We are a poker magazine and we often produce a lot of content about the greatest poker events to be held across the world – World Series of Poker (WSOP). The annual event has been taking place for eight decades now and the participation in this series keeps increasing with time. And of course, Gutshot Magazine is quick to talk about all records and milestones achieved at the WSOP!
One list of records that we keep maintaining is the number of WSOP gold bracelets won by the top poker players across the globe. And since we’re talking about the top poker players in the world, no one can leave out Canada’s Daniel Negreanu aka ‘DNegs’ aka ‘Kid Poker’ who was recognised in 2014 by Global Poker Index (GPI) as the best poker player of the decade. That says a lot, doesn’t it?!
One of the highest winning players in live poker tournaments across the world, Negreanu has been one of the biggest poker role models to players from different countries and age groups, and he also has six shiny WSOP gold bracelets to his name. Among his poker achievements are these bracelets, one WSOP Circuit ring and two World Poker Tour (WPT) championship titles.
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Talking about his exploits at the WSOP, he’s got bracelets in WSOP Las Vegas, Europe, as well as Asia-Pacific. It all began at the WSOP 1998 series where the 24-year-old Negreanu became the youngest player in history to win a WSOP bracelet (a record he held until 2004, beaten by Scott Fischman), by taking down the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em title for around $169K.
All the stats in this article are updated as of 22nd Feb 2022!
I guess that stat explains how and why he was given the nickname ‘Kid Poker’ but he went on to show that he can be consistent in this game, winning five other bracelets over the years, including one apiece at WSOP Europe and WSOP Asia-Pacific, the latter also being a Main Event victory in 2013.
His WSOP record stands at a whopping 198 cashes, six titles and as much as a staggering $20+ million in tournament cashes, not including his eight cashes in WSOP Circuit events. He was named the WSOP Player of the Year in 2004 and 2013, making him the only player in the world to have won this accolade on more than one occasion.
All of these stats speak volumes about his achievements as a poker player, especially at the World Series of Poker. Today, he’s a household name among poker enthusiasts and even newbies in the game. He went on to become a GGPoker brand ambassador in 2019 and has been helping taking this brand to new highs ever since.
While the first four bracelets were smaller, side events at the World Series, he captured what may be his most special WSOP victory when he shipped the Asia-Pacific Main Event in 2013, taking home a 7-figure cash prize after beating 405 entries and Daniel Marton in heads-up to win this particular title in Melbourne.
At the time of writing this, DNges had more than $45 million in live tournament cashes across all tournaments around the world and almost half of those winnings have come from WSOP tournaments. He stands at #1 in the Canada all-time list and is only behind Bryn Kenney and Justin Bonomo in the overall all-time list of live poker tournament earnings!
However, the 47-year-old Canadian poker pro will be waiting to get his hands on another shiny gold bracelet, as it’s been 9 long years since he last did so. In WSOP 2021, he came close to a title a couple of times and even missed a bracelet in a couple of WSOP Online events, so he’s literally within touching distance of getting a seventh career WSOP bracelet.
Whenever he does get it though, you can get the news first here at Gutshot Magazine because all of us here are major fans of this poker pro. Whether it’s his madness on the felts or his streaming and vlogs off the felts, we love it all. You can even read our exclusive interview with Negreanu here.
Considering he’s not going anywhere anytime soon and is likely to get a few more titles under his belt, we’re asking you how many WSOP bracelets Negreanu could win over his poker career?! Leave your comments and let us know. For more updates on Daniel Negreanu and his accomplishments in online and live poker, stay tuned to GutshotMagazine.com.
A graduate in Business Management, Dwayne began his career as a content writer for a virtual sports betting company and then for Gutshot too. Now, he heads marketing and business operations at Gutshot and while he’s no expert in poker, he enjoys the occasional weekend home games. He was introduced to the industry in 2017 and has made quite a few friends along the way. Outside of poker, he is an avid cricket and sports fan, loves his bikes and of course, a good party! If you want to reach out to him for partnerships and collaborations, feel free to send a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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