This young Canadian began making his mark on the world of poker at a very young age. After learning to play at the tender age of 15, Daniel Negreanu moved to Las Vegas and became the youngest player to win a world championship event. In 1998 at the age of 23, he won the first WSOP event that heâ€™d ever playedâ€”the WSOP Pot Limit Hold â€˜em tournament. In fact, between 1997 and 1999, he won more major tournaments than any other playerâ€”12 to be exact.
When asked what he would change about the world of poker, Negreanu says â€œthe negative image,â€ adding that he would love â€œfor society to see that it can be a healthy professionâ€¦ Get rid of all the bad apples, the cheats, the badmouths, the hot tempered, etc. If that happens, I can see poker being accepted more readily by mainstream society in the near future.â€
Negreanu cites a few players that he respects the most: â€œJennifer Harmanâ€”for making it to the top of a 'man's' world; Allen Cunninghamâ€”for his ability and table demeanor; and Ted Forrestâ€”simply the best.â€
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