As the Stars Tweet: Daniel Negreanu’s WSOP APAC Win

April 16, 2013

After five long years, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu finally won his fifth World Series of Poker gold bracelet, joining the likes of Stu Ungar, Scotty Nguyen and Berry Johnston on the all-time list. Negreanu’s latest win came in the inaugural WSOP Asia Pacific A$10,000 Main Event, where he overcame a field of 405 players to take down the A$1,038,825 first-place prize.

Needless to say, it was an exciting day for Negreanu. “I won!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!” Negreanu tweeted shortly after the win. “Very happy right now. Thanks to all my friends and family for giving me the confidence I needed! So happy!!!!”


Daniel Negreanu with A$1m and bracelet no. 5

While Negreanu’s win was his alone, many of his fellow Team PokerStars Pros shared in the celebration and gave their congratulations.

  • David Williams: “Congratulations to @RealKidPoker on his #WSOPAPAC main event victory!!!”
  • Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier: “@RealKidPoker YES!!! Congrats on such an Amazing Job Daniel, you’re making all of us proud to be #TeamPokerStars”
  • Liv Boeree: “Congrats @RealKidPoker for winning the WSOP APAC!!! You da best!!
  • Theo Jorgensen: “Congrats to Daniel Negreanu for winning the WSOP APAC main event.”

    Negreanu’s accomplishment transcended mere team-mate backslapping. It was celebrated by the entire poker community.

  • Joe Hachem: “Congrats @RealKidPoker for an amazing effort to win the inaugural wsopapac main event. Just goes to show hard work does pay off #WSOPAPAC
  • Actor Kevin Pollak: “Congrats @RealKidPoker Daniel Negreanu – winner 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event”
  • JC Tran: “Peace our Melbourne. Congrats to @RealKidPoker for the win. Thanks crown casino and WSOP for a great tournament.”
  • Phil Ivey: “This just happened. Time to celebrate with @RealKidPoker.” *See Picture


    Negreanu with some guy called ‘No home Jerome’

    While Negreanu has four other bracelets, none of them have come in No-Limit Hold’em, let alone a Main Event, and none paid nearly as much. Here’s a look at “Kid Poker’s” other bracelets: 1998 29th Annual WSOP Event #9 $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em for $169,460; 2003 34th Annual WSOP Event #23 $2,000 Limit S.H.O.E. for $100,440; 2004 35th Annual WSOP Event #15 $2,000 Limit Hold’em for $169,100; and 2008 39th Annual WSOP Event #28 $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys for $123,437.

    After a night of celebration in the land down under*, Negreanu hopped a Qantas flight back to Las Vegas with his bracelet in tow. What’s more, he is also the current leader in the WSOP Player of the Year race with and will have a chance at more points, and his sixth bracelet, next month at the 2013 WSOP.

    *That’s Australia.

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