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Dan Smith

Dan Smith
GPI rank: 248
WSOP Bracelets: 1
WPT Wins: 1
Total Live Earnings: $39,239,327
Nationality:
United States United States
Last Seen in: 2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
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Biography

Dan Smith's name first appeared on the live tournament circuit in 2008 when the young American took down the Heartland Poker Tour Verona $1,500 Main Event and went home with $101,960 in cash. Since then things only got better for Smith, he's now considered as one of the best poker players in the world. He's won over $38 million in live tournament earnings, which is good to put him in seventh-place on The Hendon Mob All Time Money List.

Intro

Dan Smith is an American professional poker player currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Smith started traveling the poker circuit in 2008, but only switched to a higher gear in 2010 when he cashed in two World Series of Poker (WSOP) Events. In 2011 he scored his first World Poker Tour (WPT) money finish and got four more WSOP cashes. However, the year 2012 by far has been the most successful for the young poker prodigy. He won the $100,000 Challenge event at the Aussie Millions, then won three European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final side events in Monte Carlo, made six WSOP money finishes including one final table, and then collected the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller title.

Over the next ten years, Smith would go on to cement himself as one of the all time great poker tournament players. He then had 19 recorded tournament wins from 2013-2022, picking up more titles at the EPT as well as claiming his maiden victories at the WSOP and WPT.

In 2014, Smith founded Double Up Drive, which has helped raise over $24.7 million for charities.


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World Series of Poker

Smith collected his first WSOP cash in 2010 when he finished in 383rd place in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for $1,877. However, this was only the beginning as he scored eleven more money finishes since then. He's biggest World Series cash came in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event in the summer of 2012. Smith finished that event in third place and took home almost $370,000 in prize money.

Smith then notched nine WSOP final table appearances from 2013-2021 , with five third-place finishes as well as being a runner-up. His second-place finish at the 2016 WSOP in Event #67: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em netted him $3,078,974. Two years later, he picked up a $4,000,000 payday in Event #78: The Big One for One Drop - $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em.

In 2022, Smith finally took his name off of the best players without a bracelet list when he triumphed at the 2022 WSOP in the $25,000 Heads-Up Championship.

Dan Smith's Top 5 WSOP Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2018Event #78: The Big One for One Drop - $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em3rd$4,000,000
2016Event #67: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em2nd$3,078,974
2018Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship3rd$521,782
2022Event #6: $25,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship1st$509,717
2016Event #62: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller (8-Handed)3rd$487,361

World Poker Tour

Smith only cashed once in the World Poker Tour event which was in 2011 at the Bay 101 Shooting Stars in San Jose. Smith finished the $ 9,500 Shooting Star Championship event in 22nd place collecting $25,800 in cash.

To date, Smith has earned $1,282,961 on the WPT with a majority coming from his win in the 2013 WPT $10,300 Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event. Smith defeated Gary Benson at heads-up play to capture the $1,161,135 up top.

European Poker Tour

Dan Smith entered the European poker circuit back in 2008 when he cashed at the EPT Barcelona €2,000 No-Limit Hold'em event taking home €21,300 for the 7th place finish. However, his most memorable performances were witnessed in 2012. At first Smith took to the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final and won all three of the €5,000 side events in just one week. First, he won the €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Turbo for €152,980. Then, he took down the €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for €250,500 and finally, Smith won the €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max tournament for €118,000.

Just a few months later Smith came back to Europe and crashed the EPT Season 9 inaugural Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller event for €962,925.

Dan Smith's Top 5 EPT Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2012Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller1st€962,925 ($1,183,100)
2012Grand Final, Monte Carlo €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em1st€250,500 ($330,724)
2014Barcelona, €2,200 No Limit Hold'em1st€159,500 ($211,623)
2012Grand Final, Monte Carlo €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em - 6 Max Turbo1st€152,980 ($201,971)
2012Grand Final, Monte Carlo €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em - 6 Max1st€118,000 ($155,790)

Other Achievements

At the very beginning of 2012 Smith went to Australia's biggest poker festival of the year, the Aussie Millions and won the $100,000 Challenge for A$1,012,000 and scored the largest win of his career. Then in September that same year Smith finished in seventh place at the Partouche Poker Tour Grand Final, Cannes €8,500 Main Event for €178,496 in prize money.

Did you know?

  • Dan Smith is a regular at the online poker tables where he can be found under the nickname “Danny98765”.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
75 €17,020
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€50,000 Single-Day High Roller II
6 €195,500
2022 World Series of Poker
Tournament of Champions
28 $5,300
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
121 $62,500
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
17 $83,738
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $50,000 High Roller
10 $100,000
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
1 $509,717
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
15 $21,609
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #57: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
9 $24,910
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $50,000 High Roller
10 $87,500
2021 GG Spring Festival
GGSF Super MILLION$ ME-H: $10,300, $10M GTD
17 $89,546
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-75: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million
24 $46,448
2021 GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week
Super MILLION$ Main Event $10,300, $10M Gtd.
70 $36,253
2020 GGPoker High Rollers Week
HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event, $5M GTD
48 $25,556
2020 GGPoker High Rollers Week
HRW 07: $10,300 NLHE High Roller, $1.25M GTD
4 $134,119
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #8: $10,300 Main Event, $10m GTD
54 $37,407
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, $25M GTD
525 $13,160
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship, $3m GTD
77 $7,650
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em
92 $1,126
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha
163 $980
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #90: $50,000 Final Fifty No-Limit Hold'em
14 $95,740
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
71 $8,659
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
32 $43,270
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
30 $4,192
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
79 $2,257
2018 Poker Masters
Event #7: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em
2 $700,000
2018 Poker Masters
Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em
10 $49,500
2018 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller
10 €49,050
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #78: The Big One for One Drop - $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em
3 $4,000,000
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
19 $26,424
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
3 $521,782
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #08 – $50K NLH Main Event
5 $132,000
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Macau
HK $250,000 6-Max Event
4 1,821,000 HKD
2017 Poker Masters
Event #3 $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
4 $192,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #67: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller
7 $146,961
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
29 $21,131
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
70 $2,395
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
9 $24,881
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
Main Event
34 €15,420
2017 PokerStars Championship Macau
HK$103,000 High Roller
6 895,000 HKD
2017 PokerStars Championship Macau
HK$400,000 Super High Roller
9 947,000 HKD
2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,750 High Roller
22 €61,120
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
55 €11,840
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta
€10,300 High Roller
29 €17,930
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,500 High Roller
8 €137,400
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
125 €9,120
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
20 $286,900
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
40 €18,900
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
6 $95,515
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #26: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
9 $28,986
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
21 $4,082
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
117 $1,928
2014 Aussie Millions
$25,000 Challenge
2 278,414 AUD
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 High Roller
13 $98,560
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,000,000 Guarantee Main Event
80 $22,800
2013 PokerStars.com EPT London
£5,250 Main Event
61 £10,255
2013 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
21 €19,400
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
161 $4,857
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six Handed)
38 $9,306
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
11 $30,412
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #6: €1,650 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
17 €3,752
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona
€50,000 Super High Roller
1 €962,925
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 50: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
3 $368,943
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
70 $6,773
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
84 $5,427
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
10 $25,367
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
17 $18,890
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Berlin
Main Event
90 €7,500
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
59 $10,940
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
182 $3,359

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