Daniel Negreanu was amongst the poker legends who were unlucky in the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP). He wasn't in the Player of the Year (POY) competition this summer, unlike in previous years. The poker pro lost a total of $1.1 million in the series.
Negreanu told the WSOP vlog that he always meditated about missing the POY race daily for the 48 days that the series lasted. This was one of his most frustrating summers on the felt despite its videos being entertaining.
The GGPoker ambassador earned money from 12 events, most of which comprised min-cashes. But he missed his first live event's final table in 11 years. Negreanu won 488,081 after finishing fifth in a $7,777 buy-in online tournament, which was his biggest score in this year's WSOP.
The Poker Pro Stuck to His Game Plan
Some poker die-hards wondered what happened to Negreanu this summer as the all-ins that he revealed worked against him. Even so, the poker legend is still sticking to his poker strategy, and the 2022 WSOP hasn't destroyed his confidence.
Negreanu informed PokerNews reporters that he believes he reduced the number of mistakes he makes in each WSOP that he takes part in. He reviews his previous tournaments' preparation to determine what he should change in his poker strategy.
The poker pro incurred almost half of his $1.1 million loss in the $250,000 Super High Roller after busting two bullets worth $500,000. He got frustrated and threw a selfie stick while leaving the tournament.
Justin Bonomo is among the notable players who criticized Negreanu for throwing the stick. But, many poker enthusiasts on social media stated that Negreanu's anger was exaggerated as he was strong while finishing the series after cashing in six events this month.
Negreanu started 2021 on a low note, but he cashed almost $1.2 million after finishing third twice. Still, his late-series luck didn't work this year as he hasn't won a Las Vegas bracelet since 2008 and a WSOP title for nine years.
His 2022 WSOP Cashes
- Event No.17:$2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball – he finished 33rd and won $4,718
- Event No. 19:$25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha(8-Handed) – he finished 16th and won $57,738
- Event No. 40:$10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship – he finished 12th and won $20,448
- Event No. 46:$5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em – he finished 106th and won $8,807
- Event No. 52:$2,500 Nine Game Mix 6-Handed – he finished 13th and won $10,367
- Event No. 60:$10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em – he finished 15th and won $16,449
- Online Event No. 7:$500 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack – he finished 176th and won $1,070
- Online Event No. 8:$7,777 Lucky 7's NL Hold'em High Roller – he finished 5th and won $88,081
- Online Event No. 9:$1,000 NL Hold'em Online Bracelet Championship – he finished 128th and won $1,727
- Event No. 77:$1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha(8-Handed) – he finished 18th and won $9,844
- Online Event No. 10:$3,200 NL Hold'em High Roller 8-Max – he finished 34th and won $7,659
- Event No. 87:$5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em – he finished 13th and won $26,728
Other Poker Pros Also Made Losses
Negreanu wasn't the only famous poker player who lost money in the 2022 WSOP. Other pros who incurred losses included Dan Smith. He won $509,717 in Event No. 6:$25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship and lost 4367,783 in more than 20 events.