Daniel Negreanu’s Never-Ending Bad Luck Continues During WSOP

July 6, 2021
Andrew Burnett

Ray Charles and Eric Clapton have sung about it and it’s recorded history goes back almost a century, but the phrase “If it wasn’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all” seems to belong to Daniel Negreanu these days.

The Canadian star started this year’s online WSOP with a slew of bad runs...

Negreanu’s “bad luck” in his Grudge Match against Doug Polk was the subject of much debate, variance costing him quite a bit of the $1.2million he dumped to his arch-rival.

The GGPoker ambassador was so tilted at certain points that it sounded like poker’s tin foil hat man was about to pay a visit.

“I’m not suggesting the software’s rigged, but man it feels like it,” Negreanu stated after one particularly rough session. It just doesn’t feel real, and I’ve been playing poker 27, 28 years. This doesn’t feel possible. I know it’s possible, and I know variance is a thing. But it doesn’t feel f*****g possible. It just doesn’t feel possible.”

Thrown in his 3-0 loss to Phil Hellmuth in their High Stakes Duel II showdown, where he couldn’t convert a 19-1 chip lead and eventually lost another $350k, and it doesn’t seem like 2021 is going to be Daniel’s year.

He busted the $10k buy-in, $10million GTD Wynn Millions this week after his AK lost out to AQ on the river for most of his stack then a race went against him, though he did cash in 114th place for $27,099.

Hoping for some better luck, Daniel kicked off his WSOP online campaign in event 1, the BIG 500 Kick-Off but it didn’t exactly go as planned…

Next up he lost with queens against aces, though the side-pot kept his stack alive, but that was short-lived when our opening tweet intervened between Daniel and a run at online glory.

Bullet two was finished off by the same opponent and bullet number 3 didn’t fare any better, and Negreanu was left licking his wounds as Phil Hellmuth made it to the money, though his "Lumestackin" account only managed 141st spot for $861.97.

The first gold bracelet of the series was won by Jose “deposit” Noboa who pocketed $105,161 for his excellent run.

Can Negreanu bounce back and bag a bracelet of his own this summer? He’ll need some better luck, and we’ll be sure to let you know when that changes!

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