Dan Harrington

Dan Harrington is a professional poker player who is best known for winning the WSOP main event in 1995, making the WSOP main event final table in back-to-back years in 2003 and 2004, and authoring several high-regarded books on poker.

A former attorney, Harrington was born in 1945 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is a former champion backgammon player, U.S. chess master (he won the 1971 Massachusetts State Chess Championship), and bankruptcy lawyer.

Harrington played poker at the Mayfair Club with other now-famous players like Howard Lederer and Erik Seidel. Harrington earned the ironic nickname "Action Dan" even though he is known as a generally tight player. Harrington won the WSOP main event in 1995 for $1,000,000 and made three other main event final tables, placing 6th in 1987 for $43,750, 3rd (out of 839 players) in 2003 for $650,000, and 4th (out of 2,576 players) in 2004 for $1,500,000. His run of back-to-back main event final tables is considered by some people to be the greatest accomplishment in World Series history. As defending champion in 1996, Harrington made another deep run in the main event, finishing in 17th place and earning $23,400. He also cashed in the 2009 main event, finishing in 252nd place for a $32,963 payout.

In 1995, he also won a bracelet in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event for $249,000.

He made his first WPT final table in 2005, winning $620,730 for his 2nd place finish in the Doyle Brunson North American Championship. In 2007, during season 6 of the WPT he won the Legends of Poker for $1,634,865.

Sporting his trademark green Boston Red Sox cap, Harrington is a respectful player who is known to be a tight-aggressive player who can get creative when he needs to.

In addition to being a successful professional poker player, Harrington also works in real estate and the stock market and spends a large amount of his time on his business interests. He considers himself only a part-time players who usually only plays the bigger tournaments.

In 2008, Harrington made his first appearance on the NBC show Poker After Dark in the "Mayfair Club" episode. This tournament brought together players who had played at the Mayfair Club in New York City. The other players in the tournament were: Howard Lederer, Steve Zolotow, Mickey Appleman, Jay Heimowitz, and Mike Shictman, the owner of the Mayfair Club for many years. Jay Heimowitz won the tournament after defeated Howard Lederer in heads-up play. Harrington finished in 6th place.

Harrington has co-written 3 books on tournament poker ("Harrington on Hold'em" series) and 2 on cash games (the "Harrington on Cash Games" series). These books are considered by most players to be some of the most valuable poker books on the market today.

As of 2009, he has 8 WPT cashes, 2 WSOP bracelets, 10 WSOP cashes, 4 WSOP main event final tables, and live tournament winnings exceeding $6,600,000.


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headlessman1964 on December 31, 2006

This guy is one of the best out there! His back to back final tables in the 2003 and 2004 WSOP main event is one of the most unbelievable accomplishments ever! (fields 839 and 2,500+ respectively)

Dan makes solid plays and smart reads. He doesn't do any talking with his mouth but, instead, shuts everyone up with his play!

Again, I'll agree with you Donkey Slayer. Harrington's Hold em part 2 is an incredible read. I learned a lot from it. Definitely a recommended read for those looking to improve their hold em game.

bad_dog76 on December 20, 2006

hellmuth has the best mind for Hold'em

????? on November 10, 2006

Harrington on Hold em part 2. AWESOME. Dan is a genius, best poker mind around. I learned alot on top of the deluge of knowledge I already had. Guys, read his book NOW. I guarentee and extra 5-25 pots you will win in your next tourney, barring suck outs of course

DonkeySlayer on August 2, 2006

I agree, he's a great player, and can play the table position and chip position.

The problem with TV is that we see him bluffing, and everyone thinks, "What happened to the tight Dan we know?"

He's my favorite pro.

dufushipster on December 16, 2005

FYI, 'Action' Dan Harrington isn't as tight as people thinks he is. He plays smart poker based on position and odds.

Unregistered on December 16, 2005

Action Dan is one of the best if not the best tourment player in the world. Come on 1 wsop main event victory,then 03,04 deep into the final table. that is just incredable. Consiedering the record breaking number of enteries thoses years. I just wish he was younger so we could watch and learn more form him. Chalk up one more for the good guys

Poker God on September 19, 2005

the best poker player, after stu ungar, his style its unique. i hope see him in 2006 final table

ivanzucha on August 25, 2005

Hiya all!..Yes its me on a laptop in Dans hotel room!..its a needle program so the IP Addy is the same..what a few days weve had..we been to Sydney and Melbourne and are now back in Canberra..the tourney starts tonight at 10pm..Dan is very excited..hes showering now and when he gets out we are going to play a small heads up game to give him practice..all fingers crossed now for Dan!

englishcat on August 23, 2005

englishcat, you're hilarious. I'd just like to thank you for giving me lots of laughs, although I did prefer the Shana Hiatt profile comments you made :DKeep it up, great stories!

englishcat rules on August 22, 2005

you cant go without me cat, u promised to tell me of the trip last time, have you forgotten?

JetsFan315 on August 21, 2005

This guy is tighter than a nun's twat

Unregistered on August 21, 2005

Hiya all..Just about to go to the airport with Dan..I cant wait..our plane flies out in a few hours,..I shall keep u all posted while Im there what Dan and me are up to!

englishcat on August 21, 2005

Jetsfan this is about Dan..Dan and me are off to Australia in the morning..Dan phoned and asked me if I had my passport and clothes..I said "Of course Dan its going to be a great week"..He laughed and said "The best Cat,the best"..see you in the morning Dan!

englishcat on August 20, 2005

Above post good question..I have private means..My great Uncle gives me an allowance every month..He owns a Castle in Dorset and says I should do what I like..3 days to go Dan..see you soon old friend!

englishcat on August 15, 2005

englishcat you make them seem gay

Unregistered on August 14, 2005

Hey ENGLISHCAT, what do you do for a living? You take a lot of time to hang with the pros, so where does your money come from?

question on August 14, 2005

Hiya all..quick update..Dan phoned and said "Only 5 days to Australia Cat,Im very excited"..I said "So am I Dan,are u all sorted?"..He said "The only thing Im missing is my friend Cat"..I laughed and said "5 days will fly by Dan"..he agreed and we hung up vowing to count down the hours!

englishcat on August 13, 2005

at 11 tonight on ESPN Classic the 95 WSOP is on, the one harrington won.

JetsFan315 on August 12, 2005

Last post wasnt by me..anyways Im all packed for Australia..I got my Hawaiian shirts and shorts...Dan phoned earlier and said hes gotblack trousers and black shirts cos he wants to look cool..I said "But Dan you are deadly cool as you are"..he said "Aw thanks Cat you are such a good friend"..I said "Its true Dan can`t wait for out trip"..he said "Its going to be great Cat"!

englishcat on August 8, 2005

Disgusting..Dan emailed me earlier..he said that he cant wait to see me and when we are in Australia we are going to have a lot of fun and drink lots of beer and make out with loads of girls!..cant wait Dan Ive got my case packed!

englishcat on August 7, 2005

who the fuck would want to make out with dan harrington, man is a living wax sculpture

Unregistered on August 7, 2005

Thats nasty..you would be surprised...a lot of the time Ive been with him loads of girls give him the looks which say "I want you Dan"

englishcat on August 7, 2005

Making it to the final table two years in a row is arguably the greatest accomplishment in the history of poker

Unregistered on August 6, 2005

And Dan would also be upset with your moronic lies and fake stores Englishpussy.

Observer on August 5, 2005

Observer..u ring up Dan and ask him..he will tell u his friend is Cat and we are off the Oz to play poker!

englishcat on August 5, 2005

Last post wasnt me..thats sick and twisted..Dan would be upset at that

englishcat on August 4, 2005

Hmm above post wasnt by me..Dan just phoned quickly..hes got the plane tickets to Australia..its all go..hes booked our hotel too..its the top hotel in Sydney and we have adjoining rooms..its going to be so cool!

englishcat on August 3, 2005

i built my whole play on his,and a little phill hellmuth.so i kinda kow what im sopos to do.

mercinary mike on August 2, 2005

cats got no know life really.if you are going to lie make it a good one.(like you could tell a good lie.)what you said about my commit about his face was prrety stoopid.

mercinary mike on August 2, 2005

I hardly can understand your diction Mike...anyways U want to hear about Dan..hes just got off the phone..wow we talked for 3 hours..my ears hurt now lol...anyways hes playing a tourney in Australia at the end of the month and he asked if I want to accompany him there and give him tips while he plays...I said "You know I will Dan it will be good and we will win that Tourney from the convicts"..Dan laughed and said "Oh we will Cat I cant wait,your advice on what to play Is so good"..I blushed and mumbled "Thanks Dan you are a very good friend for saying so"..he rang off with "Be lucky Cat"..Dans a true gent!

englishcat on August 2, 2005

I am sorry. I made most of this stuff up recently. The restraining order Dan got on me said I can't get within 100 feet of him. I am sad.

englishcat on August 1, 2005

That last post wasnt by me...Dan adored his present!..he said "Cat,thats the best present Ive ever got Im so happy now"..I must admit I shedded a few tears at Dans happiness..I said "Anytime Dan I hoped you would like them"..anyways we played golf on his birthday and he used his balls!..he went round in 81 and I went round in 69 so I beat him but we had a great day..I cant wait to see him again!

englishcat on August 1, 2005

Oh, and that was on the putt putt course. Forgot to mention that. And when I said it was Dan Harrington, I meant it was some kid I paid to play miniature golf with me. I am going to masturbate about that kid for months...

englishcat on August 1, 2005

I dont think ppl are interested in hearing bullshit stories.

Unregistered on July 29, 2005

Hi all..Im in Gleneagles at the moment..Dan is sitting beside me..its so cool..we played golf today and I won..I beat him 4 and 3...anyways we are now getting very drunk and Dans gone to the toilet...while hes there Ive got his golf balls and will give them to him tomorrow...I bet he will adore his present!

englishcat on July 29, 2005

cat, we actually r not that interested in there personall lifes,well i am not, these sections r for finding information about poker players and then writing comments about them.

JetsFan315 on July 28, 2005

englishcat i have a legitimate question - suppose that you REALLY do know these players, why the fuck do you feel compelled to write up your conversations and future plans with each player on public messageboards? A real friend wouldnt wanna brag about knowing each one since they have more respect. But since u are a lying piece of shit then i guess it doesnt apply to you.

Observer on July 27, 2005

Oh and if u reply with some stupid comment like "ur just jealous", then continue writing bullshit, then u will look like a tosspot.

Observer on July 27, 2005

Hiya all..I write about my friends because the people on here are extremely interested in what we get up to!..for example today I bought Dans birthday present..a box of golf balls with his name on them...I rung him up and said "Dan are u looking forward to the weekend?"..he said "Very much so Cat,we are going to have such a good game of golf"..I cant wait to see his face when he sees his balls :)

englishcat on July 27, 2005

Bull Shit

Unregistered on July 26, 2005

Hiya all..Dan phoned tonight to confirm about the weekend..he sounded very excited and said "I look forward more to this weekend than the final table of the World Series!"..I said "Im looking forward to it too Dan,itll be a great weekend wont it?"..He laughed and said "The best Cat,the best"..how cool is Dan!

englishcat on July 26, 2005

Hmm hilarious..Dan rung me tonight..Said hes thinking of going to Gleneagles in Scotland for the weekend and asked if I could come..he said "Cat r you up for the weekend playing golf and drinking beer?"...as a joke I said "No Dan I dont want to"..Dan let out a small sob and said "But Cat why not?"..I then laughed and said "You know I do Dan it will be great to see you again old friend"..Dan laughed too and said "I shall send a limo on friday night to pick u up"!

englishcat on July 25, 2005

V amusing..Well today I bought Dan his golf balls..I bet he will be so pleased at this present..Hes such a good golf player too...last time we played he went round in 71..he said maybe next time he will get Phil Ivey to come too..as he is the Tiger Woods of poker it will be good to se him on the golf course!

englishcat on July 24, 2005

"ACTION" Dan is the MAN!

Dat Dude on July 23, 2005

That above post again wasnt by me..obviously someone deeply jealous that I know Dan very well..Its his birthday soon by the way..Im thinking of getting him 24 golf balls with "Dan Harrington Poker Champ" written on..He will adore this present :)

englishcat on July 23, 2005

"Posted by: on Jul 22, 2005 - IP= Harrington is just lucky"

yeah right, he made it to the final table in 03 and 04. and he won it all in 95. lets see u do that. i have never even seen him get lucky once, of course he has got lucky a couple of times but not in the long run. u cant get lucky in 2 consecutive years and in 95.

JetsFan315 on July 22, 2005

Thats a common mistake levelled at Dan thinking hes just lucky..I said the same when we were at the 19th after playing golf...we sat in front of the fire drinking beer and chatting..he said "Cat some people think Im just lucky what should I do?"..I said "Dan let them kepe thinking it then take their money with a solid hand"..he grinned and said "Thats fantastic advice Cat,Thanks"...I said "Anything for a friend Dan"

englishcat on July 22, 2005

Dan is one of my favorite poker players ever.

Kim on July 21, 2005

Good post Kim..perhaps I can set u up on meeting Dan? Hes a good friend Kim and loves to meet the public..When we was on the golf course a man came up to him and said "Dan you are my poker hero can u sign my scorecard?"..Dan said "Of course and this is my friend Cat he will sign it too"..the guy said to me "You are so lucky having Dan as a friend"..I said " I know and Dans a good friend"

englishcat on July 21, 2005

Harrington is just lucky

Unregistered on July 21, 2005

How dare whoever it was want to hit me for being Dans friend? makes no sense

englishcat on July 20, 2005

englishcat i cant help but want to beat u up to a bloody pulp.

Unregistered on July 19, 2005

Opinion Guy u are so jealous that Dans a very good friend..He sent me a letter which came in the post this morning containing 2 tickets for a cruise round the world for 6 months..I rung him tonight to thank him..he said "Thats ok Cat its a present for u helping me and standing by me"..I said "Thanks Dan will u be coming with me?"..he said "Yes and if I dont then my nephew Padraig will"..How cool is that? thanks again Dan :)

englishcat on July 19, 2005

that wasnt the opinionguy check the id adressed beside there name

Unregistered on July 19, 2005

English, I find it amazing that idiots like you actually spend that much time thinking up a lie like that. You are in a fantasy world my friend.

OpinionGuy on July 18, 2005

Shut up opinion guy..Dan is my friend and nothing will take that away..I rang him earlier and we chatted about golf and poker..anyways hes flying over to England to see me next week..I ve booked a few rounds of golf and we are staying in a nice hotel..U should be jealous that Dans a good friend :)

englishcat on July 18, 2005

Probably my favorite poker player. Here's a tidbit: prior to 1995, Harrington avoided tournaments and concentrated strictly on big, no limit cash games. On an whim, he entered the 2,500 hold'em event in the 1995 WSOP and went on to win his first bracelet in his FIRST WSOP event. He followed that up with the Main Event bracelet and THEN went on to win the European Championships that same year. He's the real deal.

Great player on July 17, 2005

Yes Dan is the real deal as u put it....anyways Im about to phone Dan and have a good long chat with him..we might discuss about me going over to see him and play golf somewhere..I read rumours that Dan was thinking of retiring after the world series..after speaking to Dan afterwards I can say that rumour was false..Dan is such a good friend he tells me everything so I know he wont retire :)

englishcat on July 17, 2005

If you want to really appreciate Dan Harrington's greatness, read his books, "Harrington on Hold 'em, Vols I and II." In them, he discusses his 6-2 bluff in the WSOP and how the situation dictated that move. His poker books are the best I've read, and I've read them all. The man is a game theory genius. You may not enjoy watching him, and that's fine. But once you read his books, you really appreciate the depth of his understanding. Dan Harrington does NOTHING by accident. Every move, even those that look like impulsive bluffs or weak folds, have layers of logic behind them. I do think he has a bit of a problem with Paul Phillips, though. Anybody have any insight on that? He talks about "high tech millionaires" in his book in unflattering terms, and it sure sounds to me like he's referring to Phillips.

Smooth Melon on July 11, 2005

padrig harrington, his cousin on the PGA tour has withdrew from the British Open cause padrigs father died(meaning dans uncle)

JetsFan315 on July 11, 2005

Dans just phoned me..he was upset at the poker table he told me..said it was the argument with the hotel manager what did it..anyways he cheered up when I suggested that he flew over and see me and we`re going for a few beers at the weekend!

englishcat on July 11, 2005

harrinton is a great player

Unregistered on July 10, 2005

Dan phoned tonight in a bit of a mood..he said hes in trouble in the hotel hes staying in cos they lost his suitcase and he hit the manager..I hope this doesnt play on his mind at the table..good luck Dan I`ll ring tomorrow :)

englishcat on July 9, 2005

harrington out on day 2.

Unregistered on July 9, 2005

I didnt say I taught them I said I knew them well and I give them tips..of course Ive beaten them lots of times when playing them..Dans at vegas now everybody..He rung last night and we chatted about golf to take his mind off the world series..He told me "Cat,Padraig is coming next time we play golf so look out"..I said "Dan thats cool Id love to meet Padraig Im sure we will end up good friends"..He said "Cat I think u will"

englishcat on July 8, 2005

And I quote Norman Chad from ESPN..."Making the final table two years in a row with the fields of the main event this big, this is the single greatest accomplishment in World Series history." Go Dan!!!! See you at the final table this year!!!!

Harrington 4 President on July 8, 2005

Dan hardly moves his face at all..on the golf course hes immobile...I taught him to do the same thing at the poker table..He said "thanks cat i shall try it at the wsop"..i replied "anytime dan u know im always here for u"...he was pleased

englishcat on July 6, 2005

"Posted by: DJ on Jul 27, 2004 - IP= Way too conservative. This guy will fold poket Jacks"

definately not preflop unless he knew his opponent had a better hand. and besides Jacks r the most overrated hand. I once folded them and my opponent had the straight. most ppl i play with say my strategy reminds them of harringtons. and cat, u did not teach all these pros as u said. they would mop the floor with u.

JetsFan315 on July 6, 2005

Ive had the pleasure of hearing Dan talk..weve talked for hours on the phone and on the golf course..theres nothing wrong with his voice

englishcat on July 5, 2005

one of the best players ive seen.bealieve it are not i built my howl stradgy on him.and if anyone wants a game ill be happy to take you on

clown love on July 5, 2005

Ive seen good players and ive seen bad.Dan is more inbetween.The only broblem is he moves his face a little to much.

mercinary mike on July 5, 2005

Action dan should lay off the ritallin, has anyone heard him talk?

sikofitall on July 4, 2005

Shut up about Dan hes my friend

englishcat on July 1, 2005

Hansen better than Harrington? Please. WSOP main event success is more telling than the 300 player WPT player fields. Hansen is good at what he does and is very deceptive. But I'd be shocked if he ever won a WSOP bracelet.

mje on June 28, 2005

Expect another final table appearance at the WSOP - but he won't win it. Why? Because some pokerstars schmuck will get luckier.

Dan's The Man on June 19, 2005

I am going to bring you down this year son!

Phil Ivey on June 18, 2005

Action Dan is the Man!!! Great player!

dan on June 16, 2005

this guy has made the final table 4 times 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 6th...i dont care what ppl say about loose agressive play this is a better record than even chan 4 total final table appearances, sure he may have won twice (like 15 years ago) this guy has been one of the best players 4 the last 20 years or so

gabor on June 15, 2005

did u know hes related to padraig harrington the top golfer? padraig was telling me about dan when we played at st andrews the other week...ive now got dans number..might ring him later in the week after ive been to scottys to arrange a home game

englishcat on June 11, 2005

i am glad hes getting the respect he deserves. the only conservative player that stands a chance today.

Unregistered on June 11, 2005

I model my game after him. Solid and tight, exercises great patience, knows when to call and knows when to bluff, has no weak links!

Unregistered on June 8, 2005

Even though I HATE that Red Sox hat!

Unregistered on June 8, 2005

I can't get that ridiculous ghetto ass green hat with no bend on the bill out of my head.. YOU ARE MEGA WHITE DUDE!!

BoonsFarm on May 14, 2005

harrington's call in his 95 win with a pair of 8's was aweseome and taught me so much. Yes, I know it was top pair. But if you can listen to his rational through all the noise of the winning moment, you hear him explain that the bet by his opponent looked like an over bet considering the situation and how the pre-flop betting went. Now, that's how you read a player.

edog on May 12, 2005

he's about the only true player. Him and brunson. The rest suck.

i dont know on May 9, 2005

I've read just about every book written on No Limit and think Dan Harrington's is the best. Very well organized. I've read it three times and still learn something every time. Where can I write to him to let him know?

brandbooster on April 18, 2005

I'm quite sure they will drop one of their biggest ratings earners.

Yeah on April 12, 2005

One of the best poker players ever.

catfish on April 12, 2005

hey i heard somewhere the espn is dropping the wsop, is this true or not?

Unregistered on April 11, 2005

Gah why do so many people forget that Dan has made FOUR WSOP ME final tables, not three. He was there with Chan in 1987.

Teebo on April 8, 2005

And shame on this site for the paltry bio above. Harrington has not only done it in big tournaments, both recent and old, he was also an excellent live game player. He's strictly about tournaments now but this guy was great at both. He has no weaknessess.

Shame on April 8, 2005

this pisses me off. have a long biography about this guy. i love emulating my play after him. being a tight agressive player gives you a lot of respect. and i love the respect when i bet.

jkillashark on April 5, 2005

Great player, but strikes me as an oddball. I bet he tipped the dealer $50 when he won the WSOP.

Vegas Mike on April 5, 2005

Harrington is the man!!

Farley_Fan on April 4, 2005

Now this guy has skill. he isnt an 'all in specialist' Like some of the more known players.

Unregistered on April 1, 2005

above someone wrote about Harrington playing on paradise. does anyone know what names some of these dudes play under at Paradise Poker? Thanks!

wondering on March 29, 2005

Whens Vol.2 of his book coming out?

Unregistered on March 17, 2005

Great player by far, but that green hat has to go!!

Unregistered on March 14, 2005

Hansen has won 3 WPT events ith a few hundred players, and many of them newbies to the game. Harrington has won a main event braclet had a final table before the win and 2 final talbes since the win in the 2 largest fields in all of poker. Hansen is an undisiplined fuck who holds stupid cards against a big raise and often gets lucky. He's also not very aggresive, Very loose, but not aggresive. Dan Rules.

Sammy the Brick on March 12, 2005

Nothing special about Harrington? Two straight final tables at the WSOP. Harrington is easy to read? He made a great bluff with rags at last year's WSOP and everyone folded. He knows how to use his supertight table image.

WTF on March 11, 2005

Good luck to you John in future tourneys.

Unregistered on March 9, 2005

Gus Hanson is one of my favorite players and I have tons of respect for Dan Harrington. They are such different players I would really love to see them heads up together with the same chip count and see what happens. Gus is to the extreme loose and Dan is to the extreme tight...Obviously both systems of poker they use works because they have both been very successful. My money would be on Gus however Dan has the knowledge and know how that it should be a interesting and good match up.

Unregistered on March 9, 2005

I recently finished 52nd in the Paradise Masters Tournament,online,had a great game,and as a complete novice/amateur was sent on cloud nine when some of my friends at Paradise informed me that there were a lot of pros in the tourney,such as Dan...I feel greatly privelidged to have played in the same tourney against these guys and am full of resolve that next time I WILL REACH THE FINAL and be most honourned to meet these poker GODS in the flesh...Wow what a buzz for a lowly person such as myself.Maybe 1 day you will be talking about me the same way,in fact YES you will...much respect and hope all your hands are BIG.....Good luck to the 10 finalists

John G./Razzpewtin/madmatlock2000 on March 6, 2005

harrington - 3 final wsop main event tables including one win. Hansen - ???

sammy the brick on March 2, 2005

I really enjoyed reading and learning from [Harrington on hold em vol1]. You must be doing something write, we are writing you [a world champion]. So I guess your style works. good luck in the big tourny.

kbarnfield on March 2, 2005

More titles than Harrington

Unregistered on March 2, 2005

why would you want more hansens and less harringtons??? who cares if he is a boring player!!! he is MUCH better player than hansen.

Unregistered on March 1, 2005

He is NOT a better player than Hansen. Not even close. Nothing special about him at all. So easy to read. Thats why its been so long since he won anything and thats why he will never win another title. Fact of the matter is he needs cards to win and Hansen doesn't. The End.

Unregistered on March 1, 2005

Its pretty funny how his nickname is "action dan" and yet he never plays a hand. I suppose Gus Hansen's nickname can be "Conservative Gus." Sorry oldfart but you are borriiinng. More Hansens and less Harringtons PLZ!!! T.j cloutier is on the same boat.

Unregistered on February 28, 2005

Action Dan is truly the man. A real class act in the Poker world. You young guns had better look out for this guy.

Antidutchboyd on February 26, 2005

oh and by the way Mr. Haarrington is one of the best poker players living. 95 WSOP champ a conservative player and makes the right moves when he wants to. That in itself is shown by back to back WSOP final tables with the biggest playing fields yet.

kgb1986 on February 17, 2005

Mr.Harringtons hat choice: Impeccible. GO SOX.

kgb1986 on February 17, 2005

He needs to bend the brim of his hat. Looks a little goofy straight like that.

Sarge on February 6, 2005

Do you realize how important it is to constantly refocus and notice every detail for even 2-3 hours in smaller tourneys or games? Now imagine 10+ hours a day for 3-6 days in a row. Now do it when your 50+ years old. He even says it himself it's all about paying attention and having incredible stamina/perception. He is beating all these young, agressive pups time and time again with a major disadvantage of being older.

Dan is THE most incredible player on February 1, 2005

4000 players at this years main event; I would bet on Dan making it to the final table.

jbare on January 30, 2005

dan is a legend

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Unregistered on January 30, 2005

Dan Harrington's bluff with 62o was the bluff of the century! Back To Back Top 4 finishes in the WSOP Main Event is an extraordinary achievement considering the all time high (by far) number of entrants into the main event. He is clearly one of the best players in the world.

vincent on January 23, 2005

Wow, you'd think after making back to back WSOP final tables, Harrington wouldn't bust on failed bluff attemps. Talk about blue balls!

Nobody famous on January 22, 2005

YEAH! Go Action Dan!

Unregistered on January 20, 2005

If harrington reads this correct me if Im wrond. ESPN only shows a very very small fraction of the hands played in the wsop. Harrington bluffs just like EVERY other player in the wsop. They just dont show it. We saw maybe ten hand out of thousands that he played. Any guys who can be top 20 two years ina row and show class at the table has earned my respect

have to be in it to win it on January 17, 2005

I appreciate all of your concerns about my game being too tight. However, this style has been working for me for over twenty years now. I don't think I should suddenly become Gus Hansen.Hey and don't forget the Red Sox won last year! This year the hat will carry me to the bracelet once again.

Dan Harrington on January 16, 2005

I see him at my table, I run.

lol on January 16, 2005

its awesome to see a calm, classy guy doing so well. with all these whiny punks (matusow, arieh hellmuth) out there, dan harrington stands above them as not just an amazing player but a classy 1 as well thats why hes my ace

harringtonsmyace on January 7, 2005

classy and an unbelieveable player, good chance at winning next year

wolfy14 on January 5, 2005

i made a 1k wager with a friend that dan the man would make it to the final table this year.

Unregistered on January 2, 2005

I totally agree with the previous poster.

Unregistered on December 21, 2004

Fuckn Legend For Getting Himself Through Those Big Fuckn Fields The Last Two Years To Make It To The Final Table.

Unregistered on December 19, 2004

Harrington is a legend and perhaps the most underrated poker player of all time. He has a chance to win EVERY tournament he plays for the simple fact that he doesn't make stupid mistakes. When he bluffs, he usually gets the field to fold better hands. He isn't flashy or loud or overly aggressive so not too many people pattern their game after him.......that is THEIR LOSS! Dan RULES!

mje on December 11, 2004

action dan is one of the best ever ...1995 winner 2 final tables..need i say more? maybe he plays with no frills, but hes a solid player that every pro fears .

djnpa_30 on November 25, 2004

That was a great play by Harrington. Because it worked. And...because he's Dan Harrington and he commands that respect. Just for kicks; another candidate for bluff of the century has to be last years final table, heads up Farha versus Moneymaker. I forgot the circumstances, but the amateur bluffed all in with nothing and Farha let him take it down...definitely worth consideration bc it was heads up at the final table

Jaime on November 24, 2004

i want that hat....he made the final table with it...why chance a good thing?

pokerstud85 on November 24, 2004

what the hell is the deal with that damned silly ass green hat,, i'll buy him a new one if he will just throw that 1 in the trash

ray on November 9, 2004

Perhaps the "Bluff of the Century" (a century less than 5 years old...) can be attributed to the Crypt Keeper's normal/usual/extremely tight play - rather than

Opus Dog on November 8, 2004

one of the best in the game.made the final table in the main event the past two years.of a field of 839 and over 2600 he is incredable.plus he won it in 95.he WILL make it 3 years in a roll in 2005

i hate the river on November 5, 2004

in responce to the bluff of the century, I have to agree. Except that he was soooo easy to read, his eyes were shifting frantically I would have known he was bluffing even without the pocket cam but it did work, that's what being tight gets you. YESS! TIGHT PLAYERS RULE!

Sammy the Brick on November 4, 2004

Harrington made the bluff of the CENTURY in this years WSOP. All preflop, in poor position, against two raising chip leaders, Harrington (on a short stack) looks down at 6,2 offsuit, and calmly raises three quarters of his stack (making it almost 600,000 to play). Everyone folds except Raymer (with a stack about 20 times the size of Harrington) who stares Dan down through his Lizard Glasses holding A,2 which absolutely OWNS Harrington. Raymer motions towards his chips, then tosses his hand, telling Dan, "Take the money." Harrington calmly takes down the pot which eventually saved him from being eliminated before the top 5. Hence the 4th place finish and 1 million dollar payout. Easily the bluff of the century.

poker analyst on November 2, 2004

dan harrington is the best player ever in the history of the WSOP n my view- ok he hasn't won 3 titles like Ungar and Moss but he has made 3 final tables and come well up the money in each one placing 1st in 1995, 3rd in 2003, 4th in 2004...as the field gets bigger every year- he gets stronger!

scott the iceman on October 26, 2004

Why does anyone play a pot against this guy. Go observe him in the first few rounds of a large tournament and you'll see he always has the best of it. I don't get why person after person goes all-in against this dude.

Scuba_Groves on October 26, 2004

i'm a tight player i am a consistant winner but i'm also aggresive, aggresive doesn't mean stupid it means a fast hard hitting player, which this guy is, and he's made 4 final tables, glad to see a tight player get his props, and not a dick like hansen

Sammy the Brick on October 26, 2004

Maybe it's just me, but I am convinced that Harrington is actually the Crypt Keeper....

Opus Dog on October 26, 2004

Simply put... Dyreekio you are way off... i guarantee his rep for being a tight player is not gone

YEA OK! on October 19, 2004

this guy plays so few hands, but obviously he knows what he is doing. i play anything

i suck at poker on October 19, 2004

he kicked ass last year, and the year before and 95. but I would like to see him do it again. he built up this strong reputation of being sucha tight player. so in the 05 he went all in constantly on crap and it worked for a while but then he got screwed. now his rep is gone

Dyreekio on October 14, 2004

simply put, he is the best.

i love action dan on October 12, 2004

Dan..... how could they snub YOU from the TOC, and let some of those other idiots in .... What else do you have to do in the WSOP main event to get included.

JohnCates. on October 11, 2004

how come all these guys used to be top backgammon players?

Unregistered on October 7, 2004

one of the top 5

bk. on October 4, 2004

hes one of the best

smashy on September 25, 2004

"Way too conservative. This guy will fold poket Jacks"What good play wouldnt, in a certain situation. THis guy is my favorite player, hes tight yet aggressive, and will bluff in certain situations (and because of his rep usually win). back to back years on the final table that had the biggest fields ever is amazaing. never loud or annoying just plays the game.

jake on September 23, 2004

how can you critize his play when the guy has moved through the biggest crowds and has won it all, that is the best acompolishment ever at the wsop, dj your an idiot

pocket7s on September 23, 2004

he made final tables in 87 95(won it all) 03 04...he is the man

geordie on September 17, 2004

this guy is amazing

steve L. on September 15, 2004

LOL: Your comment can speak for itself. If you cant foild a good hand, you will never be a good poker player.

Jeremy on September 14, 2004

He's a very good player, he looks like your grandpa so some may underestimate him... which is a big mistake.

Rick on September 14, 2004

Can anyone tell me please how many World Series Final tables Dan has made in the last 10 years pl - and the years. Thanks

Geordie on September 1, 2004

shutup about the resox hat.he is a great player him and doyle are the best of the older players

poker player on August 31, 2004

Maybe if he gave up wearing a cursed BoSox hat he would have won this year...

Unregistered on August 26, 2004

I see all that Dan is doing and it is great. Keep up the consistant play Danny.

Stu Ungar from beyond on August 24, 2004

this guy will fold pocket jacks? have you had fun pissing your money away and being a terrible poker player?

LOL on August 18, 2004

how good is this guy??? final table twice in a row.

yo bitchez on August 18, 2004

Good Luck in 2005...I got money on ya that you make it 3 times in a row to the FINAL table @ main event. GOOD LUCK!!!!!

PokrStudent on August 5, 2004

Hey man, defense wins championships...

lorieis on August 2, 2004

harrington always plays in the main event and i don't see his name in any other tournament. this guy is just phenomenal how he plays and finishes so high everytime. i hope to watch harrington play more events and i believe the devotion will make him the best in the world

brill on August 2, 2004

well, pocket jacks are not always a good hand to keep

Bertha on July 30, 2004

thats a good point berha. i dont feel dan is too conservative...he is more so than other players but conservation is his strength. he sits back and lets other players do damage to each other...just when you don't expect it, he'll shift gears and start to play more hands

MelJ on July 30, 2004

making the wsop main event final table two years in a row, espeacially with as many people entering it as they did in the past two years is amazing...shows he has the skills

rhk on July 29, 2004

Way too conservative. This guy will fold poket Jacks.

DJ. on July 26, 2004

yeah dan harrington is hot...hott hot.

Tryla on July 25, 2004

This guy has balls of steel & the patience of Job-- I'd like to see him & Howard go heads up... that, my friends, would be the real "Clash of the Titans"

Another guy named Dan on July 25, 2004

Amazing player. That is all.

Blah on July 22, 2004

He also made the final table this year at the final event at the WSOP. Good player, shows he ain't a flash in the pan.

Ken. on July 22, 2004

The Truth Says Harrington Shows In The Era Of Superaggressive Play A Smart Tight Aggressive Player Can Do Very Very Well But Might Not Win Much I Model My Game After His Low Risk High Reward Survival Is Key In Nl Tourneys Some People Just Cant See That Oh Well Ill Take Their Money Home

THE TRUTH on July 14, 2004

Luck DOES NOT get your ass to the final table at the WSOP's championship event two years running, especially considering the monster fields.

herman007 on July 13, 2004

unreal to bad he is from boston 3rd place 839 people 4th place over 2500 people and ist place in 95 either hes the luckiest man alive or hes one of the best players alive u pick

gotu beat on July 12, 2004

Great player and a real class act

Scotty2Hotty on July 10, 2004

Mr. Harrington is a world class player. Had it not been for Moneymaker last year, and Raymer this year, he could have won back to back titles. One of the all-time best players there is.

Tom Delgado on June 30, 2004

this guy is the real deal

dutch boyd on June 28, 2004

he rules...the best

I LOVE DAN on June 27, 2004

The man made the final table two years running at the WSOP championship event, earning over 2 million. With the size of today's field, its truly amazing. Big Dan may be the best in the world based on his recent WSOP appearances.

herman007 on June 24, 2004

Why does it seem like everyone under estimates this guy? He is clearly one of the best ever maybe even the best.

brian on June 21, 2004

Yeah man, this guy can play world-class tournament poker. How many final tables has he been in the WSOP? He never seems to put his stack at risk either. Great, great player.

VABORIS on June 20, 2004

Your welcome sexy ;)

Tryla on June 14, 2004

It doesn't happen much, people don't keep showing up late in the wsop.harrington is there alot it seems throwing at least 1/9 th of the rounders thiery out the window. I try to model my game after him, but my emotins or more like Hellmuth, and I would rather have the respect of Harrington. All tough he doesnt play alot of hands he can play any hand he wants. If harrington moved in with 7 2 off suite he proably wouldn't get a call.If Harrington checked me I would not raise could be trap. he is the model all poker players should look to.

smurfs on June 14, 2004

Thanks, Tryla

Jay T. on June 13, 2004

it was 95

Tryla on June 12, 2004

Even though I think winning the WSOP is mostly luck(Dan Harrington won the WSOP either in 1994 or 1995), you got to give Harrington a lot of credit. Dan Harrington is the one of the most consistent poker players of all time.

Jay T. on June 10, 2004

Dan is one of the best consevative players around. He is a tight player but when he gets a good hand he plays it masterfully.

4 aces on June 8, 2004

After his showing at this years WSOP, and his showings over the past 8 years, Dan has got to be considered one of the best tourney players in history.

Rhino D on June 6, 2004

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