Who is Ansky451?
Real Name: Dani Stern
Also Plays Under: In addition to playing as "Ansky451" on Full Tilt Poker, Dani "Ansky451" Stern also spends time playing on Pokerstars under his "supernova9" account.
Online Notes: Let's look at Stern's online MTT history first.
According to Pocketfives.com, Dani "Ansky451" Stern has over $500,000 in total lifetime tournament cashes, with the majority coming under his "supernova9" account on Pokerstars.
The largest online tournament cash of his career came in September of 2007, when he took second place in a WCOOP Second Chance event ($530 NLHE) for nearly $64,000.
Stern's biggest online victory came in a $109+R NLHE rebuy event on Pokerstars in May of 2007, which he ended up taking down for over $28k.
When it comes to cash games, Dani "Ansky451" Stern is reportedly down over $35k on Pokerstars since September of 2008. (Source: PTR)
Over roughly the same time period, Stern is down approximately $317k in Full Tilt Poker cash games, with the majority of this downswing coming over a multi-day period in 2008.
Live Notes: Daniel (Dani) Stern has cashed in four live tournaments over the course of his career. In those four tournaments, Stern has amassed nearly $750k in total cashes.
Stern's largest cash came in the $40k NLHE event at the 2009 WSOP, which he ended up taking fourth in for $548,315.
Stern also made a WSOP final table in 2010 as well, finishing in 5th place in the $10k PLHE event for $161,934.
Other Notes and Info: Like many other poker players of his age, Stern got his start playing poker in high school. His fierce competitive nature has propelled up in stakes over the years, and he is more than comfortable playing against some of the very best in the world.
Dani has appeared on the "Big Game", and during his time on the show, got involved in a few memorable confrontations with Phil Hellmuth. Here is one:
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