Congrats to Negreanu, GPI and EPT Berlin

  • Daniel Negreanu can finally relax a bit as the bracelet drought has ended. It has been very long but he did it. And it is more special because it is not a side event but the inaugural WSOP APAC Main Event where Negreanu won his fifth bracelet.

  • This week has been a bit like a calm before the storm. After the WSOP Asia-Pacific has ended, poker players are getting ready to upcoming events of EPT Berlin and the WSOP in Las Vegas. So, this week we a take a look at Negreanu’s 5th bracelet and GPI index updates before another wild week in poker commences.

    Negreanu’s fifth WSOP bracelet

    First of all, we would like to congratulate Daniel Negreanu with his with his fifth WSOP bracelet win. It is a well-deserved victory against a very strong field including Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey and Antonio Esfandiari.

    And this win becomes even more special having in mind how determined Negreanu was after last year has been a bit of a bust.

    In fact, his last tournament win was in 2010 EPT Vilamoura for just over $10.000. In Australia he has recorded a win for $1 million! And even more spectacular is the fact that Negreanu had to wait for 5 whole years for his fifth WSOP bracelet. Overall, 405 entries were registered.

    Two of the best poker players in the world claimed WSOP APAC wins:

    Pokerstars blog looks at Negreanu’s career in detail

    GPI Poker Index

    Global Poker Index is the leaderboard poker players look at the most Last year’s POTY winner has not had the results any similar to the ones like in 2012 so he has fallen to 38th. On the other hand, the biggest jumps is by Daniel Negreanu (+73) that is now on 24rd and Antonio Esfandiari (+31) that is on 23rd now.

    Phil Ivey that also grabed a bracelet on WSOP APAC is up by 27 to 68th. Currently the leader of the Leaderboard is Marvin Guido Rettenmeier.

    For all details check out the complete GPI 300 Index

    EPT Berlin runs 17-27 April

    All of the best known poker players will be at European Poker Tour. Last year The Main Event gathered 745 players from all over the world. Davidi Kitai claimed the title, the bragging rights and €712.000.

    The series have already begun on 17 April. The biggest events to look for is the €500.000 GTD Berlin Cup – a four-day event that will hold the final table on 21 April and Main Event that starts on the same day.

    If you are not playing, make sure to follow the action because there will be definitely all the Pokerstars featured pros including Johnathan Duhamel, Daniel Negreanu and maybe even newest Pokerstars signing football star Ronaldo.