Daniel Negreanu Makes A Decision To Avoid Re-entries in 2020
Poker hall of famer Daniel Negreanu has indicated he will not be re-entering events in 2020.
The former all-time money list leader has been very vocal about his stance against re-entries, saying the format should not have even existed in the first place.
Re-entries allow players to take more than one shot at events.
This option allows players who have been eliminated to once again pay the buy-in and rejoin the event during the early stages of the game.
Using this format to your own benefit isn’t wrong at all, but Negreanu said he is starting to feel bad about it, given how it affects amateur players.
I’m also considering playing all of 2020 with no reentry.
That means I won’t cash as often.
Won’t make as many final tables, but at least I won’t be taking part in something I don’t thing should exist, or at least be the norm.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) 9. Dezember 2019
Re-entry tournaments offer bigger prize pools and give players plenty of chances to make money. For non-pros who travel all the way from a far-away country just to take part in an international event, re-entries make sure they make the best out of their poker trip. If re-entries did not exist, it could be a huge letdown or amateur poker players who often travel to places only to play these special poker events.
Possible Effects on Negreanu’s Performance
Negreanu’s tweet gained a lot of reaction from the poker community, with some even questioning his stance. Over the years, the Canadian player has gone for multiple re-entries in his plays, leading to higher ROIs. However, it looks like he is going to be adopting a new strategy for 2020.
One Twitter user suggested that avoiding re-entries would go against Negreanu’s style and might affect his performance, but Negreanu replied that he grew up in an era where players were only given one shot at victory and he did well playing this format. The Canadian poker pro said he wanted to go back to his roots.
Refusing to re-enter might also affect Negreanu’s WSOP POY campaign, a title he has been chasing over the last few years. This year, he placed third in the overall rankings, after a miscalculation of points wrongly declared him the winner. The title ultimately went to Australia’s Robert Campbell.
Negreanu cashed in a total of 16 events during the 50th WSOP and would later to go on to cash in another seven events at the WSOPE in Rozvadov. Some of these events allowed re-entries and helped Negreanu. He was also able to achieve his largest score this year ($1,725,838) by taking advantage of a single re-entry format.
We will have to wait and see if Negreanu pushes through with his “no re-entry” plan in 2020.