Player Profile: Meet Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu is a professional poker player born on 6th July 1974 in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Negreanu’s love for gambling started at a young age. He was already pool hustling and playing poker by the age of 16.

Immediately after leaving high school, albeit one credit short, he ventured into poker full-time in local casinos. For five years, Negreanu was able to amass a sizeable bankroll thanks to his wit and unique playing style.

Search for greener pastures in Las Vegas

At the age of 21, Negreanu had had enough of Canadian casinos and he decided to shift to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, USA.

Unfortunately, he lost his bankroll shortly after his move and decided to return home. However, as fate would have it, after building another bankroll, he decided to give it another try.

After several trips back and forth, he finally managed to find a footing in Las Vegas.

In 1997, he won his first major tournament and a sizable cash prize after winning Foxwoods’ World Poker Final. Since then, he has made more than $40m in casinos only, not to mention almost $9 million from prestigious poker circuits events such as WPT and EPT.

Impressive WSOP record

Negreanu’s WSOP track record is nothing short of impressive. Throughout his career, he has managed to reach 46 final tables, winning six. Additionally, he has managed to finish in-the-money 165 times, and he has almost 20 million dollars to show for it.

His WSOP’s journey started in 1998, at the age of 23. At such a young age, competing with reputable poker veterans, Negreanu won the $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold ‘Em event earning him the nickname “kid Poker” and the coveted WSOP bracelet.

Negreanu continued to impress and in 2004, he was named Toyota Player of the Year after winning a bracelet and cashing in 5 events.

Daniel Negreanu Notable Wins

In 2014, Negreanu shattered his personal cash prize record after winning more than $8 million in Event #57: The Big One for One Drop – $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold’em for his second-place finish. However, this was not his first big win, in 2004 he won two big cashes; No-Limit Hold’em-2004 Borgata Poker Open (WPT) and No-Limit Hold’em- 2004 Five Diamond World Poker Classic (WPT) for $1,117,400 and $1,770,218 respectively. Also, recently in 2018, he won $300,000 No-Limit Hold’em-2018 Super High Roller Bowl.

In 2013, he won his 6th WSOP bracelet in Event #8: €25,600 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller. He also pocketed €725,000.
Another notable win was the first-place finish at 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific (APAC) in Event #5: A$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event for A$1,038,825.


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