Daniel Negreanu is a Professional Canadian Poker player who has won 6 World Series of Poker ( WSOP ) bracelets and 2 World Poker Tour ( WPT ) championship titles.
He is also the third biggest live poker tournament winner behind Justin Bonomo and Brynn Kenney.
In 2014 he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.
The Early Years
Daniel Negreanu was born in Ontario Canada on the 26 July 1974. His parents were Romanian immigrants who had moved to Canada 7 years before his birth.
Negreanu was a troublesome child throughout his childhood, and his school in North York threatened to expel him for poor manners and ignoring the school rules.
He was very ambitious and was interested in becoming a Professional Snooker player. At the age of 15, he learnt how to play Poker, and at age 16 he was hanging around pool bars, playing card games and betting on sports.
He eventually dropped out of school and started playing poker games at local casinos, charity events and illegal poker games around Toronto.
He met and started dating Evelyn Ng, who was also a Professional Poker player. At the age of 22, Negreanu moved to Las Vegas, USA to pursue a career as a Professional Poker Player.
Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas
His first success came in Vegas, in 1997 when he won 3 major poker tournaments. This included two major poker events at Foxwoods Casino where he earned $55 064 and was named the Best All-Around Tournament player.
Further wins followed:
In 2014, he came second in The Big One for One Drop which paid him $8,288,001 and in 2016 he won $1 million for winning the Shark Cage tournament organized by PokerStars.net
Where is he now?
In 2011 Negreanu moved back to Canada and became a member of Team PokerStars for 12 years. In May 2019 they parted ways, but he still plays Poker online and frequently posts his results at the Full Contact Poker website.