WSOP

Daniel Negreanu won his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet and AU$1,038,825 in dominating fashion as he rolled through the final table to capture the title in the first WSOP APAC Main Event on Monday.

The victory marks Negreanu’s first WSOP bracelet since 2008 and his first seven-figure cash in a WSOP event.

“I’ve had a lot of deep runs in the past couple of years and put up a lot of seconds and thirds, and I’ve had a lot of heartbreak when I got close,” Negreanu recalled after navigating his way through the 405 player field at Melbourne, Australia’s Crown Casino.

When it got down to the final two, Negreanu found himself with a commanding 9 to 1 chip lead over his opponent Daniel Marton. And though Marton managed to double through Kid Poker, the lead was never in danger and Negreanu was able to close out the match a few hands later.

With the win Negreanu takes a commanding lead in the race to become the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year. He also made the final table of in Event #3, the AU$2,200 Mixed Event where he finished in fourth place. The eight-game event was won by his good friend Phil Ivey who notched his ninth WSOP bracelet.