224
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A lot of things in this thread (i just finished reading), are true about Vanessa Rousso. But i don't like what i read about her divorcing, from her ex-husband Chad Brown. Ok, they were divorced after his cancer remission, but should you stay with someone if he/she is sick, despite love/harmony was already gone between you too ? No.
Besides it, she was recently (may) in a radio show, http://www.pokernews.com/live-report...ost.240756.htm, talking, about her comeback to poker (after existentialism-divorce-death-poker's boredom crisis). She there explained that she hosted Chad brown in her home (not theirs) for the last months of his life. It does not seem like an abandoning whore, as some stipulated here. I believe she really loved him, even as a friend after.
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Well this is NVG, and NVG is on the old interwebs, so expect a double dose of brutality here.

If that is true about her hosting Chad for the last couple months of his life, then it is extremely unfortunate the rumours surrounding her leaving Chad on this forum. No doubt none of us here know the true Vanessa, she could be a kind, warm hearted person who is being vilified by people who don't know her.



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How easy did her husband have it that she deserted
Her husband obviously didn't have it easy as well. Cancer is such a brutal disease.

To claim that she "deserted" him solely because they divorced is tough. By a couple of accounts ITT, she helped support him as he went through it. She was also dealing with her own sexuality as well.

Here's a youtube video from one of the live feeds. Vanessa talks for about a 10 minute period about Chad/love/happiness. Apparently she was staying with Chad for 10-day periods while he was in the hospital

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHoWZ1RIizM#t=72m58s

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Old 07-16-2015, 08:14 PM   #225
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Hard to imagine someone would even think any houseguest could have any means of access to the outside world. That would mean immediate expulsion from the show. My guess is the other twin is staying in the jury house.

They sequester them in a hotel room.
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