external image daniel2.jpg Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu was born in Toronto Canada. His parents Annie and Constantin left Romania in 1967, looking to start a new life in the United States. They ended up settling in Toronto instead, where Constantin found work as an electrician and a sweets seller. They soon started a family, Daniel arriving five years after his older brother Blake Vasser. While nursing dreams of a career as a professional snooker player, he learned how to play poker at 15 and when he was 16 he was spending time in pool halls betting and playing cards. Daniel dropped out of high school and began his life as a rounder playing at the local charity casinos, namely Casino Country, and looking for illegal games around the city. While in Toronto, Daniel met and began dating Evelyn, who would also become a well-known professional poker player. After building up his bankroll, he left for Las Vegas at the age of 22 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional poker player. However, "The Strip" got the better of him and he was forced to move back home to Toronto to rebuild his bankroll.

Daniel has social power but he uses his power in different ways to others even though his is very wealthy. His power comes from when he plays poker he uses skills he has learnt through experience. One of the best powers daniel has is knowing how to read a player and get inside there head he does this by talking to them and watching how they play when he does this right most of the time he can guess there cards or what hand they have and most of the time he is correct. This is the reason why he has won 4 world series of poker tournament bracelets and 2 world poker tour championship titles also player of the year award for 2004. Also Daniel is a writer and he has wrote over a 100 columns for the magazine, Card player. Daniel maintains a blog at full contact poker, an that is very popular to many poker players.

He uses his power for a more personal purpose because poker is not a team sport. He is playing for himself and only he can win the money or the tournament braclet they are playing for. Unless he is playing for charity, and some professional poker players do play for charity. One game negreanu has played in is Ante up for Africa. Ante Up for Africa helps fund the work of charities that provide aid and assistance to the people in Darfur, Sudan. The organization also supports activism meant to help resolve the Darfur crisis as well.

I would like to have the power that Daniel has because being able to intimidate and scare people in a very serious game that is played for big money would be a great power to have. This is his job to so everyday he wants to get out of bed because he enjoys it and he doesnt do it just for money, Another reason i would like his power to be a writer, becuase thousands of people would read what you have to say. You can say what you like, to get your point across also people could be insprired by your writing and become a fan of you.