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Daniel Negreanu (cover image) is often hailed as one of the greatest poker players today, but the Canadian pro was having a tough time at the felts over the past few years. Yesterday, the six-time WSOP bracelet winner ended the worst cold streak of his decorated 30-year career by shipping the 2022 Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) VII for $3.3 Million!
Kid Poker outmaneuvered Nick Petrangelo heads-up to claim his second-largest live cash and maiden SHRB ring. Petrangelo took home $2.01 Million for his runner-up finish.
Negreanu has had quite the run in six-figure buy-in poker tournaments, but he had never won one. He has placed second five times, though. In 2011, he took second in the first-ever $100,000 Super High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. In 2014, he placed second in the WSOP $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop. In 2017, Negreanu was runner-up in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic $100,000 Super High Roller. In 2018, Negreanu lost to Justin Bonomo in heads-up play of the Super High Roller Bowl. Then in 2019, Negreanu finished second in the WSOP $100,000 High Roller.
“I’ll tell you what, heads up, I went through that crazy streak where I lost so many, and I think I’ve won five straight heads-up matches in tournaments when I’ve got there,” Negreanu told PokerGO’s Jeff Platt in a winner’s interview. “Obviously it feels great. The last two years have been really, really difficult mentally because I know my game is better than ever. But who cares? The public looks at it like, ‘No, no, no, Daniel. You’ve got to look at your results. Your results are no good. You’re playing bad.’ I know how I’m losing. I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I know when it’s me. I know when it’s me making mistakes, and it isn’t. I played a pretty close-to-flawless Super High Roller Bowl here, and luckily the structure is so deep that it’s not just a shove fest. If you play deep structures all the time, I’m going to be one of the favorites each and every time.”
“I had a big crowd of friends come, and I punted, because I was trying to get out with them,” Negreanu added. “And this year, I told people, ‘Don’t come … Let me just win this, and I’ll come home, and we’ll open a bottle of champaign and then we’ll go to the hockey game tomorrow. And just let me do my thing.’”
— Jeff Platt (@jeffplatt) October 8, 2022
The 48-year-old thanked his wife, Amanda Leatherman, through a tweet following his win.
I DID IT!!!!
I love you soooo much. Thanks for being there for me always through the rough patch last couple years.
You always believed in me and it makes a difference! ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/TL176UW6mh
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) October 8, 2022
Super High Roller Bowl VII Recap
The $300,000 buy-in event drew just 24 entrants to generate a prize pool of $7.2 Million, with only four places paid.
Some poker heavyweights who participated in the event but failed to cross the money line included David Peters, Michael Addamo, Isaac Haxton, Stephen Chidwick, and Sean Winter.
Bryn Kenney, ranked second on the All-Time Money List and recently embroiled in a cheating scandal, was eliminated by Negreanu on Day 1. Kenney’s lopped set of Aces were cracked by the running quads held by Negreanu.
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) October 6, 2022
You can catch the first hour of final table action right here.
Final Table Chip Counts
1. Nick Petrangelo – 2,630,000
2. Daniel Negreanu – 2,225,000
3. Andrew Lichtenberger – 880,000
4. Orpen Kisacikoglu – 855,000
5. Justin Bonomo – 610,000
Final Table Recap
Turkey’s Orpen Kisacikoglu entered the five-handed final table as the short stack and went out on the money bubble before Justin Bonomo fell in fourth place.
Andrew Lichtenberger, who had shipped Event #7: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the 2022 Poker Masters last week, was eliminated in the third place when King-Six was dominated by Negreanu’s Ace-Six.
Negreanu (5,915,000) entered the heads-up against Nick Petrangelo (1,285,000), enjoying a massive chip lead.
On the final hand, Negreanu moved all in from the button with and Petrangelo called all in for 10 big blinds with . Negreanu flopped a seven and held from there. With that, Negreanu was crowned the SHRB VII champion and the winner of $3,312,000!
Final Table Results (USD)
1. Daniel Negreanu – $3,312,000
2. Nick Petrangelo – $2,016,000
3. Andrew Lichtenberger – $1,152,000
4. Justin Bonomo – $720,000
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