Daniel Negreanu Hits Second Tournament Win of 2024

Daniel Negreanu is a certified poker legend, and this week he won his second tournament of 2024. Over the weekend, he won out at the PokerGO Tour PLO Series Event #3: $5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament. It was held at the PokerGo event space in the Aria Las Vegas. 

The 49-year-old Poker Hall of Fame member is back with a bang in 2024. In 2023, the six-time World Series of Poker winner suffered losses amounting to $2.2 million on the poker tournament circuit.

Negreanu said that he would return more focused on quality over quantity in the new year That means paring down the amount of tournaments he enters, but focusing down on the ones that he does. 

This approach seems to have driven a return to form for the six-time WSOP winner. 

Winning Resurgence 

Negreanu’s comeback was evident early in the year, as he clinched his first victory in the PGT Last Chance series mere days into the new year. His recent PokerGO triumph further solidified his return to form, where he outclassed 118 entrants to secure his second high roller win of the year.

He pocketed $147,500 in the process. This win effectively slashed his 2023 losses to $2 million.

The action unfolded inside the PokerGO Studio at the Aria in Las Vegas, a venue where Negreanu has proven to be formidable since the beginning of the year. Despite facing stiff competition, Negreanu maintained his composure throughout the final table, even doubling up Dylan Weisman at one point. He eventually eliminated Weisman in fifth place ($38,350) when his pocket aces held up in pot-limit Omaha.

As the final table progressed, Negreanu maintained his chip lead, navigating past opponents like Lance Patel, who bowed out in sixth place ($29,500). With the field narrowing down, Negreanu secured a 2-1 chip lead against Anuj Agarwal, ultimately clinching the title.

The victory not only earned him another high roller title, but also propelled his career earnings to more than $52.4 million, according to database Hendon Mob.

That solidifies his position among the top earners in poker history. He continues to climb the all-time ladder, now sitting in seventh place on the poker money list. 

In addition to the monetary rewards, Negreanu’s triumph also earned him valuable ranking points. His impressive performance boosted his total Card Player Player of the Year points to 2,140, pushing him into 16th-place in the 2024 POY standings presented by Global Poker. Furthermore, he claimed third place on both the PGT season-long points race leaderboard and the PGT PLO series rankings.

$5,100 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table Results

1Daniel Negreanu$147,500
2Anuj Agarwal$91,450
3Bruno Furth$64,900
4Curtis Muller$50,150
5Dylan Weisman$38,350
6Lance Patel$29,500
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