26th Jul 1974
A perennial fan favourite due to his easy-going, affable nature, Negreanu first appeared on the scene in 1997 with three tournament wins, including at the World Poker Finals at Foxwoods.
In 2003 he won his first bracelet and was runner-up in another WSOP event, but it was 2004 when he truly emerged as the force in poker he is today. That year he won two WPTs and another WSOP bracelet – amassing $3.6m in total tournament winnings – as well as the WSOP and WPT Player of the Year titles. As of 2013 he has career tournament earnings of $16.3m, putting him sixth on the all-time money list.
He writes a colourful and outspoken blog at FullContactPoker.com and is an ambassador for POkerStars.com.