Event 34: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha - Six-Handed

Silver Section: Negreanu Comes Back & But Merrifield Leads

A Great Few Levels For Daniel Negreanu

There are 240 players left and thirty-seven minutes before the players depart for a ninety-minute dinner break. In the meantime, let us give you an update of what is happening in the dwindling area of the Silver Section.

Our first piece of news concerns Daniel Negreanu. The last time we saw him (admittedly a while ago) he was down to 14BB. Since then he has had a great few levels and now has 33,000 in front of him and seems to be playing within himself.

The man needing a carthorse to carry his chips around is Steve Merrifield. Merrifield went deep in Event #26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em where he finished in 17th spot for $13,2828. Merrifield currently has 133,000 and is our chip leader.

In other Silver Section news Karen Sarkisyan has eliminated Nacho Barbero in a nut flush versus second nut flush scenario (It seems Sarkisyan had Barbero's number today), and we have just caught Joseph Cheong doubling up.

We caught the action on a flop of {8-Spades} {7-Spades} {4-Clubs} and Cheong was heads-up and in position. His opponent bet 1,500, Cheong made the call and we moved onto the turn card where we saw the {5-Clubs}. Cheong's opponent bet 3,000, Cheong raised pot, his opponent moved all-in and Cheong called.

Cheong{Q-Clubs} {J-Hearts} {8-Clubs} {6-Hearts}
Opponent{A-Spades} {K-Clubs} {8-Hearts} {6-Spades}

So both players had the same straight, but Cheong was free rolling with the club flush draw, and lo and behold the dealer pulled that particular rabbit out of the hat - {10-Clubs}.

With that stroke of fortune, Cheong moved up to 43,000.

Player Chips Progress
Steve Merrifield US
Steve Merrifield
US 133,000
76,000 35,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 54,000
54,000 34,400
Alex Outhred us
Alex Outhred
us 49,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 43,000 23,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 43,000 31,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 40,000 22,000
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
us 38,000 18,000
Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
us 34,500 19,500
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 33,000 27,850
Karen Sarkisyan ru
Karen Sarkisyan
ru 32,000
Tristan Clemencon fr
Tristan Clemencon
fr 28,500 8,500
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
us 28,000
Oleksii Kovalchuk ua
Oleksii Kovalchuk
ua 26,000
Guillaume Darcourt fr
Guillaume Darcourt
fr 24,500 6,500
Huck Seed us
Huck Seed
us 23,000
Humberto Brenes cr
Humberto Brenes
cr 20,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 20,000
James Akenhead gb
James Akenhead
gb 16,500
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
ie 16,500 -5,000
Eoghan O'Dea ie
Eoghan O'Dea
ie 12,000
JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
gb 9,000 -16,000
Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
us 9,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 8,600
Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
us 6,000
David Nicholson us
David Nicholson
us Busted
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
ar Busted
Roberto Romanello gb
Roberto Romanello
gb Busted
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us Busted
Alexander Venovski us
Alexander Venovski
us Busted
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us Busted
Jeffrey Lisandro au
Jeffrey Lisandro
au Busted
Alessio Isaia it
Alessio Isaia
it Busted

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJoseph CheongKaren SarkisyanNacho BarberoSteve Merrifield