For the 16th time in his brilliant career, Daniel Negreanu has eclipsed $1,000,000 in live tournament winnings in a calendar year. Negreanu hit seven figures in prize money in 2024 thanks to a 49th-place finish in WSOP Event #1: $5,000 Champions Reunion NL Hold'em.

Negreanu entered the 2024 World Series of Poker with $997,320 in earnings. His finish in the $5,000 Champions Reunion event earned Negreanu $9,141 to push him to $1,006,461 in prizes on the year.

Negreanu, who at the time of writing was ranked seventh on poker's all-time money list according to TheHendonMob.com, has the most million-dollar years in live tournament poker. He's cashed for $1,000,000 or more on 16 occasions, which is two more than any other player in the history of the game. Second on the list of million-dollar years is Phil Ivey with 14, then it's five players tied with 12 $1,000,000 years.

Most $1,000,000+ Years In Poker

List as of Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

Rank Player $1,000,000+ Years
1st Daniel Negreanu 16
2nd Phil Ivey 14
T-3rd Stephen Chidwick 12
T-3rd Dan Smith 12
T-3rd Isaac Haxton 12
T-3rd Erik Seidel 12
T-3rd Phil Hellmuth 12
T-8th Adrian Mateos 11
T-8th David Peters 11
T-8th Steve O'Dwyer 11

Negreanu came off a 2023 that saw him lose more than $2,200,000 from live poker tournaments, but so far he's performing well to right that ship. Of course, the WSOP comes with an enormous figure for buy-ins for a player like Negreanu, so only time will tell if his "quality over quantity" approach to the year continues to prove strong.

At time of writing, Negreanu ranked fourth on the 2024 PGT leaderboard with 896 points.

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