Daniel Negreanu Wins $790,304 At EPT Monte Carlo High Roller

Daniel Negreanu Wins $790,304 At EPT Monte Carlo High Roller Daniel Negreanu has just won $790,304 after finishing second in the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller, where he was defeated heads-up by Russian pro Igor Kurganov.
With his huge payday, the Canadian pro has taken his live career earnings to $16,129,218 and moves up to second place on the ‘All Time Money List’  overtaking the place previously occupied by Phil Ivey. Incidentally, Ivey bubbled the the final table in the same tournament finishing in 9th spot for €73,200  ($96,643).
Currently, Erik Seidel heads the list with $16,918,173 in winnings, followed by Negreanu on $16,129,219, Phil Ivey on $16,118,482 and Phil Hellmuth Jr a distant fourth on $13,133,461.  
On his way to the heads-up phase of the €25,000 EPT High Roller, Negreanu (A-10) eliminated short stack Max Lykov (K-K) in 8th ($132,250), Nathan Schoo in 7th ($175,893), and Justin Bonomo in 4th ($351,785) whose A-K was cracked by Negreanu’s A-10 with  a 10 coming on the turn. Negreanu was then dealt pocket kings and eliminated Philipp Gruissem (A-3) in 3rd ($484,035) to take a 2.5 to 1 chip lead into heads-up against Igor Kurganov.
Through solid play and choosing his spots carefully, Igor Kurganov was soon able to even the score before pulling in front. Eventually, Daniel Negreanu was reduced to a short stack when he was dealt Ac-Jc and pushed with his opponent making the call with K-3. The K-5-4-5-10 board sealed Negreanu’s fate who had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $791,649, later tweeting:
“Ugly finish lost K9 to AA on KJ8 flop then J8 vs 44 board 89284 then 7T vs 59 board 467T3 then AJ clubs all in lost to K3. Bleh…He played really well and I’m proud of my finish but not exactly happy with it at the moment. 600k Euro pays some bills.”
So far this year, Negreanu has reached four final tables, collected $1,478,660 in cashes along the way and has now entered the BLUFF POY top ten.

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