Daniel Negreanu Playing Much Better Poker Since Divorce

A couple weeks ago, Daniel Negreanu wrote in his blog that he was getting divorced. While there’s nothing "necessarily" funny about getting divorced, from what he wrote, it seemed like a decision he was more than OK with and was ready to move on.

Presently, all three of the Entities who comprise Wicked Chops Poker are married to our current/first wives. So we’re no experts in what divorce can do to one’s poker game (yet). But in a very unscientific survey involving Daniel Negreanu and no one else, we’d say that it seems like divorce can–in fact–improve one’s poker game tremendously. Interesting…very…interesting.

With only 21 remaining, Negreanu is the new chip leader at the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic All-Star Spectacular (WPTDBFDWPCASS). Going into Day 5 play, he’s stacked at 2,279,000. He’s followed by Matthew Casterella (1,686,000), and Day 3 chip leader, Jordan "Ginger" Rich (1,640,000). Other notable bigs include: Dave Ulliott (1,579,000), Erick Lindgren (1,571,000), Ryan Daut (1,239,000), and Todd Brunson (1,105,000).

Gun Hansen was eliminated in 22nd place. Huck Seed was eliminated in 24th.

Video of Daniel Negreanu below discussing how he was a better player in 2004 and how the day was going for him.

 

2 Responses

  1. Joe Schmo

    December 17, 2007 7:39 pm, Reply

    Divorce will improve your poker. If I didn’t have my wife, I’d play all night 4-5 nights a week at the local casinos instead of the 1-2 nights I do now.

  2. Curtom

    January 1, 2008 3:20 pm, Reply

    I was very dissappointed in Dan Negreanu and his comments about his marriage. Having been married for 20 years and happy I fail to see where the effort was made to keep the relationship together. One year does not constitute a serious effort in making a marriage work. It takes a serious commitment that clearly neither Dan nor his wife were willing to make. I believe both Dan and his wife are to blame fo the failure of there marriage. There were no other issues to my knowlege and Dan admitted that it wasn’t about infidelity or anything seedy so it all comes down to commitment and it appears that Dan had very little. What a shame.

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