On June 10th, 2009, although poker pro came Daniel Alaei came away the champion in the $10K Omaha Hi-Lo Championship, the real story was Daniel Negreanu's 2nd near miss of the 2009 World Series of Poker.
After finishing in 2nd place behind Brock Parker in the $2,500 Six Handed Limit Holdem event, Negreanu found himself at another final table with another chance to take home a bracelet. Negreanu stayed in the game for as long as he could, fending off three all-ins before bowing out against poker pro Scott Clements for a 4th place finish and a cash prize of $130,401.
But Negreanu said that he feels that he is playing his best poker at this year's World Series of Poker despite the fact he has not yet won any bracelet. Negreanu is that he plans to work harder to polish his skills in Limit Holdem and Omaha Hi-Lo.
Ben Boyd dropped out of the event in 3rd place for $182,730 and Alaei edge out Clements in the heads-up showdown. Alaei dominated the game with a large stack after fighting it out for the first two days. Alain has now two WSOP bracelets but he already plans to win more. Alaei cashes in for $445,898 while Clements wins $275,946 for his 2nd place finish.
06/25/2009 21:30 PM