Daniel Negreanu

Being a poker pro looks like the greatest job in the world, right? Daniel Negreanu is for sure one of the most entertaining and successful players today, he has fun and communicates fun to his audience. Likely this is one of the reasons for which you can very often watch him on TV playing some tournament somewhere.

Daniel Negreanu aka “Kid Poker” is a real star in the poker world and is definitely one of the best up and coming poker players on the tournament scene.

Daniel Negreanu, who was born in 1974 in Toronto, Canada, is a professional poker gambler with a lot of skills. At the age of 21, he left school and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada like a lot of poker players. He is a great tournament player and he proves it with his profitable game.

In 1998, Daniel Negreanu appeared for first time in World Series of Poker. Surprisingly, he won the Pot Limit Texas Holdem Tournament at the age of 23. He was the youngest player to win a bracelet at that time. This incredible success attracted the attention of the other gamblers and soon Daniel earned the name of Kid Poker.

But do not think that this success was an accident, because the kid proved that despite his age he was a terrific poker player. In 1999, he became the winner in United States Poker Championship. Two years later, he finished 11th in the World Series of Poker main event.

Daniel is a student of the game and his tournament successes prove this. In fact, the best year for Daniel was 2004. This particular year brought a lot of success to Negreanu, and he won a lot of money. In that year, he won another bracelet from the famous World Series of Poker tournament. Again in 2004, Daniel got the reward Toyota Player of the Year.
Furthermore, he was given another reward for Player of the Year from CardPlayer Magazine. There are a few players who have such an enormous success. The statistics show us that Daniel had the greatest number of tournament wins than any other player since 1997. Besides this, Daniel has since then added three World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour titles.

Although Daniel Negreanu is famous with his wins, there is something which helps him to be always up to standard. The player possesses the ability to predict the moves of the other players. Watching their facial expressions Daniel can easily determine the next move of his opponent. In addition to this attribute, he appears to have unbelievable hand reading skills, and on numerous occassions has called out the exact hand of his opponents.

As many of other famous poker players – also Daniel Negreanu wanted to share his experiences in a book. Amazingly his “Power Hold’em Strategy” – a power-packed book on beating no-limit hold’em – is one of the three most influential poker books ever written. A must to read.

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