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WSOP: Ivey and Negreanu almost together at final table, player fell asleep for tournament

We almost witnessed two legends together at the final table. Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu made their way into the top 11 players in the Dealer's Choice Championship, giving them a chance at further success. In the article, we'll also mention a player who made it to Day 2 but overslept and missed the tournament.

The current edition of the WSOP brings a variety of interesting stories every day, and it's no different now, so it's a good time to bring you some fresh news from Las Vegas.

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Two legends at the final table?

That's what we'd all like to see - two legends together at the final table. Specifically, we're talking about the names Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu. That's because they both made it to Day 3 of the $10,000 buy-in Dealer's Choice Championship (6-Handed), among the top 11 players.

The number of entries here reached 141, bringing the prizepool to $1,311,300. This tournament attracted some of the biggest names in the poker world, with Nick Schulman, Daniel Zack, Ari Engel, Nacho Barbero, Stephen Chidwick, Felipe Ramos, Mike Matusow, Todd Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Ben Lamb, Max Kruse, Robert Mizrachi, Daniel Negreanu, and Phil Ivey all in action.

Of those names, Ben Lamb, Max Kruse, Robert Mizrachi, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey were among the top 11 players. Thus, we all believed that it would be the names Negreanu and Ivey who would sit together at the final table and battle it out for another valuable jewel. That didn't happen and unfortunately Phil Ivey walked away in 11th place ($27,041) and Daniel Negreanu ($27,041) finished right behind him. Max Kruse finished in 9th place ($32,543) and Ben Lamb and Robert Mizrachi sat down at the final table where Japanese player Ryutaro Suzuki started as chipleader.

The tournament should have ended earlier today, but in the end the last three players negotiated an extra day. The last three are therefore led into the final by Robert Mizrachi, who has a chance to win his fifth bracelet. His opponents will be Michael Martinelli and Ryutaro Suzuki. A reward of $333,045 awaits the winner.

 PlayerCountryChip Count 
 Robert MizrachiUnited States3,620,000 
 Michael MartinelliUnited States3,290,000 
 Ryutaro SuzukiJapan1,555,000 
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1  $333,045
2  $215,848
3  $144,431
4Ben LambUnited States$99,885
5David BachUnited States$71,476
6Richard BaiUnited States$52,985

When you sleep on the tournament

Let's move on to a curious situation that I'm sure no player wants to experience. A player from Hong Kong named Yan Shing 'Anson' Tsang, who has over $3.8 million in winnings and 3 WSOP bracelets, made it to the second day of the WSOP $1,500 NLH (6-Handed) tournament with a stack of 257,000 (26BB).

Yan Shing Tsang set his alarms for 10:00am and went to bed contentedly. In the morning, his alarm went off, Tsang turned it off, and continued sleeping. He didn't wake up until around 1:00 PM, and by the time he got to the table, his stack was down to 7,000. Tsang busted on the first hand he played. According to his own words, nothing like that had ever happened to him in his 15-year career, and in the end, he said it wasn't even that bad because he skipped a few payjumps. He finished in 100th place and took home $4,067.


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