Not many professional poker players are open about their financial results however several days ago, the infamous Daniel Negreanu shared his year-ending stats on Full Contact Poker for years 2013 – 2017.
According to his records, his most successful run was in 2014, profiting US$7.1M; his lowest year was in 2016 where he was down US$1.2M; and his fairly break even year was in 2017.
Taking a look at his results last year:
ITM %: 29.6
Avg Buy In: $40,481
Hourly Rate (-$144)
In comparison to all the other years, Negreanu entered the most number of events in 2017. Contributing to his US$2.7M worth of payouts was a 2nd place finish in December at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic US$100K Super High Roller event. He cashed in for US$936,000.
While the SHR event earned him a nice fat payout, Negreanu isn’t just a high roller circuit player. He still participated in events that had buy-ins for as low as US$1,500. On his FCP post, Negreanu commented that anyone that plays the full high roller circuit schedule and posts a US$2M payout will surely have had a losing year.
Taking a look at Negreanu’s biggest year in 2014:
ITM %: 23.2
Avg Buy-In: $56,855
Hourly Rate: $14,045
Although he spent slightly more in buy-ins than in 2017, and participated in 15 less events, he cashed in big at one of those events to boost up his profits significantly. This was the year Negreanu placed 2nd at the US$1M buy-in One Drop event which earned him US$8.2M.
Taking a look at his overall stats for the past five years:
ITM %: 23.4
Buy Ins: $10,329,453
Avg Buy In: $35,496
Hourly Rate: (Hours 2565) $3405
Overall, the past five years have been profitable for the Canadian pro. He also continues to lead the All Time Money List with over US$35M in earnings. Looking to 2018, Negreanu anticipates the high roller circuit costing up to 5M or more just in buy-ins. For this reason, he intends to sell 50% of his action for the Big One for One Drop.
Article by Triccia David