Daniel Negreanu is now a seven-time WSOP bracelet winner after winning the $50,000 Poker Players Championship at the 2024 World Series of Poker. Negreanu topped the 89-entrant field and a stacked final table that included Phil Ivey, Jeremy Ausmus, Chris Brewer, and eventual runner-up Bryce Yockey to win the $1,178,703 first-place prize. 

"Both actually, but relief first," Negreanu said on whether he was feeling joy or relief as he held his seventh WSOP bracelet. "It's been so long, and when you start to see everybody else win five, winning six, you become a has-been in the conversation. To have seven, that puts you in a new tier."

Negreanu's seventh gold bracelet victory pushes his WSOP earnings to $22,474,143. He now sits in the top spot on the WSOP All-Time Money List, surpassing Antonio Esfandiari. This victory also propels Negreanu to more than $53.87 million in lifetime tournament earnings, according to The Hendon Mob, keeping him in seventh place on the All-Time Money List.

"That's pretty cool, I didn't even know that," Negreanu said on his spot at the top of the WSOP All-Time Money List and what that means in the WSOP history books. "Every stat that I can elevate whether it's PGT points, or bracelets, or Player of the Years, that's all super fun to me. So to see my name on top of the All-Time WSOP winnings, that's pretty special."

The grueling Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship attracted 89 entrants and created a prize pool of $4,249,750. The final 14 players were in the money as three-time champion Michael Mizrachi, along with previous champion Phil Hui, Maxx Coleman, James Obst, and Joao Vieira all exited prior to the final table being set. Once Johannes Becker, Phil Ivey, and Jeremy Ausmus all departed, the final five would advance to Day 5 play. David Benyamine was the short stack as was an early casualty before Dylan Smith exited in fourth. 

The final three—Negreanu, Yockey, and Brewer—played an intense three-handed battle in which each player held the chip lead. Brewer's run came to an end in third place when he was all-in on a ten-high flop with pocket aces against the top pair and flush draw of Yockey. Yockey drilled his flush on the turn to take a three-to-two chip advantage into heads-up play against Negreanu. Yockey was the first to strike and extend his lead, but Negreanu clawed back into it before flopping a flush to take the chip lead. Negreanu would relinquish his lead back to Yockey, and this back-and-forth continued for the entirety of the nearly four-hour heads-up match. With Negreanu on the ropes in Pot-Limit Omaha, he would be all-in with a straight draw and pair against Yockey's pocket aces. Negreanu drilled trips on the river, and he moved into a slight lead. Yockey ran a bluff that Negreanu picked off to see the Canadian hold his biggest lead, and although Yockey managed to close the gap, the final few orbits had Yockey down to just a handful of big bets.

During Pot-Limit Omaha, Yockey was all-in with a flush and straight draw against Negreanu's trips. Negreanu filled up on the turn to end Yockey's comeback in second place, while simultaneously awarding him his seventh WSOP bracelet and the $1,178,703 first-place prize. As Negreanu hoisted his WSOP bracelet in celebration, the 100-plus strong crowned chanted, "Daniel, Daniel, Daniel" as everyone erupted in jubilation to celebrate Negreanu's triumph. 

"It'll be fun to see when the vlog is released to check some of the comments," Negreanu said about the incredible support he's received from the rail throughout his run to winning the WSOP bracelet. "The people that watch the vlog or buy pieces of me on PokerStake, they sort of live and die with the same things that I have. For me, it's nice to be able to share that joy."

2024 WSOP Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st Daniel Negreanu Canada $1,178,703 700
2nd Bryce Yockey United States $768,467 461
3rd Chris Brewer United States $519,158 311
4th Dylan Smith United States $363,914 218
5th David Benyamine France $265,054 159

Negreanu joins John Hennigan, Billy Baxter, and Men Nguyen as seven-time WSOP bracelet winners. The next player on Negreanu's radar is Johnny Moss with nine WSOP bracelets, while the trio of Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, and Erik Seidel each hold ten WSOP bracelets. Awaiting at the top of the WSOP mountain are Phil Ivey with 11 WSOP bracelets and Phil Hellmuth with 17 WSOP bracelets.

"The games that I love to play, these are it," Negreanu said about how special it was to win this Poker Players Championship bracelet. "I love mixed games. I always have been more of a mixed games specialist who also can play No-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha."

"I grew up playing mixed cash games, and to me, this bracelet gets you respect in that community," Negreanu said about the honor of winning the Poker Players Championship. "This isn't like some dinky little super turbo. This is the grind."

On looking ahead at surpassing his peers that are battling on the felt alongside Negreanu everyday, he said, "It's one step at a time. Nothing changes for me. I'm still playing. I'm going to stick to the plan I have."

Daniel Negreanu's WSOP Bracelets

Year Location Event Prize
2024 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship $1,178,703
2013 WSOP Europe €25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller €725,000
2013 WSOP Asia-Pacific AU$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event AU$1,038,825
2008 WSOP $2,000 Limit Hold'em $204,874
2004 WSOP $2,000 Limit Hold'em $169,100
2003 WSOP $2,00 S.H.O.E. $100,440
1998 WSOP $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em $169,460

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