WSOP Event #18: Points mean prizes for Greenstein
While the ladies continue their progress in the $1,000 Ladies World Championship (now 59 left there)* the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low is going along nicely in the neighbouring orange section of the Amazon room.
There are 70 left from the 179 startes, and 18 will get paid, so there's still a long way to go before things get really serious.
Three Team PokerStars Pros are still in the field: Daniel Negreanu, who appears to have got over the disappointment of losing heads up in last night's $2,500 Six-handed Limit final, Barry Greenstein and Alex Kravchenko.
Negreanu was down to the felt in the last level, but a succession of double ups - including one jacks full against Phil Hellmuth and John Hennigan, then a four-way capped pot when his A-K-10-2 was good for a winning pair, have put him nearer 80,000!
Greenstein is a happy man right now as well, as Jeff Lisandro has just taken down the $1,500 7-card Stud event, giving the Bear a 40-point lead in his WSOP points prop-bet battle with Negreanu. "Thanks for winning that!" said Greenstein, as Lisandro came over to give the good news.
Greenstein's not doing too badly here, either, on about 53,000 with the average at 80,000.
Kravchenko is also currently nicely chipped up with 116,000. He's looking for a big WSOP score since he final tabled (along with Hevad Khan) the Main Event two years ago.
All photos © Joe Giron, IMPDI
* Team PokerStars' Maria Mayrinck is up to more than 57,000 in the $1,000 Ladies World Championship and in a good position to push for a place at the final table, which will play out tomorrow.