F5’s Thanksgiving Top 10 (2014 Edition): Number 2 – Daniel Negreanu

Top 10 Poker Personalities We’re Thankful For – 2014

Daniel Negreanu became the youngest member of the Poker Hall of Fame with good reason. Of course, one can point to his two WSOP Player of the Year honors, his All Time Money leading cashes or his fantastic head of hair. But one cannot discount Daniel’s gift of gab that has helped make him the most vocal, high profile poker ambassador on the planet. But Negreanu doesn’t use that gift to be a pure company man either – if he’s got an opinion (like on the Middle East or how easy high-stakes online poker can be) – he’s not going to hesitate voice it. When it comes to standing up for what he thinks is best for the game of poker Daniel is going to be at the forefront of that conversation.

The difference between Negreanu and, let’s say, Hellmuth, in terms of their public personas, is that Negreanu’s seems a little more genuine. He seemingly really enjoys his fans (even occasionally lets them in on his good fortune) and when he’s not playing poker Daniel is searching for life answers and hoping to change the world. At the ripe young age of forty Daniel’s already a poker world veteran but it looks like his work has just begun. For keeping always keepin’ it real, we’re thankful for Negreanu.

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