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Daniel Negreanu Reveals Reasons for Heater ... Sort of

Daniel Negreanu is experiencing a recent run of success that has lifted the Team PokerStars pro’s live tournament winnings to $17.8 million.

Three consecutive final table finishes in Main Events that included a championship at the first WSOP Asia Pacific Main Event for more than $1 million has made 2013 a wonderful year for Negreanu so far. Adding to his live achievements, the Canadian pro also captured his first online title over the weekend in winning event #39 of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).

Negreanu won $216,000 in outlasting 180 entrants who bought in for $5,000 in Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max, more than doubling the $400,000 guaranteed prize pool. Following the online victory, Negreanu tweeted, “Won my first ever major online poker tournament. This last two months has been the sickest run of my career. So thankful and SO FUN!”

Even before the SCOOP victory, Negreanu released his latest video rant and revealed the top three reasons for his heater. Negreanu attributes luck or variance as the key factor, with coin flips in crucial situations happening to go his way. He credits his recent training in the Choice Center Leadership program for giving him a newfound confidence and swag as the third most important reason for his successful streak.

Perhaps most interesting among the three reasons was Negreanu’s No. 2 choice, which he attributed to being able to exploit “a new trend” among younger players. The 37-year-old wouldn’t fully reveal the edge he has discovered in the playing habits of the younger crowd, hoping to parlay that information into added success at the upcoming WSOP beginning tomorrow at the Rio in Las Vegas.

Click the link below to watch Negreanu’s most recent video blog, compliments of

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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.