Poker Coverage: Poker Tournaments Casino News Sports Betting Poker Strategy

Daniel Negreanu Searches for Another Poker Protege

Protege Tournaments Now Running at Full Contact Poker


Daniel Negreanu is looking for another protégé.

His first protégé, Brian Fidler, has already had some success on the tournament trail, coming in second at the World Series of Poker Circuit at Harrah's Lake Tahoe in June after he won the position of Negreanu's protégé in a promotion offered by Negreanu's Full Contact Poker. He won more than $200,000 at that tournament.

Now, Negreanu's looking for someone else to mentor, and the next five months at Full Contact Poker are filled with chances to lock up one of the nine remaining seats in the single-table tournament that will determine who will be Negreanu's next protégé.

The winner receives four months of mentoring from Negreanu, four $10,000 buy-ins to major tournaments (FCP also pays for travel expenses), a watch valued at $2,000, introduction into Full Contact Poker's Hall of Fame, and as a bonus, if the protégé wins any of the tournaments, he or she will be given an opportunity to sign with Poker Royalty, an agency that represents some of the world's top poker players.

There are still nine different ways to lock up one of the remaining seats. The first seat has already been filled by a guy who won the drawing that took place at the Gaming Life Expo held in conjunction with the World Series of Poker main event.

The rest of the seats will be given away through freerolls, tournaments made of leaderboard leaders, tournaments made of charter members, and many others. More details can be found at

The tournament to determine Negreanu's next protégé will take place either in December or early next year.