The 2022 World Series of Poker has been one that Daniel Negreanu would probably like to forget, especially after the way he was sent to the rail on Friday afternoon in Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em.
On his second bullet — $500,000 invested in the tournament — he entered Day 2 with less than half his starting stack. But he quickly built it back up and appeared on track to make a run. And then he ran into one of his toughest hands in what has been a frustrating summer for the poker legend.
The perennial WSOP Player of the Year contender has just four small cashes this summer and has yet to reach a final table. Last year, he finished in third place in the POY race, an award he won in 2004 and 2013.
Peters Delivers Soul-Crushing Bad Beat
With the blinds at 20,000/40,000, Andrew Robl raised from late position to 90,000 before David Peters jammed all in for 1,500,000 with . Negreanu, next to act and holding , called for slightly less. Robl moved out of the way.
The flop came , giving Peters a gut-shot straight draw, before picking up a flush draw to boot on the turn. As the river hit the table, Negreanu slammed his vlogging equipment into the table, scattering his chip stacks.
He then got up from the table, threw his handheld tripod and camera at a wall, all the while muttering under his breath unhappily.
“You have me covered?” Negreanu asked Peters upon returning to the table, and the dealer confirmed. Negreanu exited the tournament area, recording as he went.
Negreanu’s Slump Continues
Although this is true on any day during the World Series of Poker, Negreanu’s Saturday vlog should certainly be entertaining. According to his Friday vlog (Day 24), he is now in the hole $979,389 for the series. Before writing him off and assuming he’s locked up a losing series, it should be noted that he cashed for over $1.1 million over two third place finishes late in the 2021 WSOP.
Negreanu, who has six career bracelets, has yet to win a WSOP event since 2013, and hasn’t won a bracelet in Las Vegas since 2008. It’s one of the most mind-boggling droughts in poker history given how successful and profitable he’s been over the years at the World Series of Poker.