Negreanu flew a little under the radar this WSOP as Phil Hellmuth and Josh Arieh pulled ahead of him and Shaun Deeb in their battle for Player of the Year.
Luckily we’re here at PokerDeals to set that right!
The truth is that Negreanu put in an incredible performance, both in terms of finishing positions, overall profit and sheer endurance.
He entered just over half of all tournaments running at the Rio for WSOP this year, at 46 out of 88, and entered 10 out of 10 of the online events on offer. He also ran a package of action for buyers, and made them a pretty healthy return when he locked in $399k of profit overall with 18 cashes.
His investors will be glad of a healthy 24% return on investment as documented here in Daniel’s own Tweet.
Negreanu had quite a wild ride at this year’s World Series as he was still stuck for several hundred thousand USD when approaching his final two events, #84 and #85, the PLO $50k High Roller and the NLHE $50k High Roller.
He went on to put on two stunning performances over a mere three days to take third place in both events, thus sealing in over $1.1 million in winnings, as they paid out for $519k and $661k respectively.
But wait, there’s more. Not only did he come in third twice, he actually hit seven top ten finishes across his eighteen cashes!
The unstoppable DNegs will surely be disappointed to come so close to his seventh bracelet and in two such prestigious events. Nonetheless the sheer reliability of his performance at this year’s WSOP is testament to the clear fact that he’s still one of the greatest tournament players in the world.
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