It was another long night for Daniel Negreanu, but then you suspect he would have wanted it this way.
A few hours ago play stopped for the night in the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship in Las Vegas, with plans to play down to a final table discarded with 14 left. Negreanu is one of them, looking to go one better than his previous best this summer, and win a seventh career bracelet.
As the hour hand reached 2am at the Rio Negreanu bagged up 425,000 chips, good for sixth place. When play resumes on Wednesday he’ll face off against the likes of Joe McKeehen, Shaun Deeb, Ben Yu, Sorel Mizzi, Terrence Chan and chip leader (by some margin) JC Tran.
At stake is a first prize of more than $300,000 but also the bracelet. Negreanu narrowly missed out earlier in the series when he finished second to Abe Mosseri in the Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. The task is no easier this time around, but his intentions will be clear. After all, this is the game he grew up on.
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