Daniel Negreanu

Who is Daniel Negreanu?

Daniel Negreanu is regarded by most Poker aficionados as one of the best players of all time.

Here, you will find all the information about Daniel Negreanu’s net worth, personal life, books, achievements, and Poker lessons.

Also known as ‘Kid Poker’ among his followers and fans, Negreanu is a Canadian professional Poker player. He has won two WPT Championships and six WSOP bracelets.

Daniel Negreanu’s Best moments

Daniel Negreanu's first significant achievement in the world of tournament poker occurred in 1997 when he won Foxwoods Resort Casino's World Poker Finals, earning $55,064. For his performance, He is named the best all-around player at Foxwoods World Poker Open.

He defeated a field of 690 competitors to win the fourth-annual British Columbia Poker Championships main event in November 2008. He took home US$299,951 in prize money. In 2013, the player was named as WSOP Player of the Year, Bluff Player of the Year, and Card Player Magazine Player of the Year. In 2014, he finished 2nd in the Big One for One Drop tournament and bagged $8.2 million. As the champion of the 2016 Shark Cage tournament, Daniel Negreanu took home $1 million.

The same year, Negreanu was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. Global Poker Index, the independent poker ranking service named Negreanu as the best poker player of the decade. He was also named WPT Player of the Year (2004-2005)

Daniel Negreanu’s net worth is more than $60 million. The total of his winning from Poker is approximately $40 million

Daniel Negreanu’s Early life

Negreanu was born on July 26, 1974 in Ontario, Canada. He fell in love with the card game at the age of 14. He dropped out of school and started spending hours playing Poker at the local gaming rooms. Shortly after learning the basics of the game, on his 21st birthday, he went to Las Vegas to play Poker professionally. However, things didn’t work out his way and he lost all his bankroll on the table. He went back to Toronto to earn more experience of playing at real stake tables. With training and practice, he sharpened his skills and began playing in various gaming rooms across Canada and the United States.

The Rest is History.

Personal life

Daniel Negreanu’s wife’s name is Amanda Leatherman. He got married to the former Poker host in 2019. He was previously married to Lori Lin Weber. 

Social Work

Negreanu has participated in several charity events, such as

  • Ante Up for Africa, which raises money for the Sudanese Darfur region.
  • He also started the yearly Big Swing charity golf tournament.
  • The Lili Claire Foundation, a Las Vegas nonprofit that assists families with special needs children.

Daniel Negreanu’s Poker Books

  • Poker Hold’em Strategy
  • Hold’em Wisdom for all players
  • Power Hold’em Strategy

Online Poker and Daniel Negreanu

Negreanu started serving as the official spokesperson for Poker Mountain in December 2005. He used the alias "KidPoker" when playing at this cardroom. He announced his decision to end that relationship in June 2005, citing software problems that were so troublesome that the site had to be shut down. Using Full Contact Poker, he organised a competition in 2006 to choose a protege, who Daniel would try to develop into a top-tier live tournament poker player. He consented to foot the entry fee for the protégé into four $10,000 buy-in events. Brian Fidler served as Daniel's first mentee. Anthony Mak was the winner of Daniel's second protégé promotion in 2007.

Daniel Negreanu Master Class

Negreanu is a role model for all aspiring Poker players. Regardless of whether he plays the game online or offline, he never fails to make his mark. In his Master Class, players can learn about his ‘tried-n-tested’ strategies to study opponents and make the right moves at the right time. Daniel Negreanu Twitch channel is also available where players can watch him playing on the tables live.

Daniel Negreanu Quotes

  • “Too many players focus on physical tells. For both online and live games, you should be focusing more on betting patterns and histories. The ability to figure out your opponent's hand based on his betting pattern is a crucial skill - Negreanu
  • “A common mistake made by amateurs is that they fail to take advantage of players who bluff excessively. Instead of playing possum and letting their aggressive opponents continue to bet, beginners raise too early with monster hands, allowing their opponents to fold.” – Negreanu
  • The correct strategy in heads-up poker is based on identifying and acting upon your opponent's strengths and weaknesses.”- Negreanu
  • “In karate, as your skill level increases, your instructor presents you with the next belt. But in poker, only you can decide when it's time to graduate to the next level. That's a tricky proposition for some players because it's difficult to assess your own progress” - Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu Poker Strategy

Negreanu credits his success on the Poker tables to his ability to quickly read his opponent’s mindset and make decisions accordingly to outsmart him. In many of his interviews, Daniel Nigreanu said that he believes that players who play Poker online can easily understand the game and can also predict moves of the opponent. You can learn the advanced Poker strategies by watching Daniel Negreanu’s YouTube videos.

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