Daniel Negreanu The Chip Leader Heading Into Tournament's Final Day

Published on June 17th, 2017 3:47 pm EST

Rio Hotel - Las Vegas - Sunny day.  Palm trees in front.  Frog eye view.Can Daniel Negreanu win his 7th World Series of Poker bracelet on Saturday afternoon after a couple of close calls earlier in the summer?

Can fellow "Team Pokerstars Pro" Jason Mercier defend his title in the event?

Can David Bach or Brian Rast, who are both still in the event heading into the final day of play, add to their bracelet collections?

When the final day of the $10,000 HORSE Championship gets underway on Saturday afternoon, Daniel Negreanu will be the chip leader, as he managed to finish Day 2 with over 1.2 million in chips. This puts Negreanu nearly half a million chips ahead of the next closest competitor, Scott Bohlman (756,000).

There are plenty of players for Negreanu to be worried about heading into Day 3, however, including:

Jason Mercier - defending champion
David Bach - multiple bracelet winner
Brian Rast - multiple bracelet winner


Negreanu said that it was his "intention" to win three World Series of Poker bracelets this summer. He has come close, as he has already made two final tables and cashed multiple times, though he hasn't been able to take down a bracelet this summer as of yet. He obviously has a very good shot to do so in the $10,000 HORSE event, given his chip lead and strength in many different games.

Here are the chip counts heading into Saturday's final day of play:

Daniel Negreanu, 1,213,000
Scott Bohlman, 756,000
Don Zewin, 704,000
Richard Chase, 647,000
David Bach, 572,000
Brian Rast, 553,000
Jason Mercier, 541,000
Yuebin Guo, 513,000
Jerry Wong, 457,000
Eric Rodawig, 334,000
Mack Lee, 319,000
Anthony Zinno, 283,000
Andrew Brown, 282,000
Phillip Wallace, 226,000
Mark Gregorich, 137,000

The winner of the tournament will take home $383,208, while the runner-up will receive $236,841. After 15 of the surviving players will receive $16,951 for making it this far.


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