A year ago Daniel Negreanu’s poker world was in good shape in terms of results. As champion of the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas in October 2022, he won over $3.3 million; this was the highest prize money and the second highest prize money of his entire career. Despite a tough WSOP, GGPoker Ambassador ended the year with a profit of $1.6 million.
So far he is missing out on the big result in 2023. And after the WSOP again didn’t go as planned, the 49-year-old says he’s facing a second straight year of losses in his career at X (formerly Twitter). Negreanu will only present the exact figures again at the end of the year. But he let it be known that a big shot was needed to prevent the loss.
The Canadian, who lives in Las Vegas, says the main reason for his poor year is that he plays too much poker: “If I play too often, I don’t care about the event I attend. When I take longer breaks between events, I look forward to it and do my best.
Accordingly, Negreanu completely puts aside his playing cards in November, because there is still a huge opportunity to turn the charge around at the end of the year. “I will take a month off and recharge in December with WSOP Paradise in the Bahamas in hopes of salvaging the year.”
A total of 15 WSOP bracelets will be played at Atlantis Resort from December 3-14. Highlights are the GGMillion$ High Rollers Championship with a guaranteed $10 million and the $5,000 Main Event with at least $15 million in prize money.
For the main event of WSOP Paradise, online poker provider GGPoker is offering qualifying tournaments until November 20. With $1 buy-in you have the chance to win a prize package worth $10,000 (main event attendance plus hotel accommodation). German qualifiers are also given travel money.