Dan Smith (poker player)

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Dan Smith
Dan Smith live poker.jpg
Dan at the tables playing poker
Nickname(s) King Dan, Truck Dan, Cowboy Dan
Residence Manalapan, NJ
Born (1989-02-23) February 23, 1989 (age 29)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finish(es) 23
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
20th, 2014
World Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 3
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 4
Information accurate as of 2014-08-20[1].

Dan Smith (born February 23, 1989 in Manalapan, NJ) is an American professional poker player. [2]

Poker[edit]

Dan left college in 2007 to pursue poker full-time. His first cash and victory was in 2008 when he won the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in New York for $101,960. Smith's biggest tournament cash to date came in June 2014 when he won the Bellagio Super High Roller $100,000 buy-in event with a grand prize of $2,044,766. He has over 74 cashes in live poker tournaments and has won over $10,000,000.[3]

2012 was the turning point of Smith's career. He started the year by winning Aussie Millions 100k Challenge event for $1,012,000 AUD.[4] He went on a tear in April at the EPT Monte Carlo Series. In a span of 5 days, he won 3 separate €5000 events for a combined €520,980.[5]

In August of that year he captured the €962,925 first-place prize of the Season 9 EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller.[6]

He has had multiple strong showings during the WSOP, in 2015 he finished 3rd in the $10,000 PLO for $369,564 and in 2014 he finished 20th in the $10,000 Main Event for $286,900. In 2012 he got 7th place in the Partouche Poker tour for €178,496 [7]

All in all, he won six tournaments in 2012 and eventually won the 2012 GPI POY [8] and finished runner up in the cardplayer POY to Greg Merson [9] and also runner up in the Bluff Poy to Marvin Rettenmaier [10]

In December 2013, Dan took down the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $1,161,135.[11]

In July 2016, he finished 2nd in WSOP $ 111,111 No Limit Hold'em High Roller for One Drop for $ 3,078,974.[12]

In September 2014 he was ranked 1st in the world by the Global poker index.[13]

As of July 2018, Smith's live tournament winnings exceed $21,000,000.[14]

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