There's no doubt Daniel Lowery loves Harrah's New Orleans. Last year in this very event he made the final table and ultimately finish in fourth place for $69,105, and then last week he won his first gold ring in Event #6 $365 No-Limit Hold'em for $22,912. Now Lowery is in great shape to make a run at another ring and the final table for a second year in row as he has extended his chip lead to 670,000!
In a recent hand Lowery opened and then called when Wesley Brockhoeft shoved for roughly 75,000. Lowery held the and had the of Brockhoeft dominated. The board ran out and Lowery's boat sent yet another player to the rail.
"That's like the sixth person he knocked out," someone said. Speaking of players being knocked out, Joseph McKeehen is no longer with us. While Lowery didn't do the deed, we the current Harrah's New Orleans champion won't be adding points to his total today. With that said, McKeehen is already qualified for the National Championship thanks to his win in the Caesars Atlantic City Main Event. That means if he captures the Casino Championship, which he likely will after notching a ring and runner-up finish here in the "Big Easy," another seat will be opened up for the at-large qualifiers.