Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)

Kid Poker Running Good... or Bad?

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Daniel Negreanu Has Plenty to Smile About Here on Day 1

We heard Daniel Negreanu and his tablemates avidly discussing the unlikely victory posted by Michael Malm, who recently took down Event #8, ($2,500 Eight-Game Mix), for a first prize of $225,104, without even knowing how to play a few of the games being spread in that tournament.

Sticking around to hear some interesting banter, we also saw "Kid Poker" scoop a couple pots of his own, and although Negreanu ran well in both hands, he would be the first to tell you that he also got unlucky.

First, Negreanu limped in after action folded to him in the small blind. Fellow Canadian Mark Radoja checked his option from the big blind, and the flop fell {q-Hearts}{k-Spades}{2-Spades}. Negreanu then led out for a small bet, and Radoja insta-folded.

"Sheesh!," said Negreanu, while tabling his {10-Spades}{9-Spades} for straight and flush draws. "Great flop... I was ready to go there."

On the next hand, Negreanu called a preflop raise of 3,400 from the button, and playing a three-way flop he saw the dealer spread the {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} across the felt.

Both players checked to Negreanu, and his 5,000 wager earned him the pot.

"Again!," said Negreanu, obviously displeased that he had not found at least one caller with his {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}. "A set of tens and nothin'!"

Despite not being able to parlay these great flops into monster pots, Negreanu has steadily climbed the chip counts throughout the day, and he now holds one of the largest stacks in the room.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 153,000 -1,000

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