Daniel Negreanu banks nearly $1 million, live reports entire final table

December 02, 2017

If a million dollar tree falls in the middle of a casino and no poker reporters are there to write about it, did anybody get rich(er)?

I don’t even know what that’s supposed to mean. I just know that it’s a pretty interesting night when there is a $100,000 buy-in poker tournament reaching its conclusion and finding any news about it is like looking for a Yeti in the Sahara.

No, I don’t know what that means, either. I just know what I know from Twitter, which is that Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu just managed to win nearly a million bucks, and the only reason I know that is that he was providing his own live updates via Twitter.

Here’s the story as told through the tweets of Kid Poker himself, beginning with last night’s last update.

And then Negreanu went radio silent for a long time, leading us to believe a black hole opened and sucked the Bellagio into a vortex.

Or maybe they went to dinner. We have no way of knowing. All we know is that some time later, Negreanu resumed his reporting.

It was around this point that we wondered if there was a universe in which we poker reporters didn’t even exist and where Negreanu et al had been self-reporting the action through the entire poker boom.

The heads up match wasn’t a long one, but it gave us a dramatic final hand, reported by…yep…same guy.

So, in the end, Dan Smith won the $1.4 million, while Negreanu had to be satisfied with $936,000.

If he wants to make up the difference, we can offer him some live reporting work in Prague.

We pay pretty well, Daniel.

And congrats.


is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. Follow him on Twitter: @BradWillis.


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