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 become intrigued enough to play himself.
He moved to Las Vegas soon after and hasn’t looked back since.
Daniel has the greatest live results record ever seen, making
him one of the highest-earning tournament players of all time. In 1998
at just 23, he became the youngest ever 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*, one that still shows no sign of stopping today. After a 2nd place
finish in the $5,000 Omaha Hi/Lo event in 2002, he returned the
following year to claim his 2nd bracelet in the $2,000 S.H.O.E. event.
He won a third bracelet in 2004’s $2,000 Limit Hold’em event for
$169,000, and had another good World Series run in 2008, cashing several
times and winning a fourth bracelet in the $2,000 Limit Hold’em event
for $204,863. A few months later, Daniel travelled 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 finish. He 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.
He’s 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 saw him earn another huge pay day for a 2nd place finish in the $100,000 Super High Roller event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $1,000,000.