Daniel Negreanu is an experienced poker pro with a 30-year career. But luck hasn't been on his side in the past two years since he has been on a dry spell. Even so, his fortune changed recently when he beat Nick Petrangelo in a 2022 $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) and took home $3.3 million.
"Kid Poker" beat all his opponents in Las Vegas at PokerGO Studio, and The Hendon Mob reports that this was his second biggest live cash. Also, it is the pro's first SHRB ring after finishing second in the 2018 SHRB and winning $3 million.
Negreanu informed Jeff Platt from PokerGO that he had a huge trail of close friends. He strived to get out with his fans as he played at the table. Besides, he admitted that he had urged people not to follow him in competitive tournaments and assured them that he would return home with various titles.
The Final Table's Results
- Daniel Negreanu from Canada – $3,312,000
- Nick Petrangelo from the U.S. – $2,016,000
- Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger from the U.S. – $1,152,000
- Justin Bonomo from the U.S. – $720,000
Negreanu lost $1.1 million in the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and missed the Player of the Year (POY) race early this summer. Yet, he finished seventh in the $50,000 Poker Masters after Seth Davies' jacks cracked his pocket aces.
The poker pro stated after winning that he doesn't believe in bad luck as it worsens situations. He added that it's only his wife who understands how he feels when he loses a tournament. At times, he feels he is using the right poker strategy, but the results demoralize him, yet some online spectators are cheering him.
Negreanu stated that he was confident when signing up for the SHRB despite having a long cold streak as he had tested new strategies in Poker Masters. He added that poker strategies would evolve soon, especially 100 deep and deep-stacked poker.
No one is currently studying for the limping strategy. He is confident that no other poker player will be more prepared than him, as he has been in the industry for three decades.
Action at the SHRB
The $300,000 buy-in tournament attracted 24 entrants who formed a $7.2 million prize pool. But only the top four finishers won money.
Some of the players included David Peters, Isaac Haxton, Michael Addamo, Sean Winter, and Stephen Chidwick. Winter recently won the Poker Masters Championship and eyed another title.
Bryn Kenney left the event on Day 1 after Negreanu's quad threes outdrew his aces. Orpen Kisacikoglu was the short stack when he reached the final table, but he busted the money bubble.
Justin Bonomo followed him in the fourth position with $720,000. Negreanu had the largest stack when action on the table started. He increased his lead after turning a nut straight against Petrangelo's top pair.
The latter improved to trips on the river before calling a check-raise from Negreanu, who later busted Andrew Lichtenberger in the third position. Lichtenberger's ace-six dominated LuckyChewy's king-six.
Negreanu faced Petrangelo in a heads-up match. The former chipped away at the latter, who the Hendon Mob showed he had $24.6 million earnings before the tournament. Negreanu used a queen-seven to move all-in, while Petrangelo used king-five to call off his chips in the final hand.
Petrangelo almost drew dead after Negreanu got a flush draw and a pair from the flop. The river and turn didn't help the former, and he finished second with $2,016,000.