One of the true superstars of modern poker has to be Daniel Alaei. At only 26 years of age he already has winnings of over $5Million. Of those winnings, $2,535,621 comes from tournament victories alone. A cool character, he seems to have experience surpassing his 26 years of age; with a consistently high rank, he’s one player that all professionals know to watch closely in competition. His choice is the fashionable game of No Limit Hold’Em, and anyone who knows the game would have to admit that he excels at it.
Alaei’s first bracelet win came in 2006 when he won the WSOP $5K No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/Rebuys to take home $430,698. His second came as his reward for winning the $10K World Championship Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better, when he profited to the tune of $445,898. This year brought Alaei his biggest WSOP win along with his third bracelet. He won $780,599 in the $10K Pot-Limit Omaha Championship along with the prestigious piece of jewelry.
He first took an interest in card games when he was still a teenager, and by his late teens he was learning the finer points of the art of poker. In traditional fashion, he worked his way up from the lower leagues of the games with their relatively minor stakes to much bigger games and the rewards that accompany them.
It would be fair to say that Daniel Alaei is at the top of his game. 2010 has already been a great year for his star player, as he’s earned his third WSOP bracelet. Many players are extremely proud of having earned two bracelets, so one can only imagine how this young player must feel to have three under his belt. One can only expect that this protégé will continue to win and to earn. He’s definitely one to watch in future games.