Poker Player Profile: Daniel Negreanu (AKA Kid Poker)

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Daniel Negreanu

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1974, Daniel Negreanu began playing poker at 21. At the age of 23 he entered the $2,000 pot limit hold’em event at the World Series of Poker, and won. Making him, at the time, the youngest WSOP champion and earning him the nickname Kid Poker.

In 2013, Daniel was ranked the number 1 poker player in the world by the Global Poker Index, and 2014 has seen him celebrate turning 40 years old by being inducted into the elite “Poker Hall of Fame”, an exclusive virtual association. Joining just 48 other individuals to have this honor bestowed upon them since 1979.

Daniel has, what has been described as; “an uncanny ability to read his opponents”, which has helped him to scoop no fewer than 6 WSOP bracelets, 2 WPT titles and numerous cashouts in the world’s major poker events. WSOP events alone have seen him cash $14,641,365.

Daniel is also well-known for appearing on many TV poker shows such as Late Night Poker, Poker After Dark, and High Stakes Poker. He is also an author of poker books such as: “Hold’em Wisdom for All Players”.

Career Highlights:

2014 Inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame
2013 Ranked #1 Poker Player in the World (Global Poker Index)
2013 Card Player Magazine Player of the Year
2013 WSOP Player of the Year
2004 ESPN Player of the Year
2004-2005 World Poker Tour Player of the Year
2004 Card Player Magazine Player of the Year
2004 Champion Player of the Year

Watch Daniel’s Top 5 Poker Moments at Poker Stars below.

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Hayley Reeve

Hayley Reeve is a digital content marketer for Casino Tours Abroad. In her spare time she can usually be found at the "Texas Hold 'em" poker tables.

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