Poker player Daniel Shak is off to a great start in 2013. Between taking home large amounts of winnings in the early months of this year, he also becomes the latest successful poker professional to join IveyPoker.com. Known for his ability to make it deep in some of the largest buy-in events in the poker world, Daniel Shak has had great success over the past six years. Dan Shak burst onto the poker scene back in 2006 when he placed 4th in the $9,700 No Limit Hold'em Championship in Atlantic City. The fourth place finished earned him $151,902 for his efforts and announced his arrival to the poker world.
After his initial win at his first No Limit Hold'em Championship event, Shak went on to win several other five and six figure prizes including $142,074 for a fourth place finish in the 2009 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge Event. While Shak was starting to consistently win large prizes during the some of the larger buy-in events, it was not until 2011 that he scored his first major tournament victory of his career. Playing in the 2010 Aussie Millions Poker Championship event that had a $100,000 buy-in, Dan Shak made it all the way to the final table where he found himself playing against poker pros Tony G., Tony Bloom and Phil Ivey. Eventually, Shak would face Ivey heads up for first place with Shak emerging victorious and claiming the first place prize of $1,107,553.
Since beating Phil Ivey heads up in that tournament and winning more than $1 million, Shak has not sat back and become complacent with his poker abilities. He continues to work on his game and continues having much success in the poker world against some of the best players. In fact, Shak recently took second place in the PokerStar Caribbean Adventure $100,000 Super High Roller Event, which paid him $846,700. In addition to that second place finish at the PCA, Shak finished 14th in the 2012 Player of the Year rankings, proving he has the poker skills to play among the best players in the world.
All in all, it has been a very successful six years in the poker world for Daniel Shak, who still considers poker to be just a hobby of his. Not only has Shak won several major tournaments, he has a lifetime winnings amount of $4,889,596. This is an impressive amount for any player let alone one who views poker as just a hobby. There is no doubt that Daniel Shak will make an excellent addition to IveyPoker.com as he has plenty of experience and knowledge to share with the poker world.