The Negreanu, Tony G Debacle on The "Big Game" And Andrew Robl Attack

Monday night’s episode of “The Big Game” has caused quite a stir after, in the words of Daniel Negreanu; “Tony G and I “ganged up” on Robl for being a nit.”
Victory Poker’s Andrew “good2cu” Robl is a 22 year-old poker pro originally from Michigan, who has made a fortune playing high stakes online, as well as notching up $822,757 in live tournament winnings.
Known for meticulously analysing the hands he is involved in, Robl soon became the object of Negreanu’s and Tony G’s needling on “The Big Game” culminating in one particular hand which caused a furore.
During the $200/$400 cash game, Negreanu in the small blind and holding 6s-3s called Robl’s Ad-Js raise. First Negreanu check-called Robl’s $4,000 bet on the 2s-Ah-Ks flop, and then Robl called Negreanu’s $14,800 lead out bet when a Td fell on the turn.
However, when a Th fell on the river and Negreanu bet $18,500 into the $31,800 pot, Tony G started getting unusually upset at the time Robl was taking to make his decision and after a tirade of expletives called the clock on him. 
Robl who looked affected by the situation, then folded the winning hand only to be shown the bluff by Negreanu, who exclaims; “I was so happy you called the clock Tony. High Five for the assist there just in case.”
Andrew Robl showed his class by not immediately reacting to his being railroaded, and Tony G later apologised in his blog by stating:
“I would like to apologize to Andrew Robl for my behaviour in the recently broadcast Big Game episode. I crossed the line with calling the clock on him and giving him a big welcome to the game. I like the kid and wish him all the best.”
Negreanu, however, went on in his blog to accuse Andrew Robl of wasting production time and money. In response, Robl then professionally explains his own position, while having a little dig at Negreanu: 
“Daniel was one of my childhood hero’s…I can no longer say I see him as humble and down to earth…any 5/10NL online grinder would still run circles around him…In between the first and second season I beat Daniel for over 150k online at 100/200NL online.”
“As for not straddling – whenever Daniel gets stuck he goads everyone in the game into straddling.  I personally feel that Daniel is a tilter and plays much worse when stuck.  I dispute his claims that straddling is “good for the game”. 
The matter seems to have concluded with Daniel Negreanu mentioning in his blog that he had just “got off the phone with Andrew and let him know we are cool and we squashed it…so as far as I’m concerned, it’s a dead issue.”  
Time will only tell if this latest poker debacle has run its course.

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