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Greenstein Stalks PLO Bracelet, Negreanu Surges in Six-Max
Two old hands at the WSOP made their presence felt last night as Barry Greenstein hunted a bracelet and Daniel Negreanu made his first big move of the series.
Hall of Famer Greenstein, whose last WSOP win came in 2008, held strong to make the final 14 of Event #31 with a solid stack and a chance to make a run at his fourth bracelet.
Negreanu meanwhile, off to a fairly slow start ot the 2013 WSOP, made his first big spin-up of the series to bag a second-place stack in the $5k Six-Max.
Elsewhere at the Rio David "Gunslinger" Bach took the Day 1 lead in $2,500 Razz and Chris Dombrowski scored his first career bracelet in another No-Limit $1k.
Greenstein Chasing Green, Johnson in $1,500 PLO
Event #31, $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Split 8-or-Better, cut its field from 129 to just 14 last night with Greenstein making his first deep run of the 2013 WSOP.
The three-time bracelet winner and Poker Hall of Fame member bagged up 287,000 for a seventh-place stack overnight.
Interestingly another of poker's old guard - three-time bracelet winner in the 70s, Perry Green - has the chip lead with 491,000.
Vegas poker reg Marco "CrazyMarco" Johnson is second with 475,000. Day 1 leader Eric Rodawig managed to survive as well with 212,000.
The final 14 will return to the Rio at 1 pm to play down for the bracelet and $255,942. The chip counts:
- 1. Perry Green 491,000
- 2. Marco Johnson 475,000
- 3. Loni Harwood 444,000
- 4. Noomis Jones 439,000
- 5. David Brooker 423,000
- 6. Grzegorz Derkowski 293,000
- 7. Barry Greenstein 287,000
- 8. Gabriel Blumenthal 258,000
- 9. Stephen Johnson 222,000
- 10. Mel Randolph 221,000
- 11. Eric Rodawig 212,000
- 12. Joao Simao 181,000
- 13. Andy Seth 168,000
- 14. Jarred Graham 129,000
Negreanu Surges to Front in $5k Six-Max
Coming into the 2013 WSOP with a ton of momentum, Daniel Negreanu expected some big early results.
It hasn't quite worked out that way. We just three in-the-money finishes and a 12th his highest so far Negreanu's been held to just $20k in cashes.
Things are looking better in the $5k No-Limit Six-Max event that started yesterday, however, as Negreanu surged to a 168,600 stack, just off Jonathan Little's chip lead.
With 128 players left Negreanu still has a long way to go and will have dozens of notables in his way, but the signs are encouraging.
Our feature "Follow the Chips" coverage tracked Dan "Jungleman12" Cates and Ryan Eriquezzo, who also ended the day among the leaders. The top in chips entering Day 2:
- 1. Jonathan Little 179,700
- 2. Daniel Negreanu 168,600
- 3. Benjamin Reinhart 160,800
- 4. Brian Rast 151,200
- 5. Justin Smith 149,800
- 6. Rogen Chhabra 141,500
- 7. Ryan D'Angelo 135,100
- 8. Steve Sung 135,000
- 9. Brock Parker 132,000
- 10. Barry Hutter 126,000
- 1. Chris Dombrowski $346,332
- 2. Matthew Moore $215,578
- 3. Jesse McEuen $149,850
- 4. Dimitar Yosifov $107,922
- 5. Carter Myers $78,876
- 6. Chris Bolek $58,348
- 7. Matt Seer $43,730
- 8. Mike Pickett $33,191
- 9. Jonathan Thompson $25,448
- 1. David Bach 51,300
- 2. Nicholas Verkaik 46,100
- 3. Mike Wattel 38,300
- 4. Archie Karas 34,500
- 5. Damian Radanov 32,200
- 6. Rick Fuller 32,200
- 7. Marco Traniello 32,000
- 8. John Cernuto 31,400
- 9. Jameson Painter 31,000
- 10. Huck Seed 28,300
Follow our live WSOP coverage from the Rio again starting at 1 pm today.
Dombrowski Tops Moore for $1k Title
Another first-time bracelet winner was crowned last night as Chris Dombrowski held off Vegas grinder Matt Moore for the title in Event #30, $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em.
A WSOP regular since 2008 and a Heartland Poker Tour champion, Dombrowski picked up his biggest score of $346,332 to virtually double his career earnings.
Moore picked up $215,578 for his runner-up finish. The final nine and payouts:
Bach Leads Seed, Matusow in $2,500 Razz
Just over 300 players bought in to Event #33, $2,500 Razz, yesterday including defending champ Phil Hellmuth.
Hellmuth couldn't muster up much of his white magic and could only survive the day with 2,800 in chips.
Former $50k Player's Championship winner David "Gunslinger" Bach didn't have the same problem, though, and finished Day 1 with the big stack of 51,300.
Legendary gambler Archie Karas, former Main Event champ Huck Seed and Mike "The Mouth" Matusow will also hit Day 2 with good-sized stacks. The top 10 in chips:
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