Daniel Alaei after winning event 18 of the 2009 World Series of Poker
|Residence||Santa Fe Springs, California|
|Born||1983 (age 34–35)|
|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 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.
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.
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|