Daniel Negreanu is one of the few professional poker players from Canada and he is by far the best Canadian poker player in the world. Daniel brings a new type of energy to the game of poker and he has been like this ever since first beginning to play in live tournaments. He has a very vibrant attitude about him and he loves engaging in chatter with other players at the table. Negreanu is nicknamed “Kid Poker” on PokerStar.com because when he first started playing he looked liked a kid still and not someone who could play poker.
It was very clear from a young age that Daniel would end up gambling as an adult as he was playing snooker by the age of 15 for money. At age 16 Daniel had started learning how to play poker and it wasn’t long before he was hooked to the game. Negreanu began playing poker in all of the casinos around the Toronto area that he could find and he also played in any underground poker games that he could find in Toronto. As he was saving up money from playing poker Daniel decided he had enough and made a move to Vegas.
Negreanu moves to Vegas in order to play more poker and make more money, but he wasn’t quite ready for the challenge as he was just 22 years old. Daniel ended up losing all of his money in Vegas and needed to move back to Toronto in order to regroup and save up some more money. He kept at his goal until he finally started winning more consistently and now he is one of the most accomplished poker players in the world. Daniel was his first WSOP bracelet in 1998 by winning a $2K Pot Limit Holdem Event.
Daniel has won a total of 4 WSOP bracelets in his career with the most recent one coming in 2008. In all he has finished in the money 38 times so far on the WSOP circuit and another 17 times on the WPT Circuit. Recently Daniel has also been working with a website that offers poker players video strategy. The website is called PokerVT.com and it has become a great learning resource for new poker players looking for advice from the pros.
Daniel has played a lot of poker on TV including on many of the most popular poker shows like High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark. He has also made an appearance in the X-men Origins Movie. Daniel also has written a book which was recently released which is filled with information on playing poker from not only Daniel, but several other poker pros such as Evelyn Ng.
Negreanu is a huge fan of hockey and the Toronto Maple Leafs and when he isn’t playing poker he is often watching sports or playing golf. He was married briefly from 2005-2007, but he is now single again and living in Las Vegas working on his business ventures and playing a lot of poker.