Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari Amongst the Guests at Wedding

Published on May 18th, 2019 10:25 pm EST

A big poker wedding took place this week.The poker wedding to end all poker weddings took place on Friday night, as Daniel Negreanu and Amanda Leatherman officially tied the knot.

Negreanu and Leatherman were engaged to be married on New Year's Eve 2018, and decided to say their vows less than five months later.

The choice of date was not by accident, as the World Series of Poker begins in less than two weeks, and nobody at the wedding would have wanted to miss a WSOP event - even Daniel Negreanu.


As you can imagine, there were quite a few poker players at the event, including Phil Hellmuth, David Benyamine, Antonio Esfandiari, Jennifer Tilly, Jason Somerville, David Williams and Eli Elezra.


This is Daniel Negreanu's second marriage, as he was married to Lori Lin Weber during the mid-2000s.

Negreanu and Leatherman had dated in the past, though eventually things ended with both going their separate ways. Leatherman would leave the world of poker altogether, getting a job as a morning co-host at a radio station in North Carolina.

Leatherman would eventually return to the poker world, working with the Heartland Poker Tour.

Negreanu and Leatherman would both get out of relationships before getting back together in 2018, and the rest is history.


Doyle Brunson, who couldn't attend the wedding, offered up this sage advice to Negreanu and Leatherman:

"Not there but am in spirit for @RealKidPoker and Amanda's wedding. Hope you make it 59 years as I have. Just compromise, if she says a black wall is white, say 'oh yeah I just thought it was black'."


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