WSOP Event #44: Negreanu multi-tasking
We've seen many a player at this WSOP juggling two tournaments at once - playing one, then nipping over to the other during a break to try and keep their stack alive.
Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu is doing that in today's day two of the $2,500 Razz and the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em - and now threatening to make it three tournaments at once by also registering for the $2,500 Omaha Hi/Low 8 or Better. If he does, it will require some nifty footwork as the $10K event is in the Amazon room, while the others are in Brasilia.
For a moment it looked like it would remain at just two events, as just now he was all in over at the Razz, but hit a miracle six on his last card to fill his 6-5-3-2-A to best Jeff Lisandro's 6-5-4-3-2 right at the death for a 20,000 pot.
We lost Team PokerStars Pros Alex Kravchenko and Jose Barbero, but Dario Minieri is still playing, although down to 10,000 or so. He's still having a great time, though, just as we described a little earlier.
Chad Brown is also still in with around 33,000, one of the 50 left chasing the 32 cash spots.
Play was stopped for 30 minutes while medics attended to "Miami" John Cernuto, who appeared to collapse at the table. He was taken away on a stretcher but thankfully was talking on his phone and giving a wave.
We wish him a speedy recovery.
All photos © Stephen Beyer, IMPDI
STOP PRESS Negreanu will have to carry on playing two tournaments at once, not three - he just busted from the Razz. According to his Twitter page, he is not too chuffed: "I have 24k in the PLH. Steam is coming out of my ears. I am just furiously annoyed and stressed out. Can't handle any beats at the moment."
DON'T START THE PRESS JUST YET Negreanu has also busted from the $10K Pot Limit Hold'em - flush draw then turned a straight draw as well, and missed the lot on the river. He'll now be able to concentrate on the Omaha Hi-Low 8 or Better after grabbing some food.