He’s probably the best of the best when it comes to live poker on the planet. If I start to list down his poker achievements, quite a few pages of a notebook will get filled up. Global Poker Index (GPI) in 2014 named him as the poker player of the decade and we have no doubts that Daniel Negreanu is indeed among the greatest poker pros to have ever played the game.
He’s Canada’s #1 in the all-time live poker tournaments earnings list and currently #3 on the all-time global list, only behind Bryn Kenney and Justin Bonomo. He’s been really good at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) as well, with six gold bracelets to his name so far; only seventeen players across the world have managed to get six or more bracelets through their career.
One WSOP Circuit ring and two World Poker Tour (WPT) championship titles are another few achievements he’s managed over the years. However, we’re here to talk about a slight drought for DNegs in the bracelet column right now. While he’s still earning much more than most tournament players across the world, it’s been a long while since he last brought home a gold bracelet.
It was back in WSOP 2013 that Negreanu last added a gold bracelet to his cabinet, shipping the €25,600 High Roller at WSOP Europe. The year was a good one for him as prior to this, he won the AUD 10,000 Main Event at WSOP 2013 (Asia-Pacific). Since then, his friend/rival Phil Hellmuth has gone on to add to his tally thrice, securing bracelets at WSOP 2015, WSOP 2018, and WSOP 2021.
Negreanu will be desperately wanting to end this bracelet dry run, especially in Las Vegas. At the home of poker Las Vegas, his last victory came all the way back in WSOP 2008 where he took down the $2,000 Limit Hold’em tournament. Nearly a decade and a half later, he’s still waiting to get his hands on another shiny piece of gold in Las Vegas.
With WSOP 2022 already underway at the Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas for the first time, Negreanu will be hoping that the long-awaited seventh WSOP bracelet comes to him this year itself. The festivities began on 31st May 2022 and we’ve seen Negreanu being a part of several events already, both low as well as high buy-ins. We definitely see the hunger to go for gold again!
He’s looking at ending a spell of nine years without a gold bracelet. That’s almost like being a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fan in India (15 years and no titles), the only difference being RCB doesn’t have the six victories that Negreanu already has! But when you look at recent results in the months gone by, it’s easy to believe that indeed, this could be the year for Kid Poker ONCE AGAIN.
— Gutshot Magazine (@GutshotMagazine) June 17, 2022
Last year, he played both the US-only as well as the GGPoker WSOP online events and cashed in as many as 18 tournaments. In the WSOP 2021 live event in Las Vegas, he cashed in as many as 13 events and this included four final table finishes too! He finished third in both Event #84 $50k PLO High Roller and Event #85 $50k NLHE High Roller for combined earnings of more than $1.1 million!
Early 2022 was great for the poker legend as well, with several final tables in popular tournaments including a PokerGO Tour title for a prize of $350,000 and a Wynn High Rollers title for $216,000 as well. No doubt, the fields were way smaller in these events, with 35 and 40 entries respectively. However, it’s always good to enter the WSOP with the confidence of a couple of titles under your belt.
It’s been a slow start to WSOP 2022 for him so far with just two cashes at the time of us writing this article. However, it’s still the beginning of the series and with plenty left on the schedule, we’re rooting for him to go on and take home a seventh career bracelet. He’ll be eager to get it as others are also catching up now, with Brian Hastings recently bagging his sixth bracelet in WSOP 2022 Event #31.
— Brian Hastings (@brianchastings) June 17, 2022
I just want to put it out there that while we’re putting a lot of pressure on him to get another bracelet, we still recognise what a poker genius he is, whether he gets a bracelet this year or not. It’s not easy to score $46 million in career live cashes with a best live cash of $8.2 million, but he’s done it all!
Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for all updates on his progress at WSOP 2022…
A graduate in Business Management, Dwayne began his career as a content writer for a virtual sports betting company and then for Gutshot too. Now, he heads marketing and business operations at Gutshot and while he’s no expert in poker, he enjoys the occasional weekend home games. He was introduced to the industry in 2017 and has made quite a few friends along the way. Outside of poker, he is an avid cricket and sports fan, loves his bikes and of course, a good party! If you want to reach out to him for partnerships and collaborations, feel free to send a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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