WSOP Event #18: Points mean prizes for Greenstein

wsop2009_thn.gifWhile 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.

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Daniel Negreanu

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.

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Barry Greenstein

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.

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Alex Kravchenko

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.