John Hennigan wins Seven Card Stud Championship

John Hennigan joined some illustrious company earlier this week after he won his sixth career World Series of Poker bracelet.

Hennigan’s latest win came in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship. He outlasted an 88-player field to win bracelet No. 6 and cash $245,451. With the win he is among 16 players in WSOP history that have won six or more bracelets.

Hennigan’s first WSOP win came back in 2002. That year he won his first in the $2,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament. He won again two years later in 2004 in the $5,000 Limit Hold’em tournament.

He had to wait 10 years for another win in the 2014 $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship. Bracelet No. 4 came in 2016 in the $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship, while his most recent win prior to this week was last year in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship.

How did John Hennigan beat Daniel Negreanu?

To add No. 6 to his collection Hennigan had to conquer a very formidable final table. At the outset of the final day of the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship they were 18 WSOP bracelet at the seven-player table. Six of them belonged to poker legend Daniel Negreanu.

As fate would have it, it came down to Negreanu and Hennigan heads-up. When heads-up play began Negreanu held the chip lead with 3.4 million chips to Hennigan’s 1.9 million. Hennigan quickly cut into that lead before taking over the chip lead. Negreanu fought back and the two ended up trading the chip lead several times throughout heads-up play.

Near the end of the day Hennigan won numerous hands in a row to put Negreanu on the ropes. On the final hand of the tournament Hennigan tabled two pair, Aces and Sevens, which easily topped Negreanu’s Jack-high after he failed to connect on his flush draw.

For second place Negreanu cashed $151,700