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Poker Pros Share Their 2022 Balance Sheets

Author: Carolla Published: 03.01.23

For example, Daniel Negreanu made $1.6 million in profit in tournaments last year.

Poker Pros Share Their 2022 Balance Sheets

Daniel Negreanu Posts $1.6 Million in Profit Last Year

This is a tradition Negreanu started back in 2009 on his Full Contact Poker Blog. The 6-time WSOP champion shared how much he made or lost playing poker tournaments in a given year for the 13th time in a row. This time, he did it through a Twitter post. 2022 happened to be a winning one for old DNegs.

That’s right, according to his own calculations, he made $1.626 million in profit. He played 107 events in total, cashing in 23 of them. 

Negreanu 2022 results

Negreanu won 3 major events last year. These were:

  •  The $25,000 NLHE event at the PokerGO Cup for $350,000 in February
  •  The $15,300 NLHE PokerGO Tour Wynn High Roller for $216,000 in March
  •  The $300,000 Aria Super High Roller Bowl for $3.312 million in October

As you can tell, actually the $3 million profit he made with his SHRB win is what tipped his year over to be in the black. It was a nice turnaround for Negreanu, given the fact he was down $1.125 million during the World Series of Poker, back in the summer in Las Vegas. He was also documenting the frustrating downswing in his signature WSOP vlog series.

Other Pros Share What They Made

A few more poker players followed Negreanu’s tradition and let the world know how they did on the green felt last year. David Kaye boasted about his biggest winning year yet. He made $77,342 playing $2.50/$5 and $1/$2 NLHE cash games online. With another $20K coming from rakeback bonuses, he pocketed a cool $97K past year. A player with the Twitter handle @AbsoluteTopUp did even better. He posted a $105K gain also playing online No Limit Hold'em cash, while rising up in stakes from $2/$5 to $50/$100.

Meanwhile, 23-year-old poker pro Landon Tice (perhaps best known for his failed heads-up challenge against Bill Perkins in which he gave his rec opponent a 9 BB/100 hand handicap) shared a different kind of result. He posted a before/after pic of himself shirtless from the beginning and the end of 2022. The young lad managed to lose 40 lbs (18 kgs)!

This year's WSOP Main Event champion Espen Uhlen Jørstad from Norway cashed for the most in 2022. Although this number doesn’t take into account the lost buy-ins, he racked up $10.530 million in tournament cashes in the last 12 months. Evidently, the majority of that comes from the $10 million he made for winning the WSOP Main Event back in July.

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