Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu

Having come of age in the pool halls of Toronto, poker superstar Daniel Negreanu originally had aspirations of being a professional snooker player. In this kind of environment, he was never too far away from a card game and eventually became intrigued enough to play himself. He moved to Las Vegas soon after and hasn’t looked back since.

Daniel has one of the greatest live results records ever seen, and is currently the highest-earning tournament player of all time. In 1998 at just 23, he became the youngest player at the time to win a World Series bracelet, after taking down the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em event. This was to be the start of an incredible run of success at the WSOP*, and one that still shows no sign of stopping today.

His 2nd bracelet came in 2003, followed by a third in 2004, and another in 2008. Daniel travelled to London for the 2008 World Series of Poker* Europe and made the final table of the £10,000 Main Event, picking up $395,024 for a 5th place finish. He then cashed more times than anyone else at the 2009 Series, including a return to the WSOPE* Main Event, where he finished in 2nd place for $788,618.

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Daniel finally won a World Series Main Event when he took victory at the first-ever Asia Pacific series in April 2013, scoring his fifth bracelet and prize money of $1,087,160. Incredibly, he then won his sixth bracelet a few months later in the High Roller event at the World Series of Poker* Europe. It was a win worth $979,955, and also earned Daniel enough points to achieve the 2013 WSOP* Player of the Year title. He also scored two massive results at the Aussie Millions in 2014, making the final table of the $100,000 and $250,000 events for a total of $1,612,203.

It was also at the World Series in 2014 where Daniel earned the biggest cash of his career – a massive $8,288,001 for finishing as runner-up in the $1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop event. He had already cashed several times in other events earlier in the series, including another runner-up spot in a 2-7 Draw Lowball event. In 2015 he came close to finally winning the World Series Main Event, busting just short of the final table for $562,778.

Away from the World Series, Daniel has also racked up some huge cashes and titles on the World Poker Tour. By late 2004, WPT events were generating massive prize pools and Daniel wasted no time taking his share. In September, he won the Borgata Poker Open for an incredible $1,117,400 and followed it up just three months later with victory 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 appearances, helping him to add another $1,443,013 to his bankroll, and Daniel also won $755,525 after finishing 1st in a WSOP* Circuit event in 2005.

The beginning of 2011 also saw him earn another huge payday for a 2nd place finish in the $100,000 Super High Roller event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) for $1,000,000. In recent years Daniel has been perfecting his online game, and won a Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) title in 2013 after taking victory in a $5,200 Pot Limit Omaha event for $216,000.

Daniel is also a popular poker author, with millions of poker fans regularly reading his books, articles and blogs, and he often appears on major televised poker shows, as both player and commentator. When he has spare time, he enjoys relaxing at home; shooting pool and playing video games with friends. He’s also an avid golfer and can often be found playing for high stakes with other top poker players. Extremely popular amongst fans, Daniel is a true powerhouse in the poker world. He is a member of Team PokerStars Pro and plays online using the screen name ‘KidPoker’.

Career Highlights

PokerStars WCOOP $2,100 HORSE Championship September 2016 1st $61,865
2015 WSOP $10,000 Main Event July 2015 11th $562,778
2014 WSOP $1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop July 2014 2nd $8,288,001
Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge February 2014 4th $1,119,610
Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge February 2014 6th $492,593
2013 WSOPE €25,000 High Roller October 2013 1st $979,955
EPT Barcelona €10,000 High Roller September 2013 2nd $352,881
2013 WSOP $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball July 2013 2nd $107,055
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final €10,000 Main Event May 2013 4th $420,912
PokerStars SCOOP $5,200 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max May 2013 1st $216,000
2013 WSOP Asia Pacific $10,000 Main Event April 2013 1st $1,087,160
EPT Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller April 2012 6th $409,279
EPT Grand Final €25,000 High Roller April 2012 2nd $790,304
WPT Championship Super High Roller May 2011 3rd $448,320
PCA $100,000 Super High Roller January 2011 2nd $1,000,000
2009 WSOPE £10,000 No Limit Hold´em Main Event October 2009 2nd $788,618
2009 WSOP $2,500 Limit Hold'em June 2009 2nd $138,280
British Columbia Poker Championship November 2008 1st $371,000
2008 WSOPE $10,000 Main Event October 2008 5th $395,024
2008 WSOP $2,000 Limit Hold'em June 2008 1st $204,863
WPT Gold Strike World Poker Open January 2007 2nd $502,691
WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic December 2006 3rd $592,000
Jack Binion WSOP Circuit Event January 2006 1st $755,525
WPT Jack Binion World Poker Open January 2005 3rd $384,322
WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic December 2004 1st $1,770,218
WPT Borgata Poker Open September 2004 1st $1,117,400
2004 WSOP $2,000 Limit Hold'em May 2004 1st $169,100
WPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure January 2004 3rd $192,270
2003 WSOP $2,000 S.H.O.E. May 2003 1st $100,440
1998 WSOP $2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em April 1998 1st $169,460

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