He beat Nicolau Villa-Lobos heads up after grinding him down and finding pocket jacks when his opponent had pocket fives. He claimed €725,000 for the win but for somebody that has now earned just under $20 million from poker tournaments throughout his career, it will be the bracelet and the Player of the Year he will be more thrilled with.
I DID IT!!! WSOP PLAYER OF THE YEAR FOR THE SECOND TIME!! AHHHH I CAN’T BELIEVE IT
Thank you ALL for your support- I WON! I am on cloud right now and love each and every one of you. Even those of you who hate me haha
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) October 25, 2013
Negreanu is not only a very popular player among fans but also amongst his fellow poker players, so it was no surprise to see a massive outpouring of congratulations coming from many of them.
@RealKidPoker WEEEE YOU DA BEST!!! CONFIRMADO
— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) October 24, 2013
@RealKidPoker Congrats man!! Guess will have to now look at 2 posters of you next summer at the Rio
— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) October 24, 2013
@RealKidPoker Awesome brother ! Congrats
— Ronnie Bardah (@RonnieBardah) October 24, 2013
@RealKidPoker Big Congrats!!! Well deserved…
— Marvin Rettenmaier (@MadMarvin) October 24, 2013
@RealKidPoker Yayyyyyyy!!!! So happy for you. Hard work pays off!
— Maria Ho (@MariaHo) October 25, 2013
@RealKidPoker: Congrat’s on WSOP POY (& 6th bracelet)! You turn 40 next yr? I don’t think there will be any controversy on 1 PHOF inductee.
— Mike Sexton (@MikeSexton_WPT) October 25, 2013
It is no doubt that 2013 has been the best year of Negreanu’s career, a year where he has played extremely consistently and has found this inner strength within himself to believe that he can achieve almost anything.
We are extremely happy for Daniel; he really is one of the nicest guys around and totally deserves the success that he has been getting this year. Well done Daniel, next up is the Hall Of Fame next year!
How It Finished
1st) Daniel Negreanu – €725,000
2nd) Nicolau Villa-Lobos – €450,000
3rd) Phillip Gruissem – €250,000
4th) David Peters – €150,500
5th) Timothy Adams – €100,600
6th) Scott Seiver – €74,600
7th) Jason Koon – €63,500
8th) Erik Seidel – €55,400
9th) Joni Jouhkimainen – €50,400