Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu had one of his best World Series of Poker performances in the 2021 WSOP. The Poker Hall of Famer proved that he is still a top tier poker player, and will be for some time.
However, fans of Kid Poker would be hard pressed to find Negreanu playing poker anytime soon, however. In fact, the poker legend announced he is taking a break to recoup for WSOP 2022, and he is putting health and fitness – not poker – on top of his priority list.
WSOP ‘21 Review
Negreanu had quite the impressive WSOP 2021, and he wasn’t afraid to put in the hours. Kid Poker played in 55 total events last year totaling around $1 million in buy-ins.
7 top 10 finishes
18 cashes in 55 events
$1 million in buy ins
$1.4 million in cashes
3rd in Player of the Year.
See you next year.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) November 23, 2021
Things started to really heat up for Negreanu towards the end of the series. He took ninth in the $50,000 6-Max Poker Players Championship for $91,595 before winning over $1 million in consecutive days.
Kid Poker took third in the $50,000 No Limit High Roller for $519,764 before getting third place the next day in the No Limit High Roller for $661,041. In total, Negreanu cashed for $1,451,298 with a little over 80% of his earnings coming in those last two events. With his buy-ins totaling roughly $1 million, Negreanu profited around $400,000.
While many pros have continued to play in tournaments like the Stairway to Millions and the Venetian Deepstack, Negreanu has opted to take a break from the game in order to refocus on his health, something that has been a mainstay in Negreanu’s life for the past decade or so.
10am wake up
1:30pm walk puppies
4pm walk an hour
Rinse. Repeat. https://t.co/fxNDnxe7Bh
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) January 19, 2022
His routine features two sessions of physical activity interspersed with multiple food breaks – all vegan of course. Perhaps he’s fitting in some much needed alone time with his wife, Amanda, who recently called him out on Twitter for not giving her enough sex.