Million Dollar Week for Negreanu and Other Recent Canadian Top Results
While he didn’t win any new titles this week, Daniel Negreanu has certainly been raking in the cash, with two ”high roller” final table finishes worth roughly $1,200,000… and we are talking just this week at the EPT Monte Carlo Casino Grand Final. Even with the buy-ins removed from his winnings, (and converting to North American funds), the PokerStars pro still managed to pull a million in profits.
It looks like his WSOP Big One for One Drop entry fee is in the bag.
According to player statistics on the Hendonmob.com, Negreanu has now once again passed Phil Ivey on the All Time money lists (viewing individual pages) and has just passed the 16 million dollar mark in live tournament winnings. It’s almost to close to call however, as up to and including May 1st, Ivey sits with $16,118,482 while Daniel is credited with $16,129,128.
Erik Seidel still occupies the top spot with over $16.9 million, though when buy-ins over $50,000 and Invitational tournaments are excluded, Negreanu sits as number one. At roughly $55,000 away from eclipsing his 2011 performance just 5 months into the year and the 2012 World Series of Poker less than a month away, Negreanu could easily make this year his winningest since 2006.
In case you missed all the action in the EPT e100k Super High Roller last week, Negreanu made the final table but just squeezed into the money with a 6th place finish.
Today, in the €25,000 ”High Roller” at EPT Monte-Carlo, a hard fought heads up finish earned him another €598,600.
Negreanu isn’t only the Canadian who has cashed in big over the last month of the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour stops either; Winnipeg’s Clayton Mozdzen and Ontario’s Mike Dietrich both reached the final table of the EPT Monte-Carlo Grand Final Main Event, cashing in 7th place for €185,000 (~$241,350 CAD) and 6th place for €245,000 (~$319,625 CAD), respectively.
Also just over a week ago, Ontario’s Andrew Chen made quite a profitable heads up deal in the Main Event of EPT Berlin.
Finally, looking south to Florida and to the World Poker Tour Jacksonville BestBet Open, Toronto’s Matt Marafioti is sitting 5th in chips at the time of press, with just 11 players of the 320 entry field event remaining. They are all guaranteed a $25,134 cash in the $5000 buy-in event now, with a top prize of over $400,000 set aside for the winner of Wednesday’s six handed final table.
Those interested can follow @Adzizzy on Twitter for Marafioti’s personal updates.