A new vlog is up on Daniel Negreanu’s YouTube channel, three months after the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown delayed his chances of winning his seventh World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. The popular poker live festival, originally set for this summer, had to be postponed due to the global health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Daniel Negreanu and his wife Amanda chose to self-isolate in their US home since mid-March, and now the Canadian poker pro has just released a new vlog, sharing the things that have kept him busy while on home quarantine.
Staying Fit During Lockdown
In his vlog, Negreanu gave viewers and fans a look at his fitness regime, and re-iterated his inclination towards veganism and a healthy lifestyle in general. The 45-year-old poker pro has clearly shed a few pounds during the lockdown. One of the reasons for the weight loss is because he reduced his carb intake for the past few months, and has been working out regularly in his home gym. Negreanu, who is also a big golf enthusiast, also showed his fans his state of the art golf simulator.
Competing With Fellow Legends
Three months is a long wait for poker pros who used to travel around the world to play in major tournaments, with the live poker scene temporarily closed to contain the virus. But Negreanu found a way to continue the top-notch competition by joining private home games online.
The Canadian poker pro revealed that he competed against two of the most prominent names in the world of poker, the first is around 40 year his senior but is “still pretty damn good”, while the other is a Danish poker pro to whom he lost $20,000 in a massive heads-up PLO pot.
The clues suggest the players Negreanu was referring to in his latest vlog could be no other than 10-time WSOP bracelet winner and Poker Hall of Fame inductee Doyle Brunson, and three-time World Poker Tour champion Gus Hansen, though he chose not to reveal the names till the end of the video.
The Hunt For WSOP Bracelet
Since 2017, Kid Poker has been keeping his followers in the loop about his World Series of Poker (WSOP) journey, coming up with daily vlogs documenting his grind. Unfortunately this year, the live festival had to be postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but an online bracelet series was subsequently announced, and it is among the things that currently excite Negreanu, with just a few days left before the online festival gets underway.
The action kicks off on WSOP.com on July 1, and will run through to July 31, with a total of 31 bracelets up for grabs. The action then proceeds to Negreanu’s home network GGPoker, which is set to host 54 bracelet events from July 19 to September 6.
As to how he’s going to prepare himself for the upcoming action, Negreanu said he’ll be playing some poker tournaments on WSOP.com in the run up to the massive online series. He’ll work to improve his skills, especially in No-Limit Hold’em, and will keep playing until he gets used to the WSOP.com software.
Negreanu took a swipe at the US laws, which, for many years, have barred several online poker sites to operate in the country. GGPoker itself isn’t accessible within US boundaries. Despite this, Negreanu said he’s been keeping in touch with the site to stay updated with the latest happenings.
When the festival gets underway, Negreanu said he will initially be playing from his US home, but he will later travel to Mexico with his wife and continue playing there. They’ve already found a place to stay, a house with a nice beach view.
Avid fans of Negreanu’s daily WSOP vlogs will feel a bit disappointed to know that the uploading of new videos will no longer be on a daily basis, as he will limit his vlogs to just one or two per week, including hand reviews. That’s a major difference from his vlogging volume last year, in which he was able to publish 50 daily vlogs about his WSOP journey.

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