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Daniel Negreanu Claims Sixth World Series Bracelet And Player Of The Year Award

Written By: Maya Michaels | October 25, 2013 | Posted In Poker News

It has been a year to remember for Canadian professional Daniel Negreanu and yesterday he capped it all by not only claiming the Player of the Year award for 2013, but also winning his second World Series of Poker (WSOP) Bracelet of the year and sixth of his career when he took down the High Roller event at the European WSOP.

When Negreanu reached the final table of the €25,600 High Roller at the 2013 WSOP Europe he was guaranteed the player of the year award, the second time in his illustrious career that he has claimed the award. Shortly after Negreanu went on to claim his second bracelet of the year and with it the €750,000 first prize. Speaking shortly after the winning hand Negreanu said, “I love drama! I love drama! What’s better than bottom of the ninth, bases loaded and you just got to win? I love it.”

During the year Negreanu cashed 10 times during WSOP events and appeared at four final tables, recording two wins, a second and a fourth placed finish, all of which deservedly left him as the player of the year.

During the High Roller event in Paris Negreanu found himself heads-up against Nicolau Villa-Lobos, a player who had qualified for the event via a live satellite. Villa-Lobos was magnanimous in defeat as his efforts earned him a pay day of €450,000 as he said, “I have no complaints.”

Daniel Negreanu is still only 39 and is playing some of the best poker of his career at the present time, and if that form continues into next year and beyond then there are likely to be many more WSOP Bracelets coming his way, and who knows maybe even a third player of the year award too.

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