2008 World Series: Greenstein, Negreanu control HORSE

In most poker tournaments, the bubble's pop is cause for much revelry and no small amount of yelling. In the HORSE event, the only noise that we heard when Mike Wattell went out in 17th place was the door closing behind him. These seasoned professionals act like they've been here before...because they have.

Now, with 15 players remaining, Team PokerStars Pros Barry Greenstein and Daniel Negreanu hold first and second position respectively. You might recall, Greenstein took seventh place in this same event last year. He has since put up five more WSOP cashes, including the $1,500 Razz bracelet he won a couple of weeks ago. To say he is in good form would be a pretty sizable understatement.

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Fellow Team member Daniel Negreanu is looking to win his second bracelet of this year's Series. After a very rough Day 1 in this event that saw him fall down near 20,000 in chips, he has been in top shape for the past three days. Negreanu's ideas helped inspire the creation of the $50,000 HORSE event, and now he wants to claim it for himself.

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Finally, Supernova Elite Joseph "bigjoe2003" Michael has just turned his Frequent Player Points into at least $124,000. Michael used his FPPs to buy into the $50,000 event. He sighed with relief when the bubble popped. Now, he is setting about making his way to the final table. He will have some work to do, but it's not out of reach.

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Play in this event will continue until we reach eight players.

In the meantime, check out this video blog with Greg Raymer on what games he likes the best, and why.


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Brad Willis
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