Daniel Negreanu reveals live tournament results from 2017. The women’s all-time money leader calls it quits. Find these stories and more in the first Hit and Run of 2018.

Daniel Negreanu Has Down Year During 2017

Daniel Negreanu has released his live tournament results via the Full Contact Poker blog for the last five years. During 2017, Negreanu reported cashes of $2,792,104 million on $2,874,164 in buy-in, yielding a loss of $86,140 for the year. It was his second year of live tournament poker.

Negreanu noted that his average buy-in was $40,481 so he essentially broke even on the year.

Despite the losing year, Negreanu is up over $8.3 million over the last five years with an approximate hourly rate of $3,405. It should be noted a large portion of his gains stemmed from a nearly $8.3 million cash in the 2014 One Drop.

Daniel Negreanu’s results for the last five years:

2013: $1,963,500
2014: $7,100,164
2015: $952,920
2016: (-$1,246,693)

Negreanu notes that while he does have sponsorship deals with PokerStars and Poker Central that he funds 100% of his action.

Selbst Announces Retirement from Poker

ICYMI: Over the New Year’s Weekend, Vanessa Selbst announced her departure from PokerStars as well as a retirement from poker in general. Selbst, who has $11 million in live tournament cashes over 12 years, posted on Facebook is number one all-time on the women’s live tournament money list.

Selbst, who next plans to start a hedge fun, cited many reasons for her decision including the changing poker landscape since 2011 as well as reservations about being an ambassador in today’s game.

Selbst is a 3-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner with titles in the 2008 $1,500 PLO, the 2012 $2,500 10 Game Six Handed and the 2014 $25,000 Mixed-Max No Limit Hold’em. Her largest cash came at the $25,000 High Roller at the 2013 PCA when she took home over $1.42 million.

Quick Hitters

– Adrian Mateos late season surge stuns Bryn Kenney in 2017 Player of the Year races.

– European-focused Unibet has removed some of the highest stakes games from the poker room. Unibet was removed NL800 and PL800 tables, which they added in early 2017. The move was made to “safeguard” the poker ecology of the poker room, citing that the tables contributed to an increase in short handed games and faster loss rates for less skilled players. The site said that they could come back at a later date once a “sufficient support structure is in place.”

– Cardplayer recaps the live tournament scene during the first half of 2017.

Meanwhile, PokerStrategy shares five poker predictions for 2018 on the subject of Bitcoin, shot clocks, antes and a perhaps a new WSOP scoring system.

– Grinderschool poker training video of the day continues a look at the “MTT Lecture” series by betgo. This episode is a further discussion on pre-flop situations in MTTs.