There are a few in this gigantic world who is not made only for the games. There are numerous other works cut out for them. Dan Harrington is one such of them. The original “Action Dan” of the Poker world, he is found out to be more than just the regular poker player. He has even written books based on poker that highlights conservative and tight play. As reported earlier, he still maintains that he has always been in the game of poker for the money, and nothing more interested him. This could be proved true by visiting the various shades to this man.
He proved his versatility in many other things other than being only a card shark, like being a bankruptcy lawyer, a United States chess master, a backgammon champion, an entrepreneur and a stock market lawyer. Dan Harrington had opened a company for loan brokerage called the Anchor Loans. It was a fairly successful company that runs on its own merit and did not have to depend on others. The books written by him had enough material in them for them to be considered as digests to poker success, and even had turned out to be an inspiration to many others all over the world.
His biggest efforts on the table though remain on the big finals of Poker World Series history, in the four finals of the main events. It began in the year 1987, where he reached the finals for the first time and clocking up $ 43700. Next in 1995, he had won the finals of the main event once again and earning $ 1 million this time. In 2004 and 2005, he finished third and fourth respectively and raked in $ 650, 000 and $ 1.5 million. He is one of the five greats to have won a WPT title and a main event.