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Daniel Negreanu: Professional Poker Player of the Year 2004

The Card Player 2004 Player of the Year race was close and came down to the wire again. The winner of the 2004 Player of the Year is Daniel Negreanu. Daniel Negreanu edged out professional poker players David Pham and John Juanda by over a thousand Total Points, while everyone else, including Hasan Habib and Gioi Luong, finished a great distance behind. Points for the Player of the Year award are based on the number of players in an event, cost of the buy-in, and place finished at the final table. Daniel Negreanu excelled in the large buy-in events, made eleven final tables, had seven cashes of more than $100,000, and made an even bigger name for himself.

2004 Player of the Year Standings

Name & Hometown Total Points Final Tables Winnings
Daniel Negreanu Las Vegas, NV 8,764 11 $4,420,221
David Pham Cerritos,CA 8,764 11 $4,420,221
John Juanda Marina Del Rey, CA 6,596 15 $1,204,389
Hasan Habib Downey,CA 5,081 15 $2,075,933
Gioi Luong Westminister, CA 5,006 22 $504,004
Barry Grennstein Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 4,855 9 $2,097,717
Scott Fischman Las Vegas, NV 4,575 12 $662, 761
Lee Watkinson Cheney,WA 4,496 6 $1,494,313
Can Kim Hua Rosemead, CA 4,495 12 $785,779
Humberto Brenes Miami Lakes, FL 4,032 5 $1,708,909


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