According to Global Poker Index (GPI), Daniel Negreanu, also known as Kid Poker (his online nickname) is the best professional poker player of the past decade. Before becoming a poker superstar, he originally wanted to become a snooker player but his attention was caught by the card games and soon he wanted to give it a try.
Daniel Negreanu’s Professional Poker Career
Like many others, he started his poker career, in Las Vegas. When he was 23, Daniel Negreanu won a World Series bracelet, entering in the crowd’s attention as the youngest poker player at the time to win this award. Kid Poker earned his second WSOP bracelet five years later (in 2003) and then his success started to flow, with no signs of stopping. This award was followed by a third WSOP bracelet in 2004, and another one in 2008 when he made the final table and managed to take the 5th place and $395,024 in cash. For Neagreanu, 2004 was a very successful year because he was named ‘’player of the year’’ by Card Player (poker magazine with poker tournament coverage) and WSOP, followed by a ‘Favorite Poker Player’’ title (Card Player) in 2006.
Next year he managed to break another record by cashing more times than any other player in 2009 at WSOP. He finished on the second place and picked up $788,618 in cash.
Daniel Negreanu’s Highest Earnings in poker tournaments
In 2011, Daniel finished on second place in The Super High Roller event at the PCA, earning $1,000,000.
In April 2013, Daniel Negreanu won the first prize at a main WSOP event, securing a fifth bracelet and a $1,087,160 in cash. A couple of months later, Daniel scores another bracelet in the High Roller Event at WSOP Europe, wins the Player of the Year title and an amount of $979,955 in cash. With a high speed evolution, in 2014, the unstoppable Daniel gets two more prizes in value of $1,612,203 followed by the winning of a runner up in The Big Drop for One Drop Event where he earned the biggest cash prize of his career, the astonishing amount of $8,288,001. In the same year, he was introduced into The Poker Hall of Fame.
Other prizes scored by professional poker player Daniel Negreanu in World Poker Tour events – Borgata Poker Open prize in value of $1,117,400 followed by the Five Diamond World Poker Classic win in value of $1,443,013.
In addition to his frequent apparitions in charity events, Daniel can often be seen in televised poker shows as guest, player or commentator. His fans can also enjoy his writing because Daniel Negreanu is a very popular poker writer, with a couple of published books such as Hold’em Wisdom for All Players.
With 31 WSOP final table appearances and over $32,600,000 in prize money, Daniel Negreanu is definitely one of the best professional poker players of our times.