Daniel Negreanu is easily the most recognizable face in the game. He's also a Team PokerStars Pro, a four-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner, a two-time World Poker Tour champion and third overall on the all-time money list. He's also a member of the greatest soccer team on Earth, the Angle Shooters, but that's one of his lesser accolades.
With just a smidgen under $15 million in live tournament earnings and results that could fill a book, it's almost pointless for us to write this bio for Negreanu as it wouldn't do him justice.
On Day 1 of the event, Negreanu fell extremely short towards the end of the day and even toyed with the prospect of busting his stack just so he could re-enter and get more chips. He stayed patient, though, and has battled his way to this final table as a top-three stack.
Negreanu has already bubbled one massive buy-in event this year in the Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge, but he also has two previous cashes in six-figure buy-in events. In 2011, he finished runner-up behind fell Team PokerStars Pro and tablemate here Eugene Katchalov in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 Super High Roller. He also took fifth in that same event the prior year. Those scores earned him $1 million and $250,900, respectively.
The largest score on Negreanu's record is from 2004 when he won the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic for over $1.77 million. Winning this event today would eclipse that and finishing in the top two would give him his fourth $1 million result.