Daniel Negreanu Has Now Finished Second in Nine WSOP Events

Published on June 20th, 2019 9:19 pm EST

Daniel Negreanu is on the hunt for bracelets this WSOP season.Heading into this year's World Series of Poker, Daniel Negreanu had one goal - play as many events as possible.

In the past, Negreanu has mainly focused on the bigger events. In 2019, however, Negreanu had a different goal in mind, as he wanted to play in as many tournaments as possible in order to maximize his chances of earning WSOP POY points.

Earlier this week, Negreanu made a very deep run in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship event. In fact, he came within a hair of winning his 7th WSOP bracelet, though it wasn't meant to be, as he ended up finishing in 2nd place for $151,700.

This was Negreanu's eighth cash of this year's World Series of Poker, as well as his second final table appearance.


Negreanu currently sits with six lifetime World Series of Poker bracelets, putting him in a tie with the likes of Chris Ferguson, TJ Cloutier and Ted Forrest.

Phil Hellmuth currently sits far, far ahead of the pack with 15 total WSOP bracelets. Having said that, given Negreanu's volume of play and continued high level of performance, "Kid Poker" may remain the poker world's best chance to catch Hellmuth, especially given the fact that Phil Ivey (who has 10 bracelets) plays WSOP events sparingly at best.


Amazingly enough, this was the ninth time that Daniel Negreanu has made it to heads up play in a World Series of Poker event, only to lose.

This includes Negreanu's second place finish in the 2014 Big One For One Drop, a second place finish in the $10k Omaha Hi/Lo Championship in 2017 and, of course, his runner-up finish in the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe main event.

Negreanu fans can't help but wonder how much higher he could be on the bracelet list if things had gone a bit different in all of these events, though the good news is that "Kid Poker" still has time to catch Phil Hellmuth, especially if he continues his current volume of play.


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