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WSOP Event #18: Two Team PokerStars Pros close in on final

wsop2009_thn.gifAnother day at the WSOP, and another final table in sight for Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu. Without wishing to sound repetitive, the Canadian is on his 'A' game and is clocking up the cashes in Las Vegas for fun.

He just missed the final of the $10,000 7-card Stud event, finishing tenth for $36,267, then lost heads up in the $2,500 Six-handed Limit for a cool $138,28, all of which has resulted in a long, gruelling run of 3am finishes.

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Daniel Negreanu

Now he's down to the last 17 of the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low and already guaranteed $26,921. He has work to do if he's to make the final when they sit down a little later today, as he has 113,000, far behind chip leader John Monnette's 1,141,000.

Also hunting down this bracelet and the $445,898 first prize is Team PokerStars Pro Alex Kravchenko. The Russian was his usual quiet, assured self yesterday as he went about his business, and finished up with 145,000.

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Alex Kravchenko

We'll be following their progress today, so stay tuned. Here are the chip counts before play starts:

John Monnette, 1,141,000
Ben Boyd, 663,000
Scott Clements, 477,000
Sam Khouiss, 470,000
Greg Jamison, 422,000
Yueqi Zhu, 366,000
Daniel Alaei, 297,000
Ville Wahlbeck, 231,000
Jacobo Fernandez, 218,000
Tom Koral, 208,000
Cameron McKinley, 151,000
Alex Kravchenko, Team PokerStars Pro, 145,000
Annie Duke, 133,000
Toto Leonidas, 133,000
Daniel Negreanu, Team PokerStars Pro, 113,000
Ted Lawson, 110,000
Pat Pezzin, 105,000

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Congratulations to Team PokerStars Pro Maria "Maridu" Mayrinck, who finished 49th in the $1,000 Ladies World Championship event, cashing $3,260.

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