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A muncit mult pentru a ]ine bine fråiele jocului, petrecånd sute de ore jucånd, studiind [i lucrånd pentru a deveni cel mai bun. Toat` aceast` munc` a dat rezultate. |n 1987, Daniel a fost numit cel mai bun juc`tor de la finala de poker Foxwoods’ World. |n 1988, Daniel a participat la primul s`u eveniment de poker mondial. A cå[tigat potul de $ 2000 la Hold‘Em, iar la vårsta de 23 ani, Daniel a devenit cel mai tån`r juc`tor din toate timpurile, (la acele vremuri), care a cå[tigat o br`]ar` la Campionatele Mondiale de Poker. Acest cå[tig i-a adus [i numele de „Kid Poker”. Succesul lui Daniel a continuat, acesta cå[tigånd înc` o br`]ar` în 2003. De data aceasta, Daniel a demonstrat tuturor talentul s`u, cå[tigånd br`]ara S.H.O.E. Acesta este un joc în care se iau prin rota]ie Seven Card Stud, Hold’ Em, Omaha Eights sau Better [i Stud Eights sau Better. Daniel a avut f`ra niciun dubiu cel mai bun an al carierei sale în 2004. |n acel an, a ajuns la mesele finale de 11 ori, printre care se num`r` [i dou` victorii WPT (Borgata [i Bellagio) [i cea de-a treia br`]ar` a World Series în Limit Hold ‘Em. Cå[tigurile sale din acel an au ajuns la fabuloasa sum` de USD 4,465,907. |n plus fa]` de a fi cel mai recent campion WSOP, Daniel are cele mai mari cå[tiguri în turnee pe perioada carierei sale în poker, decåt oricine altcineva din lume. „Da, a fost un an bun. Am fost pe vaaaal!... Sunt o persoan` foarte competitiv` [i sunt foarte fericit c` am putut s` g`sesc ceva în care s` concurez la un nivel atåt de înalt“, a spus el. Este un vis devenit realitate, jocul excelent pe tot parcursul anului aducåndu-i atåt premiul pentru Juc`torul de poker World Series al Anului cåt [i Juc`torul anului al Card Player Magazine. A fost numit, de asemenea, Juc`torul anului în WPT sezonul 3 (2004-2005).

E timpul s` \nv`]`m lec]ia Nu vom spune c` pokerul este o [tiin]`, îns` exist` o cale prin care po]i remarca anumite tr`s`turi, atat mental cåt [i scris. Ia loc [i înva]`: 10

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his game, spending hundreds of hours playing, studying, and working diligently to become one of the best. All of the hard work paid off. In 1997 Daniel was named best all around player at Foxwoods’ World Poker Final. In 1998, Daniel entered his very first World Series of Poker event. He won that 2,000 dollars Pot Limit Hold ‘Em event, and at the age of 23, Daniel became the youngest player ever, at the time, to win a World Series of Poker bracelet. The win earned Daniel the nickname “Kid Poker.” Daniel’s success continued, adding another World Series of Poker bracelet in 2003. This time Daniel demonstrated his all-around ability by winning the S.H.O.E bracelet. S.H.O.E. is a game that rotates in order: Seven Card Stud, Hold’ Em, Omaha Eights or Better and Stud Eights or Better. Daniel had arguably the best year of his poker career in 2004. In that year, Daniel made 11 final tables, which includes two WPT victories (Borgata and Bellagio) and his third World Series of Poker bracelet in Limit Hold ‘Em. His total winnings that year amounted to a staggering USD 4,465,907. Aside from the recent WSOP Champion, Daniel has more career earnings in tournament poker than anyone in the world. “Yeah, that was a good year. I ran gooood! (…) I’m a very competitive guy and I’m just so happy that I found something that I could compete at a very high level at”, he said It was a dream come true in more than one way, as Daniel’s excellent play throughout the year earned him both the World Series of Poker Player of the Year and Card Player Magazine Player of the Year titles. He was also named WPT Season 3 (2004-2005) Player of the Year.

Learning lesson time We’ll not say that poker is a science, but can be a way trough which you can take mental or physical remarks. Take a sit and learn: “Everybody wants to believe that reading your opponent comes from some magical read of a facial tic. But the truth is that the real work comes from taking

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