Daniel Negreanu, one of the most accomplished poker players today with six WSOP bracelets and two WPT titles, has been not been in good form over the past few years. However, he broke out of his dry spell on Friday (7th October) by besting an elite field of 24 entries in the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl VII to secure the SHRB ring and his career’s second largest payday worth $3,312,000.
With the win, he took his live cashes to $49,593,775, securing the third sport in All Time Money list.
YO @RadioAmanda— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) October 8, 2022
I DID IT!!!!
I love you soooo much. Thanks for being there for me always through the rough patch last couple years.
You always believed in me and it makes a difference! ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/TL176UW6mh
The Canadian pro had quite the run in the $300k buy-in tournaments but he has never won one. Following five time runner-up finishes, he go the job done by winning the Super High Roller Bowl VII.
“Obviously it feels great. The last two years have been really, really difficult mentally because I know my game is better than ever. But who cares? The public looks at it like, ‘No, no, no, Daniel. You’ve got to look at your results. Your results are no good. You’re playing bad.’ I know how I’m losing. I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I know when it’s me. I know when it’s me making mistakes, and it isn’t. I played a pretty close-to-flawless Super High Roller Bowl here and luckily the structure is so deep that it’s not just a shove fest. If you play deep structures all the time, I’m going to be one of the favorites each and every time.”
Negreanu had a great start on Day 1 of the event. He eliminated Bryn Kenney, one of the two players holding more live tournament earnings than him. Plenty of big names joined Kenney in hitting the rail during the first two days of this tournament, including SHRB VI champion Michael Addamo, four-time bracelet winner Arian Mateos, bracelet winner and recent Poekr Masters $50,000 event champion Jason Koon, bracelet winner Mikita Badziakouski, and bracelet winner Alex Foxen.
The third and final day of this high-stakes event began with five players remaining. Negreanu began the day with the second largest stack. Turkey’s Orpen Kisacikoglu, who had entered the final day as the shortest, went out on the money bubble in fifth place. From there, the Canadian pro fought his way to the title to collect the second largest score of his career. He eliminated recent Poker Masters Event #7: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em champion Andrew Lichtenberger in third place. Lichtenberger had K-6, which lost to Negreanu’s A-6, giving the latter a massive chip lead into the heads-up.
Negreanu began the dual with a massive chip lead of 5,915,000 chips over Nick Petrangelo holding 1,285,000 and went all the way to ship it. On the final hand, Negreanu open-shoved with Qc 7c and Petrangelo called with Ks 5h. The former flopped a seven and held from there to win the title.
Final Results (USD)
- Daniel Negreanu – $3,312,000
- Nick Petrangelo – $2,016,000
- Andrew Lichtenberger – $1,152,000
- Justin Bonomo – $720,000