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.

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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.

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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.

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Scotty Nguyen now found on the rail
Stephen Bartley
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