Dan Smith

Dan Smith

Dan Smith

375 global poker index

1 world poker tour index

$52,721,566 total poker live earnings

Dan Smith poker player profile. Get latest information, winnings and gallery.

Profile

name
Dan Smith
Nationality
United States
GPI Rank
375
WPT Wins
1
total poker live earnings
$52,721,566

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

Year Event Place Prize
2018 Event #78: The Big One for One Drop - $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold’em 3rd $4,000,000
2016 Event #67: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold’em 2nd $3,078,974
2018 Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship 3rd $521,782
2022 Event #6: $25,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship 1st $509,717
2016 Event #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

Year Event Place Prize
2012 Barcelona 50,000 Super High Roller 1st 962,925 ($1,183,100)
2012 Grand Final, Monte Carlo 5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 1st 250,500 ($330,724)
2014 Barcelona, 2,200 No Limit Hold’em 1st 159,500 ($211,623)
2012 Grand Final, Monte Carlo 5,000 No-Limit Hold’em - 6 Max Turbo 1st 152,980 ($201,971)
2012 Grand Final, Monte Carlo 5,000 No-Limit Hold’em - 6 Max 1st 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
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship 95th $16,088
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #40: $250,000 Super High Roller 6th $912,022
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #23: $50,000 High Roller (8-Handed) 14th $89,669
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #16: $25,000 High Roller (8-Handed) 27th $50,000
2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$25,000 8-Handed 15th $56,950
2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$50,000 7-Handed 3rd $229,550
2022 WSOP OnlineEvent #33: $500 Fall Finale 13th $2,563
2022 WSOP OnlineEvent #29: $1,000 NLH Championship 5th $26,146
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona10,300 EPT High Roller 75th €17,020
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona50,000 Single-Day High Roller II 6th €195,500
2022 World Series of PokerTournament of Champions 28th $5,300
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship 121st $62,500
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship 17th $83,738
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #12: $50,000 High Roller 10th $100,000
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #6: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship 1st $509,717
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha 15th $21,609
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #57: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship 9th $24,910
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #38: $50,000 High Roller 10th $87,500
2021 GG Spring FestivalGGSF Super MILLION$ ME-H: $10,300, $10M GTD 17th $89,546
2021 GG Spring FestivalH-75: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million 24th $46,448
2021 GGPoker Super MILLION$ WeekSuper MILLION$ Main Event $10,300, $10M Gtd. 70th $36,253
2020 GGPoker High Rollers WeekHRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event, $5M GTD 48th $25,556
2020 GGPoker High Rollers WeekHRW 07: $10,300 NLHE High Roller, $1.25M GTD 4th $134,119
2020 WPT World Online ChampionshipsEvent #8: $10,300 Main Event, $10m GTD 54th $37,407
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, $25M GTD 525th $13,160
2020 WPT World Online ChampionshipsEvent #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship, $3m GTD 77th $7,650
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #67: $500 Limit Hold’em 92nd $1,126
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha 163rd $980
2019 Triton Super High Roller Series LondonTriton Million - A Helping Hand for Charity 3rd £7,200,000
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #90: $50,000 Final Fifty No-Limit Hold’em 14th $95,740
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 71st $8,659
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #45: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller 32nd $43,270
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet 30th $4,192
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 79th $2,257
2018 Poker MastersEvent #7: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em 2nd $700,000
2018 Poker MastersEvent #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em 10th $49,500
2018 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona25,000 Single-Day High Roller 10th €49,050
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #78: The Big One for One Drop - $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold’em 3rd $4,000,000
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship 19th $26,424
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship 3rd $521,782
2018 US Poker OpenUSPO #08 $50K NLH Main Event 5th $132,000
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series MacauHK $250,000 6-Max Event 4th 1,821,000 HKD
2017 Poker MastersEvent #3 $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em 4th $192,000
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #67: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller 7th $146,961
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #42: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship 29th $21,131
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better 70th $2,395
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #15: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship 9th $24,881
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo CasinoMain Event 34th €15,420
2017 PokerStars Championship MacauHK$103,000 High Roller 6th 895,000 HKD
2017 PokerStars Championship MacauHK$400,000 Super High Roller 9th 947,000 HKD
Hollywood Poker Open Season 4 Championship Event$2,500 Championship Event 44th $6,794
2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final25,750 High Roller 22nd €61,120
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta5,300 Main Event 55th €11,840
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta10,300 High Roller 29th €17,930
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final25,500 High Roller 8th €137,400
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Malta5,300 Main Event 125th €9,120
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #65: $10,000 Main Event 20th $286,900
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Barcelona10,300 High Roller 40th €18,900
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold’em 6th $95,515
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #26: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 9th $28,986
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball 21st $4,082
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 117th $1,928
2014 Aussie Millions$25,000 Challenge 2nd 278,414 AUD
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$25,000 High Roller 13th $98,560
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$10,000,000 Guarantee Main Event 80th $22,800
2013 PokerStars.com EPT London5,250 Main Event 61st £10,255
2013 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona10,300 High Roller 21st €19,400
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em 161st $4,857
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #41: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six Handed) 38th $9,306
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (Six Handed) 11th $30,412
2012 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #6: 1,650 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha 17th €3,752
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona50,000 Super High Roller 1st €962,925
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 50: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 3rd $368,943
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 70th $6,773
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 84th $5,427
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 10th $25,367
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 17th $18,890
2012 PokerStars.com EPT BerlinMain Event 90th €7,500
2012 Aussie Millions$100,000 Challenge 1st 1,012,000 AUD
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed 59th $10,940
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 182nd $3,359
2011 Aussie MillionsEvent #13: Australia Heads-Up Championship 3rd 40,000 AUD
2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure2010 PCA Main Event 214th $15,000