On Thursday, Daniel Negreanu became the third player in the history of poker to achieve $50,000,000 in live tournament earnings. As tracked by TheHendonMob.com, Negreanu joins Justin Bonomo and Bryn Kenney as the only players with at least $50,000,000 in career live tournament earnings. Negreanu achieved the feat by finishing in the money in Event #7: $25,000 NL Hold'em at the 2023 PokerGO Cup.

At the PokerGO Cup in Las Vegas, Negreanu placed third in Event #7 for $124,000 and pushed his career total to $50,116,496 in prizes. Coming into the tournament, Negreanu was just $7,502 short of passing $50,000,000. Now, Negreanu ranks third on poker's all-time money list behind only Bonomo ($58,954,124) and Kenney ($57,221,865).

Later in the day on Thursday, Negreanu would play and bust out of the final event at the PokerGO Cup, so his series is over. He finished with three cashes. Although Negreanu did not win his second PokerGO Cup title in three years (he won the first-ever PokerGO Cup), he did cash for a combined total of $192,000.

Helping to get him to the $50,000,000 mark was a $3,312,000 victory in Super High Roller Bowl VII last October. In that $300,000 buy-in event, Negreanu came out on top of a 24-entry field to win it all. He topped Nick Petrangelo in heads-up play. That win ranked as the second largest score of Negreanu's live tournament career.

Over the course of his storied career, Negreanu has cashed for $1,000,000 or more on nine occasions to date. Two of those seven-figure results were multi-million dollar scores from the Super High Roller Bowl.

Negreanu's Top 10 Tournament Scores To Date

Event Place Prize
2014 WSOP $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop 2nd $8,288,001
Super High Roller Bowl VII (2022) 1st $3,312,000
Super High Roller Bowl IV (2018) 2nd $3,000,000
2004 WPT $15,300 WPT World Championship 1st $1,770,218
2019 WSOP $100,000 High Roller 2nd $1,725,838
2014 Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge 4th $1,119,610
2004 WPT $10,300 Borgata Poker Open 1st $1,117,400
2013 WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event 1st $1,087,160
2011 PCA $100,000 Super High Roller 2nd $1,000,000
2013 WSOP Europe €25,600 High Roller 1st $979,955

According to TheHendonMob.com, Negreanu has live tournament cashes dating back to 1997 when his first-ever live tournament result was a 10th-place finish for $1,050 in a $230 limit hold'em event at the Orleans Open in Las Vegas. Negreanu's first live tournament victory came in the next month of August when he won a $225 limit hold'em event during the Heavenly Hold'em series in Los Angeles. Negreanu won $18,800 for that victory.

In 2004, Negreanu recorded his first seven-figure year. That year, he won $4,465,907 in prize money. He's gone on to win seven figures in 14 years throughout his career, with his best year on the live tournament felt coming in 2014 when he banked $10,284,118.

A Canadien now living in Las Vegas, Nevada, Negreanu is first on Canada's all-time money list, again according to TheHendonMob.com, and first on the all-time money list that is adjusted to exclude buy-ins of more than $50,000.

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