On Tuesday, Connor Drinan took down the final event of the GG Poker portion of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online, coming out on top of the $10,000 WSOP Super MILLION$ to win his first WSOP bracelet and over $1.4 million in prizes, plus a WSOP Europe event package.
It was a cap to an impressive WSOP where he had previously cashed in 20 events this summer on both WSOP.com and GG Poker.
But that wasn’t all for Drinan, who was one of the players who bet $100,000 against Daniel Negreanu that he would win a WSOP bracelet this year ahead of Negreanu.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) September 8, 2020
For a while, it didn’t look like Drinan was even much of a threat in the tournament. On the bubble, Drinan had a stack of just two big blinds, before a significant heater leading up to the final table as well as crushing it during the final table.
The terms of the Daniel Negreanu 2020 WSOP prop bet
With the World Series of Poker online this summer, there were arguably less WSOP prop bets around the poker world than in previous years. But Negreanu, who is famous for his yearly WSOP fantasy leagues and prop bets — not to mention crazy bets on golf — proposed an interesting one at the beginning of the summer with the following terms, putting his skills up against any other player for even money:
I will also bet myself against another player of your choice, you can pick yourself or a wizard.
Must win WSOP bracelet in 2020.
If both win it’s a push.
If neither win it’s a push.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) June 13, 2020
To participate, poker fans could bet on a player or themselves. The Connor Drinan market was the first to sell out — for a maximum of $100,000 — followed by Ali Imsirovic and Patrick Leonard.
Prior to the final event of the GG Poker WSOP, who was the closest to taking home a bracelet and winning the bet?
Drinan had finished in the top 10 in three events this summer including a 6th place finish in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em on July 13th. Ali Imsirovic cashed in 16 events, but his best performance was a 26th place showing in the $600 Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better 6-Handed. Patrick Leonard’s only cashed once, finishing in 1345th in the $100 No-Limit Hold’em Opener.
As he does every year, Negreanu took the challenge very seriously playing nearly every event he could, cashing in 30 events of the series. His best showing, however, was a 9th place finish in the $10,000 Heads-up No-Limit Hold’em Championship.
Negreanu also proposed another bet where he would take 2.5:1 if he won a bracelet this year, either at WSOP.com, GG Poker or this fall if an event is held. That didn’t bet didn’t seem to get as much fanfare as the head-to-head WSOP bracelet as players seemed to find more value in getting a bracelet ahead of Negreanu.