There have been a number of poker shows and documentaries that have focused on the top poker players but ‘KidPoker’, a documentary on Daniel Negreanu promises to be something completely different.
Negreanu is considered by many in the poker community to be the best poker player of all time. His record speaks for itself as the poker pro has won more than $32 million in career prize money, 6 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and a host of other poker awards. The documentary was filmed by PokerStars and is now being made available via Netflix in the U.S, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.
The 90 minute documentary gives views an in-depth look into Negreanu as a person and a poker player. It goes all the way back into his childhood in Canada and focuses on his family, upbringing and the values that were imbibed in him. Negreanu has been open in praising his parents for instilling in him a lot of the values that have turned him into the man who he is today.
The documentary also focuses on how he became the youngest poker player at 23 years of age to win a WSOP bracelet which earned him the name of ‘KidPoker’. The filmmakers have done a good job in covering his progress from hustling in Las Vegas to slowly rising to the top and establishing himself as the number one poker player in his generation.
There are a number of top poker pros and colleagues of Negreanu such as Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Selbst and Phil Ivey who appear in the documentary to share either personal stories of Negreanu or their thoughts on playing against Negreanu.
In a statement, Negreanu said: “This is a story of clear intention and determination, in that the odds were stacked against me, especially in the early years. I want this to be an inspirational film, so that when people watch it, they feel they can get back on the horse and pursue their dreams too.”
Negreanu also talks about how the support from his family, friends and fans from around the world has helped him through difficult periods in his life. Negreanu who is a member of TeamPoker Stars has also been included in the Poker Hall of Fame.
The documentary will help viewers understand ‘KidPoker’ and motivate poker players to never give up and believe in their dreams.