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Old 04-26-2005, 12:23 PM
Beavis68 Beavis68 is offline
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Default Re: Negreanu now vs. 8 months ago... sad times.

I don't read his blog, but I have noticed it in his Card Player articles.

He regularly attacks Hellmuth in his articles, he tosses barbs at Sklansky and hand groups, Cloutier/McEvoy tournament style, he even mocks people he busts.

I was going to subscribe to CP, because I used to enjoy the articles, but this is just one more example of it's downward slide - adding Gummybear and Fischman didn't help any.
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: Negreanu now vs. 8 months ago... sad times.

Ignored...

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Old 04-26-2005, 12:48 PM
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Default Re: Negreanu now vs. 8 months ago... sad times.

it is funny that Negreanu seems to kind of passive-aggressively cut into others...

There are the 'math guys' who he speaks of with a condescending tone

There are the 'move-in specialists' (Juanda) who he seems to think aren't real poker players

There are the 'solid/book' players (Cloutier and the mass public) who play too tight and are easy to play against

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I think Negreanu is a pretty likeable guy and he is clearly one of the premiere players in the world but we will have to see how he starts acting when bad variance comes back knocking on his door... he does seem a little insecure and seems susceptible to big emotional swings... let's see how he handles his new fame and ego when poker goes sour for a while... I think his true good character will shine but the jury is out.
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:53 PM
RicktheRuler RicktheRuler is offline
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Default Re: Negreanu now vs. 8 months ago... sad times.

I don't mind reading what Keller and Fischman have to say about the game.
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Old 04-26-2005, 01:22 PM
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Default Re: Negreanu now vs. 8 months ago... sad times.

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That's why my friend always made the two point with 6-4.

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I'm having trouble understanding what this sentence means/is referring to.

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I believe he's referring to moving two pieces to the "two point," right in front of your opponents back pieces, when you roll 6-4 on your opening roll in backgammon. It's widely considered non-optimal, but it's not by very much, and some people (like DS's friend) play it to throw their opponent off.
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Old 04-26-2005, 01:27 PM
TheShootah TheShootah is offline
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Default Re: Negreanu now vs. 8 months ago... sad times.

We need a backgammon forum. It's a travesty to have to put them in the "Other Gambling" forum when it's such a sweet game. But back to Negreanu, I actually really agree with what the poster is saying. He was talking about tipping waitresses absurd amounts so they can pursue their dreams. It's like, that's an awesome gesture, but I think part of the gesture is that you are doing it for her, and not to make yourself sound great in your own blog.
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Old 04-26-2005, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: Negreanu now vs. 8 months ago... sad times.

Well I've seen him a bunch of times on tv, and read his web site, and he still seems like one of the nicest guys in poker to me. He's an honest guy. He's got lots of money, lots of endorsements coming his way, and he doesn't need to make excuses for that. I've never seen him act anything other than polite to other players. Plus he's got a sense of humor when he plays, unlike most of the other top pros. If I ever became a millionaire poker player (yeah right) I'd hope I could stay as grounded as Daniel. I think you're nitpicking on him. I'd save the criticism for the many a**holes poker players out there, not for a basically good guy like Daniel.
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Old 04-26-2005, 01:33 PM
I_Robot I_Robot is offline
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Default Re: Negreanu now vs. 8 months ago... sad times.

Someone made this post in a forum at Daniel's site:

http://www.fullcontactpoker.com/poke...ic.php?t=10641

"Daniel described an amateur player at his table as "easily exploitable yet "lucky" player", but it turns out she may not have been lucky after all, and Daniel may have been the one being exploited.

Everyone knows Daniel loves to see a flop cheaply with small cards...especially suited connectors.

This "easily exploitable yet "lucky" player" noticed that Daniel's standard raise was 2.5 x BB. When she was in the BB and Daniel raised this amount, she would call with almost anything. If a large card card hit the flop, she'd bet out. Daniel folded to this numerous times. So while Daniel thinks the flop is constantly hitting her and she's just being lucky, she's actually exploiting one of his known tendencies. This was probably what led Tom McEvoy to comment "She's been slapping us around all day, especially Daniel."

Maybe Daniel should give amateurs more credit."

If this is true, it wouldn't only be interesting, but hilarious.

Don't the pros realize the more they're on TV and the more they write about their game and their thought process, that some of us might get a clue as to how to play against them?

Nope, if an amateur is constantly playing back at them and taking pots, it can only be because they are "lucky".

Would love to see Daniel respond to this post, but won't hold my breath.
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:42 PM
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Default Re: Negreanu now vs. 8 months ago... sad times.

Has Daniel post in the 2+2 forums? Also, I'm thinking Daniel has a larger bankroll then the 4 million dollars someone else stated. Everyone says its not unusual to be up or down a million dollars in the the big game. I don't think Daniel would risk a quarter of his bankroll.
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:50 PM
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Default Re: Negreanu now vs. 8 months ago... sad times.

Negreanu is great friends with Juanda, and all he talks about is how great of a player Juanda is. I've seen him write plenty of times that he thinks Juanda is one of the best players at the moment.

Take it from me who reads every blog, most of the things in this thread are overblown and not warranted in application to Daniel.
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