Daniel Negreanu Tops All-Time Money List After $1 Million PCA WinJanuary 9, 2011 10:31 am
Daniel Negreanu has just got off to the best possible start in 2011 after winning $1 million at the $100k Super High Roller event at PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), to top poker’s All-Time Money List.
Daniel Negreanu had been trailing the Money List since 2009 when he relinquished the top spot to Phil Ivey, who finished the November WSOP Main Event final in 7th place for $1,404,014.
Phil Ivey had remained in pole position ever since with Negreanu finishing 2010 around three quarter of a million dollars behind in 2nd place, having earned $683,825 throughout the year.
Now, after an impressive performance at the three day Super High Roller event, where he came second to Eugene Katchalov ($1.5 million), Negreanu finds himself on top of the list once more with $14,131,104 in live tournament earnings.
Going into the $100,000 tournament, the ever competitive Negreanu obviously had an eye on the poker record books, and commenting to cardplayer.com stated:
“With Ivey, it’s a lifelong battle. I don’t look at it as if this event has to be the one. My goal is to chip away and if I pass him, try to maintain that lead. For me, it’s more a case of winning. I’m not too concerned with locking up a second or third place finish, I’m going after the win.”
Despite the incredibly high buy-in, Negreanu said that he held a 100% stake in himself. Dismissing Sklansky’s recommendation of having a tournament bankroll around 100 times your buy-in, Negreanu commented:
“$100,000 is a big chunk of most bankrolls..I’ve never paid attention to bankroll management, which is probably why I’ve gone broke so many times. The important thing to remember here is that most people who put up $100,000, whether they have the money or not, are doing it to test themselves. It’s less about your edge and more about the thrill of playing for something so substantial.”
Daniel Negreanu not only tested himself, but came out trumps after finishing runner-up in the PCA tournament to reclaim his top spot. Negreanu now has a $271,160 cushion ahead of nearest rival Phil Ivey (2nd) with other realistic contenders such as Phil Hellmuth Jr (4th), John Juanda (5th) and Michael Mizrachi (7th) around $2.5 million adrift.