Early Life and Education
Daniel was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota and moved with his parents to Price at nine months. He attended Carbon High School before continuing on with Utah State University – Eastern, where he took many fine arts classes.
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Daniel Alaei began playing professionally shortly after graduating high school, quickly becoming one of the premier live tournament players with over $6.3 million in career earnings. He won his first World Series of Poker bracelet at a No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw event in 2006 before cashing two Main Events that same year. Although mostly known for online cash game success, Daniel Alaei has experienced plenty of success both offline and in person as well.
On August 28, 2015, Alaei earned his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet when he won the $10,000 buy-in Omaha High-Low Split championship – joining Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey and Allen Cunningham in winning five bracelets before age 30. This particular event marks Alaei’s second win here – having previously claimed it back in 2009. His victory came against four previous gold bracelet winners who competed at this particular final table event.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel Alaei may not be well known in the poker community, but his results in big-money live tournaments speak volumes: five World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelets were won without much fanfare or recognition in 2006 in no-limit 2-7 Draw Lowball event for $430,698; then in 2010 when he finished seventh at $50,000 Player’s Championship Event and shipped $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship event for another $780,599.
Most recently, Allen Cunningham won at the 2015 WSOP in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship where he collected $391,097. This win marked his fifth bracelet win at age 30 making him fourth youngest to do so behind Phil Hellmuth (9 wins at age 28) and Phil Ivey (10 wins at 39). Additionally Stu Ungar, Berry Johnston and Allen Cunningham had all won their fifth bracelets before their 30th birthdays!
Daniel Alaei is an impressive poker player. An American professional poker player, Daniel has amassed considerable wealth through playing and has even appeared on all three seasons of High Stakes Poker.
Alaei has earned five World Series of Poker bracelets already despite only entering select live tournaments each year, joining Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey and Allen Cunningham – who all reached this achievement before their 30th birthdays.
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Daniel Alaei is a well-known poker player with thousands of followers on social media and an impressive income source from his career since starting at 12 years old.
Alaei recently won his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet and collected $391,097 as first place winner in the Championship Omaha High-Low Split event – his second success there! In this 157 player field tournament that cost $10,000 buy-in. Alaei was an unprecedented victor.
Alaei has amassed life tournament winnings of more than $6 Million, including 20 WSOP cashes. Additionally, Alaei is an adept high-stakes cash gamer and adept online tournament player known by his screen name of “steamraise” on Pokerstars.