Negreanu Scores Sixth Cashout at 2023 WSOP as Bracelet Quest Continues
- Negreanu has cashed in large-field events, the latest of which is the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
- He has so far scored six cashes at the ongoing 2023 WSOP festival
- The Poker Hall of Famer is aiming to redeem himself after a poor showing last year
Daniel Negreanu’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) journey is among the most followed by the poker community each year as he continues his quest for a seventh bracelet.
The Poker Hall of Famer is playing a jam-packed schedule this summer both live and online and so far, he has recorded a total of six cashes at the ongoing series, the latest of which was a 16th-place finish in Event #34: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha.
Hunt for Redemption
Negreanu is looking to bounce back from a disappointing $1.1 million loss at the 2022 WSOP For the first time in ten years, the GGPoker ambassador never became part of the Player of the Year race after recording just 12 cashes in his WSOP campaign last year.
This year, Negreanu is trying to pull off a comeback and things are looking good for the Canadian poker star thus far, based on his initial results at the festival.
Since the series kicked off in May, Negreanu has reached the money in six events, four of which had more than 1,000 entries, including the brand-new $300 Gladiators of Poker where he finished 72nd out of 23,088 entries for $5,840.
Negreanu took home $2,773 after finishing 99th out of 2,017 entrants in the $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha and went on to collect $1,412 in winnings good for a 178th finish in the Online $400 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max which attracted 1,488 entries.
His biggest score so far at the 2023 WSOP came from a 22nd finish in the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 6-Handed where he won $50,000.
Negreanu’s Player of the Year Bid Remains Alive
On June 15, Negreanu finished in 16th place in Event #34: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha for $10,632. That performance still wasn’t enough to put him in contention for the 2023 Player of the Year title, but he could very well enter the race with a series of deep runs in the coming weeks.
Negreanu has not recorded any final table finish yet, but nothing is impossible for the poker legend who ended his 2021 campaign with a bang despite a slow start to the series. He finished third in two of his final events, cashing for almost $1.2 million and pushing him to no.3 in the final 2021 Player of the Year standings.
Negreanu could replicate his 2021 success or even go beyond that by winning his seventh bracelet this year. With the festival yet to reach its halfway point, anything can happen and we cannot just rule out the possibility of Negreanu becoming a strong contender in the Player of the Year race.