Daniel Negreanu’s high-risk WSOP bracelet prop bet

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Jun 05, 2014 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

daniel negreanuWhile plenty of other players are known for their crazy WSOP bracelet bets (Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan come to mind) Daniel Negreanu has never really been linked to a lot of big bracelet bets… that was until this year when he made an interesting offer to any and all comers.

Here is the offer that was made:


The stipulation (there is always a stipulation isn’t there?) is that the minimum bet was $5,000 but if you were so inclined the duo would entertain bets of up to $1 million.

Let’s just say that a lot of people jumped on this bet, even though the general feeling was the edge fell somewhere in between slightly in favor of Daniel and Ivey to slightly against them. with many people feeling it was essentially a wash.

How much was actually wagered is unclear, but Daniel Negreanu is currently at the final table of the $10,000 No limit 2-7 Lowball tournament where the first-place prize is $250,000 and told WSOP live stream commentator that if he wins the bracelet he would make more from the prop bets than he would from the prize-money.

All of the wagering had to be done through Negreanu (or his assistant Patty on Twitter) so unfortunately you couldn’t’ just hop on BuckandButlerCasino.com and place a wager.

The Dwan hysteria from 2010

While there is a lot of buzz surrounding this prop bet it pales in comparison to the histrionics the poker world engaged in back in 2010 When Tom Dwan had millions on the line in bracelet bets and found himself heads-up against Simon Watt, who went on to defeat Dwan to the great joy of the other poker players assembled in the Rio — many of whom left their chip stacks in their own tournaments to sweat the heads-up battle.

To his credit Dwan never tried to buy the bracelet from Watt, who told reporters afterward, “I know he had a few bets on it, but no one said a word to me about it,”

Dwan later spoke about the match on his blog, saying in his usual measured way of speaking, “I made a ton of bets, and winning a bracelet would definitely by my biggest winning day ever at this point- so u can extrapolate from there.”

Mike Matusow, who apparently had a lot riding on the match shot out of his seat when Dwan was eliminated proclaiming that the heretofore unknown Watt should have his picture hanging in Bobby’s Room at the Bellagio as he kept the high-stakes poker community from going broke.

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