The Main Event of the World Series of Poker is the game’s ultimate event and status symbol but a status symbol of the game itself will be absent from this year’s proceedings. Daniel Negreanu is a marketing machine and acclaimed as one of the top poker players in the world but was unable to make the cut for the 2016 World Series of Poker November Nine. The famed Negreanu has won a total of six bracelets but was operating on a short stack for most of his final day and could not break through.
Negreanu is a major draw and arguably the most recognizable name in poker as a rival to Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth and Mike "The Mouth" Matusow. Negreanu is also an astute self-promoter and a success at the poker business. It was feared that there would be a mass exodus of fans after his loss but interest has remained high for the November Nine. In addition to his six bracelets, Negreanu has total winnings of more than $18 in tournament action.
The Canadian is coming off perhaps his weakest performance ever at the World Series of Poker and has been in the news for some other issues that were less than positive over the past year. Still, his proven record of excellence makes his many fans believe that he will come back stronger than ever.
The Main Event will resume with action on November 8 with the winner expected to be determined on November 10 with a top prize of over $7.6 million expected.