Daniel Negreanu Coaching Guy Laliberte For €1m One Drop

Who do you hire to coach you when you're about to play in the most expensive poker tournament of all time? Why, the biggest ever tournament money winner of course. That was billionaire Guy Laliberte's thinking anyway as it has come to light that he is being coached for his €1m entry One Drop event on October 14th by none other than Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu.

Negreanu knows a thing or two about live tournaments, with over $32.6m in live tournament cashes which include 6 WSOP Gold Bracelets and 2 WPT titles. He also knows a thing or two about how to play the One Drop, having won $8.3m for his runner-up position in 2014's $1m event. So the PokerStars Team Pro is about as qualified as anyone to teach Cirque Du Soleil and One Drop Foundation founder Laliberte how to get the better of his opponents. Mind you, Laliberte is no stranger to cashing in a seven-figure tournament as he placed 5th in the original Big One for One Drop back in 2012 for $1.8m.

This year's One Drop will be played at Casino de Monte-Carlo a week on Friday as part of the five day "Monte Carlo One Drop Extravaganza" , so Negreanu has got a little over a week to hone the Canadian entrepreneur's skills. The extravaganza will also include other high rolling events including a €50,000 buy-in heads-up tourney, a €1m buy-in high roller cash game.

The tournament, which is not open to pro players (hence Negreanu's absence from the line up) has attracted 35 players so far with more expected. The tourament will also offer re-entries and a mega €250,000 buy-in satellite for the recreational super high rollers who will make up the field.

Negreanu announced the news on twitter a a couple of nights ago;

The first $1m buy-in One Drop (which was also, unlike this year, a WSOP event) was won by Antonio Esfandiari for $18.3m - still the single biggest Poker tourney win of all-time. The last $1m One Drop in 2014 was won by Negreanu's conqueror, Daniel Colman, who walked away with $15.3m for his win

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