Daniel Negreanu is a Pro Canadian poker player. He has won six World Series of Poker ( WSOP ) bracelets and two World Poker Tour ( WPT ) titles.
Besides winning more live poker tournaments than Justin Bonomo and Brynn Kenney, he is also the third most successful poker player.
He was inducted into the famous Poker Hall of Fame in 2014.
During the Early Years
Dan Negreanu was born on 26 July 1974 in Ontario, Canada. His parents had immigrated to Canada seven years before he was born.
As a troublesome child, Negreanu was threatened with expulsion from his North York school for poor manners and disobeying school rules.
He was a very ambitious young man and wanted to become a professional snooker player. He learned how to play poker at the age of 15, and at 16, he played card games and bet on sports at bars.
After dropping out of school, he began playing poker in Toronto casinos, charity events, and illegal competitions. This was before the primary focus being on online casino real money, though like most pros he now juggles both on and offline competitions.
During this time, he became friends with Evelyn Ng, who also played poker professionally. Negreanu moved to Las Vegas, USA, at the age of 22 to pursue a career as a professional poker player.
Las Vegas poker tournaments
In 1997, he won three major poker tournaments in Las Vegas. There were two major poker events at Foxwoods Casino, where he earned $55 064 and was named the Best All-Around Tournament player.
There were more victories to follow:
In 2014, he placed second in The Big One for One Drop, which paid him $8,288,001. In 2016, he won $1 million for winning the Shark Cage tournament organized by PokerStars.net.
What happened to him?
Negreanu returned to Canada in 2011, experiencing some success on best canadian online casinos, and joined Team PokerStars for 12 years. They parted ways in May 2019, but he still plays poker online and posts his results frequently on the Full Contact Poker website.