Daniel Negreanu Wins Title For The Second Time in His CareerPublished on October 25th, 2013 8:09 pm EST
For the second time in his career, Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu has won the World Series of Poker Player of the Year award. Negreanu is now the only player to have ever won the WSOP POY award twice, as he also won back in 2004.
Negreanu topped off a fantastic year by taking down the WSOPE High Roller event earlier this week for €725,000. Negreanu only needed to finish in the top eight to win the WSOP POY title, but he finished off his year with a bang by winning the tournament.
This was Negreanu's second bracelet of 2013 (he also took down the WSOP Asia-Pacific main event earlier in the year) and the sixth of his career. Daniel now sits in a tie with T.J. Cloutier, Layne Flack and Jay Heimowitz on the all-time bracelet list.
With his victory in the WSOPE High Roller event, Negreanu now has $19,519,812 in total lifetime tournament cashes, which puts him in 3rd spot on the all-time money list.
Negreanu has had an absolutely ridiculous run so far in 2013 - let's look at some of his results from this year:
WSOPE High Roller, 1st, $979,955
EPT Barcelona High Roller Re-Entry, 2nd, $352,881
WSOP $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball, $107,055
WPT World Championship, 7th, $137,085
EPT Grand Final Main Event, 4th, $420,912
WSOP APAC Main Event, 1st, $1,087,160
Here is what Negreanu had to say on Twitter about his accomplishment:
"I DID IT!!! WSOP PLAYER OF THE YEAR FOR THE SECOND TIME!! AHHHH I CAN'T BELIEVE IT"
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