Poker player profile

Dan Smith
  • Date of birth

  • Name

    Dan Smith
  • Pseudonym

    King Dan
  • Nationality

    United States of America
  • Place of residence

    United States of America

Biography and performances

Dan Smith (not to be confused with Dan Smith, lead singer of pop band Bastille) was born in 1989 in the USA. He is best known for his tournament performances. No matter how big the buy-in, Dan Smith will play in the tournament. He is known for playing in High Roller and Super High Roller tournaments. He has been seen in a tournament with a buy-in of over a million dollars, the £1,050,000 No Limit Hold'em - Triton Million for Charity. At the event, he finished in 3rd place for an impressive purse equivalent to 8.7 million US dollars. His total tournament winnings exceed $45 million. Until recently, Dan Smith was considered by many to be the best poker player in the world who had yet to win a WSOP bracelet. In 2022, he corrected the situation by winning the $25,000 No Limit Hold'em - Heads-Up Championship. That day, in addition to the bracelet, he took home just over $500,000.

Other impressive facts about Dan Smith

In 2012, Smith won 6 major tournaments and was named Global Poker Index (GPI) Player of the Year as well as being named one of Card Player magazine's Best Players of the Year. In 2013, he won the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $1.1 million. In 2014, he was rated number 1 player in the world on the GPI. In 2006, he won $3 million in the High Roller tournament for the One Drop Association at the WSOP.

Philanthropic activities

Dan Smith founded an organization called Double Up Drive that collaborates with charitable organizations. For example, Double Up Drive has helped The Life You Can Save, the non-profit organization founded by Peter Singer, to raise millions of dollars that will be redistributed to those in need.

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