What is a great start for Daniel Negreanu is a bad start for Govert Metaal.
With 6,000 in the pot, Metaal checked to Negreanu on the board. Negreanu checked behind.
The turn was the and Metaal lead out with a bet of 2,500. Negreanu decided to raise it up to 7,500 and that made Metaal think about his decision. The eventual outcome of Metaal's thinking was a three-bet to 22,500. Negreanu pushed all in for a total of 44,800 and Metaal called.
The river card was the and that didn't give Metaal the flush to eliminate Negreanu and the leader on the all time money list doubled up in one of the first hands of the day.