Canada’s shining star of poker is now the top poker player of the past decade. Daniel Negreanu was officially recognized as the best poker player of the decade by Global Poker Index, one of the leading poker ranking websites in the entire world.
Negreanu, initially from Toronto, is one of the most internationally recognized and successful poker players of all time. He won his first WSOP gold bracelet when he was only 23 years old, becoming at the time the youngest player ever with such an achievement.
Since then the Team PokerStars representative has continued to be a leading contender in international poker tournaments. The year 2013 was a notably successful year for Negreanu, who won two WSOP gold bracelets – including the inaugural WSOP Asia-Pacific main event. He was also named poker player of the year by three separate organizations, and won pots that increased his career total poker winnings to over $19 million.
Following the announcement from GPI, Negreanu gave a humbling statement thanking the website for the recognition. But he also assured fans as well as rival players that his time at the poker tables is far from over.
“I’ve never wanted to rest on my name alone and winning has always been important to me. The game has changed a lot over the past 10 years, but the key ingredient for success hasn’t: confidence. I enter the next decade more confident than ever before.”
Negreanu will also continue to represent PokerStars as one of the leading ambassadors for the online poker domain. The Canadian’s close affiliation with Team PokerStars ensures he is involved in some of the world’s biggest poker tournaments from all corners of the globe.