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Daniel Negreanu Had 87 Percent Of Himself In $1 Million One Drop Poker Tournament, Agent Says

Poker Pro Sold 13 Percent Of Action Via Social Media


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Poker pro Daniel Negreanu finished second in the $1 million buy-in World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop tournament on Tuesday night, and the Canadian actually had a very large piece of himself for the historic event.

Brian Balsbaugh, who founded player consulting firm Poker Royalty, said on Twitter that Negreanu had sold just 13 percent of himself for the massive buy-in. In other words, Negreanu kept 87 percent of his action. Many players had much less of themselves, with some reportedly having in the vicinity of just 10 percent of their own action. It is worth noting that there have been conflicting rumors that Negreanu had much less of himself than what Balsbaugh said on Twitter.

Thanks to cashing for $8.29 million, Negreanu has overtaken Antonio Esfandiari for the lead on the all-time tournament money list. Negreanu now has $29,643,419 in career live tournament earnings.

Negreanu took to Twitter to update us on how his 2014 Series is going as a whole.

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over 3 years ago

Nice job Daniel! But I wonder how many more times pros will be willing to put up $1,000,000 (whether sold or not) at an 11.11% rake? I don't care who you are, 11.11% rake in a field like that is surely -EV in the long run.


over 3 years ago


I am not sure this headline is accurate ? It seems he had 44% of himself, and sold 13% via twitter. You might want to recheck your source.


over 3 years ago

The source actually only says he sold 130k worth on twitter. It says nothing about what he or anyone did with the rest of it.