Daniel Negreanu Poker Bio

Daniel Negreanu

Schooled in the pool halls and card rooms of Toronto, Daniel Negreanu is a phenomenal poker player with a live tournament poker record to match. He’s experienced everything that a professional poker career can offer, seen the game explode and go global, and won more money than most people can ever dream of. His profile in the poker world is second to none, and PokerStars is proud to have him as a member of Team PokerStars Pro.

He has one of the best World Series records of any player, and he has won more money than anyone else on the World Poker Tour. His World Series achievements began in 1998 when he became the youngest person at the time ever to win a coveted gold bracelet at just 23, taking down the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em tournament for $169,460. He followed that with a second place in 2002, before his second bracelet win in 2003, when he won the SHOE event, taking $100,440 for the win. He also finished second in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em that year. The following year was a big one for Daniel. He kicked things off with a WPT Final Table appearance before he won another WSOP* bracelet, this time in Limit Hold’em for $169,100. Next came two huge wins on the World Poker Tour. First he won the Borgata Open for $1,117,400, and then the Five Diamond World Classic for another $1,770,218. Those two wins on a high profile and televised tour cemented Daniel at the very top of the game, and he hasn’t looked back since, adding further World Series bracelets, tournament wins and final table appearances along the way. In 2009 he cashed more than any other player at the World Series, finishing in the money on eight occasions. After a runner-up finish at the WSOPE* Main Event, he also became the highest earning tournament player of all time.

Daniel has strong views on poker and is often consulted on the big issues by poker’s administrators. He works tirelessly to promote the game around the world and always has time for his legions of fans. He also writes Daniel Negreanu poker strategy books, mentors other players and appears in the poker media as a commentator and summarizer. With so much on the go at any one time, he doesn’t have much time to relax away from poker, but when he does he likes to work at his golf game as well as shoot pool and play video games.  He plays online poker only at PokerStars and you can find him at the tables using the screen name ‘KidPoker’.

Career Hightlights

Event Date Place Prize
1998 WSOP $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em April 1998 1st $169,460
2002 WSOP $5,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Split May 2002 2nd $85,400
2003 WSOP $2,000 S.H.O.E. May 2003 1st $100,440
2003 WSOP $3,000 No Limit Hold’em. May 2003 2nd $210,980
WPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure January 2004 3rd $192,270
2004 WSOP $2,000 Limit Hold’em May 2004 1st $169,100
WPT Borgata Poker Open September 2004 1st $1,117,400
WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic December 2004 1st $1,770,218
WPT Jack Binion World Poker Open January 2005 3rd $384,322
Jack Binion WSOP Circuit Event January 2006 1st $755,525
WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic December 2006 3rd $592,000
WPT Gold Strike World Poker Open January 2007 2nd $502,691
2008 WSOP $2,000 Limit Hold’em June 2008 1st $204,863
2008 WSOP $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha June 2008 7th $123,437
2008 WSOPE $10,000 Main Event October 2008 5th $395,024
British Columbia Poker Championship November 2008 1st $371,000
2009 WSOP $2,500 Limit Hold’em June 2009 2nd $138,280
2009 WSOP $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo June 2009 4th $130,401
2009 WSOPE £10,000 No Limit Hold´em Main Event October 2009 2nd $788,618

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