A nice first half-hour for Daniel Negreanu here in Event #41. Early on he managed to win a big one versus Phil Galfond in a hand in which both players had been dealt , but Negreanu managed to make a flush. And just now he added still more after a hand in which he knocked out Erik Cajelais.
The latter hand began with an early position limp by Tony Cousineau, then Negreanu raised to 3,000 from the cutoff. Both Cajelais (button) and Cousineau called, then the flop came . It checked to Negreanu who bet 5,500, Cajelais called, and Cousineau stepped aside.
The turn then brought the and a pot-sized bet of 21,200 from Negreanu. Cajelais counted up his remaining chips to discover he had but 100 more, and the pair joked for a moment about him saving the extra chip and just calling. Finally Cajelais put it all in, though, and Negreanu called.
Aces again for Negreanu. The river brought the to knock out Cajelais, and Negreanu suddenly rushes past the leaders into first position.