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Daniel Negreanu’s biography

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu (45 years)
Canada/USA
Male
7/26/1974
over $42 000 000
Prizes in offline
exact amount is unknown
Prizes in online
Best result:
$8 288 001 (2nd place in The Big One for One Drop with $1 000 000 buy-in at the WSOP 2014)
Main achievements:
6 WSOP bracelets (including 1 WSOP Europe and 1 WSOP APAC), twice took 11th place at the WSOP ME (in 2001 and 2014), member of the Poker Hall of Fame, 1st in All Time Money List for 2014-2018, 3rd in All Time Money List for 2019, top-10 best world players, 2 titles WSOP Player of the Year (2004, 2013)
Can be found by nickname:
PokerStars: Kid Poker
PokerStars NJ: Kid PokerNJ

Daniel Negreanu is one of the most famous professional poker players of our time. He has repeatedly been recognized as Poker Ambassador and, of course, Daniel is the brightest representative of the game. Almost every poker lover knows Negreanu’s name.

Daniel was born and raised in Canada. Despite he has Romanian roots and most of the time he spends in the USA (he even got American citizenship) – he is a true Canadian and plays in poker tournaments under the flag of this country.

Negreanu has a lot of titles and victories in the prestigious poker competitions. He regularly participates in different shows, acts as a commentator and presenter of many significant events.

In tournament poker Negreanu almost 4 years had been considered as number one in terms of the earned money amount for the whole time with a total winning of over $39 000 000, until Justin Bonomo got ahead of him in this rating in 2018. In addition, Daniel from time to time plays cash and participates in charity events.

In 2007, Negreanu became a Team Pro representative of PokerStars – one of the most famous poker rooms. Daniel Negreanu’s nickname on PokerStars is "Kid Poker". In 2019, Negreanu left the PokerStars team, and a couple of months later he became the ambassador of GGPoker.

In 2014, Daniel Negreanu deservedly joined the famous Poker Hall of Fame. He could swell the Poker Hall of Fame ranks earlier, but he turned 40 years old (a required age for the candidate to join the Poker Hall of Fame) only in 2014.

Negreanu continues to achieve great results in poker. He just strengthens his status in poker by being one of the most successful players in the world.

Daniel Negreanu

Interesting facts about Daniel Negreanu:

  • Until 2004, Daniel Negreanu had been considered as the youngest player to win the WSOP. That’s why he has got his moniker "Kid Poker" (Negreanu’s nickname).
  • At the end of 2005, Daniel opened his poker room, which operated for about two years and closed, as soon as Negreanu signed a contract with PokerStars.
  • Negreanu has participated in "Super-System 2" writing of the legendary Doyle Brunson and has eventually become a co-author of the book. In addition, Daniel wrote over a hundred articles about poker, and he regularly writes on his blog.
  • Negreanu is a big hockey fan. He constantly monitors the game and collects hockey sweaters. At the moment his collection numbers more than fifty exemplars. Toronto Maple Leafs is poker player’s favorite team. Also, the player helped the appearance of the Las Vegas hockey team - Vegas Golden Knights in 2016.
  • Daniel Negreanu is a vegetarian (even a vegan). He does not eat animal origin products or wear clothes made with natural leather and fur.
  • Negreanu tries to hide his personal life, but, before he married Amanda Leatherman, it is known that Daniel lived for some time with a girl named Marissa. In 2017, the couple adopted two puppies, Yorkshire Terrier named Rocky and Apollo. After the separation, both dogs remained with the poker player.
  • Negreanu's filmography is extensive enough. In addition to participating in such well-known poker shows as Shark Cage, Poker After Dark, High Stakes Poker, etc., Daniel has also played episodic roles in several films, including “Lucky You”, “Tilt”, “Poker Kings”, “The Grand”, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and others.
  • Negreanu is fond of computer games. In 2015, he started to play Hearthstone and even took part in the world championship.
  • "Kid Poker", a documentary film about Negreanu, was produced in 2015.

Film about Negreanu

  • In 2018, Daniel Negreanu joined a training resource MasterClass and began to carry out poker trainings.
  • In 2019 married to Amanda Leatherman (now Amanda Negreanu).
  • In 2019, Negreanu was named the WSOP Player of the Year, which he was very happy about, because for him it meant becoming the holder of this title three times. But a couple of days later, it turned out that a mistake had been made in the calculations and in fact, the best player in the World Series of Poker was Australian player Robert Campbell. Daniel was upset about this incident but congratulated the opponent on a decent victory.

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Biography materials
Negreanu will hold tournament to support US presidential candidate Yang
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Negreanu will hold tournament to support US presidential candidate Yang
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Daniel Negreanu became GG Network Ambassador
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Daniel Negreanu became GG Network Ambassador
Daniel Negreanu became GG Network Ambassador. In honor of this occasion, the tournament with $100 000 guarantee will be conducted.
Negreanu will hold a charity tournament
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Negreanu will hold a charity tournament
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Negreanu supports presidential candidate who intends to legalize poker in the USA
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Negreanu supports presidential candidate who intends to legalize poker in the USA
American presidential candidate Andrew Yang believes that online poker should be once again legalized in the United States...
Negreanu suggests changing the WSOP POY points system
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Negreanu suggests changing the WSOP POY points system
Daniel Negreanu proposed that these changes should be applied before he was mistakenly given the WSOP Player of the Year 2019 title...
Negreanu got WSOP Player of the Year title by mistake
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Negreanu got WSOP Player of the Year title by mistake
WSOP representatives admitted the mistake, apologized to the players and announced the name of the winner...
Daniel Negreanu: «One of the goals I set was to win the WSOP POY three times before anyone else did»
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Daniel Negreanu: «One of the goals I set was to win the WSOP POY three times before anyone else did»
In this video, poker professional Daniel Negreanu comments on the WSOP Player of the Year title, his old troubles with Shaun Deeb, as well as shares his WSOPE 2019 results...
Daniel Negreanu wins 2019 WSOP Player of the Year title
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Daniel Negreanu wins 2019 WSOP Player of the Year title
The Canadian poker player became the WSOP Player of the Year for the third time...
Daniel Negreanu stands against rebuys
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Daniel Negreanu stands against rebuys
The player believes that canceling re-entries will positively effect on the game of poker players...
Latest KidPoker vlogs at WSOPE 2019
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Latest KidPoker vlogs at WSOPE 2019
Watch the latest videos from Daniel Negreanu to be informed about the poker legend's results at the series...
Daniel Negreanu’s adventures at the WSOPE 2019
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Daniel Negreanu’s adventures at the WSOPE 2019
The poker legend continues to making his vlogs at the poker series WSOPE 2019 that is currently taking place in Rozvadov...
New WSOPE 2019 vlogs from Daniel Negreanu
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New WSOPE 2019 vlogs from Daniel Negreanu
KidPoker films his poker vlogs again. Thus time the guy went to Rozvadov to play at the WSOP Europe and earn lots of points and gold braceletes...
Daniel Negreanu returns to daily vlogs at WSOP Europe
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Daniel Negreanu returns to daily vlogs at WSOP Europe
KidPoker went to the WSOP Europe in Rozvadov and showed how the casino welcomes VIP guests ...
Daniel Negreanu’s earnings at the WSOP 2019
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Daniel Negreanu’s earnings at the WSOP 2019
This year, KidPoker took part in 58 WSOP events but didn't manage to win a gold bracelet. Find out which of the tournaments turned out to be the most profitable for the player.
Negreanu stopped a step away from winning a gold bracelet
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Negreanu stopped a step away from winning a gold bracelet
Canadian didn’t manage to win his sixth WSOP bracelet. Daniel showed pretty good game but...
Daniel Negreanu: «Slowroll is a sociopathic behavior»
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Daniel Negreanu: «Slowroll is a sociopathic behavior»
Poker professional condemned slowroll and suggested a new showdown rule at the WSOP...
Negreanu will play at the final table of the WSOP 2019 event
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Negreanu will play at the final table of the WSOP 2019 event
The final table of the second event at the WSOP 2019 has formed. KidPoker is among the finalists and he has all chances to get the bracelet tomorrow.
KidPoker gives advice for first-time WSOP players
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KidPoker gives advice for first-time WSOP players
Daniel Negreanu gave a bit of advice to players who intend to visit the World Series of Poker for the first time. The poker star said that the most important thing is to ...
Negreanu collected $300,000 in a charity tournament
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Negreanu collected $300,000 in a charity tournament
Daniel Negreanu and CSOP organization conducted the joint charitable tournament...
Perfect poker tournament by Daniel Negreanu
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Perfect poker tournament by Daniel Negreanu
Daniel expressed his opinion on what a perfect poker tournament should be...
5 things that make you good and bad for poker in the opinion of Negreanu
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5 things that make you good and bad for poker in the opinion of Negreanu
Poker professional Daniel Negreanu told his Twitter readers about 5 things that make a player good and bad for a poker game.