LAS VEGAS -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Daniel Negreanu, a member of Team PokerStars Pro, is now at the top of the all-time live poker tournament winnings list after he took home more than $8 million with a second-place finish in the biggest buy-in tournament of the 2014 World Series of Poker, the Big One for One Drop. The tournament was also a significant fundraiser for charity, raising $4,666,662 to support access to clean water and sustainable water management in communities around the globe.
Negreanu won $8,288,001 for his runner-up spot, taking his lifetime earnings to $29,796,381 – over $3 million more than Antonio Esfandiari, who had previously topped the leaderboard.
This achievement follows his recognition earlier this year as the best poker player of the past decade by independent poker-ranking service Global Poker Index (GPI). This recognition follows an outstanding performance by Negreanu in 2013, where he won a number of big poker tournaments and received numerous "Player of the Year" awards.
During the last year Negreanu has won the Bluff Magazine Poker Player of the Year, the Card Player Poker Player of the Year, the World Series of Poker Player of the Year, and finished 2013 as the number-one ranked player on the current GPI rankings.
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