This morning, PokerStars announced the arrival of poker legend Daniel Negreanu as the latest addition to Team PokerStars.
Negreanu is widely accepted as one of poker’s true legends. His ability to read players, spot the best action and mentor fresh talent -- in addition to his 'nice guy' table image – have made him a household name, both in poker circles and beyond.
Barry Greenstein welcomes Daniel to Team PokerStars
The Toronto native moved to Las Vegas aged 23 to become a professional poker player. At the 1997 World Poker Finals at Foxwoods, Negreanu took down back-to-back titles earning himself the Best Player Award.
Since then he has added three World Series of Poker bracelets to his trophy haul, winning his first in 1998 (in the first WSOP event he had ever entered) at the age of 23, making him the youngest bracelet winner ever at that time. Negreanu has also been a dominant figure on the World Poker Tour, winning two titles and also boasting more top three finishes than any other player.
A perennially popular player, Negreanu was named the World Series of Poker "Player of the Year" in 2004 and "Favorite Poker Player" by Card Player Magazine in February 2006.
Humberto Brenes welcomes Daniel to Team PokerStars
Negreanu has written over 100 articles for Card Player magazine, has a syndicated newspaper column in over 50 cities and also has a best selling book on the market entitled, "Hold'em Wisdom for All Players." For his second book, Daniel has assembled a team of 'Superstar Contributors' to write a book called, “Daniel Negreanu's Power Hold'em Strategy." He regularly plays against these contributors in televised tournaments and high stakes games including Late Night Poker, High Stakes Poker, the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament and Ultimate Poker Challenge (as a commentator and stand-in host).
Negreanu can be found playing at PokerStars under the name 'Kid Poker'.
Daniel checks out his new duds