Daniel Christopher Alaei
Daniel Christopher Alaei (born 1983) poker player from Santa Fe Springs, California.
Primarily a $50-100 no-limit Texas hold ’em cash game player, Alaei won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2006 in a no-limit 2-7 draw Lowball event. He has been featured on the first three seasons of High Stakes Poker.
In 2007, Alaei cashed in the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event, coming in 25th place out of a field of 6,358 players and winning $333,490. Alaei has two other Main Event cashes (59th in 2004 and 140th in 2005).
On 19th December 2009 he outlasted a field of 329 players to take down the WPT Doyle Brunson 5 Diamond Classic, winning $1,428,430 in the process. He beat an impressive final table that included Scotty Nguyen and Josh Arieh, whom he defeated heads-up to win the tournament.
As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $3,700,000. His 18 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,533,917 of those winnings.