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The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #11 - Daniel Negreanu

16 April 2011, By: compncards
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The #11 spot on the 20 Most Influential People in Poker list is one of the more popular poker pros on the circuit.

He is known for both his friendly demeanor at the table as well as his ability to soul read better than possibly anyone in the history in poker.

Number 11 on the 20 Most Influential People in Poker list is Daniel Negreanu.

Many casual fans may not know that Negreanu originally had dreams of becoming a pro snooker player. Negreanu was born and raised in Toronto, Canada where he spent a good portion of his teenage years in pool halls hustling the tables.

He learned to play poker when he was 15 and actually dropped out of high school to chase the dream of being a professional gambler.

Negreanu first tried to move to Vegas at the age of 22 and was unsuccessful in his first attempt. He blew through his bankroll and had to return to Toronto to rebuild. Negreanu rebuilt his bankroll and the rest from there is history.

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