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Daniel Negreanu picks well on Millionaire Matchmaker

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

A few weeks ago, we discussed how Daniel Negreanu was set to appear on the popular Bravo reality show “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” Well that day finally came as KidPoker sought out the advice of show host Patti Stangler in hopes of finding true love.

In the video introduction that he sent to Patti, Negreanu let her know that he’d dated a woman for four years, only to find out that “she’d been getting around” with other men. Because he was still hurt from this relationship, Stangler nicknamed him “Wounded Wally.”

Next up was an interesting trip to an astrologist, where the four-time WSOP champ learned that he wasn’t supposed to find his soulmate until at least 40 years old. The cosmic alignments must have been right in this case because Negreanu is 38 and still looking for that special lady.

After visiting the astrologist, Daniel went to a mixer that was set up by Stangler. The goal here was for Negreanu to meet a number of gorgeous women and find the one with an “Anna Farris” type of personality. He was eventually able to find one girl that met this ideal, and he took her on a date to Las Vegas.

The two seemed to hit it off right away as they checked out the set of a Vegas show and played blackjack. The latter actually led to the couple’s first kiss, and they only become more enamored with each other from here. Negreanu and his new blonde lover ended up spending a sexless night (at Patti’s request)  together at his Vegas house – thus sealing their perfect match. If you’re interested in seeing a few scenes from the episode, you can check out the video below:

Daniel Negreanu appearing on Millionaire Matchmaker

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Daniel Negreanu has accomplished just about everything one could hope for in the poker world. However, the 38-year-old divorcee has yet to conquer love, and he’ll appear on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker to try and find his soulmate.

Negreanu’s episode is appropriately entitled “Trying to Play the Cards Right,” and it will kick off the sixth season of Millionaire Matchmaker. While it’s unclear what all is going to happen in this episode, we do know that show host Patti Stangler sends the poker pro to an astrologist. You can check out a clip of him meeting the astrologist here.

As Negreanu says in the clip, he’s had bad experiences with astrologers in the past. However, he seems to like what the one on Millionaire Matchmaker has to say about his prospects of finding love. Based on the women that KidPoker normally goes after and hangs out with, we can only assume that any future love would involve an Asian woman.

It’ll certainly be interesting to see Negreanu’s latest appearance in front of the camera. The Toronto native has been in the movies Lucky You, The Grand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine as well as the Katy Perry music video “Waking Up in Vegas.”

As for his poker career, KidPoker has won $16,340,578 in live tournaments, which ranks him sixth all-time. Some of his most notable victories include four WSOP gold bracelets, the 2004 WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic, and the 2004 WPT Borgata Poker Open. He is also one of the faces of PokerStars – the world’s largest online poker site – and has faced some excellent internet players such as Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and limit hold’em specialist “RUaBot.”