Today, Daniel Negreanu is one of the most famous poker players. He has six WSOP bracelets and two World Poker Tour titles. Crowds of fans are waiting for him in almost every corner of the world, and many Hollywood stars have even taken poker lessons from Daniel Negreanu.
Professional poker: Daniel Negreanu, his achievements and strategies
Negreanu was born in 1974 in one of the largest Canadian cities – Toronto. Since childhood, Daniel became interested in logic, which later transformed into a favorite activity and a high profit. In high school, the young man began to devote all his free time to poker, and his parents supported him in this business. The boy swapped his studies for poker, never passing the exam for the game. Such a bold decision was later justified, and at the age of 21, the guy moved to the Mecca of gambling – Las Vegas, to take part in tournaments and cash games. But a number of failures caused Daniel to go home to restore the bankroll, but already in the gambling establishments of his native city.
A repeat visit to Vegas in 1997 was a success for him due to winning two World Poker Finals tournaments at once, from where he took the status of "Best all-round player". Fortune was obviously on Daniel's side at that time, so he decided to try his hand at the World Series of Poker. In 1998, the poker player was awarded the WSOP gold bracelet after winning a pot limit hold'em tournament with a $2K buy-in, which brought the player a large sum of $169,460. After a long pause of 5 years, he again decided to participate in the WSOP tournament, this time taking the second bracelet and $100 thousand. at that time, Negreanu was already well-versed in poker and even worked for a gambling institution in Las Vegas, playing at high stakes.
This continued until 2005, when Daniel terminated his contract with his employer, which forbade him to play in other establishments than his own. After that, the canadian creates his own poker room in the Network – Full Contact Poker, where he becomes known under the pseudonym Kid Poker. The room was popular and was successfully sold afterwards.
The peak of Daniel's career came in 2004, when the poker player received another bracelet in a limit hold'em competition. Negreanu won two WPT series tournaments, which eventually brought him $3 million. in the period 2005-2013, he appeared 14 times at the final tables of tournaments, some of them brought him the fourth and fifth WSOP bracelets. During these 8 years, he managed to earn over $7 million. In 2019, he was awarded the title of "Best WSOP Player".
Today Negreanu is one of the best tournament poker players in the world. The player is an official of the leading online poker room and is a member of the team of professional poker players Team PokerStars Pro. And in 2015, Daniel earned $850,000 in live tournaments. In addition, the canadian broadcasts on Twitch under the nickname DNegsPoker, and is filmed on the famous Poker Central channel. Also, the poker player opened a poker school, Daniel Negreanu directly teaches students in it. Finally, he makes a documentary about himself.
Daniel Negreanu: status and latest results
Over the course of his poker career, Daniel has earned almost $40 million, won 40 tournaments, collected six WSOP gold bracelets, and entered the prize zone more than 250 times.
Poker player Daniel Negreanu: tips for players
To become a professional, according to Daniel Negreanu, it is important to combine work outside the poker tables with study and practice. This is just as important as playing real poker and getting experience at the tables.
As Daniel Negreanu himself reported, the poker player's lessons and practices should include such processes:
- Learn at least 20% of the time.
- Don't stop at just one type of poker.
- Use modern technologies when playing online poker.
- The failure to assess objectively.
- Learn strategies from other poker players.
- Maintain a detailed report of all income and expense indicators.
- Train your mind and body for successful performances in long tournaments.