WSOP 2012: Negreanu gets final table seat

wsop-2012-thumb.jpgDaniel Negreanu has four World Series of Poker bracelets. He had four bracelets last year, too. And the year before that. And before that, and so on back to 2008 when he won that fourth bracelet playing a limit hold'em event. He's since come close to the fifth. Tantalizingly close, in fact. A runner-up finish at the World Series of Poker Europe main event was as close as he's come. But, the fact remains: Daniel Negreanu has four WSOP bracelets.

Tonight he has another good chance at his fifth.

Today, Negreanu sits in sixth place out of the nine finalists in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em final table. He's a little short, but that's never stopped him before. Let's be honest: first place is $189,818, an amount that Kid Poker wouldn't turn down, but also not the goal. Dude wants the bracelet.

Here's how he stacks up against the remaining field.

2012 WSOP $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em final table

1. Bryan Pellegrino -- 790,000
2. Jonathan Aguiar -- 552,000
3. Keanu Tabali -- 309,000
4. Nick Jivkov -- 281,000
5. Tommy Vedes -- 247,000
6. Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu -- 212,000
7. Brant Hale -- 211,000
8. John Eames -- 181,000
9. Mike Allis -- 86,000

This year, by the way, the Rio is issuing official odds and taking official bets on final table players. That final table is nothing to sneeze at, which begs the question...


Would you bet on this man?

As the WSOP gets ready to finish up its first week, it seems like a good time to take stock of how Team PokerStars Pro and Team Online are doing. Here's how they rank by cash won so far.

  • Vanessa Selbst: $161,345
  • David Williams: $9,644
  • George Lind III: $9,644
  • Victor Ramdin: $5,144
  • Max Martinez: $3,395
  • Jason Mercier: $2,893
  • If Negreanu snags the bracelet tonight, it would make him the early cash leader among his fellow Team Pros.

    So, where are you putting your money? Or perhaps a better question would be...would Negreanu bet on himself tonight?