Monday May 27,2013 : KID POKER SCORES HIS FIRST MAJOR ONLINE TOURNAMENT VICTORY
Twitter excitement over popular poker pro's big win
Popular international poker pro Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu has won millions in live poker tournaments around the world, but a relatively modest online win generated almost as much excitement and congratulatory messages on Twitter over the weekend.
Negreanu tweeted his delight at winning the main prize of $216,000 in the $5,200 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max event during the currently running Pokerstars Spring Championship of Online Poker, reporting:
"Won my first ever major online poker tournament. This last two months has been the sickest run of my career. So thankful and so fun!"
That generated a storm of supportive and congratulatory tweets from many big-name players as the news spread that Negreanu had bested an entry field of 179 hopefuls in the event, holding the chiplead going into the final table, a typically internet global affair with players from Russia, Finland, Canada, Austria and Britain all keen to mix it up.
That culminated in a heads up in which Negreanu faced player FA_Morgoth. Negreanu held a massive 11 to 2 chip lead over his last remaining opponent, and the heads up phase of play was soon over, leaving FA_Morgoth with a runner-up prize of $148,950.
The "sick" period referred to in Negreanu's victory tweet was a reference to his fifth World Series of Poker winner's bracelet (and a cool million plus dollars) in the recent APAC main event