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Hand History Time Capsule: Daniel Negreanu

Negreanu Defeats Tough Final Table at the 2004 WPT Borgata Poker Open

by Erik Fast |  Published: Dec 01, 2011


Daniel Negreanu is one of poker’s most recognizable names, and is one of the few players to achieve notoriety amongst the general public. He is sharp and outspoken at the table, and has the results to back up his fame. His rise to stardom may have something to do with the fact that in 2004 Negreanu had one of the greatest runs of any tournament player in history, just as poker’s popularity was booming. He made 11 final tables and won four massive titles, finishing the year with the prestigious title of 2004 Card Player Player of the Year and more than $4.4 million in total earnings. By the time the 2004 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open main event had rolled around, Negreanu had already had a career year. It was his performance at this final table that catapulted his 2004 performance from merely great to legendary. The $10,000 ...

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