Daniel Alaei

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Daniel Alaei
Daniel Alaei (WSOP 2009, Event 18).jpg
Daniel Alaei after winning event 18 of the 2009 World Series of Poker
ResidenceSanta Fe Springs, California
Born1983 (age 35–36)
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)31
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
25th, 2007
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)10
Information accurate as of 11 June 2014.

Daniel Christopher Alaei[1] (born 1983[2]) is a professional poker player from Santa Fe Springs, California. He is of Assyrian descent.

Primarily a $50–100 no-limit Texas hold 'em cash game player, Alaei won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2006 in a no-limit 2-7 draw Lowball event. He was featured on the first three seasons of High Stakes Poker.

In 2007, Alaei cashed in the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event, coming in a career-best 25th place out of a field of 6,358 players and winning $333,490. Alaei has two other Main Event cashes (59th in 2004 and 140th in 2005).

On December 19, 2009, he outlasted a field of 329 players to take down the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Classic, winning $1,428,430 in the process. He beat a final table that included poker professionals Scotty Nguyen and Josh Arieh, whom he defeated heads-up to win the tournament.

At the 2010 World Series of Poker, Alaei first finished 7th in the $50,000 Player's Championship Event for $221,105 before clinching his third WSOP bracelet when he defeated 345 players to win the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship for $780,599.

At the 2013 World Series of Poker, Alaei won his fourth WSOP bracelet when he won the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship for $852,692. He also cashed the $111,111 Big One for One Drop Super High Roller Event for $173,723.[3]

At the 2015 World Series of Poker, Alaei won the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship event for his fifth career bracelet and $391,097.

As of 2015, his total live tournament winnings exceed $6,800,000.[4] His 20 cashes at the WSOP account for $2,535,621 of those winnings.[5]

World Series of Poker Bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2006 $5,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/ Rebuys $430,698
2009 $10,000 World Championship Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better $445,898
2010 $10,000 Pot-limit Omaha Championship $780,599
2013 $10,000 Pot-limit Omaha Championship $852,692
2015 $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship $391,097


  1. ^ US Search "Daniel Alaei"
  2. ^ "smallball-poker.com".
  3. ^ "44th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2013, No Limit Hold'em - One Drop High Roller (Event #47): Hendon Mob Poker Database". pokerdb.thehendonmob.com.
  4. ^ "Daniel Alaei's profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database.
  5. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings Archived August 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, worldseriesofpoker.com