Daniel Smyth – Writer and Editor
Daniel Smyth has over 10 years of experience as a writer and editor in the industry, having written news, reviews, promo content and features writing for WPT Poker Magazine (he went on to become their strategy editor) as well as casino and sports betting websites.
Early Life and Education
Danny was an empathic, passionate, and loving individual who found great pleasure in mountains, beaches, travelling, hunting and spending time with his family and friends. All who knew him will miss him dearly.
Daniel Smyth’s parents have expressed their deep sadness over his sudden and tragic death on Sunday in Bulgarian hotel bathroom, due to an unknown heart condition that caused him to collapse early morning and then pass away later that day.
He graduated from Springfield High School and chose St. John’s for its strong academics and Jason Miller and his staff’s unique coaching style. While at Springfield, he participated in Amnesty International activities. One of his fondest high school memories includes beating rival Barnett Valley school in football!
Daniel Smyth has been writing news, reviews, promo content and more for over 10 years. Initially writing features for WPT Poker Magazine before transitioning to become their Strategy Editor.
Daniel has written for various online publications. His ability lies in finding interesting stories that resonate with an audience is evident from his success in writing for these outlets.
Daniel Smyth recently made headlines when he won WPT Online Championship Event #5. This knockout tournament offered players special rewards for knocking out opponents; Smyth made quick work of Brazil’s Joao Maureli and Germany’s Manig Loeser before going on to claim victory – this victory being one of his greatest accomplishments to date in poker.
Achievement and Honors
After his inaugural season with the Oilers, Smyth was named team captain. Additionally, he made his national team debut at the 1995 World Junior Championships, scoring two goals and tallying seven points over seven games.
At the 2003 IIHF World Championship, Smyth led Canada as captain once more when all NHL players were eligible to participate (the league’s regular season had been suspended for this tournament). Subsequently, he helped lead Canada to win its second gold medal at next year’s competition.
Smyth helped the Oilers defeat Minnesota Wild in the first round, before losing in six games against Detroit Red Wings in Conference Finals. Later that season he was traded to New York Islanders for Ryan O’Marra, Rob Nilsson and a 2007 first-round draft pick.
An 18-year-old Northern Irish teenager was tragically killed while on holiday in Bulgaria at just 19 years old, leaving his parents devastated and receiving numerous tributes and thanks from people worldwide. Jema McAuley has expressed her sadness in speaking about their son from Coleraine while thanking people for their support.
Daniel has an immense love of photography. His specialty lies in taking shots of dogs and other animals; his photos have won several awards and are well known throughout his field of photography. Additionally, he runs his own photography business that helps businesses connect with customers more effectively.
He enjoys travelling with his family and volunteering at dog shelters. In his free time, he enjoys playing poker – winning numerous tournaments along the way.
Daniel Wayne Smith was Anna Nicole Smith’s only child; he followed in her footsteps and also became a model, but unfortunately his career was brief – he died on September 10, 2006 at 20 years old.
In 2023, he was worth well over $3 Million dollars due to insider transactions that saw him purchase shares in CTO Realty Growth Inc (CTO).
GuruFocus can verify his ownership of Alpine Income Property Trust Inc stock through SEC filings, which you can view here. He conducted five trades totalling 921 units during 2017, which can be seen here – making him a frequent trader of this company.