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Weekly Poker Showdown with Jaime Staples

Feb 5, 2020

In this episode, Daniel Negreanu, poker legend, 6-time WSOP bracelet holder and 2-time WPT champion, shares how poker is getting harder – but easier than ever before to learn. He reveals his biggest mistakes, candid reflections, and honest observations about poor bankroll management, distractions, and the response to uneven playing fields in poker.

Listen in to hear how Daniel has been boosting his health, improving his relationship, building his business, and expanding his mind – and how this balance has got him feeling better than ever before.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:00 – 01:00 - Introducing Daniel Negreanu, a Canadian professional poker player who has won six WSOP bracelets and two WPT championship titles.
  • 01:00 – 08:00 - Poker news, tournament results, industry news, live poker results, changes in the poker world due to the Coronavirus, and exciting partypoker LIVE and KO series announcements.
  • 08:00 – 12:30 – Interview Start: Daniel on the poker dream being alive, how people play differently today, and the new tools available for learning and improving.
  • 12:30 – 17:30 - The inspiration and intention behind MasterClass, the biggest mistakes people make, and Daniel’s advice for people wanting to reach their poker goals.
  • 17:30 – 37:15 - Daniel’s major mistakes, reflections on how the game has changed, how he would manage his bankroll, and what he likes about GGPoker.
  • 37:15 – 46:00 - On the different games, bots, regulation issues, and the three components of a successful poker ecosystem.
  • 46:00 – 52:00 - On the issues in poker for recreational players, the trend towards no-pro games, mindfulness around game selection, and the distraction of online chats.
  • 52:00 – 57:00 - Privatized tournaments, creating an even playing field, and how he’s been building his business, improving his relationship and boosting his health.
  • 57:00 – 01:07:00 - On his relationship with his wife, his future plans, and some tips for attaining success in your own life through continued education and meditation.

3 Key Points

  • Write out a plan and be clear on your goals.
  • Track your results and be realistic; treat it like a business.
  • Don’t get distracted by drama and negativity online.