WSOP 2011 – Daniel Idema leads $10,000 Limit Hold ‘em Day 2

WSOP 2011 – Daniel Idema leads $10,000 Limit Hold ‘em Day 2

Friday, 17 June 2011

Not ten minutes after writing the above headline, Matthew Gallin took the chip lead at the $10,000 Limit Hold ‘em Championship. However, since Daniel Idema is the brother of the Two Plus Two Pokercast’s Adam Schwartz (shame about the Canucks) we’ll keep him as the headliner. Alongside Gallin he’s still one of only two players to have crossed the half-million chip milestone.

The day began with Daniel Negreanu leading the way into the money bubble at 18 players but shortly before that burst, he did. He got his last 20,000 chips into the pot with A-Q against Ts-9s on a board of Q-J-J and a turned queen gave him a full house before the king of spades on the river made his opponent a straight flush to eliminate him from the tournament. The usually-composed Negreanu shot from his seat and had a few choice words before exiting the event.

Now Gallin and Idema lead the remaining 14 players with Carlos Mortensen our last casualty of Day 2. The remaining 14 still include some of the best in the world – Justin Smith, Nick Schulman, Barry Greenstein, Isaac Haxton and Matt Hawrilenko are ones to watch while the UK’s own $1,500 Limit Hold ‘em champion Darren Woods is after his second bracelet of the WSOP.

Tags: WSOP 2011, $10, 000 Limit Hold'em Championship, Daniel Idema, Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstain, Justin Smith, Darren Woods, Isaac Haxton, Matt Hawrilenko