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Poker Star: Dan Smith

Poker Star: Dan Smith
Today's poker star is the American, Dan Smith.
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Born on February 23, 1989, in Manalapan Township, New Jersey, United States, Dan Smith is among the most successful players in his professional poker career. Currently, the star resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, and exceeds the $ 36 million profit margin on poker. In addition to his millionaire value accumulated in his professional career, Dan Smith also holds several titles, including titles on the World Poker Tour and the Aussie Millions.


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Dan's contact with poker started early, when the ace was still only 16 years old. During this period, Smith used to play chess and even went to college due to a chess scholarship. However, Smith left school in 2007, aged 18, and decided to focus on his professional poker career.

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Soon afterwards, in 2008, Smith obtained his first win at the poker tables. The occasion in question was at the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event, inside the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in New York. In taking the victory, Smith received a sum of $ 101,960 for the achievement. After his first victory, the player's career became increasingly profitable, so in the year 2014, Smith would pocket one of the biggest covers of his life. During the period in question, Smith was part of the Bellagio Super High Roller US $ 100,000 and pocketed the total bag of US $ 2,044,766. In the total of his journey, Smith already exceeds the margin of 74 wins in live poker tournaments.
Continuing his start period, Smith had a turning point in his life in 2012. Dan started that year by winning the Aussie Millions 100k Challenge event and took home the simple amount of $ 1,012,000 (AUD). In April of the same year, Smith went to the EPT Monte Carlo Series. During his five-day stay, Smith won 3 € 5,000 events and made a profit of € 520,980. In August of the same year, Smith won the € 962,925 bag by winning the EPT Barcelona Season 9 € 50,000 Super High Roller title.
During that period, Smith had several appearances in the World Series of Poker, including in the year 2015. During that period, Smith ended his campaign in third place in the $ 10,000 OLP and received a total of $ 369,564 for the feat. Prior to that, in 2014, Smith won the amount of $ 286,900 by finishing in the twentieth place in the $ 10,000 Main Event. And, in 2012, the player took seventh place on the Partouche Poker Tour, lining up the amount of € 178,496.
Above all, in 2012, Smith won a total of six major tournaments, including winning the GPI POY (Player of the Year). In that same period, Smith ranked second in the cardplayer POY, second only to Greg Merson. However, Smith also took the runner-up in the Bluff Poy, trailing Marvin Rettenmaier. In December 2013, Smith took the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic and earned a total of $ 1,161,135.
In the year 2016, Smith returned to shine at the World Series of Poker. At the time, the ace did well during the edition of $ 111,111 No Limit Hold'em High Roller for One Drop and won the trifle of $ 3,078,974 for the runner-up.
It is worth mentioning that Smith was elected first in the global poker index in 2014. In September of the same year, Smith took the bronze medal at the WSOP $ 1 million Big One for One Drop and received the amount of $ 4 millions.
According to information, in 2019 Smith already had more than $ 37,700,000 of profit with poker alone. Through this, it can be estimated that the player's earnings, in this year 2021, exceeded that margin.

He now plays at the biggest online poker house in the world, PokerStars!

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