Diaz Rises, Negreanu Exits as WSOPE Main Event Down to 24

Daniel Negreanu
POY quest continues for Negreanu in High Roller

Twenty-four players will return to battle it out in the WSOPE Main Event tomorrow but Daniel Negreanu won't be one of them.

Starting the day out with a small but workable stack of 115k Negreanu bobbed and weaved all day in hopes of making Day 4 and furthering his quest for WSOP Player of the Year.

Getting up past the 300k mark at one point Negreanu was even on the high side of the chip counts briefly before a long, slow demise ended in a 25th-place bust to bring Day 3 to a close.

Not one to be deterred Negrenau immediately jumped in the 25k High Roller to keep his POY dream alive as he chases Brit Matt Ashton:

One player who will most definitely return to the field as a force tomorrow? Spain's Adrian Diaz, who bagged up 1,066,000 to end the day as the overall chip leader.

Steinberg Cracks Million; Nitsche, Soulier and Lacay Carry On

Of the 24 players continuing their dreams toward a WSOPE Main Event title tomorrow plenty are recognizable names.

Right behind Diaz as the only other player to crack 1m in chips is Daniel Steinberg - twin brother and foil of 888 pro and WSOP bracelet winner Max Steinberg.

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The "other" Steinberg

Day 2 chip leader Dominik Nitsche remains in the top 5 with 768,000 in chips as does French pro Fabrice Soulier (756,000).

Other notables to slide into the final 24 include Brit Mark Teltscher (474,000), Ludovic Lacay (383,000), Shannon Shorr (373,000), Benny Spindler (331,000), Jeremy Ausmus (320,000) and Ravi Raghavan (222,000).

The official top 10 and chip counts:

  • 1. Adrian Mateos Diaz 1,066,000
  • 2. Daniel Steinberg 1,009,000
  • 3. Ivan Tikhov 809,000
  • 4. Dominik Nitsche 768,000
  • 5. Fabrice Soulier 756,000
  • 6. Sergio Aido 721,000
  • 7. Ognjen Sekularac 677,000
  • 8. Andrei Konopelko 585,000
  • 9. Jerome Huge 549,000
  • 10. Mark Teltscher 474,000

Find the full chip counts right here. Visit our WSOPE live updates for a full rundown of the day's action and tune in tomorrow at noon CET for the playdown to the final 16

Watch a great video with Lacay below as he shares his quest to be one of the greatest in poker:

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