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Daniel Negreanu’s biography

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu (46 years)
Canada/USA
Male
7/26/1974
over $42 000 000
Offline prizes
exact amount is unknown
Online prizes
The 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 fan 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 the 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. A detailed Daniel Negreanu masterclass review will be useful for anyone interested in poker.
  • In 2019 married to Amanda Leatherman (now Amanda Negreanu). This is why the answer to the popular question "Is Daniel Negreanu gay?" is pretty obvious - and it's negative.
  • 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.
  • As for Daniel Negreanu net worth, the number of $50 million is often cited on the Web.

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Negreanu had a chess training session with Hikaru Nakamura
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Negreanu had a chess training session with Hikaru Nakamura
Daniel Negreanu has become interested in chess so much that he even asked a famous chess player to conduct a training session. The poker player's coach became the five-time US champion Hikaru Nakamura.
Negreanu reduced the gap to $484 000 in last game session against Polk
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Negreanu reduced the gap to $484 000 in last game session against Polk
In the last session, Daniel Negreanu won $132 640 from Douglas Polk as part of their challenge.
Negreanu and Polk returned to their battle after a New Year's pause
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Negreanu and Polk returned to their battle after a New Year's pause
The pause in challenge between Negreanu and Polk due to New Year holidays finished. Negreanu was pleased with his last session as he managed to win $27 000.
Negreanu and Polk played their last session in 2020
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Negreanu and Polk played their last session in 2020
The participants of sensational heads-up battle played exactly half of the planned hands. At the moment, Douglas Polk is confidently leading…
Negreanu donated a large sum of money to charity
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Negreanu donated a large sum of money to charity
Daniel Negreanu donated $25 000 to a fund that helps small businesses amid the pandemic. Those who follow his example can win a private poker lesson with KidPoker.
KidPoker continues to win back money from Douglas Polk
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KidPoker continues to win back money from Douglas Polk
As a result of the last session that took place as part of the Negreanu vs Polk challenge, KidPoker won another $117 960 and narrowed the gap between him and Douglas to $696 320.
Negreanu won $143 640 in the last round against Polk
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Negreanu won $143 640 in the last round against Polk
As part of heads-up challenge between Negreanu and Polk, Daniel began to reduce the gap, by winning $143 640 from Douglas in the last session.
Negreanu won $290K taking the lead in the HU race
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Negreanu won $290K taking the lead in the HU race
Polk and Negreanu have already played 5 game sessions, and KidPoker unexpectedly took the lead in the race. The guy managed to win as much as $290 000 during the last heads-up match.
Negreanu wins first HU battle against Polk
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Negreanu wins first HU battle against Polk
Daniel Negreanu and Douglas Polk played the first 200 hands in the PokerGo studio. Later, the battle will move online taking place at WSOP.com. Daniel managed to take the lead after the first game round.
Live broadcast of Negreanu vs. Polk heads-up
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Live broadcast of Negreanu vs. Polk heads-up
The first heads-up battle between Daniel Negreanu and Douglas Polk starts on November 5. You can watch live broadcast of their battle on the Cardmates website.
Negreanu vs. Polk heads-up was rescheduled
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Negreanu vs. Polk heads-up was rescheduled
The starting date of the battle has been postponed to November 4. Furthermore, the first 200 hands of the battle Negreanu and Polk will play live on PokerGo.
Negreanu purchased a "space" chair for heads-up with Polk
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Negreanu purchased a "space" chair for heads-up with Polk
On 1 November, the highly anticipated battle between Negreanu and Polk will start. Daniel is actively preparing for this match and he has bought a "space" chair...
Daniel Negreanu makes personal views on VPNing
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Daniel Negreanu makes personal views on VPNing
Daniel Negreanu, a GGPoker ambassador, has been invited to the Orbita podcast. During the podcast, the player was talking about the issue of control in online poker.
Top 5 most curious bets on Negreanu vs Polk heads-up
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Top 5 most curious bets on Negreanu vs Polk heads-up
Douglas Polk vs. Daniel Negreanu heads-up battle is guaranteed to have a large audience and gain the attention of the poker community. Let's take a look at the most interesting bets towards this challenge.
Heads-up battle between Negreanu and Polk starts on 1 November
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Heads-up battle between Negreanu and Polk starts on 1 November
Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk scheduled the date of heads-up battle. This fight will be held in a live broadcast with closed cards...
Negreanu missed last chance to win WSOP 2020 bracelet
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Negreanu missed last chance to win WSOP 2020 bracelet
Daniel Negreanu became a bubble boy in the final table of Global Casino Championship. Poker pro missed his last chance to win gold bracelet online this year.
Negreanu at WSOP Online: 32 ITMs and 0 final tables
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Negreanu at WSOP Online: 32 ITMs and 0 final tables
Before the start of WSOP 2020, Daniel Negreanu offered other poker players a $1 000 000 wager that he would win a gold bracelet. Daniel failed to win it online, but he still has a chance to win it offline.
Daniel Negreanu is among the most intelligent people on Earth
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Daniel Negreanu is among the most intelligent people on Earth
Negreanu has taken the IQ test better than 98% of people around the world. Now, the poker player is a member of Mensa society.
Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk to match strength in a heads-up
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Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk to match strength in a heads-up
Negreanu and Polk are famous poker professionals. The poker community has long wanted to see their heads-up battle, and it will take place this autumn.
Daniel Negreanu’s Twitch was banned
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Daniel Negreanu’s Twitch was banned
The famous poker player swore at the guy in a live broadcast, who insulted his wife in the chat...
Negreanu knocked out Hellmuth with 16% equity at WSOP Online
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Negreanu knocked out Hellmuth with 16% equity at WSOP Online
Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth fought at one table at WSOP Online. Negreanu knocked out Hellmuth, and PokerBRAT left the game...
Negreanu tilts due to disconnects during WSOP 2020 Online
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Negreanu tilts due to disconnects during WSOP 2020 Online
Negreanu was furious because of frequent disconnections during WSOP 2020 tournament. This happened in $600 bracelet event...
Daniel Negreanu boasted of a new physical shape
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Daniel Negreanu boasted of a new physical shape
Daniel Negreanu demonstrated his new physical shape on Twitter. We can state with certainty that self-isolation worked in his favor.
Bank of America blocked Negreanu's checking account
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Bank of America blocked Negreanu's checking account
The other day, legendary poker player Daniel Negreanu tweeted that Bank of America had blocked his business checking account without any reason being given.
DNeg’s VLOG: plans for playing WSOP Online
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DNeg’s VLOG: plans for playing WSOP Online
Daniel Negreanu returned to his WSOP vlogs. The guy started to run poker vlogs for a reason.
Daniel Negreanu masterclass review
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Daniel Negreanu masterclass review
If you want to become like a poker legend, make it through Daniel Negreanu masterclass. He teaches poker and shares advice on how to think like a poker pro.
Daniel Negreanu bets $1 000 000 on winning WSOP bracelet in 2020
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Daniel Negreanu bets $1 000 000 on winning WSOP bracelet in 2020
For the first time ever, the World Series of Poker will be held online this year. It starts on July 1, and the well-known poker professional Daniel Negreanu intends to win at least 1 gold bracelet during the series.
Negreanu resents the statements of Las Vegas Mayor
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Negreanu resents the statements of Las Vegas Mayor
Daniel Negreanu expressed dissatisfaction on his Twitter concerning the statements of Las Vegas Mayor to weaken the quarantine measures.
Negreanu offered strange conditions for participation in Galfond Сhallenge
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Negreanu offered strange conditions for participation in Galfond Сhallenge
Daniel Negreanu was ready to join the Galfond Challenge, but on strange conditions ...
Negreanu encourages the US authorities to legalize online poker for coronavirus period
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Negreanu encourages the US authorities to legalize online poker for coronavirus period
Daniel Negreanu believes that coronavirus epidemic is a great time to legalize online poker. The US government should legitimize online poker at least for this period.
Daniel Negreanu is flying to Canada to play GGMasters
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Daniel Negreanu is flying to Canada to play GGMasters
The next GGMasters tournament takes place in the room this Sunday (February 16), but this time it will be more exciting than ever...
Negreanu: “The development of online poker depends on its legalization in the US”
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Negreanu: “The development of online poker depends on its legalization in the US”
Daniel Negreanu told about the prospects of online poker in 2020. The poker player considers that legalization of online poker in the US will play an important role for the game...
The winner of Daniel Negreanu Challenge tournament was determined
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The winner of Daniel Negreanu Challenge tournament was determined
Negreanu became the ambassador of GGPokerOK and in honor of this, the poker room held a tournament in which 8 players took part, including Daniel Negreanu.
Negreanu will hold tournament to support US presidential candidate Yang
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Negreanu will hold tournament to support US presidential candidate Yang
Earlier, US presidential candidate Andrew Young stated the need to legitimize online poker in the United States again. After this statement, the number of famous poker players supported the politician.
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
The winner of charity event will get an opportunity to play with Negreanu for the chance to take part in Main Event of World Series of Poker 2020.
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.