2010 WSOP Update: Annette Obrestad, Jennifer Harman Go for Bracelets

We’ve pretty much abandoned the thought that the 2010 WSOP will be the Year of the WomanTM. Women would need to win a few bracelets in the last dozen or so tournaments before the Main Event, and then a few women would need to go deep in the aforementioned Main Event at this stage for it to be the year of them.

However, with a few women in contention for bracelets today, there’s still a chance–there’s still a chance.

:: Event #38 ($10,000 PLH) – Approaching the final table, many where looking at this coming down to a rematch of the NAPT Venetian main event between Sam Stein and Thomas Marchese. But they were KO’d tenth and sixth, respectively. Instead, Valdemar Kwaysser of Hungary defeated Matt Marafioti (yep, the kid in the above promo vid though it looks like the full pilot has been pulled from here) heads-up for the title. Kwaysser has won IPT and LAPT titles, but this is his first WSOP bracelet. He banks $617,214 for the win. Marafioti takes home $381,507. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #39 ($1,500 NLH Shoot-Out) All eyes will be on the much-hyped Annette Obrestad, a woman, as she is among the 14 remaining in this shoot-out event. Also among the remaining 14 is the spectacularly-breasted J.C. Tran. Players come back at 2:30 today to compete for the $381,922 first place prize. View all of the remaining players here.

:: Event #40 ($2,500 Razz) – With 15 remaining, Jennifer Harman, a woman, finds herself 10th overall in chips. Can she pull out bracelet #3? Can she dammit?! Harman trails overall chip leader Melville Lewis by a bunch, who is stacked at 504,000. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #41 ($1,500 PLO 8oB) – The final event of the day brought in 847 with 171 surviving. Michael Chappus is the overnight chip leader. 2010 WSOP POY contender James Dempsey is second overall, and Barry Greenstein is third. Get full chip counts here.


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