Negreanu: “When I Win One Drop I'll Do My Best to Make a Difference”

Published on 29 June 2014 by Pokerlistings 1232

Daniel Negreanu is one of the most successful poker players in history and right now he's playing the second-ever $1 million buy-in poker tournament: The WSOP Big One for One Drop. caught Kid Poker moments before the action began and the Canadian had no shortage of confidence. Negreanu said that when he wins this event he'll use the money to make a difference in the world, and the exposure to continue to be an ambassador for poker. Negreanu also commented on how special this event is because it brings together the best poker players in the world and some of the greatest minds from the business world, all to play for the highest stakes ever and raise money for a great charity. Make sure to check for the latest news and videos from the 2014 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Anytime you have an event of this magnitude, there's going to be a little extra "hufu", if you will. W'vee got the camera, we got kids being filmed. Typically, we have a start time, we know it's 1:00 p.m. Today it's a little vague.

Well, I think, since this is the second one, a lot of these guys played the last on,e so there's a little bit more of a comfortability. Everyone knows each other for the most part. But I haven't felt anyone being like, super nervous. There's nobody in here on like a $300 satellite win.

Clearly this is a field where you combine some of the best players in the world with some of the smartest minds in the world. So they're not going to be pushovers. Really, what my goal is going to be for the day is try to figure out what they're doing and use my experience and wisdom that I've got in my craft, which is poker, to exploit some of the weaknesses and maybe some of the things that they don't know, and see how that goes.

So when I win this tournament, the plan is to use the money to make a difference, much like what the One Drop does. I think it's a great opportunity to raise money for charity. It's also a spectacle in Poker. When I win it, I'll do what I can to help promote the game. I don't know that it's any different for me. I mean, I've already got plenty of exposure. It's not like I'm going to, you know, "Oh, who's that guy?"

I'm not so sure what it does for the mainstream, but like I said, I'd be more than willing to help out and do my part and fulfill my role as an ambassador for the game. Whether I win the tournament, for the rest of my career, my plan is to sort of be that for poker.