Due to the ongoing COVID-19, the action of World Series of Poker (WSOP) seems to be entirely taking place online. No matter whether it takes place live or online, the current GGPoker Ambassador and six-time WSOP champion, Daniel Negreanu, who is a huge fan of the WSOP brand, is up for it.
Last week, the WSOP announced the 2020 WSOP Online Series with 85 bracelet events. The series begins on July 1 with 31 bracelet events for players in Nevada and New Jersey on WSOP.com. Later, the series will shift to GGPoker on July 20 for another 54 bracelet events running until September 8.
The Canadian poker pro, Negreanu is not only planning to compete in the entire series but also inciting additional action with a brand new bracelet bet. The poker legend has bet $1 Million that he would win his seventh gold bracelet in 2020. He took to Twitter to announce his bracelet bet publicly.
The bracelet bet pits Negreanu versus any bettor who can choose any player they would like to win a bracelet. Each bettor can wager up to $100k and Negreanu has put up $1 million of his own money for this bet. It took no time for Negreanu to find some takers. The former PokerStars Team Pro has sold off the entire amount to multiple poker players, including Connor Drinan and Ali Imsirovic.
If Negreanu wins a bracelet, he’ll get $2.5 million in a side bet. If he doesn’t win it, then around 2% of his live tournament winnings will be paid to the players who have taken him up on the wager.
Negreanu Confident & Ready To End Bracelet Drought!
With over $42 million in tournaments, he is currently ranked #1 on Canada All Time Money List. Although he is considered one of the best players of all time, he has been struggling to get his hand on a WSOP bracelet for the last seven years. The last time he won a WSOP tournament was at the WSOPE in 2013, when he shipped the €25,600 High Roller NLHE for a massive €725,000 in top prize.
Negreanu looks very confident this year and is ready to end his bracelet drought by competing in the upcoming 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet series that runs from July 1 to September 8. Negreanu plans to travel to Mexico to play the GGPoker events, as he cannot compete from the United States. He is hoping for the best because he will have plenty of shots at winning a WSOP gold bracelet.
We wish Negreanu all the best and hope that he runs well to win his 7th WSOP bracelet!