Hailing from Toronto, poker superstar Daniel Negreanu first had hopes of a professional snooker career, having spent his youth frequenting the pool halls of his home town. It was an environment that also fostered his interest in poker which he took up with gusto and he soon moved to Las Vegas where his record now speaks for itself.
In just ten years Daniel Negreanu’s results record has become one of the best the game has ever seen, and he currently sits close to the top of the pile of highest-earning tournament players of all time. In 1998 aged just 23 his World Series bracelet win in the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em event made him the youngest player ever to achieve such a feat. But it was only the beginning of his successful career at the WSOP*, one that continues to this day. Following a runner up finish in the $5,000 Omaha High-Low in 2002 he won his second bracelet a year later in the $2,000 S.H.O.E. event. A third bracelet followed in 2004 in the $2,000 Limit Hold’em, good for a $169,000 payday. Another good run in 2008 saw Daniel win his fourth bracelet, earning $204,863 for his victory in the $2,000 Limit Hold’em event.
Daniel has also scored incredibly well on the World Poker Tour. Towards the end of 2004 WPT tournaments were creating massive prize pools which Daniel was happy to get stuck into. At the Borgata Poker Open in September Daniel came out top for a $1,117,400 victory which was followed three months later by a win in the Five Diamond World Poker Classic, worth a further $1,770,218. Daniel added $1,443,013 by virtue of several appearances at WPT final tables. Showing no signs of slowing down he added $755,525 to his bankroll with a win in a 2005 WSOP* circuit event. He then finished second at the WSOPE* Main Event in 2009, cashing for $788,618, and scored another huge cash of $1,000,000 when he finished 2nd in the $100,000 Super High Roller event, held as part of the 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). 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.
Daniel’s is as popular off the table as on and he is a widely read author, with millions reading his books, blogs and articles. He’s also a regular feature on televised poker shows both as a player and a commentator. What spare time he has is spent at home shooting pool and hanging out with friends playing video games. He is also a keen golfer and often plays for high stakes with other poker players.
Always popular among fans online and on the rail, Daniel sits among the elite of poker and as a member of Team PokerStars Pro he plays online under the name ‘KidPoker’.
|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 WSOP £10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event||October 2009||2nd||$788,618|
|PCA $100,000 Super High Roller||January 2011||2nd||$1,000,000|
|WPT Championship Super High Roller||May 2011||3rd||$448,320|
|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|
|2013 WSOP Asia Pacific $10,000 Main Event||April 2013||1st||$1,087,160|
|PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final €10,000 Main Event||May 2013||4th||$420,912|