Seat 6: Daniel Negreanu, 38, Las Vegas, Nevada – Team PokerStars Pro 1,581,000
Daniel Negreanu is arguably the biggest name in poker. He originally had aspirations to become a professional snooker player but after moving from his native Canada to Las Vegas, he instead became a professional poker player. Negreanu has one of the greatest live results records and is currently ranked sixth in the all-time money list with tournament winnings totaling more than $17.4 million.
In 1998, aged just 23, Negreanu became the youngest ever player (at the time) to win a World Series of Poker bracelet, after taking down the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em event. That was the start of an incredible run that shows little sign of stopping. The Team PokerStars Pro started 2013 with a bang, wining the inaugural WSOP Asia Pacific Main Event for $1,087,160. This is his second EPT final table appearance, his first was fourth place at EPT Vienna in Season 8.
With five WSOP bracelets and two WPT wins under his belt, a win here in Monaco would complete his triple crown.
Bio courtesy of PokerStars.