Philip Sternheimer Wins PGT Dealer’s Choice, Negreanu Finishes Runner-Up

Last Updated on March 7, 2024 Author:Juan Blanco

Philip Sternheimer and Daniel Negreanu Summary:

  • Philip Sternheimer has won the $10,200 buy-in PokerGO Tour Dealer’s Choice event in Las Vegas.
  • Daniel Negreanu kept his promise to make a comeback.
  • The Hall of Famer took home $103,400, which marked his second runner-up finish in 2024 in seven cashes.

On Wednesday, the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas hosted the PokerGO Tour Dealer’s Choice which gathered 47 registered players and seven paid.

UK Poker Pro Philip Sternheimer won the $10,200 buy-in event, and Daniel Negreanu ranked second.

Heated Action at the Final Table

Only five players made a comeback on the second day of the event. Seventeen-WSOP bracelets winner Phil Hellmuth was among them, taking home the title.

The player who has gathered close to $30 million in total live earnings throughout his career began the day with a few big bets and made it to the final table where he ranked fifth, scooping up $37,600.

Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu, who had lost more than $2 million in live tournaments in 2023, including close to $800,000 during the 2023 World Series of Poker, was determined to keep his end-of-the-year resolutions.

The list included attending fewer poker events so he could rest more. By the looks of it, so far, the pro player is sticking to the plan.

Negreanu entered the final table with a moderate-sized chip lead over Sternheimer. Hellmuth busted in Omaha hi-lo and Negreanu clipped US player Maxx Coleman with a GPI rank of 206 in fourth place for almost $50,000.

Five times WSOP bracelet winner and 416 GPI ranking Rank Adam Friedman got it all in preflop in pot-limit hold’em against Sternheimer, who eventually defeated his hands and sent him home in third position for $68,150.

The heads up play between Sternheimer and Negreanu eventually put the January PGT event winner out in front 2-1 in chips.

Sternheimer picked up, regained the lead after winning back-to-back sizable pots, and defeated Negreanu in stud hi-lo, grabbing a $164,200 cash prize which boosted his live tournament cashes to more than $2.4 million.

The PokerGO Tour Mixed Games Series carried on this Wednesday with Day 1 of Event #8: $10,200 Big Bet Mix. Two more tournaments will be held this week, wrapping up the series.

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