Canadian poker pro Daniel Negreanu who's won five World group of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and more than $18 million in tournament cashes throughout his illustrious poker career is devoid of a year that is great far at WSOP. At minimum, not based on their own tournament tracking software, which shows him down $226,000 after barreling through 31 events already as of this year's gathering. The figure is at 'just' $176K, until he busted the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship in 102nd place this week. And that's despite five cashes, which would certainly be impressive for many players.
Can't Win for Losing
The downswing is basically because, inspite of the five cashes ( which may have garnered him $45,088 up to now), he's poured $271,111 to the 31 events (with the priciest being the One Drop tall Rollers No limitation Hold'em tournament that benefits charity and that paid champion Tony Gregg a healthy $4,830,619 for first. Last year's $18 million + winner, Antonio Esfandiari, only took fourth this year, sufficient reason for a buy-in that was almost 1/10th of last year's $1 million, he made off with a 'paltry' $1,433,438 for this year's fourth place finish. Yes, the rich get richer).
Before you lose any rest over Negreanu's downward trend, however, think about this: he's doing pretty much over all in tournaments thus far in 2010. Back in April, he took down WSOP Australia for $1,087,160, and also made his me