Daniel Negreanu is one of the most accomplished tournament players in poker history, with six World Series of Poker gold bracelets, two World Poker Tour titles, and the third-largest career tournament earnings total in the game. The 46-year-old Poker Hall of Fame member has more than secured his legacy as one of the game’s greatest players. With all of that in mind, the fact remains that Negreanu has been stuck in a live tournament title drought for almost eight years. Negreanu’s last title was won on Oct 24, 2013, when he took down the 2013 WSOP Europe high roller event for more than $1 million. He has cashed 144 times since that victory, adding more than $22 million to his lifetime earnings along the way, but was unable to come away with a title despite making it down to heads-up in nine events during that span.
Negreanu had to wait 2,819 days for his next live tournament title, but he finally got the monkey off his back on July 13, 2021 when he emerged victorious in the PokerGO Cup $50,000 buy-in super high roller. Negreanu overcame a stacked field of 35 entries to earn the title and the first-place prize of $700,000.
“If I look at my results since 2013, I’ve cashed for $20 to $30 million, so I’ve still been able to post wins in terms of finances, but the elusive top prize has been missing,” Negreanu told a PokerGO reporter when asked about the title drought. “I’ve been a bridesmaid so many times. Just the demons and the ghosts in your brain, like when I’m heads-up with [David Coleman] and that three hit the turn, it was just every reminder, like Buckner back in Shea Stadium. Every possible bad thing I’m thinking in my head. I can’t help it. I’m human. So just to get that win out of the way it feels like I don’t have to think about that anymore.”
|Place||Player||Country||Payout||PokerGO Tour Points|
|2||David Coleman||United States||$455,000||273|
|3||Alex Foxen||United States||$280,000||168|
|5||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||$122,500||74|