Daniel Negreanu's Bankroll Challenge And Other 2010 Goals

Daniel Negreanu had an impressive 2009, and managed to notch up $1.2 million in live tournament earnings, despite no actual first place finishes. He even managed to cash in 8 WSOP tournaments with two final table appearances, but by far the biggest contributor to his annual tally was his runner-up finish to Barry Shulman in the WSOPE Main Event, for $807,148.
Showing the ambition and drive which defines many top professionals, Negreanu has already set out his personal goals for the year ahead, including adding $1 million in tournament wins to his lifetime earnings, so as to help maintain his position as number one on the all-time money list. To date Negreanu has amassed  $12,428,047 in live tournament wins, but can feel far from complacent as he has a host of opponents within a whisker of his record, including Phil Ivey in second place with $12,236,714, and Jamie Gold in third with $12,200,261. 
As well as his tournament goals, related to winning or moving up the cash list for WPT, WSOP and other events, perhaps Daniel’s quirkiest goal involves the ‘Daniel Negreanu’s Bankroll Challenge’ which he set for himself at the start of 2009.
Inspired by Chris Ferguson’s 2006 Bankroll Challenge, when he managed to turn $0 into $10K in about 18 months, Daniel has set for himself the task of turning $10 into $100K within 3 years. His goal for 2010 is to progress to $3-$6 cash games, which would require him to have a bankroll of around $1500.
Daniel took his original $10 stake, and quickly progressed from the $.01/$/.02 and $0.02-$0.05 levels after crushing those limits. “If you can’t beat that game you have a lot to learn!” Negreanu said. “Playing limit hold’em for years is a great training ground for micro limit games in terms of understanding how to maximize value on your monster hands when you get them.”
After his bankroll hit $125, Daniel moved to his current $0.10-$0.25 cent game, and has now extended his bankroll to $180. We wish him all the best for the year ahead, and those of you who would like to see Daniel in action, can watch him on PokerStars micro level cash games, where he continues his bankroll challenge.

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