Eli Elezra Beats Daniel Negreanu Heads-Up for Bracelet; Main Event Starts Today

I just can't quit you.

I just can’t quit you.

Poker Christmas starts today. The 2013 WSOP Main Event has arrived.

Before that kicks off though, we had one helluva final table Friday night with Event #59 ($2,500 2-7 Triple Draw). The aforementioned final table included Eli Elezra, Daniel Negreanu, Brian Brubaker, David “Chiubacca” Chiu, David “ODB” Baker of the Fabulous Baker Boys (<–TM Lance Bradley), and Scott Seiver.

SPOILER ALERT: and that final table finished exactly in the order that we listed them.

Eli Elezra ($173,236) defeated Daniel Negreanu ($107,055) heads-up to win his second bracelet.

Negreanu held the chip lead going heads-up, but Elezra steam-rolled from there. Negreanu was in typical good spirits though, increasing his 2013 WSOP POY lead with the second place finish.

Get full results here.

In other WSOP news, Event #61 ($10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha) launched Friday night with 386 players, a 30% increase over last year. A total of 169 survived to Day 2.

Notable big stacks include  Jonathan Duhamel, Joseph Cheong, and new Brooklyn Net Paul Pierce.

Get full chip counts here.

Follow all Main Event action today on wsop.com. You can feel the buzz already. Should be a good one. How strong is the buzz? We asked Merch for his thoughts:

The buzz for this year’s Main Event is stronger then the buzz you get off one sip–ONE SIP–off Old Man Jenkins’ patent-pending moonshine. Whoa nelly, that’s some potent stuff. It’ll get you drunk, but it gives you some vicious breath. You can knock a buzzard off shit mountain with your breath after sipping some of Old Man Jenkins’ moonshine. Drink too much, it’ll make you mad. Old Man Jenkins is known to walk around snapping his suspenders while yelling obscenities at the sky every Monday through Saturday. He doesn’t drink on Sunday though because that’s God’s day. Old Man Jenkins, that prickly bastard.

Thanks, Merch.


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