WSOP 2017: Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier among final 15 in $10K HORSE

Well, well, well. Isn't this interesting?

Tonight, the World Series of Poker will crown the new champion of the $10,000 HORSE event. It will be replacing the man who has held the title to that event for the past year: Jason Mercier. It's been a good run, Jason.

But it turns out, Mercier--last year's WSOP Player of the Year--has a chance to repeat. He currently sits in seventh place out of the final 15. His stack is just above average, and if history is any indication, he's the type of guy who could win this bracelet.

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Jason Mercier

But wait again...because this story is a lot more interesting than just a possible repeat bracelet winner. As it happens, while Mercier sits in seventh place, his fellow Team PokerStars Pro, Daniel Negreanu is occupying the top spot.

Negreanu has simply been on fire so far the WSOP season. While he's not yet won his seventh bracelet, he's been very close more than once this year. He has five cashes this summer. That includes two final tables. It's all part of his quest to win a seventh bracelet...then an eighth...and ninth. He seems happy with his performance on Friday.

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Daniel Negreanu

Play will resume at 2pm Vegas time today. Here's how the remaining players stack up going into the final leg of play.

Daniel Negreanu1,213,000
Scott Bohlman756,000
Don Zewin704,000
Richard Chase647,000
David Bach572,000
Brian Rast553,000
Jason Mercier541,000
Yuebin Guo513,000
Jerry Wong457,000
Eric Rodawig334,000
Mack Lee319,000
Anthony Zinno283,000
Andrew Brown282,000
Phillip Wallace226,000
Mark Gregorich137,000

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