Daniel Negreanu's SHRB and WSOP Goals May Clash With Priorities

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Daniel Negreanu's SHRB and WSOP Goals May Clash With Priorities
11 May

A re-dedication to the game of poker that began last October continues to take up much of Daniel Negreanu's time.

Poker's all-time tournament money winner has posted on numerous occasions via social media that he's putting in tons of work preparing for the Super High Roller Bowl and the WSOP festival that follows thereafter.

That tweet is seemingly a follow-up to this one posted just a few days prior:

That commitment to work is centered around some of the lofty goals that KidPoker set for himself in 2018. Of course, a number of those goals are directly WSOP and SHRB-related, such as:

  • Win a Super High Roller
  • Final table SHRB or One Drop
  • Win a WSOP bracelet
  • Get to 115 WSOP cashes and/or close gap on Phil Hellmuth

Time will tell if Negreanu eventually accomplishes any of those aims. But in the meantime, he continues to chip away at another of his stated goals for this year:

  • 120 hours of poker study

Two consecutive years in the red on the tournament circuit has apparently lit a fire under the 42-year-old PokerStars Team Pro. However, other interests also cut into Negreanu's time:

Chess may be new to the Poker Hall of Famer, but hockey surely isn't. Negreanu told The Athletic a couple of months ago that he would consider dropping out of the SHRB and some WSOP events if his beloved Vegas Golden Knights advanced that deep in the NHL playoffs.

There are goals, and then there are priorities. KidPoker knows the difference.

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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more


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