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Daniel Negreanu Plans His Own Poker Series

Written By: Maya Michaels | October 23, 2019 | Posted In Poker News

One of the biggest live tournament poker winners of all time, Daniel Negreanu, revealed he is thinking about starting his own poker tournament series.

He took it to twitter to write what his potential poker series would entail. In one of his posts, he said:

“Considering running a poker tournament series with the following highlights:

  • One event a day
  • No late registration (unless you are in another event)
  • No reentry
  • NLH and other formats
  • Guarantees on all events
  • Player of the Series award”

Negreanu proposed tournament buy-ins that would range from $1,500 to $10,000 across numerous poker variants.

This Negreanu’s ‘pitch’ favours freezeouts, an old-school type of poker tournaments.

Unlike in most poker events nowadays where rebuys and reentries are allowed, in a freezeout, players can only enter once. This approach would favor amateur players, which he mentioned in a response to his tweets:

“The protection is no reentry. Reentry hurts recreational players absolutely.

Makes the end game of tourneys that much tougher and the ratio that much worse for them if they have to bust Fedor 5 times to get rid of him.”

However, Negreanu is not planning to put up his own money to fund the tournaments.

He is one of poker’s most popular players and that would certainly attract all types of poker players to new poker series. Being a successful ambassador for PokerStars for many years, would also mean that he would have no trouble finding someone to sponsor the tournaments.

Overall, he had a positive response on twitter, however, it is still not sure if this idea will become the reality.

This Canadian professional poker player shot to fame in 1998 when he was just 23, becoming the youngest player to win a World Series of Poker (WSOP) Bracelet.

Since then he has amassed six WSOP titles to his name, two World Poker Tour (WPT) championships, and many other tournament titles.

Currently, Negreanu is in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, chasing the WSOP Player of the Year title at the WSOP Europe.

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