If you’ve dabbled in the world of poker or even watch world poker events, there is no way that you haven’t heard of Kid Poker, or by his real name, Daniel Negreanu (though, keep in mind that he was born on July 26th, 1974 in Canada).
It was at the age of 16 that Daniel discovered his love for gambling in the form of poker. It probably helped that he already loved numbers and his fascination with probability couldn’t have led him to a better career path: poker!
His love for gambling would see him drop out of high school just a credit short. However, by that time, he had honed his skills enough to the point where he was playing with players twice his age and winning… consistently. Once he turned 21, he moved to Las Vegas to pursue professional poker.
However, Las Vegas is where Daniel would find himself truly challenged. He lost all his bankroll and returned to Toronto, Canada.
Long story short: the man tweaked his gameplay by spending hours and hours playing, understanding his weak points, and strengthening his overall game.
In 1998, he would enter his very first World Series of Poker event AND win the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold ‘Em event, and at the age of 23, Daniel became the youngest player ever, at the time, to win a World Series of Poker bracelet…. which rightfully earned him the name, Kid Poker.
You can learn more about Daniel in the following video which can be found on Netflix as well: