Daniel Negreanu Plans a Lighter WSOP Schedule, More Time for Rest

Daniel Negreanu Plans a Lighter WSOP Schedule, More Time for Rest

In line with his 2024 tournament plans, Daniel Negreanu revealed his summer schedule, and he's leaving himself with more days off than in recent years.

Following two years of significant losses at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) totaling a combined nearly $2 million, the GGPoker ambassador plans to lighten the load this year. On Friday, the 2024 WSOP schedule, which includes 99 gold bracelet events, was released to the poker community's delight.

Negreanu, who regularly plays 60 or more events, will *only* play around 45 events this summer.

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New Year, Better Results?

The Poker Hall of Famer posted his tentative WSOP schedule on X, but it isn't set in stone. He told PokerNews there's a chance he could increase the number of tournaments played should he find himself near the top of the Player of the Year leaderboard. But he explained that his focus will be on sleep, and he could skip certain events when tired.

In past years, Negreanu has posted daily WSOP vlogs on YouTube. His followers have witnessed firsthand his bad runs the past two summers, but that could all change this year with an increased focus on rest.

The six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner isn't just sticking to a lighter tournament schedule during the WSOP. He posted a video earlier this year explaining some changes he plans to make following a year in which he lost over $2.2 million in live poker tournaments. One of the main changes is to limit the amount of events he plays so that he's sharp and focused when he does play.

By limiting the number of events he plays, he acknowledges that competing for WSOP Player of the Year won't be so easy. But he said in the aforementioned video that "I am not going to focus on WSOP Player of the Year," an award he won in 2004 and 2013, and won it briefly in 2019 before the WSOP noticed a scoring error that determined Robert Campbell was the true winner.

Thus far, Negreanu's changes seem to be working. Two days after the video came out in January, he won a PokerGO Tour event for $218,400, shaving off 10% of his 2023 losses. In that same month, he cashed in five high roller events, including three final table appearances.

New year, new "DNegs?" It seems so to this point, and we'll find out just how effective his 2024 strategy works in the most prestigious series of any year the World Series of Poker. Negreanu, who has been among the top performers in most years at the WSOP the past 20 years, hasn't won a bracelet since 2013, and hasn't won one in Las Vegas since 2008. Since his last bracelet, he's finished runner-up five times.

Negreanu's tentative 2024 WSOP schedule does not have any events on it priced lower than $1,500. Most of the tournaments he intends to play are the higher buy-in events, including all the $10,000 buy-in events, the two six-figure buy-in tournaments ($100,000 and $250,000), and of course the prestigious $50,000 Poker Players Championship.

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