Date: 28.06.2024

by Mateusz Mazur

Daniel Negreanu Wins Seventh WSOP Bracelet After 15-Year Gap

After a 15-year hiatus, Daniel Negreanu has once again claimed victory at the World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Years of Near Misses

Known for his engaging table presence and intuitive reads on opponents, Negreanu was a dominant figure during the poker boom, securing four WSOP bracelets and earning the nickname “Kid Poker.”

Despite his early success, Negreanu faced a prolonged dry spell. His last bracelet on American soil was won during the George W. Bush administration, with numerous close calls since then, including five runner-up finishes since 2014. Notably, he narrowly missed winning the $1 million Big One for One Drop.

Breaking the Drought

Negreanu’s perseverance paid off in Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship. Competing against 89 of the world’s top players, he emerged victorious, earning his seventh WSOP bracelet and a prize of $1,178,703. This win is particularly significant for Negreanu, who has faced many second-place finishes in recent years.

Reflecting on his victory, Negreanu expressed relief and satisfaction: “A lot of relief really. I have a lot of anxiety about coming heads-up because I’ve had so many seconds. And it was just nice for things to feel like they went my way at this final table,” he said after defeating Bryce Yockey in the heads-up showdown.

Negreanu’s latest win not only adds to his impressive career achievements but also serves as a testament to his enduring skill and determination in the poker world. His ability to finally secure another bracelet after so many years highlights his resilience and dedication to the game.