Every Friday I’ve been talking about poker history. This week is no different and today I will continue talking about historical or well known poker players. Today I choose Daniel Negreanu, a Canadian professional poker player. Many of you are likely familiar with Negreanu from the World Series of Poker or World Poker Tour. That’s not surprising as he has become a very well known player in the industry.
Negreanu has done very well for himself over the years. Earning three World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour titles he’s obviously a talented player. In 2004, he was named the World Series of Poker Player of the Year and CardPlayer Player of the Year. He followed this up by being named the World Poker Tour Player of the Year in 2005. Daniel never graduated high school, when he moved from Romania to Canada he lost all of his school credit and immediately started his life as a rounder at local casinos. He also played in a number of illegal games when he was still underage.
At 21 years of age he headed for the city of cities we all know for gambling. That city is obviously Las Vegas. He always had a dream of being a professional poker player and Vegas was his ticket to that dream.
Daniel has won a large number of tournaments, sat at many final tables and has done very well for himself as a professional poker player. He’s featured on television on a regular basis and I have personally seen him both win and lose a great deal of money in cash table tournaments on TV. This certainly doesn’t take away from his capability as a professional player, as everyone has their ups and downs.
Negreanu has also signed up with PokerStars, making the professional lineup at that site relatively impressive. PokerStars is one of the largest online poker sites and I am sure many of you are familiar with them.
He has shown up all over the place, writing for magazines and helping contribute material for some published books as well. I would certainly take his advice considering he has won over 9,900,000 dollars in live tournament play. That’s a huge number, something anybody would shoot for.
Stay tuned for more poker history articles every Friday. I’m really enjoying showcasing individual players and will continue until I run out of notable people to talk about. If you have any suggestions feel free to leave me a comment, otherwise look out for me next Friday!