If dude’s in their upper 30’s still had wet dreams, WSOP commish Ty Stewart just blasted a massive load in his jammies.
In just over six months, the game’s two biggest names–Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu–have won the WSOP “expansion” Main Events. Solid shot in the arm for those event’s credibility.
In related news if you haven’t figured it out yet, Daniel Negreanu dominated final table play on route to the inaugural WSOP Asia Pacific Main Event crown. This marks Negreanu’s fifth bracelet. For the win, he banked just over $1M AUD.
Sure to be discussed at length within the poker community is Negreanu’s involvement with the Choice Center for his recent surge. To that point, Negreanu credited the aforementioned Choice Center for a role in the victory, telling WSOP.com:
“I went to do these personal growth courses and the biggest thing I got out of that was confidence and self-trust. I trust myself and I trust myself to make the right decisions. Antonio [Esfandiari] also went to the same thing and he won a couple bracelets, made a couple of final tables, and came ninth here. I just graduated myself and I’ve come fourth and first. People can hate all they want. I’m not in a cult, they’re nuts, and I would never be in one. I went through a course, I’ve done the course, and I am so happy I did it.”
Australia’s Daniel Morton finished second for $637,911 AUD. Macau big game leader Winfred Yu came in third for $423,225 AUD. Benny Spindler, who held the chip leader at the start of final table play, flamed out in sixth for $146,205 AUD.
Get a full recap and results here.
Hear what Gavin Smith said about Choice on our podcast here.