Daniel Negreanu’s Dramatic Final Day at the 2015 WSOP (Photos)

31 July 2015, Created By: Arthur Crowson
Posted in: WSOP Blog
Daniel Negreanu’s Dramatic Final Day at the 2015 WSOP (Photos)

It was the river card heard ‘round the poker world.

A fateful queen of hearts completed a straight for the unheralded Joe McKeehen and ended poker icon Daniel Negreanu’s incredible run in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Negreanu, who missed making the November Nine by just two eliminations, collapsed to the floor out of shock.

ESPN, Caesars, poker media members and poker fans everywhere were left wondering what might have been.

It was a one-of-a-kind journey for the game’s most popular player (Phil Ivey might have an argument in 2009).

This year the buzz around the tournament was taken to another level and, at long last, it looked like the November Nine concept was going to pay off in spades.

It wasn’t to be.

PokerListings was on hand every second of the World Series of Poker Main Event playdown and had our camera lenses pointed directly at Negreanu for the majority of the day.

Here’s a collection of photos from one of the most memorable days in the history of the WSOP.

Photos by Arthur Crowson, Matthew Showell and Alcanthang.

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Daniel Negreanu brought his A-game to the final day of the WSOP this summer.
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It was standing room only in WSOP's mothership area.
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Justin Schwartz and Negreanu made a $100k bet before Main Event then made the top 20.
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Interestingly Negreanu finished 11th in the 2001 WSOP Main Event.
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Negreanu trying to pick up a read.
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Negreanu chatted with fellow old-school pros Mike Matusow and Erick Lindgren frequently.
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There was a TINY bit of pressure on Negreanu.
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The Negreanu-less outer tables on Day 7.
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Poker media and fans were sweating Negreanu all day.
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Negreanu sweating an eventual double up with pocket fours.
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Negreanu informing the audience he had pocket fours.
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Negreanu scores a double up with pocket fours.
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Negreanu gets some relief.
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Joe McKeehen and Negreanu facing off again.


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Eventual N9 chip leader Joe McKeehen was a thorn in Negreanu's side all day.
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Negreanu making a painful laydown to Joe McKeehen with AK.
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A stunned Justin "Stealthmunk" Schwartz after busting set over set.


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Negreanu's final hand. Joe McKeehen had Jd3d for a ton of outs.
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Negreanu waits anxiously for the river.
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The river card hits like a ton of bricks.
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Negreanu would later say his knees gave out at this exact moment.
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Negreanu falling.
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Negreanu was literally and figuratively floored.
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Negreanu shook all his opponent's hands before leaving.
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Negreanu does his exit interview with Kara Scott
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On the bright side these guys were OK with Negreanu busting.

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Ch Sardar 2015-08-01 01:57:39

Being a big fan of Daniel I love the way he ends the games. Throughout the game He is able to control the nerves and let others not judge him.
But in this game he fell down and got busted. I m Feeling low after seeing this actually.
I am going to post this whole scene on my blog here as well.

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