Negreanu won the first live tournament in 8 years

Daniel Negreanu 2021

It's hard to believe that Negreanu hasn't won a live tournament since 2013. Despite the fact that Daniel earned $43 000 000 offline during his entire career, the Canadian pro wasn’t able to take the first place for 8 years.

On Tuesday, KidPoker finally achieved success in PokerGO Cup Event #7. He took the first place in tournament with $50 000 buy-in and earned $700 000 of prize money.

Negreanu stated that he enriched with 20-30 million dollars since 2013 and he was able to divulge such result in financial terms. However, the main prize as the first place was missing. Daniel said that he was a runner-up many times and constantly went over bad scenarios in his head. That state of affairs confused him and prevented from the victory. This time, Daniel tried not to think about it and managed to win. Besides the victory, KidPoker also received a large number of points in the rating and entered the top 3 of leaderboard.

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Ali Imsirovic still remains in the top of leaderboard. In this event, he started as a chip leader of the final, but he finished fifth. He was followed by Sergi Reixach. Sergi was dealt two kings on the button and almost went all in, by betting 235 000 chips out of his 275 000 stack. Negreanu was on the big blind and he called with pocket eights and hit a set of eights. Reixach finished fourth and enriched with $192 500.

Shortly thereafter, Alex Foxen was eliminated in third place. Negreanu also knocked him, as he managed to catch a seven on the river for the victory.

In heads-up, David Coleman fought against Negreanu. Coleman started heads-up with 2.95 million in chips versus Daniel's 2.3 million. They competed for quite a long time and KidPoker was in the lead most of the match. In the last hand, Daniel didn’t hit flush, but 10 on the river was enough to become the champion.

Final table results 

PlacePlayerCountryPrize money
1Daniel NegreanuCanada$700 000
2David ColemanUSA$455 000
3Alex FoxenUSA$280 000
4Sergi ReixachSpain$192 000
5Ali ImsirovicBosnia and Herzegovina$122 000

In the overall leaderboard, the current situation is as follows:

  1. Ali Imsirovic (497 points)
  2. David Coleman (470 points)
  3. Daniel Negreanu (468 points).

Tournament for $100 000 lies ahead and it can set things straight.

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