It was deja vu all over again for Daniel Negreanu, capturing his fourth WSOP bracelet in the very same event where he won his third back in 2004. Negreanu arrived at this final table as far and away the most experienced and decorated player among the nine, and proved to everyone here today why he deserves to be called one of the world's best all-around players.
Negreanu rushed into the crowd after the final card was dealt, high-fiving his friends and embracing his mother, who still lovingly prepares her son vegan meals for lunch every day of the series.
"Me-1, Ivey-0!" cried Negreanu as he hoisted his new piece of jewelry in the air. The two poker legends have a standing bet during this year's WSOP in which one pays the other $200,000 for each bracelet won. That will effectively double Negreanu's prize money from this victory.
As Negreanu sat back down at the table for his winner's photo behind his wall of chips and his winning , he paused for a moment to dig his cell phone out of his pocket.
"Hang on, I've got to text Ivey!" he said with a sly smile.
Congratulations to Daniel Negreanu on his fourth World Series of Poker bracelet!
On a flop of Ugar Marangoz bet and Daniel Negreanu called. The turn was the . Marangoz checked, Negreanu bet, Marangoz raised, Negreanu three-bet, Marangoz four-bet and Negreanu called. The river was the . Marangoz checked, Negreanu bet, and Marangoz called.
Negreanu showed a heart flush and took down the monster pot, giving him a substantial chip lead over Marangoz.
Daniel Negreanu raised, David Baker called. The flop was and Negreanu bet. Baker called. The came on the turn and Negreanu bet again. Baker raised and Negreanu called. River was the and Negreanu bet to put Baker all in. Baker called and Negreanu announced, "Straight!" and showed .
Daniel Negreanu raised from the button. Ugur Marangoz made the call from the big blind. Marangoz checked in the dark and the flop came . Negreanu checked behind. The turn was the and Marangoz checked. Negreanu bet out. Marangoz called.
The river was the and Marangoz bet. Negreanu leaned forward to study the hand and then began counting out chips. He made the call.
Marangoz showed for a flopped straight to win the hand.