I am the greatest poker player of all time
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Who is the best poker player in the world? Well it depends who you ask. Obviously, one of the most famous players is Doyle Brunson. However, there are a fair amount of top ranking players which give him a real run for his money.
One of them is Canadian pro Daniel Negreanu, 36, He has four World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour Championships. His overall ranking brings him second, all time, in career earnings, trailing only Phil Ivey.
A high school drop out, Negreanu began to play and hustle cards at 15. Once he earned enough funds, and enough courage, he counted his money and headed to Las Vegas. He was 22 and ambitious – he left Vegas shortly after to restack his funds in his home town.
His “luck” began at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. He was named best player and went home with $55,064. Next began his roll through the World Series of Poker in 1998; winning $169,460 at the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em World Series of Poker – he was crowned the youngest WSOP bracelet winner in history.
This break jump-started his over all standing in the poker world and over the next several years his success carried him through other WPT tournaments where won the coveted WPT bracelet three separate times. He was named World Series of Poker player of the year in ‘04 and World Poker Tour player of the year in ‘05.
A good portion of Negreanu’s drive and accomplishment has is associated with his unique intuition. This feature in his play style leaves opponents stunned by his ability to read them blind. Negreanu has declared one of the most crucial aspects in his game is analyzing and observing what hands the challenger plays and how he/she fairs off when they do commit to playing their hand.
His book Power Hold’em Strategy hold a wealth of knowledge and is recommend to all who are interested in learning more about poker from one of the greats. It holds sections and short contributions from other starts such as Evelyn Ng, Erick Lindgren, Paul Wasicka, Todd Brunson and David Williams.
His estimated earnings, as of 2010 are approximately $12,000,000 – second all time.