John Hennigan has won his sixth WSOP gold bracelet after taking down the $10,000 Seven Card Stud event. He had to survive a marathon heads-up match with Daniel Negreanu to pull out the victory.
Negreanu was vying for his seventh bracelet. He fought hard to earn the win and played masterfully while exchanging blows with Hennigan. In the end, though, “Johnny World” walked away with the victory.
Hennigan Furthers His Poker Legend
Johnny World collected $245,451 after winning the $10k Seven Card Stud event. However, this accomplishment was about more than just the money.
He now has six gold bracelets, which puts him in elite company with players like Negreanu. Hennigan also has nearly $8.5 million in tournament winnings.
With multiple bracelet victories within the past few years, John looks poised to be a force at the WSOP into the foreseeable future.
Final Table Action for $10k Seven Card Stud
Hennigan had the fourth-most chips when final table play began. He took down several pots throughout the final day to steadily improve his position.
Meanwhile, notable players like Frank Kassela (seventh, $30,817), David Singer (fifth, $53,621), and David “ODB” Baker (third, $104,416) would fall by the wayside.
Baker’s elimination set the stage for Hennigan and Negreanu to face off. The latter held a 2:1 chip advantage. The two skilled pros battled for four hours until a winner emerged.
Both would take a large lead and seem to be in position to win at various points. However, the matchup raged on as each continued finding ways to make a comeback. Hennigan was finally able to defeat Negreanu and pull out the win.
As for Negreanu, he collected a $151,700 payout for finishing runner-up. However, this amount doesn’t make up for the fact that he missed out on another bracelet yet again.