GG Ambassador Daniel Negreanu Busts WPT World Championship

The poker world has been buzzing as of late with some of the most popular festivals of the year taking place over the last couple of weeks. One of them was the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship at the Wynn Las Vegas. GG Poker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu made a splash in the headlines chasing a deep run at the prestigious title.

Negreanu was able to navigate through four days of the $15,000,000 guaranteed WPT World Championship. Out of 2,960 entries, Negreanu made it to the final 17 before suffering a brutal beat late on Day 4. Negreanu got it in good on the turn tabling a full house with his pocket twos. His opponent held pocket kings, needing either of the two remaining kings or tens to make a better full house.

A king hit the river.

Negreanu was eliminated in 17th place. The result was worth $176,200 but likely didn’t soften the blow for one of poker’s greats.

The win would have put Negreanu well over $50,000,000 in career tournament earnings and closer to Justin Bonomo and Bryn Kenney who sit on top. Had Negreanu made the final table, a 6th place finish or better would have put him on top of the WPT all-time money list. As it stands, Negreanu is a bit less than a million behind Carlos Mortensen.

Negreanu hadn’t been too happy with the way things went in the summer. By his standards and specific to his run at the WSOP, something was off. Some time away and time in the lab seemed to ignite the spark once more.

In early October, Negreanu shipped the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl VII for $3.3 million. He then went over to the WSOP Europe and final-tabled the Platinum High Roller, finishing 4th. It would appear GG Poker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu is poised to make a strong run throughout 2023.