Daniel Negreanu Tops All-Time Money List

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PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu may well be disappointed that he did not quite manage to win the 2014 World Series of Poker ‘Big One For One Drop’, instead finishing in second place behind Dan Colman, yet the biggest score of his life for that finish has now pushed him to the top of the all-time money list in poker.

He took home $8,288,001 for the runner up finish pushing his career earnings up to $29,796,380, putting three million ahead of the player that one this event back in 2012 Antonio Esfandiari.

That is a tremendous feat that has Negreanu easily considered as one of the game’s best tournament players. This success has been spread across a career at the felt spanning at least 15 years, working his way up the rankings in that time in truly remarkable fashion.

It has to be said that the last few years have been his most successful but it all started back in 1998 when he won his first major event with a win in a PLO event at the World Series of Poker for $169,460. That amount may not be significant compared to the amounts won today but you can bet that it was the catalyst for where he is today.

The question now is, how long can he stay at the top or will he increase his lead throughout the rest of his career?

Check out his top ten scores since being a professional poker player:

Top Ten Scores

1) 2014 WSOP ‘Big One For One Drop’ – 2nd Place –  $8,288,001

2) 2004 WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic – 1st Place –  $1,770,218

3) 2014 Aussie Millions $250k Challenge – 4th Place –  $1,119,610

4) 2004 WPT Borgata Poker Open – 1st Place – $1,117,400

5) 2013 WSOP APAC Main Event – 1st Place – $1,087,160

6) 2011 PCA Super High Roller – 2nd Place – $1,000,000

7) 2013 WSOPE $25k High Roller – 1st Place – $979,955

8) 2009 WSOPE Main Event – 2nd Place – $817,035

9) 2012 EPT Monte Carlo High Roller – 2nd Place – $790,304

10) 2006 WSOPC Jack Binion $10k Championship – 1st Place – $755,525