Daniel Negreanu Clinches WSOP Player of the Year

Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu clinched the 2013 World Series of Poker Player of the Year award today, making him the first-ever two time WSOP Player of the Year in WSOP history.

Negreanu put together an amazing run at World Series of Poker events this year including his victory at the WSOP APAC Main Event, six deep runs at the 44th Annual WSOP from Las Vegas, as well as his 25th place finish in the 2013 WSOP Europe Main Event and finally a top 8 finish in the ongoing WSOPE High Roller event.

The combination of steady results and his WSOP APAC Main Event victory was finally enough to overtake Matt Ashton, who won the $50k Poker Players Championship at the WSOP this summer and held the points lead headed into the start of the WSOP Europe.

Negreanu first won the WSOP Player of the year back in 2004 and now again in 2013.