When people think of the pros associated with PokerStars, Daniel Negreanu probably springs to mind. Born in Toronto 36 years ago, he has enjoyed an incredible career so far and is likely the most popular Canadian pro poker player.
Prior to discovering poker, Negreanu was on his way to playing snooker for a living. One of his buddies taught him how to play poker, however, and he ended up dropping out of high school to play cards for a living instead.
Negreanu likes playing online, but he has made most of his fortune playing live MTTs. In fact, he recently became the most successful tournament player of all time (where earnings are concerned), surpassing Phil Ivey. He was able to surpass Ivey after winning $1 million in the Super High Roller event in the Bahamas.
This huge cash on Paradise Island was his 2nd biggest cash ever. His most impressive victory was in a WPT tournament in Atlantic City for $1.12 million. Where the WSOP is concerned, he has 4 bracelets. His last bracelet was from 2008 after taking down a Limit Holdem tournament for $204,874.
Negreanu started representing PokerStars in 2007. He is the most well known member of Team PokerStars Canada. Perhaps you have heard of Daniel’s Room, an exclusive section of PokerStars where you have the chance to play with Negreanu himself. If you can hold your own versus Negreanu on these tables, you could receive an opportunity to sit with him again in a show like the Big Game.
Negreanu does a great job supporting the game. Every day he encourages people to learn poker and give the online games a try. He is often seen talking at his tables, which encourages action and makes for an entertaining game. If you strive to one day play as well as Negreanu, you better be willing to put in the hours and the hard work because that is exactly what he had to do!
Multi Entries Come to Full Tilt
If you enjoy MTTs sporting gigantic prize pools, be sure to check out Full Tilt Poker this month because they are doubling their tournament guarantees from January 24th to January 30th. That’s right – every tournament with a guarantee will have at least double the usual guaranteed prize pool, which means that 1st place in these events will be significantly larger. If you have been trying to score huge in a big event, you will definitely benefit from participating in Double Guarantees week
As if doubled guarantees weren’t enough, Full Tilt Poker came up with Multi Entry Tournaments. These MTTs give you the ability to register for the same tourney multiple times at once. This means that it is possible to multi-table the same tourney with the same Full Tilt name!
When you participate in these interesting Multi Entry Tournaments, you would do well to take note of a few rules. The maximum number of times you can enter a single tournament is six, and you can only re-enter the tournament if late registration is still available. As should be fairly obvious, you will never play with more than one entry at a time at one table. If you ever have more entries than tables in a given tournament, two of your chip stacks will be combined, and one large stack will be made. This is the first time anything like this has been seen in online poker!
These incredible changes mean that Sunday January 30th is bound to set records. The Double Deuce usually has a $200k guarantee, but on January 30th it will guarantee an impressive $400k instead. If you play poker on a regular basis and you crave larger stakes, give the $216 $750k a shot as its guarantee will increase to an impressive $1.5 million!