Daniel Negreanu is celebrating his perch atop a $3.3 million cloud after taking down the prestigious Super High Roller Bowl VII on Friday. Negreanu, one of the world’s most famous poker players, captured top SHRB VII honors moved his career live-tournament earnings to more than $49.5 million, where he is third on the all-time earnings list.
Negreanu topped an elite 24-entry field in this year’s Super High Roller Bowl, which carried a $300,000 buy-in. “Kid Poker” wasn’t even guaranteed a cash in the event when Friday’s action began, although he started the day in second place among five remaining players, with the final four making the money.
Orpen Kisacikoglu busted in fifth place to assure the remaining players would cash. Justin Bonomo exited in fourth ($720,000) and Andrew Lichtenberger busted in third ($1,152,000) before Negreanu finished off Nick Petrangelo ($2,016,000) to seal the $3,312,000 win.
Negreanu relieved to avoid ‘worst losing year ever’
The perils of tournament poker at the games highest stakes can affect even the most famous players, including Negreanu, who has suffered through an off 2022. “Was on pace for my worst losing year ever but it will be a winning 2022 after yesterday,” he told his large Twitter following.
Negreanu also thanked his wife, Amanda, for her patience and support during his down stretch.
Negreanu started off 2022 in solid form, including wins in PokerGo Cup and Wynn High Roller events in February. However, he went the entire summer’s WSOP without making a live final table, despite logging numerous smaller cashes while playing in many high-dollar events. His largest payday of the Vegas poker summer came in a WSOP.com online event. Friday’s triumph rights Negreanu’s ship, however, to the delight of his audience.
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