2004 World Series of Poker – Player of the Year

Daniel Negreanu Poker Player Profile

  • Birthdate: July 26, 1974
  • Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Resides: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Nickname: Kid Poker Daniel Negreanu has earned quite a reputation on the professional poker circuit. In 2004, he won the inaugural World Series of Poker Player of the Year award and in the same year lost his six-year record as the youngest World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner ever.

Negreanu arrived on the scene in the World Poker Finals at Foxwood, winning two events and the title of Best All Around Player.

1998 saw him claim his first WSOP bracelet and a pot of $169 460 at the $2 000 buy-in Pot Limit Hold’em Event.

He has gone on to win two more bracelets, play at 11 final tables and place in the money 26 times at the World Series of Poker.

As well as being crowned 2004 WSOP Player of the Year, Negreanu was the 2005 World Poker Tour Player of the Year. In 2006 he was named “Favourite Poker Player” at Card Player Magazine’s Player of the Year Awards.

By 2007 Negreanu had amassed live tournaments earnings of just under $10 million, placing him fourth on the all-time money-earning list behind Jamie Gold, Joseph Hachem and Phil Hellmuth. He is the 2nd all-time money winner on the World Poker Tour and the highest tournament earner not to have won the World Series of Poker Main Event.

His best finish to date at the Main Event came in 2001, when he finished 11th.