Daniel Negreanu, hailing from Canada, is one of the most celebrated and well-known professional poker players of the world. Having won six World Series of Poker (WSOP) Bracelets and two World Poker Tour (WPT) championship titles, the GPI (Global Poker Index) has named Negreanu as the best poker player of the past decade. He was named as the WSOP Player of the year in 2004 as well as in 2013, making him the first and only player to win the title more than once.
The 42-year old has amassed over $32 million in prize money in his career as a poker professional, making him the biggest live tournament winner of all time. He signed on as a PokerStars professional in June 2007, along with other notable names such as Chris Moneymaker, Joe Hachem etc. Daniel Negreanu is a jack of all trades, and has ventured in different domains such as acting, gaming, soccer etc.
Negreanu is known for his extraordinary ability to read other players’ hands down to the tiniest of details, which is something that is known to petrify a lot of other poker professionals who happen to be at the same table as Negreanu. Negreanu has also played a lot of online poker in his career, beginning with a website called Poker Mountain where he played under the alias ‘KidPoker’, post which he moved to PokerStars. With a never-ending knack for making humorous conversations at the poker table, Negreanu is one player who has contributed tremendously towards making poker the global phenomenon it is now, and it remains to be seen how much more of him the world will be seeing in the time to come.