Daniel Alaei after winning event 18 of the 2009 World Series of Poker
|Residence||Santa Fe Springs, California|
|Born||1983 (age 33–34)|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
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 has been 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 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 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.
World Series of Poker Bracelets
|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|