Vanessa Selbst will attempt to win her second bracelet at the 2008 World Series of Poker on Sunday, as she enters the final day of the $10k Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em event. She will be joined by Jonathan Jaffe, Kenny Tran and the winner of the Alec Torelli / Lyle Berman match which is still taking place at this late hour.
Selbst made her way through an impressive list of players on Friday and Saturday, including back-to-back victories against the Mizrachi brothers (Michael and Robert). Selbst will play the winner of the Torelli / Berman match in the semi-finals. All four players are guaranteed at least $108k for finishing fourth, while the first place finisher will receive $539k, plus the World Series of Poker bracelet.
This isn't the first time that Selbst has done well in a heads-up event at the WSOP. She came in fourth in this event last year (the buy-in was $5k in 2007), losing to the eventual winner, Daniel "Rekrul" Schreiber. Selbst is an extremely strong, aggressive heads-up player who has an excellent chance of taking down this event.
Selbst took down her first bracelet earlier this week when she won the $1500 Pot Limit Omaha tournament. This was her first victory at the World Series of Poker, and sixth all-time cash at the event.
Erick Lindgren had a chance to win his second bracelet in 2008 when he reached the final table of the $5k No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball event with the chip lead, but he ended up finishing fourth. He had taken down the $5k Mixed Hold'em event for $374k a week prior.
Selbst will be facing some stiff competition if she plans on taking down her second bracelet tomorrow. Kenny Tran will likely be waiting for her in the finals if she wins her match against Berman / Torelli. Tran is a phenomenal poker player who is especially good in the heads-up format. If Selbst takes down her second bracelet on Sunday, she will have definitely earned it.
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