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Daniel Negreanu Wins Inaugural World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event

Joins The Likes Of Stu Ungar And Allen Cunningham On All-Time List


The drought is over.

After five years without a World Series of Poker victory and many close calls, Daniel Negreanu finally managed to win a coveted bracelet. On Tuesday in Australia, Negreanu finished off a field of 405 to win the first-ever WSOP Asia Pacific main event.

Negreanu collected a little over $1 million for his efforts.

The fifth bracelet puts Negreanu in a tie for 12th on the all-time list. He’s joined by the likes of Allen Cunningham, Scotty Nguyen, Ted Forrest, Berry Johnston and Stu Ungar.

After the victory, Negreanu could be heard on the live stream saying, “alcohol please!”

The final hand was a race between Negreanu’s pocket deuces and Daniel Marton’s A-7. The ducks held, and Negreanu was the champion. He entered heads-up play with a 10-1 chip lead.

Negreanu’s victory came not long after his friend and fellow high-stakes gambler Phil Ivey won his ninth. All pros are chasing Phil Hellmuth who won his 13th last year.

Here is a look at the final table results and POY points awarded.

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Daniel Negreanu AUD $1,038,825 1,800
2 Daniel Marton AUD $637,911 1,500
3 Winifred Yu AUD $423,225 1,200
4 George Tsatsis AUD $284,715 900
5 Kahle Burns AUD $201,994 750
6 Benny Spindler AUD $146,205 600
7 Mikel Habb AUD $107,730 450
8 Russell Thomas AUD $82,721 300

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over 8 years ago

Lets see; Daniel played over 400 wsop events and finally won a bracelet.Thats a percentage rate of 1.4%. Keep up the good work daniel......