Daniel Negreanu outlasted 479 other entrants in the $2k Limit Hold'em event at the World Series of Poker to take down his fourth bracelet on Thursday. Negreanu's victory continued the trend of "live" pros doing extremely well in this year's World Series of Poker.
The final hand of the tournament came when Negreanu limped in holding 9-5. Ugur Marangoz, the eventual second place finisher and manager of the Mirage poker room, checked holding an unknown hand. The flop came 5-K-5, giving Negreanu trip fives. He checked the flop and turn, and eventually re-raised Marangoz all-in when Marangoz bet out on the river.
Negreanu will surely be extremely happy with his $204k first place score, but he will likely receive all kinds of extra money for this victory.
For starters, he has a $200k per bracelet bet with Phil Ivey. I would imagine that Negreanu likely has other bets with other players as well, and a wide mixture of other props that involve himself winning a bracelet. This victory could easily be worth upwards of $500k to Negreanu just in sidebets.
Pokerstars is known to reward their sponsored players who take down a major tournament. I would imagine that Negreanu is up for a sizable six figure bonus from Pokerstars for taking down this tournament.
As mentioned, this is Negreanu's fourth World Series of Poker bracelet. He took down his first WSOP bracelet in 1998 when he won the $2k Pot Limit Hold'em event for $169k. His next bracelet came in 2003 when he won the $2k S.H.O.E. event for $100k. In 2004, Negreanu won his third bracelet in the $2k Limit Hold'em event.
With this victory, Daniel now has over $10 million dollars in lifetime tournament cashes. He vaults ahead of Allen Cunningham and Phil Hellmuth Jr. on the all-time money list with this victory, and is now third behind Jamie Gold and Joe Hachem.
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