Daniel Negreanu sets Supernova challenge for 2011

Daniel Negreanu sets Supernova challenge for 2011

Monday, 24 January 2011

Unlike certain TV pros, Daniel Negreanu readily admits that his Hold ‘em game is behind that of the younger Internet generation and aims to do something about it. He has already improved his game by playing the high stakes $100/$200 action on PokerStars and now he is setting a new goal to keep himself motivated and on top of his game.

“The best No Limit Hold’em players in the world today are mostly young,” Negreanu wrote in his blog at Full Contact Poker. “It’s just a fact and if you look at tournament results over the past few years, it’s trending younger and younger. Why? The younger players are using more advanced tools to break down the game, discussing hands with friends and on forums, and most importantly are putting in more volume than the older generation.”

Negreanu is aiming to accrue 55,000 VIP Points (VPPs) at PokerStars for 2011, and “maybe even reaching Supernova status” which requires 100,000 VPPs. Each dollar in rake gives you 5.5 VPPs and Negreanu has been playing the $5,600 turbo heads-up SnGs to build up the total quickly.

So far, Kid Poker has played 30 of these and won an impressive 21 for a tidy profit of $42,000 even after rake. He has earned over 16,500 VPPs by mid-January though and is well on pace to make Supernova.

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