A conversation with poker star Daniel Negreanu about Hearthstone

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February 05, 2016, 12:31 PM

&#151; -- Whether you follow the goings-on in professional poker with serious dedication or just on a more casual level, you're almost certainly familiar with Daniel Negreanu. A two-time World Series of Poker Player of the Year, an inductee into the Poker Hall of Fame and the all-time money winner in The Hendon Mob's database -- at over $32 million -- his poker accolades could fill up this page.

But Negreanu is not just playing poker these days, having picked up another game-playing addiction in Hearthstone. Hearthstone fans saw this for themselves at this year's World Championship at BlizzCon, when Negreanu faced off against Bertrand "ElkY" Grosspellier in a show match. Despite being the veteran -- ElkY also is a professional poker player and a veteran of StarCraft and Warcraft III, in addition to Hearthstone -- it was Negreanu who came out ahead, three games to one.

Negreanu took some time recently to talk to ESPN esports about his experiences in Hearthstone.

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