Nov 18, 2018

Timeline: The life and career of Daniel Negreanu

Nickname - Kid Poker

Born and Brought up - Daniel Negreanu was born in Toronto, Canada and currently lives in Las Vegas, NV.

Winnings - $$12,432,367

WSOP Bracelets - 6

WPT Champions Cups - 2

Books - Hold'em Wisdom for all Players, Power Hold'em Strategy

Movies - X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Detention


Canada All Time Money List - 1st

All Time Money List Current Rank - 1st

All Time Money List Best Rank - 1st

Global Poker Index Ranking - 49th

Popularity Ranking - 1st

Best Live Cash -   $8,288,001

Total Live Earnings -  $32,469,980


1974 - Born on July 26th, 1974 in Toronto, Daniel Negreanu is the biggest name in the poker world.

1990 - Discovered his kinship for poker, pool hustling and gambling.

1995 - Came to The City of Lights, Las Vegas to the tenet poker world, but soon realised casinos in Vegas were different from the Casinos in Toronto. Daniel lost his bankroll in Vegas and went back to Toronto to reconstruct what he had lost.

1997 - Patience paid well and Daniel was named best all-around player at Foxwoods’ World Poker Final.

1988 - Daniel was given the nickname “Kid Poker” in this year. At 23, he became the youngest person to win a popular gold bracelet taking down the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em tournament for $169,460.

2002, 2003, 2004 - He won subsequent titles in 2002, 2003, and 2008

2004 - It was indeed the best year for Daniel as he made it to 11 final tables which included two WPT victories (Borgata and Bellagio) and his third World Series of Poker bracelet in Limit Hold ‘Em. He earned title for both the World Series of Poker Player of the Year and Card Player Magazine Player of the Year titles. He was also named WPT Season 3 (2004-2005) Player of the Year. He won sumptuous $4,465,907 that year.

2005 - Daniel contributed a chapter for Doyle Brunson’s “Super System 2” and began working on his two books.

2007 - Became a member of PokerStars and released his book “Hold’em Wisdom for all players”.

2008 - Released his book “Power Hold’em Strategy” and managed to cash in 3 WPT events including a 3rd place at the Jack Binion World Poker Open for $384,000.

2009 - Acted in movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

2011 - Acted in movie “Detention”

2013 - Daniel was named the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year, the 2013 Bluff Player of the Year and the 2013 Card Player Magazine Player of the Year and was ranked #1 on the GPI rankings to finish the year.

2014 - Won $8,288,001 for $1 Million Big One for One Drop and $156,674 for $10K No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball during World Series of Poker

2015 - Won $526,778 for $10K NL Main Event and $113,062 for $10K Stud Hi-Low during World Series of Poker.

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