EPT Barcelona: Scratch one Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu's hopes for a first EPT win (and a Triple Crown) have ended. The first indication of something amiss was the loud thumping noise as a player began hitting the table with his hand in an audible victory ceremony.

Daniel had min-raised from under-the-gun plus one to 300 holding Kc-Tc and found four callers for a flop of Q-T-2 with two clubs. Now Daniel made it 800 only to be re-raised to 2,500. Daniel pushed for 8,000 and was called by the middle position player holding pocket deuces. Cue table slapping.

Daniel Negreanu

It was a double whammy for Daniel, first losing the hand and busting, and then standing back as the table vibrated to the hammer blows of victory. Daniel out in level three.


Scotty Nguyen is another faller today. The 2008 WSOP H.O.R.S.E. champion found himself all-in with A-Q on a board that came J-J-T-K-x to give him a straight, but his opponent's pocket tens made him the house and sent him to the rail.

Scotty Nguyen now found on the rail
Stephen Bartley
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