Kid Poker falls short of a win at the $1,000 NLH WSOP Online tournament

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Posted on: July 3, 2020 6:31 pm EDT

Daniel Negreanu makes a deep run at the second WSOP Online event, but can’t reach the money

The race to win his seventh World Series of Poker (WSOP) golden bracelet has started for Daniel Negreanu, who even bet some money on his chances to make it more interesting. The second bracelet event for the WSOP Online Bracelet Series has taken place and it was not the best run for Kid Poker – using the nickname “dnegs” on the site – as he fell short of the final table. It is common that, during a tournament, the best players take a huge risk that doesn’t have the desired outcome, and Negreanu’s move against Matthew “Mendey” Mendez did not go as expected.

Negreanu had an intense hand against Mendez when there were only two tables left. He open-jammed under the gun for 763,876 chips, and he was confronted by Mendez, who came over the top for 2,002,612 from the small blind. Negreanu floated a pair of 9s, but Mendez had a higher pair with 10s. On top of that, Kid Poker found no luck in the community cards (J-6-Q-4-3) that didn’t give him the slightest chance to put together anything better, so, he finished his participation when there were only 18 players left.

Event #2: $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max was played yesterday and attracted 647 players who rebought 272 times, taking the total number of entries to 919 a prize pool of $873,050. Besides Negreanu, there were some other huge names participating; however, after an 11-hour battle, who emerged victorious was the unknown online player “PokeThese,” taking home the top prize of $168,585.95.