Entering the 2023 World Series of Poker, Daniel Negreanu sits in a nine-way tie for ninth on the all-time WSOP bracelet list, with six.
Judging by his intended schedule for the summer, Negreanu doesn’t intend to be in such a spot once mid-July rolls around.
On Saturday, Negreanu tweeted out a complete list of events he intends to play at the 2023 WSOP. Of the 95 live bracelet events from May 30 through July 18 and 20 online events for Nevada and New Jersey during that time, Negreanu is prepared to play 88 out of 115 tournaments on offer.
That schedule comes with a grand total of two scheduled off days – June 17th and July 4. Among the 88 tournaments on Negreanu’s radar, his list includes tournaments with buy-ins ranging from Event 18, the $300 Gladiators of Poker No Limit Hold’em tournament, to Event 40, the $250,000 Super High Roller.
If he doesn’t re-enter any event and plays every listed event, the total amount of every buy-in for Negreanu will be $941,029. While he’ll almost certainly make some Day 2s and Day 3s along the way, many of the tournaments on this schedule offer a variety of different re-entry options – raising the likelihood of getting closer to that dollar amount.
To date, Negreanu has 196 WSOP bracelet event cashes in his career and 54 final tables, according to WSOP records. In addition to his six WSOP bracelets, Negreanu has 10 second-place finishes and six third-place results, translating to more than 40% of his final table appearances leading to a top-three finish.
While he’s continued to have success in recent years, Negreanu’s bracelet drought has stretched to 10 years. He has not won a WSOP bracelet since 2013, when he won the WSOP Asia-Pacific main event in Australia and a high roller at WSOP Europe in France. Negreanu finished second twice in WSOP bracelet events in 2019, and finished third twice in 2021.
When Negreanu was questioned about taking more days off along the way, only deep runs and bracelet wins stretching beyond the late registration window (or extenuating circumstances) seem likely to interrupt Negreanu’s marathon intentions.