Daniel Negreanu Wins SCOOP PLO Event For $216kMay 31, 2013 12:18 pm
Daniel Negreanu has won PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Event #39-H ($5,200 PLO 6-Max), after making his way past a tough field of 180 players on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the
$216k first place prize.
In the live arena, the Team PokerStars pro has been having one heck of a successful year and has already notched-up $1,694,253 in winnings, to take his total career earnings to $18,034,832. This year’s scores include victory at the WSOP-APAC $10k Main Event for $1,087,160 and, at the beginning of May, Negreanu finished 4th at the €10k EPT Grand Final Monte Carlo for €321,000 ($420,912).
However, despite his live results, Negreanu was still waiting to reproduce a measure of his success online, until now. Following his remarkable SCOOP win, the 38 year-old Canadian pro, tweeted: “Won my first ever major online poker tournament. This last two months has been the sickest run of my career. So thankful and SO FUN!”
The $5,200 buy-in event saw a whole slew of top pros competing, including such notable names as Shaun Deeb, Justin Bonomo, Nacho Barbero, Jason Mercier, Ike Haxton, Joe Ebanks, Chance Kornuth, Steven Chidwick, and David Baker.
When just two tables remained, Negreanu then propelled himself to the top of the leaderboard and by the time the final table of six had been set Negreanu was the table leader on a 331,441 chip stack. Also competing for the SCOOP title was FA_Morgoth (216,766), ender555 (157,191), rdcrsn (113,755), leshkaGmBlZ (49,892) and römpsä (30,955).
Daniel Negreanu then proceeded to eliminate rdcrsn in 6th ($40,500), ender555 in 4th ($76,500), and römpsä in 3rd ($112,500) before relegating his final opponent FA_Morgoth to a runner-up finish worth $148,950.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1. Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu (Canada) $216,000
2. FA_Morgoth (Austria) $148,950
3. römpsä (Finland) $112,500
4. ender555 (United Kingdom) $76,500
5. leshkaGmBlZ (Russia) $58,500
6. rdcrsn (Canada) $40,500