Daniel Negreanu Wins First Poker Masters Title And Collects $178,200
Daniel Negreanu held the number one spot on Hendon Mob’s All Time Money list for years but lost that top spot after he failed to win a live poker tournament for over 8 years. The poker hall of famer continued to do well in live poker tournaments and finish in the money, he just could not finish with a first place win.
That changed on September 12 when Negreanu ended up winning his first Poker Masters event when he won the Poker Masters Event #5: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em and collected just over $178,000. This was the second big win for Negreanu in 2021.
Doug Polk made a YouTube video about Daniel Negreanu in early July and let the poker community know just how long it had been since the Canadian won a tournament. It appears that the YouTube video (if Negreanu actually watched it) might have inspired Negreanu as a few days after the video release he ended up winning the PokerGO Cup #7: $50K NLHE.
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Negreanu beat some tough competition at this event which included the likes of Dan Colman, Alex Foxen and Ali Imsirovic. Negreanu collected $700,000 for his first place finish and this win has undoubtedly given him a much needed boost of confidence.
Given the fact that Negreanu did not win any major tournament or event for the last 8 years and now suddenly has two big wins to his name, we got to think that Polk might have inspired his rival to success!
Negreanu is highly unlikely to give Polk any credit or make mention of his video but it just goes to show that class is permanent and Negreanu is right up there with the best in the world.
Negreanu Focused On 2021 WSOP
This win is exactly what Negreanu needs as he prepares to play the 2021 WSOP which starts on Sep 30 at the Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has 6 WSOP gold bracelets to his name and is very keen on adding to that number his last WSOP bracelet win was back in 2013.
Negreanu currently sits in third place on Hendon Mob’s All Time Money list with a little over $43.5 million in career prize money. He has already informed his social media followers that the WSOP events he will be playing this year will include the $50,000 Poker Players Championship and the $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em event.