I've known Daniel Negreanu
for many years, dating back to when he was "kid" in the poker world. There are few, if any, poker players with more energy than
Daniel. He bounces around like a Mexican jumping bean with three conversations going at the same time. Attach a turbine to the guy and no
more energy shortage.
One of Daniel's interesting traits is his apparent recovery from an early career meltdown similar to what effects many, many others
like him who achieved a lot of success early. Money does not grow on trees. Disrespecting it is to disrespect the tool of your trade.
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One other interesting thing about Daniel is his sponge-like learning style. I've seen, or heard, or talked to Daniel plenty of times
where he discussed a situation he was involved in or heard of, where he tried to figure out the right way to play in that situation.
(The actual hand seldom matters.) It is a constant surprise to me how few poker players try to improve their game, and their
understanding of the game. Daniel is not one of these. He seems fascinated whenever there is something to be discovered about a poker
situation. Its like how someone might like mystery movies. Daniel likes to discover the mysteries of poker. A good example of this is
his role in the "outing" of an Omaha tactic, now known as "the AK95 thing", mentioned in this
Here also is an article,
Running Without the Ball, where Daniel and I discuss a common situation that shows poker is much more than making hands.
Also see his official site and Shirley Rosario's
Daniel Negreanu profile in
Portuguese, plus the
Daniel Negreanu Team Pokerstars bio and Poker Pages
Daniel Negreanu tournament results