Daniel Negreanu Is Second In Chips Heading Into SundayPublished on 2008-11-23 12:39:10
The final table of the 2008 BC Poker Championships at the River Rock Casino Resort is now set, and there will be one very familiar name taking part on Sunday, as Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu has made yet another final table. Negreanu will look to continue to close the gap between himself and Jamie Gold on the all-time money list on Sunday, as he is entering the final table second in chips and has to be considered the odds-on favorite to win.
The 2008 BC Poker Championships Main Event is a $2,500 buy-in tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $1.875 million dollars. The tournament is being held at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. This is a four day event, with the final table starting at 12 pm local time on Sunday.
Daniel Negreanu has stated that his goal is to be the first person to catch Jamie Gold on the all-time tournament cash list. As it stands right now, Jamie Gold has $12.17 million dollars in lifetime cashes, while Daniel Negreanu is next on the list with approximately $10.9 million dollars in cashes. Negreanu won't be able to catch Gold with a win on Sunday - however, he is rapidly closing the gap. The four other players with over ten million dollars in lifetime cashes are: Joe Hachem, Phil Hellmuth Jr., Allen Cunningham and Phil Ivey.
Negreanu has been on an absolute tear as of late.
He cashed five times at the 2008 World Series of Poker, including a bracelet win for $204k in the $2k Limit Hold'em event and a 7th place finish in the $5k PLO Rebuy event for $123k. He also finished in 13th place in the ultra-competitive $50k HORSE event.
Negreanu followed this up with three cashes at the 2008 World Series of Poker Europe, including a final table appearance in the main event. Daniel ended up finishing in fifth and cashing for almost $400k.
Since the beginning of June, Daniel Negreanu has approximately one million dollars in total cashes. He claims to be playing some of the best poker of his career, and this is evidenced by his recent results.
We'll be posting the results of the tournament tomorrow evening on our other major site, Poker-King.com. We're heading down to the event tomorrow, and will post the results as soon as the tournament concludes.
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