Kid Poker is back as he picks up a Poker Masters win
By Bob Garcia
Daniel Negreanu scores a huge win in the $10,000 NHLE tournament
It had been a long time since Daniel Negreanu had won a title, but that negative streak has been forgotten since the beginning of this year. Kid Poker had gone more than seven years without a title in his hands, but when he was crowned the first PokerGo Cup champion thanks to four cashes and his first live tournament win in years, it looks like the year of victories is back for Negreanu. The six-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner didn’t have to wait so long this time around to get a win again, as he managed to prevail in the fifth event of the 2021 Poker Masters just 61 days after winning the penultimate PokerGO Cup event.
The $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament registered a total of 10,000 entries; however, none were able to surpass the power shown by the Poker Hall of Fame inductee. That being the case, Negreanu managed to take home his second title of the year and the modest sum of $178,200. With this sum, his lifetime tournament earnings now stand at nearly $43 million, which puts Kid Poker in third place on poker’s all-time winnings list.
In addition to pocketing a tidy sum of money and the title, Negreanu also secured a total of 360 Player of the Year points, in what is believed to be the seventh time this year he has made the final table. Negreanu now sits in 42nd place in the POY 2021 race standings. Different ups and downs have been part of this year for the poker pro, who was also defeated by Phil Hellmuth three times in a row; however, there is no hiding the fact that it has also been a year where the player has finally managed to vanish a streak of years without seeing a title, and that’s always a good thing.