The €5,300 main event of the European Poker Tour in Vienna this year attracted 587 players who were putting up their best fight for part of the substantial prize pool worth €2,935,000. One of the players participating in the EPT was Canadian poker star David Negreanu, and he came within a hair of becoming the most accomplished winner in the game’s history. But his victory just wasn’t in the cards this time, as his lead was destroyed when the Czech and Italian teams surprised him with their superior hands – one with a straight, the other with pocket aces, against which Negreanu’s two pair was no match.
The new German poker star named Michael Eiler came in first place overall, while Canada’s hero placed fourth. Negreanu is still the second most profitable poker star with his total career earnings topping $13 million. He’s getting closer and closer to being the all-time biggest money winner, trailing the first-place poker star Phil Ivey by about a half million dollars. Canadian fans have nothing to worry about, as their favourite poker player is still on top of his game and will be sure to make you proud next time.