Negreanu Moves Into Number 2 on All Time Money List

May 7, 2012

Last week, Canadian poker pro Daniel Negreanu took a second-place payday in the EPT Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller tournament after losing the grand prize to Russian poker pro Igor Kurganov. Negreanu got a $790,304 paycheck for his second, taking his career earnings for live tournaments up to $16,129,218 and moving him into the second spot on the All Time Money List of poker. In doing so, Negreanu knocked Phil Ivey out of the #2 All Time spot.

Erik Seidel is currently the All Time Money leader with $16,918,173, followed by Negreanu, and then Phil Ivey, whose live career earnings total $16,118,482, all three of which are not too far apart and could easily swap places back and forth with a windfall tournament, especially with the WSOP coming up. These three top poker earners will likely dominate the top three spots for quite some time, as fourth place Phil Helmuth isn’t anywhere close with $13,133,461 in career earnings, but anything is possible in poker.

After finishing second in the EPT Monte Carlo, Negreanu tweeted, “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.”

Perhaps he hadn’t yet realized his All Time Money feat.

Thus far in 2012, Negreanu has made his way to four final tables and collected $1,478,660 in winnings. He is now also moved into the top ten ranks of the BLUFF Player of the Year list.


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