With less than two weeks left before the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online tournament begins, one of the world’s most successful poker pros is betting $1 million that he will win at least one coveted WSOP gold bracelet this year. Daniel Negreanu recently offered betting action via Twitter, on a side bet of 2.5 to 1 odds.
The Canadian poker pro is aiming to break his bracelet drought this year, and he is spicing things up by launching a wager. He has also added another option for those who want even money bets.
Negreanu’s latest WSOP victory was back in 2013, when he won two events, the WSOP Asia Main Event held in Australia, and the WSOP Europe High Roller held in France. Every year, he embarks on a quest to clinch another title, entering as many events as possible, but he hasn’t won one for seven years. And now, the former All Time Money List leader is pretty confident 2020 will put an end to that long wait.
Bracelet Journey Begins July 1
After posting his offer, Negreanu attracted several takers, including fellow poker pros Ali Imsirovic and Connor Drinan, allowing each of them to bet up to $100,000. The Canadian player has been involved in bracelet betting over the years, so this isn’t new to him.
The WSOP recently announced it’s running a total of 85 online bracelet events, taking place from July to September. For the entire month of July, one bracelet event will take place each day on WSOP.com, though it remains unknown whether the events will be a one-day affair or will extend to day 2. GGPoker will play host to another 54 events, from July 20 to September 6. The online festival could set new records, considering the massive prize pools on offer.
Negreanu has plenty of chances to capture a seventh bracelet, something he came close to winning last year. It can be remembered that the Poker Hall of Famer scored two runner-up finishes in the 2019 edition of the festival, in the $100K No-Limit Hold’em High Roller, and the $10K Seven-Card Stud Championship. Both events were taken down by Keith Tilston and John Hennigan respectively.
But despite not winning a bracelet, 2019 was a pretty good year for Negreanu’s WSOP career as he managed to earn $2,202,705 in total winnings after cashing in 23 events.
It was also a controversial year for him after he was wrongly declared as the WSOP Player of the Year owing to a clerical error in the tabulation of scores. The title ultimately went to Australia’s Robert Campbell who won two bracelets that year. Negreanu would drop to third place, with his rival, defending POY Shaun Deeb placing second.
WSOP Accomplishments
Daniel Negreanu has one of the most impressive WSOP records, winning a total of six bracelets throughout his career. He is also the only player to have won two WSOP POY titles, one he captured in 2004, the other in 2013. His bracelet wins gave him more than $18 million in cash earnings, the biggest of which was when he finished runner-up in the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop back in 2014, where he won an astonishing $8.3 million.
Negreanu, who now promotes GGPoker after cutting ties with PokerStars, captured his very first WSOP bracelet in 1998 when he took down the $2K Pot-Limit Omaha event.
Live Event Scheduled For Fall
The 2020 WSOP which was supposed to take place from May to July at the Rio in Las Vegas, has been officially postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With organizers announcing an online bracelet series, questions have been raised as to whether the traditional live festival will push through. Management has been quick to allay concerns, saying there have been no changes to plans and they remain committed to holding a live event this fall.

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