WSOP Event #6: Negreanu back in the game
Tucked away in one corner of the Amazon Room, far enough from the general madness of the $1,500 no limit event, you'll find day two of the $10,000 World Championship 7-card Stud.
You'll also find Daniel Negreanu, who happens to be a happy man right now. Not so long ago he was getting low in chips to the point where he could be described as being in danger, but several nice hands later and he's back in good health again and and still fighting for the $373,744 first prize and bracelet. Sixteen will be paid.
The Team PokerStars Pro first made a club flush in a three-way pot when the two others were drawing and missing their heart flushes, taking him up to 34,000 - and then he shot up to 49,000, winning a nice pot of Hoyt Corkins. Negreanu had 4-6-8 spades, then caught seven of spades, raised it up and bagged a 5 on the river to take the pot.
He's updating this event on his Twitter page for those of you who like reading about Stud hands.
While Katja Thater busted earlier this afternoon, fellow Team PokerStars Pros Alex Kravchenko and Chad Brown are still going strong.
Kravchenko made it through to day two despite doing some rather smart multi-tabling yesterday, when he was trying to maintain stacks in this event as well as the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha. That took some effort as the PLO was in the Amazon Room while the Stud was in Braslia - a good two minute trot away.
When he busted from the PLO, he was able to move to the Brasilia full time to concentrate on the higher buy-in of $10,000. He's now over 60,000, while Chad Brown has made it up to over 76,000.
Also at the Rio today is day three of the $1,000 No Limit event, day two of the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha and starting in a while is the No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball $2,500. Benjamin Kang says he'll be playing in it.
"I know the rules, but I've never played it before," he admitted. Good luck that man!