Daniel Negreanu



 

Having grown up to an adult in the pool halls of Toronto, poker superstar Daniel Negreanu originally had dreams of being a professional snooker player. In this type of environment, he was never very far away from a poker game and eventually became impressed enough to play poker himself. He moved to Las Vegas, NV soon after and sure has not regretted it.

In ten short years, Daniel has accomplished possibly the greatest live tournament results record ever heard of. In 1998 at the tender age of twenty three, he became the youngest ever known player at that time in history to win a World Series bracelet, after taking home the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em event. This was to be the beginning of an incredible stretch of success at the WSOP, one that still provides no sign of stopping anytime soon. After a 2nd place win in the $5k Omaha Hi/Lo event in 2002, he came back the following year to claim his 2nd bracelet in the $2k S.H.O.E. event. He received a third bracelet in 2004’s $2k Limit Hold’em event for $169k, and had another great World Series run in 2008, earning several times and winning a fourth bracelet in the $2k Limit Hold’em event for $204,863. A few months following, Daniel traveled to London for the World Series of Poker Europe and made the final table of the £10,000 Main Event, picking up $395,024 for a 5th place win.

But while the money he’d earned in World Series events up to this point had been something to smile about, it was nothing compared to the huge payouts he would soon start receiving. By late 2004, WPT events were generating huge prize pools and Daniel wasted no time earning his fair share. In September, he won the Borgata Poker Open for an outstanding $1,117,400 and proceeded it just three months later with win at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic, a win that earned Daniel another $1,770,218. There have also been several other WPT final table sittings, helping him to add another $1,443,013 to his pocketbook. Daniel also won $755,525 after finishing 1st in a WSOP Circuit event in 2005. In all, his total live winnings currently total over $10M.

Daniel has also become a popular poker book writer, with millions and millions of poker fans regularly buying and reading his books, articles and blogs. He regularly shows up on major televised poker shows, as both poker player and commentator. When he finds the free time, he enjoys relaxing at home; shooting pool and playing video games with his good friends. He is also an avid golfer and can often be spotted playing for big bucks with other top notch poker players.

Extremely well known amongst poker fans, Daniel is a true powerhouse in the poker industry.