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Dan Harrington

Hometown: Santa Monica

Country of Origin: United States UNITED STATES

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Dan Harrington

Dan Harrington Bio


If you're not acquainted with "Action" Dan Harrington or his accomplishments, it's probably because he wants it that way. What does Dan Harrington want the poker world to know about him? "As little as possible," he said, grinning from ear to ear.

As a young man, he excelled at chess and won the state championships in Massachusetts and New Jersey. Thereafter, he was a backgammon pro, quitting only after winning a $27,000 championship that the organizer failed to pay. Early poker experiences came at the Mayfair Club in the mid-'80s, where he played with Howard Lederer and Erik Seidel.

Harrington won the 1995 World Series of Poker championship event. That same year he won his second bracelet in the $2,500 no-limit hold'em event. Harrington, amazingly, made back-to-back final tables in the 2003 and 2004 WSOP main event. In 2005 he finished second at the Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship. In 2007, Harrington showed the world that he is still one the most dangerous tournament players in the world when he won the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker main event. He added more than $1.6 million to his lifetime earnings which now exceed $6 million.

Harrington has also excelled in the writing world, penning a successful three-part series entitled "Harrington on Hold'em."