LAS VEGAS – With an 11th place finish in the World Series of Poker Europe Colossus event for WSOP Player of the Year third-place finisher, Shaun Deeb, Daniel Negreanu secured the 2019 WSOP POY. It was the third time Negreanu has won this award in his illustrious career.
World Series of Poker Player of the Year points are accumulated in all bracelet events in WSOP events in Las Vegas and WSOP events in Europe. In total, 97 WSOP events dished out points towards the POY award.
Commenting on winning the award via his Twitter handle @RealKidPoker, Negreanu said, “While there is no cash prize for WSOP POY, poker is my passion. The title is the achievement and acknowledgment of a lot of hard work, long grueling days against top competition.”
With Deeb’s elimination from WSOPE Colossus, it left Negreanu with a total of 4,074.88 points to take home the crown. Robert Campbell came runner-up to Negreanu with 3,961.31 points and Deeb finishing in a distant third with 3,710.64. There was a chance Deeb could have caught and passed Negreanu for the POY title but he needed a 5th place finish or better in WSOPE Colossus.
For the year, Negreanu finished with 24 cashes in WSOP bracelet events, including 7 from WSOPE events. Unfortunately, he did not come away with WSOP bracelet number 7 in 2019 but he did finish the year with four final tables and two runner-up finishes.