The deep run is over for Daniel Negreanu within the WPT World Championship, due to a nasty beat throughout Sunday’s Day 5 session.
Negreanu was eradicated in seventeenth place for $176,200, a powerful run contemplating there have been 2,960 entries within the $10,400 purchase in World Poker Tour season-ending match. However the method by which he exited, and the achievements he missed out on due to the dangerous beat, had been a killer.
Tough Option to Go Out
Daniel Negreanu reacts to WPT World Championship dangerous beat.
Coming into the historic occasion, “DNegs” wanted a prime six end to catch Carlos Mortensen because the all-time WPT cash listing chief and $301,000 (twelfth place or higher) to go Mortensen for first on the Primary Tour leaderboard.
A chance to overhaul the lead introduced itself on Day 5 because the GGPoker ambassador was dialed in, targeted, and taking part in sound poker. However then all of it got here crashing down by the hands of Lucas Foster at about 6:30 p.m. with the blinds at 200,000/400,000.
Negreanu had opened to 800,000 from the button with earlier than Foster, within the large blind, three-bet to 2,300,000 with . With a small pocket pair, the unique raiser wasn’t going anyplace in place, so he referred to as and noticed a flop of , a dream for “Child Poker.”
Foster made a large continuation guess of two,500,000 and acquired a name. Each gamers noticed the on the flip, pairing the board. As soon as once more, Foster got here out aggressive and put his opponent all in for five,000,000.
Negreanu snap-called and was method out in entrance with one card to return. Solely 4 playing cards within the deck — two 10’s and two kings — might ship him dwelling. If anything had been to return, he’d be sitting on over 50 large blinds and again into rivalry for the $4.1 million first place prize.
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To make a protracted story brief, the river was the , giving Foster a greater full home and sending Negreanu to the rails in seventeenth place. Though he earned $176,200, he did not come to the Wynn Las Vegas as a result of he wanted cash. He was there chasing a WPT title and to crack the $50 million lifetime mark in dwell tournaments. As a substitute, he left with one other deep run, however not a match victory.
“I felt it once more! I felt it in my bones!” Negreanu stated as he exited stage left. “I all the time really feel it. I want I could not,”
Though Negreanu had a tough 2022 World Sequence of Poker, dropping $1.1 million for the summer time and took a brutal dangerous beat on Sunday, he is really had fairly a powerful 12 months of poker. In October, he took down the $300,000 purchase in Tremendous Excessive Curler Bowl for $3.3 million, and naturally he ran deep this previous week at Wynn in one of many largest tournaments in poker historical past.
On the time of publishing there have been 13 gamers remaining within the WPT World Championship out of the unique 2,960. The match will play right down to the ultimate desk of six earlier than the session concludes, after which everybody remaining will come again on Tuesday to find out a champion. We’ll have a full recap of the day when it wraps.
*Photographs courtesy of WPT.