Daniel Negreanu Scoops 2013 Card Player, WSOP, Bluff And GPI AwardsJanuary 3, 2014 6:42 pm
In his New Year address, Daniel Negreanu wished his twitter fans a great 2014 and offered them a piece of advice for the year ahead, which went; “hoping you reach for your dreams and go after them. DREAM. DECLARE. DELIVER. The formula really does work!”
The formula certainly seems to be working a treat for the 39 year-old Canadian pro, who at the beginning of last year declared his personal goals for 2013 to be winning at least $1.5 million on the tournament circuit, earning a career 5th WSOP bracelet and finishing in the top 10 of the BLUFF Player of the Year race.
Incredibly, Negreanu not only managed to attain his goals during the year but also smash them by a wide margin, resulting in him being crowned the 2013 BLUFF Player of the Year.
In fact, Negreanu attained his goal of winning a gold bracelet in April, after taking down the inaugural WSOP Asia-Pacific (APAC) Main Event for $1,087,160. However, he was then able to double his tally in October with victory at the WSOP Europe €25k High Roller event for $979,955. Combined with other significant cashes, Negreanu was thus able to amass $3,208,630 in winnings throughout the year, which also brought his career tournament earnings to a massive $19,549,209.
Not surprisingly, after such a stellar 2013, the BLUFF Player of the Year award wasn’t the only accolade Negreanu received and the Team PokerStars Pro was also named the Card Player Poker Player of the Year, the World Series of Poker Player of the Year, and impressively the best tournament poker player of the past decade by the Global Poker Index.
Commenting on his Global Poker Index ‘Player of the decade’ award, Negreanu, said: “I’m very honoured by this award. I’ve worked hard on my game throughout the decade, so that I could find ways to consistently win year in, year out against tougher and tougher competition each year. I’ve never wanted to rest on my name alone and winning has always been important to me. The game has changed a lot over the past 10 years, but the key ingredient for success hasn’t: confidence. I enter the next decade more confident than ever before.”