Daniel Negreanu’s dreams of winning both of the 2013 WSOP Main Events outside of Las Vegas ended yesterday when he failed to survive Day 3 of the WSOPE Main Event, and he finished in 25th place. His last chance to pick up this year’s WSOP Player of the Year title is now the High Roller Event, but more on that later.
Day 3 ended with 24 players left in the Main Event, and the last action was to wave goodbye to Daniel Negreanu, as his elimination brought up the redraw with three tables left.
His 25th place finish has closed the gap to Matthew Ashton, who is currently toping the Player of the Year race, but has put all of Negreanu’s eggs in the High Roller basket. He tweeted his target after he finished played yesterday:
Ended day 1 of High Roller with 161,600 avg is about 90k. Need top 8 to win player of the year. Guess I’m supposed to win this one instead!
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) October 22, 2013
The fact Negreanu has cashed means the bubble has burst, and James Alexander was the last player to leave without earning anything. He was all in with 99 and lost to Scott Clements AJ when Clements flopped a jack.
Players who managed to make some money in this event include David Yan (20,250), Scott Clements (21,750) and Sam Holden (21,750).
The big stacks at the end of the day were:
- Adrian Mateos – 1,066,000
- Daniel Steinberg – 1,009,000
- Ivan Tikhov – 809,000
- Dominik Nitsche – 768,000
- Fabrice Soulier – 756,000
- Sergio Aido – 721,000
- Ognjen Sekularac – 677,000
- Andrei Konopelko – 585,000
- Jerome Huge – 549,000
- Mark Teltscher – 474,000
The first day of the final bracelet event of this years WSOPE is the €25,600 High Roller event. Play may have finished for Day 1, but registration didn’t close until the end of the 5th level of Day 2.
62 players headed into Day 2 and the chip leader was Sorel Mizzi (268,200), who is on a tear in 2013, with nearly three and a half million dollars in tournament winnings so far this year.
Others to survive the day were Scott Seiver (248,800), Antonio Esfandiari (209,000), Phil Ivey (182,800) and Jason Mercier (163,500).
Unable to survive the opening day were Dae “Devilfish” Ulliott, John Juanda and Steve O’Dwyer who all busted earlier in the day.
We’ll have the action from Day 4 tomorrow, before we take a day off to allow the final table of the High Roller to take over.