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Daniel Negreanu Wins Poker Masters $10,000 High Roller Event For $178,200

This Was The Poker Hall of Fame Member's Second Title Of 2021


Earlier this year Daniel Negreanu was crowned the first-ever PokerGO Cup champion thanks to the four cashes and his first live tournament win in more than seven years that he secured during that series, which was held in July. The Poker Hall of Fame member and six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner spoke publicly about the relief he felt after finally breaking his title-less streak, which extended back to 2013. Negreanu didn’t have to wait nearly as long in between victories this time around, as he came out on top in the fifth event of the 2021 Poker Masters just 61 days after winning the penultimate event of the PokerGO Cup.

Negreanu defeated a field of 66 entries in the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament, earning his second title of the year and $178,200. This win increased his lifetime tournament earnings to more than $42.7 million, which places him third on poker’s all-time money list.

In addition to the title and the money, Negreanu also secured plenty of rankings points. He took home 360 Card Player Player of the Year points for what is his seventh final-table finish of the year. The score propelled him into 42nd place in the 2021 POY race standings, which are sponsored by Global Poker. He also moved into 13th place on the PokerGO Tour leaderboard thanks to the 179 points he secured as the champion of this event. Negreanu also earned the same amount of rankings points towards the Poker Masters race. This was his second top-three finish of the series, having placed third in event no. 2 for $103,200 and 103 points. As a result, he edged out Brock Wilson to take the lead in the race for the purple jacket.

“It’s huge,” Negreanu told PokerGO reporters after moving into the top spot in the player of the series standings. “_Poker Masters_ means a lot to me because I remember the first one that they had. I remember it was the first moment that I realized, ‘Oh my god, these guys are just better than me.’ It made me realize that I have to go back to the lab and work. Then to see the work pay off in the PokerGO Cup is awesome. To go back to back, with a chance now to come full circle and win the jacket, I really feel strongly not only that I can, but I feel like I’m going to win it. I feel like I’m running well and everything’s going good.”

The final day of this event began with Negreanu in the lead and just five players remaining. Jeffrey Trudeau, who came into the day as the shortest stack, was ultimately the first to hit the rail. He got all-in preflop with pocket eights facing the Q-10 of Negreanu. A ten-high flop gave Negreanu a lead that he maintained through the river to secure the pot and narrow the field to four. Trudeau, a nine-time WSOP Circuit gold ring winner, earned $52,800 as the fifth-place finisher.

Nick PetrangeloJake Daniels’ run in this event came to an end when his AClub SuitJDiamond Suit ran into the KDiamond SuitKClub Suit of two-time bracelet winner Nick Petrangelo. The overpair held up to send Daniels home in fourth place ($66,000). With that, Petrangelo overtook Negreanu for the chip lead.

Vikenty Shegal was the shortest stack when three-handed play began. He battled for over an hour, but eventually got all-in with his KClub Suit10Diamond Suit leading the 10Spade Suit7Heart Suit of Negreanu, who effectively put Shegal all-in with a hefty raise from the small blind. Shegal shoved for slightly more than Negreanu’s raise from the big blind and received a call. Negreanu spiked a seven on the flop to take the lead, and Shegal was unable to come from behind on the turn or river. He took home $85,800 as the third-place finisher.

With that Petrangelo took roughly a 5:3 chip lead into heads-up play with Negreanu. The 47-year-old quickly erased that deficit, thanks in large part to a big call he made with king-high on a paired board that beat a bluff from Petrangelo. Negreanu took a slight lead after that hand. Moments later he took down a massive pot with his ADiamond SuitQClub Suit beating the AClub Suit7Club Suit of Petrangelo on a ASpade SuitQDiamond SuitJHeart Suit4Heart Suit4Spade Suit board. Petrangelo was left at roughly a 9:1 chip deficit after the hand. He got all-in on the very next hand with QSpade Suit10Spade Suit and received a call from Negreanu, who had raised with the ASpade SuitADiamond Suit from the button. The board came down KDiamond Suit5Heart Suit4Club Suit6Diamond SuitKClub Suit to lock up the title for Negreanu. Petrangelo earned $132,000 as the runner-up, just one day after cashing for $43,800 as the sixth-place finisher in event no. 4.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points PokerGO
1 Daniel Negreanu $178,200 360 179
2 Nick Petrangelo $132,000 300 132
3 Vikenty Shegal $85,800 240 86
4 Jake Daniels $66,000 180 66
5 Jeffrey Trudeau $52,800 150 53
6 Barry Hutter $39,600 120 40
7 Justin Saliba $33,000 90 33
8 Dylan Destefano $26,400 60 26

Negreanu photo provided by PokerGO.