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26 July 1974
2004 ESPN Player of the Year
2004 Card Player Magazine Player of the Year
4 WSOP Bracelets
2004 WPT Borgata Poker Open, 1st ($1,117,400)
2004 WPTFive-Diamond World Poker Classic, 1st ($1,770,218)
2008 British Columbia Poker Championships, 1st ($366,656)
2009 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, 2nd ($807,148)
2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller, 2nd ($1,000,000)
2012 Monaco EPT Grand Final High Roller, 6th ($444,699)
2012 Monaco EPT Grand Final Super High Roller, 2nd ($858,700)
Over $16 million in tournament earnings
One of the most famous and well liked poker players
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Exclusive Daniel Negreanu Interview (WCOOP 2012)
How do you feel an online series like the WCOOP compares to a live series such as WPT or WSOP? Which do you prefer to play?
Well, if you asked me a year ago I would have said live tournaments, but I've recent fallen in love with the comfort, convenience, and efficiency of online poker. No misdeals, no mistakes, and since I've gotten a bit better at it I much prefer it.
Do you make any changes in your game when approaching a WCOOP event compared to any other online MTT?
Yes, I definitely take WCOOP more seriously the last two years by doing research on my opponents, etc.
Other than the Main Event, what individual WCOOP tournament would you like to win the most? Why?
The $10,000 8-game event is my favorite event, I cashed in it the last two years in a row and would like to get that win this year.
If you were suddenly in charge of running the WCOOP what changes would you make to improve the series?
I can't think of anything I would change really, it's very well done.
What's your guess for the final number of runners in the WCOOP Main Event? Do you feel it will shatter the 1,000 player mark?
I have absolutely no clue!
What type of playing environment do you maintain while playing poker online? Do you approach your online play as work, for instance, and dedicate part of your home to working on your craft without distraction? Do you adjust your environment when the stakes or prize pools are larger than usual?
I am MOST comfortable lying down on the job so I stay in bed and play on a laptop. It's long hours and comfort is key. I don't like sitting ever.
Whenever online poker becomes a reality in the US, do you think there will be another boom?
I would imagine so yes, since its likely that advertising restrictions would also be limited.
Which one skill or technique do you think you possess over your standard opposition?
I think understanding flow and how and when to mix up my game. Call it an internal random number generator.
What do you do when not playing poker? What are your favorite hobbies to take your mind off of the game?
Favorite movie? TV Show?
Remember the Titans, Good Will Hunting, American History X for movies. For shows Curb Your Enthusiasm and Sopranos, I also watch a lot of reality TV
What is your favorite city to visit?
Would you rather play HU live or online against Isildur?
I really enjoyed the online battle 4-tabling. Even though that's his comfort zone, I would rather play online because it's much faster.
Since your absence from 2p2 and the latest shenanigans there do you post mainly on Full Contact Poker now? Or where can the fans find you? (Also please feel free to stop by FlopTurnRiver.com sometime ;))
I post most of my thoughts on twitter or my youtube channel, but if I'm posting in forums it would be FCP yes.
Daniel Negreanu Bio
Daniel Negreanu is one of the best poker players in the world. Negreanu was the 2004 poker player of the year according to ESPN, The World Poker Tour and Card Player Magazine. Having 3 WSOP bracelets, Negreanu knows how to win the big tournaments.
One thing that sets Daniel Negreanu apart is his poker challenge. He is willing to play anyone in the world and he lets the challenger choose the game (from a list of 9 variations of poker). Negreanu has a lot of guts to open himself up for this challenge. For example, he has faced Barry Greenstein (a well known high stakes guru) 4 times for $500,000 each time. I respect Negreanu for putting his money where his mouth is.
Match #10 Daniel Negreanu vs John Doe
Match #9 Daniel Negreanu vs Tony Bloom
Match #8 Daniel Negreanu vs John Doe
Match #7 Daniel Negreanu vs Barry Greenstein
Match #6 Daniel Negreanu vs Barry Greenstein
Match #5 Daniel Negreanu vs Barry Greenstein
Match #4 Daniel Negreanu vs Barry Greenstein
Match #3 Daniel Negreanu vs Joe Cassidy
Match #2 Daniel Negreanu vs Mimi Tran
Match #1 Daniel Negreanu vs David Oppenheim
Daniel Negreanu is friends with some of the Full Tilt pros like Jennifer Harman.
Poker has opened many doors for Daniel Negreanu. Look for Daniel in "Lucky You", a film about poker set to come out in 2006. How cool would it be to have your own xbox game? Stacked with Daniel Negreanu game is out on xbox so Daniel knows the answer. Negreanu is also an excellent write, he has written countless articles for Card Player Magazine.
Toasty from our forum was able to find Daniel Negreanu playing on PokerStars. The full Daniel Negreanu forum thread has more details. I found the chat interesting, check it out:
Daniel Negreanu is DoubleSuited btw.
Common misspellings for Daniel Negreanu:
JackTenSpade [observer]: no, daniel
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): an experiment, seeing if I can build $500 into $50,000
without going broke
JackTenSpade [observer]: that's awesome
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): should be fun
Horsin Aroun: dbl suited what part of vegas ?
SenorBeef [observer]: you're screwed dan
SenorBeef [observer]: I'm taking you down
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): summerlin
JackTenSpade [observer]: how are you friends with tobey mcguire by the way?
Dealer: doublesuited, it's your turn. You have 7 seconds to act
Horsin Aroun: GV
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): we are just friends... met him at Bellagio a while back and
we hung out
JackTenSpade [observer]: cool
SenorBeef: how long do you anticipate 500 to 50k taking?
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): depends how much I play and how risky I get
JackTenSpade [observer]: what are you at now daniel?
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): i started with 500 here
SenorBeef: I turned $50 into $5500 in about 50 hours before
SenorBeef: not quite on the same scale.
JackTenSpade [observer]: by the way, you're bluff on freddy deeb at the
plaza was awesome...
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): ty
SenorBeef: nice hand
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): I'm on my way
SenorBeef: you should take me under your wing dan, I'm one of those up and
coming young stars of poker
SenorBeef: I'll get 3 bracelets at the wsop this year easily
wenturi2: hey dan
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): good luck
SenorBeef: if I'm still playing then.
SenorBeef: I don't think I was made to play poker professionally
SenorBeef: I get burnt out on it too severely
CMRiggan [observer]: how old are you Beef?
Horsin Aroun: senor Willoughby Ohio ?
brainwash [observer]: senor, how much of the 92k do you still have left?
brainwash [observer]: not bad
SenorBeef: I'm relaxing now, taking time off, playing low limit ****
SenorBeef: I wouldn't be playing now except to win a pot or two off dan
SenorBeef: I'm star struck
wenturi2: enough azz kissin for one night
SenorBeef: I'm going to be his protege
SenorBeef: right dan?
SenorBeef: you'll teach me the ways of nl tournies :p
themaze: dan, no 100-200 for u?
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): im broke
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): you wanna stake me?
SenorBeef: I'll back you
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): lol
SenorBeef: what do you need? 30k?
themaze: i just saw u win like a 192k on tv
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): bought a suit, some bubble gum and a few beers... all gone
SenorBeef: must've been some high quality bubble gum
SenorBeef: from the swiss alps or something
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): lol
SenorBeef: dan, you ever find yourself all burnt out that you just
couldn't focus well on poker no matter how much you tried?
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): yup, of course... I dont play when I feel like that
SenorBeef: does it last for long periods for you?
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): not anymore
SenorBeef: you got me curious
wenturi2: quit dishin money out to your hero
SenorBeef: (river call)
themaze: dan , yourmom make u anything good to eat tonight
SenorBeef: you're lucky stars doesn't have a program like ultimatebuddy
SenorBeef: as soon as a known pro sits down they get bombarded with 500
SenorBeef: this table is remarkably still half full
czee2212 [observer]: Daniel whats up man?
czee2212 [observer]: Dont want to bother you just wanted to say hey
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): hey
SenorBeef: out of curiosity
SenorBeef: did you let your identity out freely or was your cover blown?
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): freely
SenorBeef: agh I really need to stop playing multiple tables on a small
SenorBeef: I just threw away a tournament on the other screen hitting the
SenorBeef: heh that was fitting
mavsman123 [observer]: lets go czee
czee2212: hey whats up mavs?
SenorBeef: threw the rest in with QQ on a 943 flop.. he got 25 for a wheel
mavsman123 [observer]: nm man good luck winning in this one
SenorBeef: good, now that that tourney is over I can fully focus on
destroying dan's hopes
mavsman123 [observer]: lets go czee
JackTenSpade [observer]: czee, you're not scotty nguyen are you?
SJMIN: Did you end up taking "Player of the Year" @ WSOP, Dan?
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): yes
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): ty
SenorBeef: did they have some sort of cap for points per event so Raymer
didn't automatically shoot to 400 or something?
SenorBeef: kind of silly how he instantly scored all time wsop money winner
SoClutch [observer]: daniel, are you going to be playing in 2500 buy in at
turning stone in the beginning of October?
SenorBeef: where's the turning stone?
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): no
SoClutch [observer]: upstate NY
JackTenSpade [observer]: daniel, will you play me heads up while you're
JackTenSpade [observer]: please!
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): no ty
JackTenSpade [observer]: all right
SenorBeef: I'll play you heads up for $500 to get you started
JackTenSpade [observer]: I had to try, right?
themaze: hey jeaton
BrassMonkeyz [observer]: do Annie's feet still stink Dan?
SenorBeef: I'd probably be -ev for about $250 but if I won I could brag it
jeaton: hey maze
Daniel Negreanu (doublesuited): nite all
czee2212: later Daneil
jeaton: but i just got here
czee2212: How often you play on PS Daniel?
SenorBeef: see you at one of the wsop final tables dan
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