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, 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.

Andrew Chen at the Main Event of EPT Berlin

Negreanu isn’t only the Canadian who has cashed in big over the last month of the 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.

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35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.



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