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Punnat Punsri of Thailand won the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em event as part of this series of high buy-in tournaments hosted at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. After defeating American Daniel Colpoys in heads-up play, the Asian player earned US$310,000 while his runner-up received US$201,000. With his US$124,000 victory, Canadian shark Daniel Negreanu crossed the US$50,000,000 milestone in his wins history.
Negreanu topped $50,000,000 in earnings during a tournament won by Punsri. Punsri won the event.
On Thursday, the winner of the $25,000 NLH tournament, event #7 of the PokerGo Tour stop at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, was determined. Punnat Punsri of Thailand won the championship trophy after defeating Daniel Colpoys of the United States in heads-up play. The Asian winner received $310,000, while the runner-up received $200,000.
The last member of the podium was the Canadian sensation Daniel Negreanu. The GGPoker ambassador earned US$124,000 for his third-place finish, which enabled him to surpass the US$50,000,000 lifetime milestone for live tournament wins. Kid Poker becomes the third player after Americans Justin Bonomo and Bryn Kenney to exceed this legendary figure.
With his third-place finish in this competition, Canadian Daniel Negreanu earned the distinction.
surpassed the US$50 million threshold in wins. (picture provided by PokerNews)
The tournament concluded with 31 entrants, resulting in a total prize fund of $775,000. The top five finishers received the following prizes:
Winner: Punnat Punnsri (Thailand) US$310.000 Second-place finisher: Daniel Colpoys (United States) US$201,000 Daniel Negreanu placed third (Canada) US$124.000 Fourth place: David Peters (United States), $85.5 Sam Soverel (United States), 205th, US$54,250
Concurrently with the defining of this event, Day 1 of Event #8 of the series, a US$50,000 NLH tournament with the largest buy-in at this PokerGo Cup stop, was played.