WSOP 2016: Negreanu 5th out of 26 left in $3,000 six-handed event

There's just no quit in Kid Poker. 

Last week, Daniel Negreanu finished fourth out of 461 in the 2016 WSOP $1,500 Razz event for $42,030. Just a few day later he cashed in the $10,000 2-7 event placing 14th out of 100. Now, he's deep in his first no-limit hold'em event of the year and just a few tables away from his seventh WSOP bracelet. 

In less than two hours, Negreanu will be re-starting Day 3 in fifth place out of the remaining 26 players. The ride to Day 3 was crazy, one in which he managed to flop quads and get paid for it and then later make queens hold up three ways. Now, he's set to record his 86th WSOP cash and build on more than $15 million in World Series winnings.

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Although Kid Poker's last three World Series summers have been amazing (including a runner-up finish in the One Drop and 11th place finish in the Main Event), he has not won a bracelet since 2013. That's nagged at him a little bit. 


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In the KidPoker documentary, he admits he's still keen to win several more bracelets before he hangs it up. He's in a good spot to make it happen today, but he is not without some serious competition. The top ten going into today doesn't have a lot of soft spots. 

Martin Kozlov1 -- 497,000        
David Vamplew -- 1,310,000        
Calvin Lee1 -- 236,000        
Raghav Bansal -- 1,059,000      
Daniel Negreanu -- 932,000        
Daniel Weinman -- 932,000        
Will Givens -- 930,000        
Matt Giannetti -- 738,000        
Doug Polk -- 728,000        
Steffen Sontheimer -- 623,000  

     
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Negreanu and the other 25 players pick back up at noon Vegas time. 

Good luck to Kid Poker as he works to bring home #7. 




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