Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu, two of poker’s all-time biggest stars, both have a shot at winning a bracelet on Wednesday. The dynamic poker duo each made the €25,500 Mixed Games Championship final table at WSOP Europe.
In another high roller – €25,500 Platinum High Roller – Kahle Burns shipped the bracelet for €596,883. The Australian grinder outlasted an 83-player field to win his first World Series of Poker title.
Negreanu also cashed in that event and is in third place on the Player of the Year standings. He’s chasing Shaun Deeb and Robert Campbell, both of whom are also racking up cashes in Rozvadov.
Burns defeated Sam Trickett heads-up for the bracelet. Trickett, one of the top high rollers in the game, admitted on Twitter he hasn’t played much no-limit hold’em in recent years. So, he was satisfied with his runner-up finish and €251,837 prize.
Hossein Ensan, the 2019 WSOP Main Event winner, also ran deep. The reigning world champion of poker finished in third place and took home €251,837, a nice chunk of change but a far cry from the $10 million he won in the Main Event three months ago.
Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth Chasing Bracelets
For Phil Hellmuth, another bracelet would mean 16 in his career, extending his current record that may never be topped by anyone else. Daniel Negreanu, on the other hand, has six in his career but hasn’t won one since 2013. He’ll be looking to end the six-year drought on Tuesday in the €25,500 Mixed Games Championship.
Both poker stars are among the seven remaining players chasing the bracelet and the €385,911 prize. The tournament pays the top seven, with €38,389 going to the seventh place finisher.
Phil Hellmuth with 5,495,000 chips, good for third place behind Dzmitry Urbanovich (7,425,000) and the massive chip leader, Besim Hot (15,795,000). Negreanu sits in fourth place with 5,315,000.
Alex Livingston, the third place finisher in the 2019 WSOP Main Event, has 4,005,000 chips. That puts him in sixth position, ahead of the shortest stack, Benny Glaser (2,750,000).
Negreanu has more at stake than just money and a seventh bracelet. “Kid Poker” would overtake Deeb and Campbell in the Player of the Year standings with a title.
Currently, Campbell leads with 3,857.97 points. Deeb is in second place with 3,710.64 and Negreanu sits at 3,526.47. First place in the €25,500 Mixed Games Championship awards 1,008.35 points, enough to propel Negreanu into the lead, depending on how Deeb and Campbell perform in other events on Wednesday.