2006 WSOP Updates: Negreanu Battles Sexton for TOC Title, Casino Employee Event Down to 18, $1,500 NLH Event #2 Caps Field at 2,200
Some quick hits from the 2006 World Series of Poker:
:: As we speak/type, Daniel Negreanu is battling WPT host Mike Sexton for the Tournament of Champions crown. Negreanu was dominating final table play, but Sexton hung in and has charged back to claim (as of posting) the chip lead. Follow the live action at Card Player. Final table finishers include: 3) Mike Matusow, 4) Chris Reslock, 5) Andrew Black, 6) Darrell Dicken, 7) Chris Ferguson, 8) Thang "Kido" Pham, 9) Daniel Bergsdorf, 10) Gus Hansen.
UPDATE: Mike Sexton has won the WSOP TOC. Seriously. For real.
:: The Casino Employee tournament wrapped Day 1, as only 18 remain from the starting field of 1,232 runners. In case you happen to be the mother/brother/father/sister/wife/reallyreallygoodfriend of someone playing and actually care about the results, some chip leaders include Jay Wright, Bryan Devonshire, and Marsha Waggoner. A guy named Dang Thung was eliminated in 21st. Dang.
:: For many, the WSOP officially kicks off today at 3pm (EST) with Event #2, the $1,500 buy-in no-limit holdem’ event. The field is at 2200 players and 500 alternates. Allen Cunningham won last year’s event against a killer final table that included Scott Fischman and Devilfish Ulliott. We also first brought you pics of the newly named Daisy Duke—April Scott–during our reporting of the event last year.
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