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Daniel Negreanu on Poker and Picking Up Tells

One of the best poker players in the world talks about the skills that changed his life.

Daniel Negreanu, Moment of the year award, attends the American Poker Awards during the Global Poker League Draft Day on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
Daniel Negreanu.

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Daniel Negreanu is one of (if not the best) poker player in the world today. He has set all kinds of records in the poker community, but today he tells us how he did it. To kick things off, Brian and Daniel discuss their old spat from Tilt and how their relationship has changed since then (5:00), when Daniel decided to become a professional poker player (17:00), and how he observes people to pick up information (27:00). Also, the two talk about how Daniel’s definition of success has changed over the years (32:00), what he’s interested in outside the poker table (45:00), and how the Rocky movies help get him ready to make a run at the WSOP Final Table every year (54:00).

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