It was a historic day for one of the most popular poker players on the planet as not only did Daniel Negreau lock up the 2013 World Series of Poker Player of the Year Award today, he also won his 6th career bracelet by taking down the WSOPE €25,600 High Roller Event.
Negreanu started the day as a short stack, looking to hang on to both make the money and, more importantly, to place 8th or higher to become the first person in WSOP history to win the prestigious WSOP Player of the Year race two times in a career.
By the end of the day Daniel outlasted an absolutely stacked final high roller table to claim his 6th WSOP bracelet as well as the €725,000 first place prize money. Names like Erik Seidel, Jason Koon, Scott Seiver, Timothy Adams, David Peters, Philipp Gruissem and eventually Nicolau Villa Lobos all had to fall before victory could belong to “Kid Poker.”
In the end, Villa-Lobos and Negreanu got all the chips in the middle with Negreanu holding a dominating over pair of Jacks to Villa-Lobos pocket fives which sealed the deal for Negreanu.
According to the Hendon Mob database, the near one million dollar payday pushes Negreanu up to over $19.5m in world wide career earnings. This puts Daniel—now at #4 on the All-Time Money List —ahead of both Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth, and #1 on the All-Time Money List (Excluding $50k Buy-in or Higher).
Here are the final table results from the WSOPE High Roller Event:
1st: Daniel Negreanu – Canada – €725,000
2nd: Nicolau Villa-Lobo – Brazil – €450,000
3rd: Philipp Gruissem – Germany – €250,000
4th: David Peters – USA – €150,500
5th: Timothy Adams – Canada – €100,600
6th: Scott Seiver – USA – €74,600
7th: Jason Koon – USA – €63,500
8th: Erik Seidel – USA – €55,400
For the hand-by-hand breakdown of Negreanu’s bracelet win, visit the Live Updates page at WSOP.com.