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Nickname: Kid Poker
Hometown: Las Vegas
Country of Origin: Canada
Daniel Negreanu has often been called the unofficial ambassador of poker. His charm mixed with highly instinctive and effective play make him a huge fan favorite. He is one of the highest-grossing tournament players of all time.
As a teen in Canada, Negreanu aspired to be a professional pool player, but he had a change of heart when he discovered poker. He has won four World Series of Poker bracelets. His first bracelet came in a 1998 $2,000 pot-limit hold'em event, making him the (then) youngest player to win a bracelet. The other three came in the 2004 $2,000 S.H.O.E. event, the 2004 $2,000 limit hold'em event, and the 2008 $2,000 limit hold'em event.
Negreanu also has two World Poker Tour titles. Both of those wins also came in 2004, in the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic and the Borgata Poker Open. He finished second in the Tournament of Champions at the 2006 WSOP the and the 2007 World Poker Open main event.
In 2004, Negreanu was named the Card Player Player of the Year and the WSOP Toyota Player of the Year.