Daniel Negreanu Cashes AgainPublished on 2009-06-09 10:51:54
Is it just me, or is Daniel Negreanu going deep in practically every tournament that he plays these days?
Negreanu has managed to just barely make it past the money bubble in the $10k Omaha HL/8 or Better event, which will mark the fourth time (so far) that he has cashed in a 2009 World Series of Poker event.
Not bad at all, considering that Negreanu has only played 5-6 events so far this year.
"KidPoker" seems to be playing until 3 am every single night - I can't remember the last time that he was knocked out of an event early and just called it a night. It seems to me that he has played into the middle of the night for at least a week straight.
Daniel is nursing an extremely short stack in the Omaha Hi/Lo 8/b event, and will need a small miracle to make the final table.
The winner of this tournament will receive $445k. All of the players who have cashed are guaranteed at least $27k for making it this far.
Annie Duke and John Monnette are just a few of the names who have also been able to cash in this event.
Daniel walked into this event directly after suffering through a heart-breaking second place finish in the $2,500 Limit Hold'em event. He was agonizingly close to taking down his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet, but eventually succumbed to Brock "t_soprano" Parker in heads-up play.
As mentioned, Negreanu has cashed in four events so far. They are:
-$10k Seven Card Stud World Championship (10th place for $36k)
-$2,500 PLO/Hold'em (43rd place for $5k)
-$2,500 Limit Hold'em (2nd place for $138k)
-$10k Omaha Hi/Lo 8/b World Championship (minimum of $27k)
A number of other players have three cashes so far (Jason Mercier, Jeffrey Tunkel, Alex Michaels, Fabrice Soulier, Darryll Fish, Nikolay Evdakov, Robert Mason), but Daniel is the first player to cash four times.
"KidPoker" is currently in seventh place in the WSOP POY standings, and will move higher as a result of this latest cash.
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