Daniel Negreanu became famous as a skilled poker player in the nineties. Since then his focus has been more on teaching others how to play and helping individuals to reach the poker elite. Negreanu could very well be called a writer as he has published both articles and a book all with the object of teaching and enhancing other people’s poker play. Through his blog people can get to know this special player and learn about his current activities.
The High School Drop-Out
Dropping out of high school is rarely seen as a way to do well in life. Daniel Negreanu was 7 credits short of obtaining a high school diploma when he decided to give formal education the boot. His dreams of making it as an actor or comedian might have come true as well had he spent the same energy on these fields as he did on the poker. At the tender age of 16 he spent long hours in pool halls learning the trade of gambling. The son of immigrants to Canada from Romania would soon learn that he had made a very good choice of career.
Daniel Negreanu has earned four bracelets in the World Series of Poker. The last one he won as recent as 2008 cementing him as a “teacher” who not only teaches but also does. Negreanu has indeed done very well in live poker tournaments. His total earnings from these events exceed $10,800,000. It is no wonder that so many players turn to him for advice.
In 1997 Negreanu showed proof of his talents when he was named the World Poker Final’s best all around player. He won two events in this tournament and made $55,064. When he won the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em event in the 1998 World Series of Poker he became the youngest bracelet winner in history. He held this record till 2004. In 2004 and 2005 he was named the World Series of Poker Player of the Year.
Full Contact Poker
In 2005 he opened an online poker card room on Full Contact Poker. Full Contact Poker hosts his blog and several card rooms and it was through this forum that he in 2006 launched a competition to find a poker talent to promote. His first protégé was Brian Fidler and the second dubbed in 2007 was Anthony Mark. Full Contact Poker still works as the best place to find out about Daniel Negreanu and his activities.
Teaching the World
Daniel Negreanu doesn’t mind sharing his way to success with others. He is less modest about his talents than many other poker professionals which greatly aid those looking to learn just how he does it. In 2008 he published Poker Hold’em Strategy which includes contributions from other poker players such as Todd Brunson and David Williams.
The Private Life of Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu enjoys playing golf and he currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is known to be a vegan and he is a huge fan of the NHL.