Poker News

Daniel Negreanu Celebrates a Remarkable Year with $1,725,838 Top Prize

Poker players are among the most fascinating individuals that put in quite the work in establishing their position in the international poker world. Remaining on top of the premium rank lists is crucial for their careers and total live earnings. Canada is a home country to an entire plead of poker masters that have solidified their positions throughout the years.

Daniel Negreanu is renowned for his poker achievements and total live earnings reaching $44,022,711. The Toronto native currently ranks first on the All-Time Money List of Canada, an achievement reserved for him thanks to his poker skills and persistence on the international poker scene. At the moment he resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, as this makes it possible for him to enter some of the renowned poker festivals frequenting the City of Sin.

Negreanu Strikes Again

His first live poker tournament took place in 1997 when he participated in the 1997 Orleans Open in Las Vegas. His first cash win in a live poker tournament amounted to $1,050 for his 10th position on the leader board. This year was rather special for him, as he once again dominated the field in Las Vegas. Mr. Negreanu was an active participant in the 50th World Series of Poker over the summer.

He was in for the win, entering almost every poker tournament available in its rich schedule. Event #2 $10,000 No-Limit Holdโ€™em Super Turbo Bounty gave a good start to his participation in the WSOP, as he finished 6th. This resulted in a cash payout reaching $52,099, one of the larger cash prizes he received within this yearโ€™s WSOP. This was also his first cash prize for this year.

The poker sensation continued working through the field and entering as many tournaments as possible. This is how he reached the 41st of the live schedule โ€“ the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship. The impressive buy-in guaranteed an even larger guaranteed prize pool and a taste of greatness for the winners.

Event-Filled Year

Over the course of the tournament, he managed to climb to the runner-up position and bag a total of $151,700 for this achievement. The heads-up duel was between Mr. Negreanu and John Hennigan, another accomplished poker pro. Going forward across the schedule of the poker festival, he ranked well in yet another one of its premium events.

The $10,000 Razz Championship was the 62nd event within the rich schedule of the 50th WSOP. He managed to make it all the way to the 5th position on the official leader board and this resulted in a cash payout of some $69,223. One of the most special nights of the World Series of Poker for Mr. Negreanu was the Final Table of Event #83 $100,000 No-Limit Holdโ€™em High Roller.

The premium event is known for its hefty prize pools, this time reaching the well-rounded $9,603,000. He had to face Keith Tilston in a heads-up duel for the grand prize of $2,792,406 but instead ended up bagging the consolation prize of $1,725,838. This is also his largest cash prize for 2019, ranking 4th in his all-time prize list.