Negreanu Dominates on ‘Poker After Dark’ as PokerGo Studio Opens on Las Vegas Strip

May 16th, 2018 by Jon Sofen

Daniel Negreanu booked a $50,000 win in a high-stakes cash game on “Poker After Dark” Tuesday as Poker Central unveiled its new, state-of-the-art PokerGo Studio outside the Aria on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Daniel Negreanu was the biggest winner during Tuesday’s ‘Poker After Dark’ high stakes cash game session. (Image: pokerstars.com)

Poker Central’s new studio, which features a television table and seating for a live audience, is the first permanent studio for the poker media company that launched in 2015 and has been streaming live events from the Aria Resort and Casino.

The new facility is located in front of the Aria, facing Las Vegas Boulevard, and opens just in time for the upcoming World Series of Poker and summer tournament series across Las Vegas.

Kid Poker Crushes Tough Table

On the first night of “Open House” week on “Poker After Dark,” Negreanu dominated a table that included Eli Elezra, Maria Ho, Brandon Adams, Jeremy Kaufman, Alan Richardson, and recent WPT Bellagio Elite Poker Championship winner Larry Greenberg.

The game was $100/$200 no-limit hold’em with a $200 big blind ante on every hand. Players bought in for $40,000. Out of that tough lineup, Kid Poker was the biggest winner, taking home more than $50,000 in profit.

Negreanu’s run of good fortune began early in the session against Kaufman, known as a loose player, when he hit a full house.

DNegs, holding 2♣2♦, bet out $1,500 with a set on the J♦2♥7♠ flop. Kaufman, in position, floated the flop with A♠10♦. The J♠ on the turn gave Negreanu an unbeatable full house and he fired out another $5,000 bet.

As he does often to the pleasure of his high-stakes opponents, Kaufman made a questionable call, perhaps thinking ace-high was good against a player who raised pre-flop, bet the flop, and then bet the turn.

The river 10♠ was a horrible card for Kaufman as it gave him a false sense of hope. Negreanu went for maximum value and put his opponent all-in for $23,000.

“With that spade on the river, you’d have to be concerned about something,” Kaufman said as he pondered his decision. “I mean, maybe not. There’s a lot of money in there. I gotta call. I call.”

Daniel turned over his hand and showed Kaufman the same bad news he’s received many times during his televised and livestreamed poker career.

Old-School Superstars

There will be no shortage of banter when “Open House” week continues on Wednesday at 3 pm on the PokerGo app. Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth, and Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari will join the table, three poker boom era legends.

Matusow announced on Twitter he will only be playing for three hours as he refuses to miss the Vegas Golden Knights hockey game. The Knights face Winnipeg at the T-Mobile Arena, a five-minute walk from Aria, at 6 pm Wednesday for Game 3 of the NHL’s Western Conference Finals. The best-of-seven series is tied after two games.

5 Responses to “Negreanu Dominates on ‘Poker After Dark’ as PokerGo Studio Opens on Las Vegas Strip”

  1. GRIN281289 says:

    for me, Daniel Negreanu is the biggest poker shark.
    better than he I believe no player in the world, thanks to him I started to play poker and get a lot of enjoyment from the game itself and not only from the number of winning amount of money. good luck with the poker shark in all games

  2. martina pinto says:

    there are no words to describe this Canadian machine .. unique in its way its personality where you never know if it is in a good mood .. player who few are happy to see him play .. they will realize that he is my admired .. hopefully one day they can share a table with this poker hero

  3. ammje says:

    Negreanu is one of the best players in the world, when I started playing poker, I watched him on tv playing, although I would like to see him play more poker online.

  4. DiegoRamos says:

    Undoubtedly, Negreanu is a living poker legend. The 3 best players in the world and will be in that position for a long time.

    But I find it incredible that it can only be lucrative in cash live, online has been negative for a long time.

    Yes, I’m a fan of this guy, but something that makes clear in the poker world is, without information, that you do not play poker.

  5. Marcwantstowin says:

    Well all I can say, he should come and play in our “league” – he would know he’s in a game then :top:

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