What a start to the summer for Daniel Negreanu.
First, Negreanu married his girlfriend Amanda Leatherman in "the social event of the season" back on May 19. Then he kicked off the 2019 WSOP in his first event, the $10k Super Turbo Bounty, with his first final table of the summer.
Poker can be a fickle game, and momentum built in an early event isn't guaranteed to carry over into any other event, but for a poker veteran like Negreanu it can easily steamroll into something legendary.
The good news for all poker fans is we get to go on the journey with him as Negreanu is Vlogging his entire WSOP from beginning to end. Daily videos from the Rio in Las Vegas will be posted right here for you to enjoy.
Check his latest week's worth of videos below; the latest video will always appear on top. Watch all of his videos on his YouTube channel.
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Negreanu Wants WSOP Bracelet #7, POY
The WSOP is always a priority for Negreanu. The planning of his WSOP schedule is meticulous to maximize his chances at adding another gold bracelet to his current stash of six.
Even though he lives in Las Vegas, Negreanu famously parks a private RV behind the Rio so he can relax and stay fresh in his downtime and manage the full grind of the WSOP.
He cares about winning bracelets, first and foremost. But he also cares about the WSOP Player of the Year award.
Already one of the game’s all-time greats and a two-time WSOP Player of the Year (2004, 2013), the man they call Kid Poker has another WSOP POY award in mind for 2019.
He also let his fans and subscribers in on the chase - both for POY and profit - with staking packages for as little as $5 and no mark-up!
That investment has already paid off for investors with his run in Event #2.
With a massive 89-event WSOP schedule in Las Vegas and 10 more bracelet events at the WSOPE in Rozvadov -- and more POY points handed out in low buy-in, big field events -- to win the POY Negreanu will have to play more events than ever before.
It will be a grind and a thrill ride from beginning to end - or as he put it, "balls to the wall."
More Negreanu news to report as he embarked on the 2019 World Series of Poker:
Daniel Splits With PokerStars
In a somewhat surprising announcement Negreanu also declared he has officially split from PokerStars after 12 years of being an Ambassador for the brand.
According to Daniel the split was amicable and considers the move "freeing" in a lot of ways. Check his Twitter announcement below:
Negreanu Marries Amanda Leatherman
As mentioned above Negreanu married fiance Amanda Leatherman in an outdoor ceremony on May 19. The wedding was attended by a who's who of famous poker pros including Antonio Esfandiari, Maria Ho and Phil Hellmuth, who apparently made his mark on the dance floor.
But don't just take our word for it - check out the wedding cut released from Negreanu below:
2019 WSOP POY Formula
The WSOP Player of the Year formula for 2019 will be the same as it was in 2018. The points model is based on what was used on the WSOP Circuit for years and has modifiers for both the size of the event buy-in and number of entries in the tournament.
At the end of the 89 events of the WSOP in Las Vegas there will still be 10 more opportunities for players to earn points at the WSOP Europe in Rozvadov in the Fall.
When all WSOP events for 2019 have finished the player who has earned the most total points through their poker performances will win the POY crown. Check our official World Series of Poker page to see who has won the WSOP Player of the Year since its inception in 2004.
Note: Players can actually calculate exactly how many points you can earn for your finish with the WSOP POY Points calculator right on the WSOP website. Just select the event played, the number of entrants, hit “calculate” and you’ll see exactly how many points are awarded for each finish.
The following events DON’T count toward POY:
- Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em
- Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em
- Event #39: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em
- Event #47: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies Event
- Event #57: $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em
- Event #81: $1,500 Bracelet Winners Only No-Limit Hold’em