Dan Smith's name first appeared on the live tournament circuit in 2008 when the young American took down the Heartland Poker Tour Verona $1,500 Main Event and went home with $101,960 in cash. Since then things only got better for Smith, he's now got 12 WSOP money finishes including one final table, one WPT cash and an outstanding record at the European poker tables.
Dan Smith is an American professional poker player currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Smith started traveling the poker circuit in 2008, but only switched to a higher gear in 2010 when he cashed in two World Series of Poker Events. In 2011 he scored his first WPT money finish and got four more WSOP cashes. However, the year 2012 by far has been the most successful for the young poker prodigy. He won the $100,000 Challenge event at the Aussie Millions, then won three EPT Grand Final side events in Monte Carlo, made six WSOP money finishes including one final table, and then collected the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller title.
World Series of Poker
Smith collected his first WSOP cash in 2010 when he finished in 383rd place in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for $1,877. However, this was only the beginning as he scored eleven more money finishes since then. He's biggest World Series cash came in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event in the summer of 2012. Smith finished that event in third place and took home almost $370,000 in prize money.
Dan Smith's Top 6 WSOP Results
|2012||$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em||3rd||$368,943|
|2011||$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Shootout||10th||$28,447|
|2012||$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em||10th||$25,367|
|2011||$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Triple Chance||11th||$19,953|
|2012||$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em||17th||$18,890|
|2012||WSOP, Cannes €1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha - Six Handed||17th||€3,752 ($4,895)|
World Poker Tour
Smith only cashed once in the World Poker Tour event which was in 2011 at the Bay 101 Shooting Stars in San Jose. Smith finished the $ 9,500 Shooting Star Championship event in 22nd place collecting $25,800 in cash.
European Poker Tour
Dan Smith entered the European poker circuit back in 2008 when he cashed at the EPT Barcelona €2,000 No-Limit Hold'em event taking home €21,300 for the 7th place finish. However, his most memorable performances were witnessed in 2012. At first Smith took to the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final and won all three of the €5,000 side events in just one week. First, he won the €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Turbo for €152,980. Then, he took down the €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for €250,500 and finally, Smith won the €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max tournament for €118,000.
Just a few months later Smith came back to Europe and crashed the EPT Season 9 inaugural Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller event for €962,925.
Dan Smith's Top 5 EPT Results
|2012||Grand Final, Monte Carlo €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em - 6 Max Turbo||1st||€152,980|
|2012||Grand Final, Monte Carlo €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em||1st||€250,500|
|2012||Grand Final, Monte Carlo €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em - 6 Max||1st||€118,000|
|2012||Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller||1st||€962,925|
|2011||London £2,000 No-Limit Hold'em||3rd||£66,600|
At the very beginning of 2012 Smith went to Australia's biggest poker festival of the year, the Aussie Millions and won the $100,000 Challenge for A$1,012,000 and scored the largest win of his career. Then in September that same year Smith finished in seventh place at the Partouche Poker Tour Grand Final, Cannes €8,500 Main Event for €178,496 in prize money.
Did you know?
- Dan Smith is a regular at the online poker tables where he can be found under the nickname “Danny98765”.