General Information about Daniel Negreanu
The Canadian Daniel Negreanu “Kid Poker” is one of the really unique poker players and well known for it, that he can read his opponents very well and adapt his game again and again. Daniel is the leader in the all-time money list in terms of tournament poker. As of 2018, Negreanu has won an incredible $ 39,556,196 in poker tournaments. And with these numbers we only talk about the tournament poker.
With six WSOP bracelets, he is not only one of the most successful, but probably also the most popular player in the international poker scene. This is due to his very open and friendly manner. When Daniel Negreanu is at the table, he is always in the mood for humor and through his relaxed small-talk, he even seems to be able to get various information about his teammates.
Occasionally, he also tends to mood swings what his opponent is not always amused. The reason for this is that being disguised as a humor small-talk is often condescending. On the whole, however, he is considered a very quiet player who is appreciated by all colleagues. Legendary as he was in 2006 when he lost live on TV in a single hand over half a million USD with a full house against a four of a kind by Gus Hansen (see video below). His calm and respectful reaction to this lost hand earned him a great reputation in the global poker scene.
His style of play
Daniel Negreanu is a very stable player in every way. He has his emotions very well under control and is a very good tournament player and also in the cash game. He himself says that he calls more times on the flop than other players, as he trusts in his skills later in the game as far as reading his opponents is concerned. In fact, Daniel very often baffles all the players at the table, in which he tells the supposed hand of his opponent and thus surprisingly often right.
The tight aggressive style of play actually has no weakness. Especially new players try to copy his style of play often, which does not really work. His superior instincts and the gift of developing and adapting his own game make him to one of the best poker players of all time and rightly a Hall of Fame member.
Daniel Negreanu Bracelets at the WSOP
|1998||2000 $||Pot Limit Hold’em||229||169.460 $|
|2003||2000 $||Limit S.H.O.E||135||100.440 $|
|2004||2000 $||Limit Hold’em||287||169.100 $|
|2008||2000 $||Limit Hold’em||479||204.874 $|
|2013 A||10.000 A$||No-Limit Hold’em Main Event||405||1.038.825 A$|
|2013 E||25.600 €||High Roller No-Limit Hold’em||80||725.000 €|