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The Bernard Lee Poker Show 12-28: Daniel Negreanu on WSOP POY Drama

Bernard Lee @BernardLeePoker
Daniel Negreanu

In this episode of "The Bernard Lee Poker Show" on the PokerNews Podcast Network, Bernard Lee interviews poker superstar Daniel Negreanu hours after he was notified that he did not win the 2019 WSOP POY, due to a clerical error.

First, during the news segment, Bernard speaks briefly with Rob Campbell, the Australian poker professional who actually won the 2019 WSOP POY.

Then, Daniel discusses his up and down week and how he found out about the news, explaining the error and how it occurred. Additionally, Daniel discusses his thoughts on revising WSOP POY qualifications and point system. The two also discuss his recent wedding, his popular YouTube Vlog, 2014 Poker Hall of Fame Induction and his charitable work.

Show Time Stamps

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is Daniel Negreanu. I spoke with him just hours after he was notified that there was an error and Rob Campbell was announced as the 2019 WSOP POY.
2:03Bernard speaks briefly with Rob Campbell, congratulating him winning 2019 WSOP POY. Rob discusses how he heard the news and wanted to make sure this correction was 100% certain. Rob Campbell will be on The Bernard Lee Poker Show in a couple of weeks, discussing in full detail the path to his 2019 WSOP POY victory.
3:30RunGood Ambassador Blair Hinkle captured the RGPS CardPlayer Cruises Main Event over a field of 209 entries, taking home $14,597. Also, Papa Karn, father of RunGood President Tana Karn, won the $180 Deepstack Event.
7:02Nathanael Kogel captured the WSOP Circuit Choctaw Main Event for his third gold WSOP Circuit ring over a field of 983 entrants and took home $256,915.
7:27Kristen Bicknell won the $25,000 no-limit hold’em event at the Poker Masters in the Poker Go Studio at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas for $408,000, for the largest score of her career.
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10:22Bernard welcomes Daniel Negreanu to the show.
11:39Daniel joins the show.
12:13Daniel discusses his initial reaction when he got the news from WSOP.
13:09Daniel discusses how this calculation error ultimately affected his strategy.
14:56Daniel explains how the error occurred.
17:26Daniel discusses his thoughts on revising WSOP POY qualifications and point system.
22:46Daniel describes why he wanted to become a three-time WSOP POY before anyone captured two titles.
24:12Daniel discusses his WSOP bracelet results, where he recently tied Phil Hellmuth for the most second place finishes with 10. “Obviously, winning is big and moving up the bracelet list is important to me, but all I can really do is give it my best effort and continue to give myself as many chances as possible.”
25:33Daniel recalls the grind this summer at the WSOP, but helps with his trailer.
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32:02Bernard continues his interview with Daniel Negreanu.
33:04Daniel reminisces about his wedding to Amanda Leatherman, now Amanda Negreanu.
36:02Daniel discusses his YouTube Vlog, how it is edited and how he shoots it during the WSOP.
41:03Daniel describes how he became involved with the, website and filmed his videos. “I want to say first and foremost, it was an honor for them to reach out. really just brings onboard people who are at the pinnacle of their careers.”
44:10Daniel recalls his Poker Hall of Fame Induction back in 2014.
46:45Daniel discusses his charitable work. “Poker has really taken over as the number one way in which you can raise money through charity.”
50:17Daniel discusses how he constantly keeps his poker game sharp.

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You can follow Daniel Negreanu on Twitter @RealKidPoker.

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