Daniel Negreanu is therefore a Canadian professional poker player born July 26, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, who is of Romanian ancestry. Annie and Constantin, Daniel Negreanu’s parents, left Romania to settle in Canada in 1967 and Daniel then abandoned his studies to devote himself to gambling, playing in local casinos and mainly looking for illegal parties around the city. from Toronto to make easy money. It was during this period that he then met Jonhy Vollaire. He is a rather influential member of the Canadian underworld who will open doors for him in certain circles of games not very frequent, but nevertheless rather profitable for someone who knows how to play poker well. It was also during this period, when he lived in Toronto,
A big departure for Las Vegas
At the age of 21, he left Canada for Las Vegas after having built up a capital (a comfortable bankroll), just to pursue his dream of becoming a professional poker player.
But his successive failures at the Las Vegas Strip then forced him to return to Toronto to rebuild his capital. But it was in 1997 that Daniel Negreanu’s luck began to turn. In fact, at that time he won two titles at the Foxwoods World Poker Finals. This allows him to cash in the beautiful sum of 133,600 dollars and to be elected the best player of the tournament. He therefore stood out and continued to take off a year later, at the 1998 World Series Of Poker (WSOP).
This time he won $ 169,460 and the $ 2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em bracelet. But he stands out even more in the community, because he thus becomes today, the youngest player to win a title at the WSOP; a record he then held until 2004. He then became the brightest tournament player the following year, winning two World Poker Tour (WPT) titles, two more WSOP bracelets, and appearing at eleven tables finals. He will then be named “player of the year 2004” at the WSOP.
Daniel Negreanu the Ambassador
Always very active in the world of gambling and noticed by the biggest poker institutions, he then found himself at the Wynn Las Vegas casino which then recruited him as a “Poker Ambassador” in 2004, so that he played at all. the casino tables. But he will end this arrangement in October 2005 after deciding to quit. The player didn’t really appreciate being forced to play only at Wynn. He then took advantage of the boom in the Internet to open his own online poker tables in December 2005 on his official “Full Contact Poker” site. He links his personal blog and poker gaming forums there, while playing at his own tables under the alias KidPoker.