Phil Ivey has sat at the top of the all time biggest tournament poker earners for a while now, but thanks to a million dollar runner-up finish in a recent $100k American Poker Tour No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller event in the Caribbean, Daniel Negreanu has stolen Ivey’s crown.
Negreanu has made only two larger cash wins in his poker career than this $1 million dollar cash out. He took home over $1.7 million in the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic II and $1.1 million in the Borgata Poker Open WPT. He’s come a long way, with a total of over $14.1 million in poker winnings during the course of his career. Pretty impressive, especially considering that the 36-year old Canadian has only been on the poker tournament scene since 1997. Many of his older counterparts have been around for much longer and haven’t made as much money as he has.
Although Negreanu has surpassed Ivey in tournament winnings, Ivey still beats Negreanu when you look at how much money he has made across all aspects of poker play and not just tournaments. That being said, Negreanu’s feat is still quite an accomplishment.
In addition to now being the all time biggest poker tournament winner, Negreanu also has earned three Player of the Year accolades from the World Series Of Poker, Card Player Magazine and the WPT and is a household name amongst poker fans around the globe.