Guy Laliberte Coached by Negreanu Ahead of €1M Tournament

There’s nothing quite like the prospect of entering a €1 million buy-in tournament to help focus your competitive side, and ahead of the Big One for One Drop in Monaco on October 14th Guy Laliberté has recruited the assistance of world-class poker pro Daniel Negreanu.
Laliberte, 57, has long enjoyed the game of poker and it was the billionaire who actually came up with the idea of the super high-roller event in which 11.11% of each buy-in is donated towards his charitable foundation One Drop. Furthermore, Laliberte is no slouch at the tables, either, and in addition to numerous appearances on the popular TV cash game show High Stakes Poker, Laliberte also finished the inaugural 2012 Big One for One Drop event in 5th place for $1,834,666.
Laliberte did not fare so well at the 2014 version of the event, though, but that year fellow Canadian Daniel Negreanu finished the runner-up for a huge $8,288,001 payday, and Laliberte is now hoping to use Negreanus’ experience and considerable skill to help give him an advantage going into the tournament. Furthermore, few pros could come more highly recommended as Negreanu currently tops poker’s ‘All Time Money List’ with $32,619,168 in winnings.
The third iteration of the Big One for One Drop will certainly present Laliberte with more opportunities to see a return on his money as it has now become a recreational players only event catering for wealthy businessmen. Furthermore, the principality of Monaco plays host to this year’s event, which Laliberte said would help attract “high net-worth individuals from across the globe.” Not inappropriately, Laliberte and Negreanu will be having their coaching sessions in the most luxurious of settings, and as Negreanu tweeted recently:
“I will be attending One Drop playing coach to the man himself: Guy Laliberte. Coaching venue is his yacht in the south of France next week.”
It’s not known whether Negreanu is charging a coaching fee for his service, or if he will receive a share of any potential winnings byLaliberte, but at the very least it doesn’t seem a bad location to hang out ahead of the upcoming  super high roller tournament.

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