; born July 26, 1974) is a Canadian professional poker player who has won six World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and two World Poker Tour (WPT) championship titles.
The independent poker ranking service Global Poker Index (GPI) recognised Negreanu as the best poker player of the decade in 2014.
He was named the WSOP Player of the Year in 2004 and again in 2013, making him the first (and only) player in WSOP history to win the accolade more than once. He is the first player to make a final table at each of the three WSOP bracelet-awarding locations (Las Vegas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific) and the first to win a bracelet at each.
Even at an early age, Negreanu was extremely ambitious, stating in a 2009 interview "From the age of four, I thought I'd be rich.
I told my mom I'd build a house out of Popsicle sticks, and move to California." He attended Pineway public middle school in North York, where the principal complained to his mother about Daniel's "poor manners or behavior" and threatened to expel him for "ignoring the school rules." While nursing dreams of a career as a professional snooker player, the then 15-year-old learned how to play poker.
By 16, he was spending time in pool halls, hustling, sports betting, and playing cards.
When he was several credits short of graduation, he dropped out of high school and began his life as a rounder playing at local charity casinos, usually at Casino Country and Fundtime Games, and looking for illegal games around the city.
who would also become a well-known professional poker player.
After building up his bankroll, he left for Las Vegas at the age of 22 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional poker player.
However, "The Strip" got the better of him and he was forced to move back home to Toronto to rebuild his bankroll.
In August 2005, he married Lori Lin Weber; they separated in November 2007.
Negreanu has a blog at Full Contact Poker where he posts his thoughts and feelings about life, politics, and the poker world.