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Daniel Negreanu Makes Final Table In Hunt For Seventh Career World Series Of Poker Bracelet

Negreanu Headlines $10,000 Tag Team Event Final Table

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It didn’t take long for Daniel Negreanu to make his first final table of the summer.

The Poker Hall of Famer, who has six WSOP bracelets, made the final table of the $10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em Championship early Friday morning, along with teammates Eric Wasserson, David Benyamine and Mark Gregorich.

They would each receive a bracelet for a victory in event no. 2 (of 74 this summer).

They enter as the chip leaders at the final table with nearly 1.5 million in chips (75 big blinds). The other teams to make the final table vying for the $273,964 top prize:

Ankush Mandavia, Joe Kuether (800,000)
Anthony Ajlouny, David Fong, Mike McClain (932,000)
Martin Jacobson, Mark Radoja (632,000)
Javier Gomez, Lander Lijo (287,000)
Liv Boeree, Igor Kurganov (929,000)

Action resumes Friday at 2:00 p.m. local time.

In the tag team event, each teammate was required to play at least one round of blinds or the team would be disqualified. Players may tag a teammate anytime he/she is not in an active hand.

The event also has no breaks.

The $10,000 Tag Team Championship is a brand new event at the 2017 WSOP. It drew 102 entrants in its first ever running, creating a prize pool of $958,800.

A seventh bracelet for Negreanu would put him in a three-way tie for fifth on the all-time list with Billy Baxter and Men Nguyen.

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2017 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.

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