It was a monster day for Team PokerStars at the World Series. Today alone, four members of the Team spread out around three final tables.
Team PokerStars' newest member Daniel Negreanu attacked the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em shootout event and made it all the way to the final table. After an aggressive assault on the final nine players, Negreanu ended up finishing in third place for a cool $101,351.
2004 World Series champ Greg Raymer has already made his second final table of this year's Series. After taking sixth place in the $1,500 stud event a few days ago, Raymer came right back and took fourth in the $2,000 Stud Eight-or-Better event for $41,460.
Just the other night, ElkY made a hard run through a massive no-limit hold'em field and ended up going out in 21st place. His answer to that was turning around and entering the next no-limit event. Today, he played at the $2,500 no-limit hold'em final table. While he finished ninth, he still won an impressive $29,124.
And in a grand attempt to bury the lead, let's talk a bit about Humberto Brenes. He's now played six events at this year's World Series and made the final tables of three of them. Today, he sat at the same final table as ElkY and placed seventh for $55,918.
So far this year, Team PokerStars has seen all of these people, plus Barry Greestein ($1,500 stud), Katja Thater ($1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em) and Steve Paul-Ambrose ($5,000 Mixed Hold'em) at final tables. The Team alone, not counting Supernovas and other big PokerStars players, has filled nine seats at final tables in just the first week and a half of play.
As I enjoy just a couple days respite with my family, I'm wondering who will be sitting at the final table when I touch back down in Vegas.
If Humberto does it again, I'm going to have to brush up on my Spanish so I can start getting a better feel for what's actually happening. I don't know how you say "rush" in español, but I think it rhymes with Humberto.