2009 WCOOP: Negreanu lays out war plan

negreanu-thumb.jpgDaniel Negreanu is a man with a plan. Although he is going to be jetting all over the globe for live tournaments and trying to fit in some golf time in the sweet September weather in Las Vegas, he's got his eye on some big time events in this year's World Championship of Online Poker. With less than two weeks to go before the first WCOOP event, Negreanu has been kind enough to tell us the events on which he is planning to focus. Oh, and be sure to check out the prop bet potential at the end of his post...

by Daniel Negreanu

So it's that time again.

Time for the WCOOP where you'll see all the best online and live players grinding it out online at PokerStars.com in an awesome series of tournaments. My favorite thing about the WCOOP is that there is a little something in there for everybody in terms of buy-in and game type. It's not just no-limit hold'em everyday. I mean, they have a Badugi tournament! How cool is that?

I've looked over the schedule and there are a few events in particular that really catch my eye:

  • Septemer 6th -- $10,000 no limit hold'em: I'll still be in at the PokerStars.com EPT event in Barcelona that week, but if I bust out of that tournament I'm definitely going to enter this one.

  • September 13th -- $25,000 no limit hold'em heads up: You won't see any random people jumping into this event, it'll be a small field but it will probably be the toughest field at the WCOOP.

  • September 17th -- $2000 pot limit Omaha (6 max): Pot limit Omaha has become more and more popular the last few years and I actually prefer the fact that it's six-handed, because I like to play a lot of hands anyway, so being short-handed suits my stlyle better than a full game.

  • September 19th -- $2000 8-game mix: This is my absolute favorite event, no
    question about it! I love playing all the games and that's the game I normally play at PokerStars.com anyway, usually in the $400-$800 game.

  • September 20th -- $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.: Once again this will be a field littered
    with pros and I'm excited about it. I grew up playing mostly H.O.R.S.E. in my mid-twenties, grinding it out at Bellagio.

  • September 20th -- No Limit Hold'em Championship: OK, so two tournaments in one day means that I'll be multi-tabling that day. Most of the young internet pros I talk to would laugh at me for calling two-tabling "multi-tabling," but hey, it's a start! Who knows? With some practice maybe I'll challenge Elky to multi-table 25 screens at once heads up... or maybe not!
  • So that's a glimpse at a few of the events that I'm really looking forward to, but I also plan on playing several of the smaller events throughout the WCOOP, depending on my schedule.

    September is also a good golf month in Vegas, so I just might have to bring my laptop out to the course and multi-task! Can Elky break 90 and win a WCOOP at the same time? Ha, there's a challenge where I think I might have a chance.

    Daniel Negreanu is a member of Team PokerStars Pro


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