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Old 07-19-2016, 12:48 PM   #301
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renegs is just the worst. he thinks hes so smarter than everyone else and above it all, but when some 2p2ers checkmated him on the epic poker league/amaya inconsistency, he completely stopped posting here (at least 6 months now). he was fairly active leading up to that, at times even engaging trolls, and posting ~10 times a day if a conversation struck a nerve with him.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:56 PM   #302
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He doesn't seem very happy.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:04 PM   #303
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It's funny how often Daniel is referred to as an "ambassador" for poker. Pretty much every time I see him on camera around normal people he is condescending and elitist. When you see him on the WSOP featured tables it's blatantly obvious how little he thinks of the average poker players sharing the table with him. It comes out constantly in his speech and facial expressions. This attitude pervades through his social media/forum appearances as well. The only time he's not on an ego trip and acts like a decent person is when he's on a TV show with rich fish and millionaires.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:11 PM   #304
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Egocentric, opinionated, arrogant, brash, Daniel is truly the Trump of poker!
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:50 PM   #305
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Eh, I like his willingness to speak out, even when I don't agree with his opinions, and very much enjoy watching him play at tournaments. There are few if any players that bring more life and laughs to a table.

As for his representation of Stars? They pay him handsomely, so while some of it may disappoint, none of it is surprising.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:55 PM   #306
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I used to be a big Negreanu fan but he has become such a hateful and bitter man lately (read his twitter timeline). I understand that Trump brings out the worse in some people. But many of Daniel's followers that will vote for Trump is being hated on and insulted by Daniel. Some cussed out by Daniel (fact).

Please realize that FANS made Daniel into the superstar celebrity that he is today. He is totally okay with insulted and hated on these fans simply because they are not voting for the same person as Daniel..... How can Pokerstars allow this in an ambassador. How can Poker Productions/ESPN allow a host reporter to act this way on social media.

Also, Hate is not taught at Choice Center. Agree or disagree with the concept of Choice Center, but there is no way he is representing them in the manner in which they teach.

Everything Daniel hates in Trump supporters and his own Dnegs fans that support Trump, Daniel possesses in character traits that he is showing his own loyal fans.

As for his tweet mocking Mike's addiction and mental illness. He is not only mocking Mike but all who have mental illness and addictions. Can you imagine if Trump did this to a friend. The outrage, etc.

Yes I am upset as no one is calling Daniel out for the hate and division he is causing. He has over 10,000 followers. It only takes one of his more radical followers to act out on the hate Daniel is spewing before something violent happens (and that will be so sad).

How can the poker community be okay with all of this.

Flame away on me all you want. But think about it. Daniel is always hating on someone at some point in his time. Now it is an obsession with hating Trump and now crossed over into hating Dnegs own fans that simply may vote differently from him.
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:32 PM   #307
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Hate is not taught at Choice Center. Agree or disagree with the concept of Choice Center, but there is no way he is representing them in the manner in which they teach.

Everything Daniel hates in Trump supporters and his own Dnegs fans that support Trump, Daniel possesses in character traits that he is showing his own loyal fans.

As for his tweet mocking Mike's addiction and mental illness. He is not only mocking Mike but all who have mental illness and addictions. Can you imagine if Trump did this to a friend. The outrage, etc.

Yes I am upset as no one is calling Daniel out for the hate and division he is causing.

How can the poker community be okay with all of this.

Flame away on me all you want. But think about it. Daniel is always hating on someone at some point in his time.
Probably nobody says anything any more because a lot of people have just tuned him out. There was also his vid wearing black face, and wasn't he ripping into Bonomo for some of his statements on women in poker.

He just seems angry all the time. Who wants to be around that kind of energy? It's tough though, because he's still one of the greats of poker. And when he sticks to the poker (playing, commentary), he's so great to see.
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:36 PM   #308
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It's nice that there are still some players from the poker boom era trying to stay at a high level and compete with the subsequent generations. I think DN really loves poker and has a strong competitive drive, which is something that I can respect about him.

Was he somewhat lucky to have been considered a top player right as the WPT/WSOP were blowing up? Yea, absolutely. Being the poster child for Stars has undoubtedly helped him maintain his stature in the game, but he still deserves some credit for trying to get results and stay relevant.

I'm not a particularly big DN fan. I don't dislike him, but I don't find his personality engaging either. At the same time, poker is pretty seedy and DN's character flaws pale in comparison to a lot of the things we've seen. I think he's a guy who means well, is genuinely passionate about the game, but also has some issues with self-esteem/vanity/ego. It's not dissimilar to a lot of Hollywood actors, who have this weird contradiction where they have innately low self-esteem, so they need validation, approval, and adoration from fans to feel good about themselves.

You can't doubt this dude's passion though. I remember 10+ years ago when I first started playing that he was on newsgroups talking about the game. And even now he's still grinding the big events and actually willing to engage people online (sometimes).
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:40 PM   #309
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Daniel always had a knack for awkwardly taking things too far, especially with Mike.
Haha... I commented on this tweet, telling Matusow I'd take Seidel's side @ -300.

Dnegs a little out of line with that comment. I thought Mike and him were friends.
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:41 PM   #310
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Haha... I commented on this tweet, telling Matusow I'd take Seidel's side @ -300.

Dnegs a little out of line with that comment. I thought Mike and him were friends.
Just watched the episode of the 2015 main event where DN busts and Matusow was in the front row of the rail, presumably there to support his buddy. A bit f'd up to put him on blast like that.
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:44 PM   #311
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There's certainly a time and place to tell Mike to shape up, but that just wasn't the time. IDK if Daniel misread mike's intention? seems like Daniel is socially intelligent so IDK why he lashed out.
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:26 PM   #312
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Daniel's new blog in 3...2....
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:41 PM   #313
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With friends like Daniel who needs vicious enemies?
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:46 PM   #314
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Listen Daniel can blog how he is kidding about Mike mental illness & addiction or even say he was just joking with his own fans that support Trump (when he cussed them out on twitter). No different than how he joked about his black face video or that he is not racist because he grew up with black friends (like he has joked about before).

But the bottom line is that mental illness, addictions and depressions are no laughing matter. It is insulting to the many people that struggle with this (including suicides). I am sure many of his 10K plus followers suffer also from this disease and not just Mike. He owes an apology to them and also to his fans for some of the hateful bitter tweets he has directed at some of them - simply for saying they disagree with Daniel and will be voting Trump.

It is time the poker community not accept his bigot (lack of a better word) type of behavior towards certain groups of people.

I mean the traits he hates in Trump are traits he has in himself. All this hate in Dnegs is poisioning himself into becoming a nasty bitter man. Which is not the old Daniel we all grew up to love and watch.
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Old 07-19-2016, 04:22 PM   #315
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DN has been a profitable tourney player for more years than not. Plus, disagree he is a bad ambassador, the guy is maybe one of the best ambassadors in the history of poker.

Tweet about Mikes addiction perhaps uncalled for, but compared to how most of twitter is...ain't no thing.
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Old 07-19-2016, 04:34 PM   #316
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DN has been a profitable tourney player for more years than not. Plus, disagree he is a bad ambassador, the guy is maybe one of the best ambassadors in the history of poker.

Tweet about Mikes addiction perhaps uncalled for, but compared to how most of twitter is...ain't no thing.
+1 God forbid somebody joke about a friends addiction in today's wear a skirt to any bathroom you choose world. A lot of you need to grow a set.
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Old 07-19-2016, 04:55 PM   #317
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Negreanu is an egomanic, on par with Trump
I get that you think you're smarter than everyone else and all your thoughts and reasonings make complete sense in your own head, but that's the way it works with everyone else that has a different opinion than yours.
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:27 PM   #318
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Haters hatin' ITT
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:05 PM   #319
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It's nice that there are still some players from the poker boom era trying to stay at a high level and compete with the subsequent generations. I think DN really loves poker and has a strong competitive drive, which is something that I can respect about him.
How much poker does he play? I believe in one of his blog posts last year he talked about how he had less than 200 hands of cash in the entire year previous. Does he travel for EPT's?

So I did some research, he posts on his blog the amount of tourneys he plays a year, it's always around 50. He also had a blog post from this February, where talks about a goal to play 200 hours of cash this year, and says he hasn't really played live high stakes cash in 2 years.

He's not a competitor, he's not someone who is really passionate about poker. 200 hours a year? 50 tourneys? There are thousands of people who spend a lot more time at the tables than that.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:30 PM   #320
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His comments about Matusow "having a fried brain from drugs and still eating buckets of pills" really pissed me off. He only sent that tweet because Matusow supports Trump and he wanted to cut him down publicly for it. And his closed-mindedness and blind hatred when it comes to anything having to do with Donald Trump or any view that isn't liberal is sickening. He acts like if Hillary doesn't win the election then the entire world is completely doomed and if she does win America will be a wondrous place of dreams coming true and freedom and unity for all. What a joke. Just because you disagree with someone doesn't mean you should berate them and talk to/about them like they are senseless morons. I have mad respect for Daniel's poker game but his outspokenness on politics has got to go. You aren't accomplishing anything or changing anyone's opinion on who to vote for with any of your closed-minded tweets, so just give it a rest and go back to being a poker player so we all can be fans again. You earned fans with your play and your conduct on and off the felt, it is time to keep them by dropping the issue and showing some respect to people who have a difference in opinion or different view of the world that you have. About 50% of people in America will not agree with his liberal agenda and will be angered by his constant outspoken opinions, not that he seems to care but it really isn't a good PR move or way to act in general for a public figure. I call for Daniel to stop tweeting about the election and go back to being the likable poker professional that we all respect for his talent and for his conduct.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:58 PM   #321
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Daniel can't even vote here. He should just mind his ****ing business.

Bottom line is, he's a douchebag.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:10 PM   #322
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Daniel can't even vote here. He should just mind his ****ing business.
He has become a US Citizen and can vote.
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Won't disagree with this opinion.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:47 PM   #323
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renegs is just the worst. he thinks hes so smarter than everyone else and above it all, but when some 2p2ers checkmated him on the epic poker league/amaya inconsistency, he completely stopped posting here (at least 6 months now). he was fairly active leading up to that, at times even engaging trolls, and posting ~10 times a day if a conversation struck a nerve with him.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:11 PM   #324
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clicking "find all posts" on his profile shows that his latest post is from december, which would be 'at least 6 months'
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:36 AM   #325
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His comments about Matusow "having a fried brain from drugs and still eating buckets of pills" really pissed me off. He only sent that tweet because Matusow supports Trump and he wanted to cut him down publicly for it. And his closed-mindedness and blind hatred when it comes to anything having to do with Donald Trump or any view that isn't liberal is sickening. He acts like if Hillary doesn't win the election then the entire world is completely doomed and if she does win America will be a wondrous place of dreams coming true and freedom and unity for all. What a joke. Just because you disagree with someone doesn't mean you should berate them and talk to/about them like they are senseless morons. I have mad respect for Daniel's poker game but his outspokenness on politics has got to go. You aren't accomplishing anything or changing anyone's opinion on who to vote for with any of your closed-minded tweets, so just give it a rest and go back to being a poker player so we all can be fans again. You earned fans with your play and your conduct on and off the felt, it is time to keep them by dropping the issue and showing some respect to people who have a difference in opinion or different view of the world that you have. About 50% of people in America will not agree with his liberal agenda and will be angered by his constant outspoken opinions, not that he seems to care but it really isn't a good PR move or way to act in general for a public figure. I call for Daniel to stop tweeting about the election and go back to being the likable poker professional that we all respect for his talent and for his conduct.
I think DN shouldn't be posting about politics as much, however he has a point. Remember that little skirmish in Iraq? That was the result of a slow person in the white house but Bush was almost a liberal compared to Trump. The consequences of electing a drooler like Trump are potentially destructive for the whole world, period. Not acknowledging that is 1933 all over again.

And I'm not supporting Hillary either fyi.
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