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June 6, 2024

Poker Fans Denied Dream Final Table as Ivey and Negreanu BOTH Fall Short

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Poker Fans Denied Dream Final Table as Ivey and Negreanu BOTH Fall Short
  • Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu were both eliminated early on the final day of Event #13: $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship, dashing hopes for a high-profile final table.
  • Ivey was the first to be knocked out, finishing in 11th place with a prize of $27,041.
  • Negreanu followed shortly after, also earning $27,041 for his tenth-place finish.
  • Both players are expected to participate in the upcoming $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship.

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) always promises high stakes and high drama, and this year's Event #13: $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship was no exception. With the poker community buzzing with anticipation, the potential for a final table showdown between two of the sport's most iconic figures, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu, had fans on the edge of their seats. However, the dream matchup was not to be, as both players fell short on the final day.

Ivey First to Go

Entering the day in the bottom half of the chip counts, Ivey's fortunes failed to improve. His stack took a hit in Limit 2-7 Triple Draw and continued to dwindle until he was left with a single bet in Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better. It was here that Michael Martinelli delivered the final blow, eliminating Ivey in 11th place for a prize of $27,041.

Negreanu Follows Him Out the Door

Negreanu, starting the day with even fewer chips than Ivey, managed to outlast his friend but not by much. After a series of unfortunate hands, he was eventually knocked out by Martinelli in Stud Hi-Lo Regular, mirroring Ivey's 11th place finish with a tenth-place standing and also taking home $27,041.

What Next for the Pair?

The disappointment at the Dealers Choice Championship is unlikely to keep either player down for long. Both Ivey and Negreanu are set to participate in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. Negreanu, with two of his eight career bracelets won in this format, and Ivey, ever the formidable competitor despite his recent bracelet drought, are both looking to make a strong comeback.

The poker world remains on the edge of its seat, waiting to see if these two legends can turn their next entries into the storied final table showdown fans are eagerly anticipating. Will the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship be the stage for their next great performance? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure: the poker community will be watching closely, ready to cheer on two of its most beloved stars.

(First reported by: PokerNews)

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