They say you should always list your goals and be working for them. Well, Daniel Negreanu has done just that with his list of goals for 2016. He posted on his blog what he want to do the year ahead. It’s pretty bold, especially in poker. But this is what seperates poker players from poker professionals. The ability to be goal oriented in a game of chance. To know what you want out of this game.
He posted his 2015 goals as well. He wanted to score $2,000,000 in live tourney cashes. He did this. Also, he wanted to make 5 final tables, and win 3 WSOP bracelets. His winnings this year were around $2.5 million. His most recent cash at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic added nearly $650,000 to his bottom line.
His original goal was to enter 55 tourneys. He entered 49 . He made 4 four final tables. He didn’t win any bracelets in 2015 but came pretty close. He came in 11th at the WSOP Main Event.
Though he didn’t get all of his goals. He did pretty good overall. But he does an important, he sets goals. It’s imperative to set goals and keep working on them as the year progresses. His $2 million goal came with a December win at the Five Diamond Poker Classic.
Don’t forget to plan your goals for the new year and make it a great one!!!
Daniel Negreanu feels Phil Ivey owes him alot. Like he taught him everything he knows. There’s a story where he slapped Phil Ivey twice after a night of partying.
Daniel Negreanu with a long history of poker tournament wins has won the World Series of Poker High Roller Event. This is another notch on his belt. The event yielded $1,001,225 US. He also has won the World Series Poker Player of the Year for the 2nd time. He’s previously won the WPT Player of the Year award. His total poker career earnings are nearly $20,000,000.
The final table Negreanu played against German Philip Gruissem who was booted to third place. In the heads up match, he played against Nicolau Villa-Lobos , winning with a pair of jacks.
“2004 was just such a different time for me,” said Negreanu, recalling his first WSOP POY victory. “This one means a lot more for me than the last one – it was a little more difficult to win. I came here and won it in the very last [tournament]. I love drama!”
2013 WSOP Europe €25,000 High Roller – Final Results
Daniel Negreanu – €725,000 ($1,001,225)
Nicolau Villa-Lobos – €450,000 –
Philipp Gruissem – €250,000
David Peters – €150,500
Timothy Adams – €100,600
Scott Seiver – €74,600
Jason Koon – €63,500
Erik Seidel – €55,400
Joni Jouhkimainen – €50,400