In the first series of the 2024 PokerGO Tour season, Daniel Negreanu finished second in a heads-up match against Kristen Foxen, but that didn’t stop the Canadian from performing on his way to the podium Produce some outstanding effects. Perhaps the best of them all came at the final table, when Eric Baldwin was traded to Negreanu.
With seven players remaining in the $10,100 buy-in tournament, with blinds at 10,000/20,000, Negreanu woke up. Blind and received a 50,000 raise from Baldwin, who at the time was earning . The Canadian 3-bet to 140,000 and was recovered.
The flop gave Negreanu an even greater advantage as the board gave him 3 cards of the same type. Both players checked, and the turn card did little to change the hand. Starting from the big blind, the Canadian bet 155,000 and Baldwin called.
The real problem is the river, which brings a 1 and gives the hand another 3-bet. On this move, Negreanu went all-in with 1,140,000 chips and was called almost immediately by his opponent, who had 710,000 chips. He was eventually eliminated in seventh place and received a bonus of $20,000.