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Daniel Negreanu Headlines WSOP $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’Em Final Table

Jonathan Aguair and Tommy Vedes Also Set To Battle For Bracelet


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Daniel Negreanu on day 2 Daniel Negreanu already has four World Series of Poker gold bracelets to his name, and will be looking to capture his fifth on Friday as he enters the final table of the WSOP $1,500 pot-limit hold’em event in sixth chip position. Negreanu won his first-ever gold bracelet in this very same discipline at the 2008 WSOP.

Negreanu also currently sits in 30th position in the 2012 Card Player Player of the Year race, but could move as high as sixth place in the rankings if he were to capture the title and the 840 POY points that come with it.

A total of 639 players posted the $1,500 buy-in, building a $862,650 prize pool and a top prize of $189,818.

Other notable players battling for the top prize and the bracelet include recent WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown champion Tommy Vedes, Jonathan Aguiar and Jonathan Eames.

A number of big names made it deep in this event but fell short of the final table, including Steve Brecher who finished 12th ($11,361), Nam Le who finished 16th ($7,254), and John Juanda who finished 18th ($7,254).

The chip leader heading into the final day is Bryan “PrimordialAA” Pellegrino with 790,000. Pellegrino nearly eliminated Negreanu from the event in 15th place with a massive cooler. The players got their chips in preflop with Pellegrino holding pocket aces against Negreanu’s pocket kings, putting Pellegrino in a great position to eliminate a tough opponent and take a massive chip lead. Negreanu hit a king on the turn however to double up.

Pellegrino did eventually take the chip lead again when he won a massive pot with top pair and the nut flush draw prevailing over the top pair, top kicker of 10th place finisher Thom Werthmann ($11,361).

Here is a look at the chip counts of the final table players:

Rank Player Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Bryan Pellegrino 790,000 66
2 Jonathan Aguiar 552,000 46
Average Chipcount: 318,777
3 Peter Tabali 309,000 26
4 Nick Jivkov 281,000 23
5 Tommy Vedes 247,000 21
6 Daniel Negreanu 212,000 18
7 Brant Hale 211,000 18
8 John Eames 181,000 15
9 Mike Allis 86,000 7

Card Player TV caught up with Negreanu just after the final table was set. Check out the video below:



almost 9 years ago

so little coverage.. no stories... wow how far cardplayer has fallen..
the start to wsop coverage has basically relegated the game to the beginning. but the soul of doyle is gone

it was a good run.
hopefully many took advantage!!