133 seconds with Daniel Negreanu

133 seconds with Daniel Negreanu

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Bluff grills KidPoker

What’s your most treasured possession?

My little dog Mushu.

What’s the proudest moment of your career?

December 2004. Winning the final tournament at the WPT Bellagio, capping off a crazy year. I won $1.8m at that event, and was WSOP Player of the Year and WPT Player of the Year.

What life lessons has poker taught you?

Poker teaches patience, but also a calculated aggressiveness. You want to take risks but you want be smart about it.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen at a poker table?

The most disgusting thing I saw recently was Dan Heimiller clipping his toenails at the table. I thought that was gross.

Can you tell us a joke?

It’s a Devilfish joke. Devilfish was playing at a table and a guy beat him in a pot and he said, “If brains was made out of rubber, you wouldn’t have enough to cover a tadpole’s flip-flop.”

Who’s your favourite poker player?

I don’t really have a favourite. I guess it’s me.

Do you have any leaks in your game?

Of course. Everyone does. The biggest leak you can have is not realising you have leaks.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

I was a telemarketer for exactly one afternoon.

Who’s your hero outside of poker?

Barack Obama.

What do you do to relax?

Play golf and drink with friends.

Do you believe in God?


What’s the biggest bluff you’ve ever made in life?

I don’t do a lot of bluffing because I’m a pretty straight shooter. I know that’s a boring answer but it’s true.

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