Daniel Negreanu Labels Online Pro Matt "ADZ124" An 'Insane Nutjob'

Since Daniel Negreanu turned his attention to online cash poker, his endeavours have meant coming up against a host of aggressive online pros, not least Matt “ADZ124” Marafioti.
The controversial “ADZ124,” who once infamously was escorted from the 2009 WSOP Main Event for unruly behaviour, has been crushing the PokerStars’ cash tables up to the $200/$400 NL level since 2007, and is rumoured to have made around $5 million during that time.
However, Matt “ADZ124” Marafioti seems to have taken exception to Negreanu and has now issued him a challenge following a session played between the two pros the other day. Marafioti’s begins his blog by describing how he lost 70k to Negreanu playing 100/200 NL and how, “Negreneau thinks he is Durrrr now, widening his four-betting and five-betting range a lot.”
What really seems to have got the goat of “ADZ124” was that he claims Negreanu criticised his idea for a poker reality show, “with his usual smart remarks” which then seems to have sent him on a rant against the Canadian number two all time tournament money winner. As Marafioti comments:
“Anyways Daniel, I am more marketable than you, I do live a better life off poker and I don’t get a free 2 million from PokerStars every year like you do to keep me from going broke.”
He then goes on to try and bait Negreanu by issuing a series of challenges to him , which includes paying him $500 an hour per table to sit opposite him, a $100k prop bet as to who cashes for more over the next ten live events they play together, and even a $100k cage fighting match. He finishes by saying:
“So in the future, unless you’re going to back it up, do not open your mouth in the 100/200 game on stars, because you’re awfully quiet when I see you in person. Just come speak with me face to face.”
However, Daniel doesn’t seem to concerned, seems quite content with the money he has won off of Matt “ADZ124” Marafioti already and said he didn’t want to encourage him further in his delusions. When asked to comment on the challenge on Sunday, he said:
“If I wasted my time responding to all the completely insane nutjobs on the Internet, I wouldn’t have enough hours in the day…He falls directly into that category of social misfit.”
Either way, it should all make interesting viewing the next time these two decide to cross swords once more over PokerStars high stakes tables.

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