WSOP 2011 – Daniel Negreanu leads $10k Limit Hold ‘em

WSOP 2011 – Daniel Negreanu leads $10k Limit Hold ‘em

Thursday, 16 June 2011

The $10,000 Limit Hold ‘em Championship is one of the toughest fields at the World Series of Poker. This year, 152 Limit Hold ‘em specialists put up $10,000 to compete creating a prize pool of over $1.42m with the winner set to take home $378,642.

Leading the way is Limit Hold ‘em expert Daniel Negreanu, looking to add to his tally with a third Limit bracelet and a fifth overall. He Tweeted a few days ago that he was using an ancient source of rungood not suitable for Twitter – one that someone has to buy for you and that you can only invoke in times of extreme running bad. It worked.

“Those of you doubting the secret source, doubt no more! It works,” he Tweeted last night after building his 30,000 starting stack to over 118,000 in chips by the end of play and leading the remaining 111 players into Day 2. Other notable names at the top of the chip counts include Josh Arieh in second place, Shawn Buchanan in fifth, Maria Ho in eighth and Barry Greenstein in ninth.

Also alive in the field and in with a shout of making something happen on Day 2 are Dan Kelly, Justin Smith, Daniel Alaei, Carlos Mortensen, Erick Lindgren, Vladimir Schmelev, Jennifer Harman, Isaac Haxton, Erik Sediel, Michael Mizrachi, Matt Hawrilenko – see, we told you it was a tough field; they’re just the ones with above-average stacks!

Tags: WSOP 2011, event #27 $10, 000 Limit Hold'em Championship, Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Maria Ho, Shawn Buchanan, Josh Arieh