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Daniel Negreanu Wins World Series of Poker Europe €25,000 High Roller

Canadian Pro Extends Lead In Card Player Player of the Year Race, Becomes First In History To Win WSOP POY Twice

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Daniel Negreanu’s 2004 is a legendary year on the tournament circuit, with $4.4 million in live earnings, four titles won and eleven final tables made. That year he won both the Card Player Player of the Year title and the World Series of Poker POY title.

Negreanu is having another unbelievable year, the most recent highlight or which is his victory in the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe €25,000 no-limit high roller. Negreanu topped an elite field of 80 players to earn his second title of the year, his sixth WSOP gold bracelet and €725,000 ($1,001,225 USD). As a result, Negreanu has now overtaken Erik Seidel (who finished eighth in this event) on the all-time live tournament earning rankings list, moving into third place with $19,367,176.

In addition to the title, the hardware and the money, the 39-year-old Canadian born poker pro also secured 672 Card Player Player of the Year points, extending his already sizable lead in the POY race by 1,562 points over his nearest competitor, Paul Volpe. As a result of his performance in this event Negreanu also secured the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year title, becoming the first player in history to earn that distinction twice.

Just what kind of year has lead to his POY success? Well, at the WSOP Asia-Pacific he won the inaugural $10,465 Main Event for $1,087,160 and finished fourth in a $2,323 Mixed Event. Then he finished fourth in the Eurpean Poker Tour Grand Final main event for $416,722 just weeks before he finished seventh in the World Poker Tour Championship $25,000 main event at Bellagio. At the WSOP he finished runner-up in the$2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball, and then his most recent score before this win came in the EPT Barcelona high roller, in which he finished second for $347,715. All told, he has garnered 5,140 POY points and $3,114,058 in live earnings so far in 2013.

Nicolau Villa-LobosNegreanu overcame a stacked field to capture this title. Heading into day 3, the remaining 13 players had combined live tournament earnings in excess of $63.4 million. Only nine made the money, with eight taking a seat at the official final table including the likes of Erik Seidel, Jason Koon, Scott Seiver, Timothy Adams, David Peters and Philipp Gruissem. Negreanu, looking to secure his WSOP POY title by making the last eight, had dwindled down to one of the shortest stacks going into the final table, but was able to rebuild and by the time he got heads-up with Brazil’s Nicolau Villa-Lobos he had a chip lead of roughly 2-to-1. Heads-up play lasted 53 hands, with Villa-Lobos coming back at first to take a slight lead before Negreanu regained control.

On the final hand Villa-Lobos limped for 60,000 and Negreanu raised to 180,000. Villa-Lobos moved all in for ver 1.3 million and Negreanu snap called with the JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit. Villa-Lobos was well behind with his 5Diamond Suit5Club Suit, and received no help when the board ran out QDiamond Suit9Heart Suit2Diamond SuitKDiamond Suit3Club Suit. With that Negreanu secured the title, while Villa-Lobos was sent to the rail with €450,000 ($621,450 USD).

Here is a look at the chip counts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Daniel Negreanu $1,001,225 672
2 Nicolau Villa Lobos $621,450 560
3 Philipp Gruissem $345,250 448
4 David Peters $207,841 336
5 Tim Adams $138,868 280
6 Scott Seiver $102,978 224
7 Jason Koon $87,655 168
8 Erik Seidel $76,474 112
 
 
 
 

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dartndave
almost 7 years ago

vote Daniel as one of the top or best tournament players ever! His accomplishments over his career can't be denied.

 
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ThaDonk
almost 7 years ago

He also plays a lot, I say there are better tournament players out there but Daniel is not far behind them. Hellmuth is probably one of the best there is and who know what would have come of Chan if he would have continued to play tournaments at a high frequency?

Still, Daniel is one of the best.

 
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robtr3
almost 7 years ago

Note to Nevada DMV: Lock up the "WSOP 2013" vanity plate NOW!

 
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TheFly
almost 7 years ago

Too bad they don't award a shitty pick-up truck anymore for the vanity plate lol.

 
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calijohn
almost 7 years ago

So where is BMPEK or whatever his name is to razz Daniel? Pretty mum right about now I bet.

Good job Daniel.

 
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John25
almost 7 years ago

Is Dainel's hair from a spray can?

 
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TheFly
almost 7 years ago

I was wondering how and when DN's lid became a Barbie doll plug head?

 
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