Daniel Negreanu breaks plexiglass after bustout

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on May 31, 2021 5:01 pm EDT

Negreanu makes comical exit from Venetian High Roller Event #3

Is it okay to break the plexiglass at a poker table after busting out of a high-stakes tournament? It is if you’re Daniel Negreanu, as the No. 3 player on the all-time tournament earnings list put that theory to the test on Saturday.

Negreanu busted out three spots short of the money in Venetian High Roller Event #3, the final event on the latest stop of the PokerGO Tour. Negreanu went 0-for-3 over the weekend slate of Venetian events, and made an exit for the ages after the third of those eliminations.

A PokerGO GIF is making the rounds on Twitter, capturing Negreanu’s elimination from the $25,000 buy-in event. With a laughing Bill Klein looking on, Negreanu steps up on his chair and kicks the plexiglass partition inward.

The plexiglass partition appears to break off in one piece, and Negreanu himself was more than happy to post the GIF on his Twitter account:

“Looks like @PokerGO caught my bust out hand… damn this plexiglass is flimsy! Oops,” wrote Negreanu Saturday night.

Imsirovic, Daniels, Perry take down trio of Venetian High Roller Events

The top two players on the PokerGO Tour leaderboard each added another win to their records at the Venetian High Rollers series. Ali Imsirovic maintained the No. 1 spot in the standings, and took the win in the $10,000 buy-in Event #1.

Event #2: $10,000 NLH High Roller, went the way of Shawn Daniels. Daniels took down $175,500 with the win, and stands at No. 6 in the PokerGO Tour standings at the conclusion of the Venetian High Rollers.

Sean Perry entered the series at No. 2 on the leaderboard, and stayed in that position. Perry won Saturday’s Event #3: $25,000 NLH High Roller, winning $365,500 in the process.

Imsirovic and Perry have dominated the PokerGO Tour so far. Here’s a look at the leaderboard through May 30:

PokerGO Tour Leaderboard (as of May 30, 2021)

PlacePlayer NameTotal PointsWinsCashesTotal Earnings
1Ali Imsirovic1,416512$1,977,460
2Sean Perry1,15029$1,693,618
3Chris Brewer763111$1,082,100
4Sean Winter66519$938,090
5Sam Soverel53416$786,396

U.S. Poker Open kicks off Thursday

One of the biggest series on the PokerGO Tour schedule begins this Thursday, June 3. The U.S. Poker Open represents one of the “majors” on the PokerGO Tour schedule, along with the PokerMasters and Super High Roller Bowl.

The 12-tournament series plays out June 3-15 from the PokerGO Studio. The series culminates with a $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event June 14-15.

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