Pros React To Negreanu's 2015 WSOP ME 11th Place Bust OutJuly 15, 2015 12:40 pm
Daniel Negreanu sits atop poker’s ‘All Time Money List‘ with $30,622,512 in winnings, 6-WSOP bracelets, and 2-WPT titles to his credit. Needless to say, as well as the many highs he has enjoyed over his illustrious career the 40 year-old Hall Of Famer has also had to endure some cruel disappointments, of which high on the list is his 11th place finish at this year’s WSOP Main event, last night.
On Day 7, Negreanu had been sitting in the middle of the 27 player field as the number of players gradually were whittled down, but he eventually hit a downswing which left him near the bottom of the chip stacks with 13 competitors still remaining. Soon after, the fateful hand occurred in which Negreanu (As-4d) defended his big blind against Joe McKeehan (Jd-3d), before check-raising all-in on a Ad-Kc-10d flop. McKeehan quickly made the call and whilst the 3h on the turn kept Negreanu in front, the Qh lost him the 13.7 million pot and sent him crashing out of the main event in 11th place for a $526,778 payday.
Describing the moment the river card sealed his WSOP 2015 fate, Negreanu said: “I was shocked because I heard Mike [Matusow] and a couple of people cheer and then I was like, ‘They don’t realize that a queen makes a straight.’ The PokerStars sponsored pro also added: “My head hurts, because I legitimately lost my knees and hit my head on the ground. So I’m actually a bit dizzy, but it’s nothing a little vodka can’t heal.”
Talking to pokernews.com, Negreanu then went on to lament the missed opportunity he would have gotten as a November Niner to “promote the event, up the ratings, and get people really involved.” Negreanu’s elimination certainly came as a disppointment to many of his fellow pros and fans, and here are a few tweets posted following his 11th place finish:
“RT @BenjoDiMeo: When the river knocks you out of the biggest poker game in the world @WSOP #MainEvent http://t.co/DHrGSuStCk”
“Great run @RealKidPoker and I feel your pain. I too have found myself on the ground, in pain, but we pick ourselves up and stand tall!”
“Never cried when I’ve busted a tournament. @RealKidPoker busts 11th and it might be time.”
“We slap patches on and say “#ambassador” with our tongues in our cheeks, but the realest one ever deserved better tonight. @RealKidPoker #gg”
“On a serious note. I don’t feel bad at all for @RealKidPoker I am just continually impressed with everything he does. #respect”
“Well fun day of sweating, with @stealthmunk and @RealKidPoker being out I don’t care much, hopefully we can get the same excitement nextyear”
“Fuck I’m absolutely gutted for Daniel. If anyone actually ever “deserves” anything in poker, it would have been him making that final table.”