Daniel Negreanu (born July 26, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian skilled poker participant.
Daniel Negreanu’s mother and father, Annie and Tyler, moved to Canada from Romania in 1967.
When he was a number of credit wanting commencement, Daniel dropped out of highschool and started his life as a rounder enjoying on the native charity casinos and searching for unlawful video games across the metropolis. Whereas in Toronto, Daniel met and started courting Evelyn Ng, who would additionally grow to be a well known skilled poker participant. After increase his bankroll, he left for Las Vegas on the age of 21 to pursue his dream of turning into an expert poker participant. Nevertheless, “The Strip” bought the higher of him and he was compelled to maneuver again house to Toronto to rebuild his bankroll.
In 1997 his luck started to alter when he gained two occasions on the World Poker Finals at Foxwoods, incomes himself $133,600 in addition to being named the event’s greatest all-around participant. Negreanu adopted this triumph within the 1998 World Collection of Poker by profitable $169,460 on the $2,000 Pot Restrict Maintain’em occasion and turning into the youngest WSOP bracelet winner in historical past — a report he held till 2004.
Over the following few years, he grew to become one of the profitable poker event gamers in historical past, profitable two World Poker Tour (WPT) occasions, one other two World Collection bracelets, and showing at 11 last tables. He was additionally named the World Collection of Poker participant of the 12 months in 2004 and World Poker Tour participant of the 12 months in 2005.
Upon opening, the Wynn Las Vegas resort recruited him as their “Poker Ambassador” to play for any stake of their poker site. The association lasted till October 2005 when he opted out as a result of it was limiting his capacity to play for prime stakes outdoors the Wynn. In December 2005, he began his personal on-line poker cardroom “pores and skin” website on his official website, Full Contact Poker, which additionally contains his weblog and quite a lot of poker boards. He performed at his cardroom beneath the display title “KidPoker”. In 2006, he used Full Contact Poker to launch a contest to pick out a protege, whom Daniel would try and mould right into a world-class reside event poker participant. As well as, he would pay the protege’s entry payment into 4 $10,000 buy-in occasions. Daniel’s first protege was Brian Fidler. In 2007, Daniel ran a second protege promotion, which was gained by Anthony Mak.
On June 11, 2007, Negreanu signed with PokerStars, becoming a member of Chris Moneymaker, Joe Hachem, Greg Raymer and plenty of different skilled poker gamers as a member of Group PokerStars. His Full Contact Poker website has since returned to being a discussion board and informational website.
Daniel has been a daily on the huge recreation in Bobby’s Room, within the Bellagio on line casino, Las Vegas, for a number of years. He’s a self-admitted motion junkie who all the time seeks new challenges and units excessive objectives for himself, not solely on the poker desk but in addition on the golf course. In contrast to many different gamers, he’s very outspoken about his poker outcomes and often posts updates within the boards on the Full Contact Poker web site.
A few of Negreanu’s success is attributed to his capacity to learn opponents. When requested about this talent, Negreanu defined that a very powerful talent he employs is observing what arms his opponents play and the way succesful they’re of enjoying them.
He has written over 100 articles for CardPlayer Journal and contributed to Doyle Brunson’s revised guide, Tremendous System II. He has tutored on the internet as a part of Poker Faculty On-line and in addition personally given classes to celebrities akin to Tobey Maguire. As well as, it was introduced in early 2006 that Negreanu had assembled a staff of “Famous person Contributors” to jot down a guide known as Daniel Negreanu’s Energy Maintain’em Technique. Modeled after Brunson’s Tremendous/System, the guide delves into each side of maintain’em, and is because of be launched in early 2008.
Negreanu has performed poker on numerous TV exhibits akin to Late Evening Poker, Poker After Darkish, and Excessive Stakes Poker, in addition to serving as a commentator and stand-in host on Final Poker Problem. He additionally appeared within the third season of Poker Superstars Invitational Event. In January 2007, Negreanu appeared within the Fox Actuality authentic collection Rob and Amber: In opposition to the Odds wherein he mentored actuality tv character Rob Mariano in his bid to grow to be an expert poker participant.
Negreanu was named “Favourite Poker Participant” at Card Participant Journal’s Participant of the 12 months Awards Gala in February 2006.
Negreanu can be featured within the 2006 poker online game Stacked with Daniel Negreanu, offering suggestions and hints as to the way to play successfully.
As of 2007, his whole reside event winnings exceed $9,900,000, behind solely Jamie Gold and Joseph Hachem. He’s the 2nd all-time main cash winner on the WPT circuit. He has the best event earnings of any particular person who has not gained a WSOP Important Occasion.
Daniel Negreanu just lately acquired US citizenship. He supplied to offer a reward of $100,000 for anybody who will get him incriminating tapes involving Donald Trump. He’s concerned in politics and infrequently shares his views and opinions on the favored social media platform, Twitter. His frequent bashing of the POTUS has resulted in blended reactions from his followers and followers, with many voicing the opinions that the respect that they had for the participant has lessened due his political involvements .
On a brighter word, Daniel Negreanu seems to be an excellent human being with a charitable nature. He has donated considerably to the needy and to plenty of organizations and causes to assist out the underprivileged.
- On August 19, 2005 Negreanu married Lori Lin Weber. On November 24, 2007 he introduced their separation.
- Negreanu’s surname is pronounced “Neg-rah-noo”.
- Negreanu is a vegetarian however after studying an increasing number of about dairy he’s pondering of going vegan. 
Daniel’s Web site, Full Contact Poker