The world famous poker player Daniel Negreanu published a blog where he revealed his year-end results for 2017 and his poker goals for the year 2018. Many poker enthusiasts were surprised to learn that Negreanu had lost money in 2017 despite cashing out for nearly $2.8 million.
Negreanu shelled out about $2.87 million in buy-ins in 2017 and netted a negative $86,140 for the year. It came as a shock especially for those who believed in the myth that the players who make huge cashes like $2 million are the profitable ones.
“I think my 2017 was a good illustration of the illusion that players cashing for $2 million in a single year is a great accomplishment,” Negreanu wrote. “I felt like I had a decent year in terms of results,” he said, “but when you break down the numbers into an actual profit vs loss, I essentially broke even.”
In 2017, Negreanu achieved 5 out of his 8 poker goals, including “cash for $2.5 million, cross 100 cashes mark at the WSOP, end the year #1 on the all-time money list, win $250K playing cash games and produce more content for poker fans.” The goals he could not achieve included “win 3 WSOP bracelets, win WSOP POY title for the third time and make the WSOP Main Event final table.”
A Quick Look at Daniel Negreanu’s Poker Goals in 2018
Negreanu who plans to be lucky in 2018 has made a list of 10 goals for the year. The player hopes to profit $2 million, finish in GPI’s top 30, win either Poker Masters or US Poker Open, final table either Super High Roller Bowl or Big One for One Drop and top $40 million in the live earnings
“I’ve played some of my best poker in the Super High Roller Bowl but have yet to cash due to some bad luck each year when the cards are on their backs,” he wrote.
“I plan to be lucky in 2018 and make it to the final table of at least one of the two biggest buy-in events of the year.”
Negreanu also plans to spend about 120 hours studying poker in 2018 (10 hours per month), take down an elusive Super High Roller title, and get onto the #1 spot on poker’s all-time money list.
The Canadian professional poker player Negreanu who has won 6 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and 2 World Poker Tour (WPT) championship titles currently holds $35,319,815 in tournament earnings. Following him is Erik Seidel with $33,277,776. The other big names among top 5 include Dan Colman ($28,925,059), Antonio Esfandiari ($27,614,380), and Fedor Holz ($26,701,373).
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