Daniel Negreanu’s Five Reasons Why You’re Losing at Poker


Daniel Negreanu knows something about winning at poker. After all, he’s currently the all-time winningest player in terms of tournament earnings, having amassed over $33 million to date.

A key to being a winning player, of course, is being able to diagnose your own game correctly, especially when it comes to identifying leaks and/or bad habits negatively affecting your bottom line. It’s no surprise, then, that the Team PokerStars Pro has some thoughts to share about what might be causing players to lose at poker — the subject of a recent video on Negreanu’s YouTube channel.

See below as Negreanu takes a few minutes to describe the “Top 5 Reasons You’re Losing at Poker.” As he explains, experiencing bad luck could well be part of what’s causing the losing — especially over the short-term — although Negreanu ranks that low on his list of probable reasons for why some lose consistently.

According to Negreanu, other reasons for losing at poker concern things we can control, including falling into predictable patterns with our play and making ourselves exploitable, practicing poor game selection and playing with opponents who are much better than us, and lacking fundamentals.

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Negreanu also addresses that big killer of bankrolls, tilt (in its many forms), and offers a concrete tip for conquering tilt at the tables. Take a look: