November 4, 2019 Featured Articles, Live Poker News, Poker News Lars Liedtke

Daniel Negreanu wins 2019 WSOP Player of the Year after epic battle with Shaun Deeb!

The 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Race was probably the most exciting ever. Shaun Deeb had the chance to steal the title in the very last WSOP event of the year from Daniel Negreanu by finishing 5th or better at today’s final day of the WSOP Europe €550 Colossus, while starting in 3rd with only 11 player left.

Daniel Negreanu vs. Shaun Deeb

What a matchup for 2019 WSOP Player of the Year! Two poker legends were fighting till the last second for this prestigious title.

Daniel Negreanu wins 2019 WSOP Player of the Year after epic battle with Shaun Deeb

Daniel Negreanu managed to pull in front during the WSOP Europe and had a pretty big lead of 364 points against Shaun Deeb before the start of the Colossus.

Both made it into the money to collect extra leaderboard points, but when Daniel bustet in 195th place and Robert Campbell in 149th place, Shaun suddenly had a chance to defend his WSOP Player of the Year title!

Shaun Deeb fires shots at Daniel Negreanu

Adding insult to injury and probably in an effort to push himShaun fired shots at Daniel after he busted:

Shaun’s chances were still very slim as Negreanu managed to cash and score important points for the WSOP Player of the Year Leaderboard.

Shaun Deeb needed to make the Final Table of the Colossus and manages!

That meant Deeb not only needed to make the final table, but needed to finish 5th or better, not easy to do in a tournament with 2738 entries!

But Shaun managed to make the final table and finish Day 2 in 3rd place with only 11 players left!

Shaun Deeb misses chance to win back-to-back WSOP Player of the Year titles

Suddenly Deeb had a very decent chance to win Player of the Year. He started today’s Final Day of the Colossus as one of the big stacks in 3rd Place and only needed to finish 5th.

However, it was not Shaun’s day and he lost a big pot straight after the start and then busted soon after in dramatic fashion in 11th Place!

Daniel Negreanu is the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year!

Now it was official Daniel Negreanu is the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year!

Daniel makes history by winning the prestigoius title for the third time. Sincere congratulations to KidPoker, who put in countless hours and dollars, travelled to Rozvadov played any WSOP event possible to come out on top of an epic 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Race.

Negreanu wanted this title so bad and more than the others, which made him win  in the end. You can feel how happy Daniel is right now and what it means to him in his tweets below:

“I’m very proud of the year I had and super grateful I get to play a game for a living”

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