Negreanu Claims POY With WSOPE High Roller Bracelet

Daniel Negreanu in WSOPE 2013

Daniel Negreanu has done it again; he has claimed his second bracelet this year and has become the first player ever to win the World Series of Poker Player of the Year twice. He achieved this by taking down the WSOPE High Roller after coming out on top of a tough final table last night.

He beat Nicolau Villa-Lobos heads up after grinding him down and finding pocket jacks when his opponent had pocket fives. He claimed €725,000 for the win but for somebody that has now earned just under $20 million from poker tournaments throughout his career, it will be the bracelet and the Player of the Year he will be more thrilled with.



Negreanu is not only a very popular player among fans but also amongst his fellow poker players, so it was no surprise to see a massive outpouring of congratulations coming from many of them.







It is no doubt that 2013 has been the best year of Negreanu’s career, a year where he has played extremely consistently and has found this inner strength within himself to believe that he can achieve almost anything.

We are extremely happy for Daniel; he really is one of the nicest guys around and totally deserves the success that he has been getting this year. Well done Daniel, next up is the Hall Of Fame next year!

How It Finished

1st) Daniel Negreanu – €725,000

2nd) Nicolau Villa-Lobos – €450,000

3rd) Phillip Gruissem – €250,000

4th) David Peters – €150,500

5th) Timothy Adams – €100,600

6th) Scott Seiver – €74,600

7th) Jason Koon – €63,500

8th) Erik Seidel – €55,400

9th) Joni Jouhkimainen – €50,400