Negreanu Needled By Doyle Brunson After NAPT ExitApril 12, 2011 11:36 am
This week Daniel Negreanu entered the NAPT Mohegan Sun, but unfortunately for him the PokerStars pro found himself eliminated on Day 1 of the tournament.
Having reached just level seven on the day, Negreanu was understandably annoyed with his result and so took to Twitter to vent some of his frustration.
“Busted #napt AQ vs 10-10. I rarely bust day 1. If you regularly bust day 1 of these events you need to quit poker asap. Had no shot today,” wrote the Canadian pro.
However, if Negreanu was expecting sympathy from his readers he must have been sorely disappointed after poker legend Doyle Brunson criticised his level of play and replied:
“Go back and play the way you used to. I know you don’t think so, but you were much better…IMO.”
After Doyle’s comments Negreanu seemed to go automatically on the defensive and wrote back:
“Texdolly yet one more thing we completely disagree on :-)”
What then ensued was a debate on Negreanu’s results over the past few years with Daniel explaining that the last losing year he had in tournament poker was in 2000 and that he had enjoyed 11 straight years of profit ever since.
However, after defending his tournament record Negreanu then threw the gauntlet back at Doyle Brunson and commented:
“You must be really bored btw, needling a guy right after he busts from a tourney! I’ll remember to get you next time you bust :-)”
Negreanu’s comment must have struck a home truth with the 10 times WSOP winner, who then hinted at a possible withdrawal from tournament poker after he wrote:
“In your wildest imagination you can’t believe how bored and useless I feel. I may never go bust in another tourny, guess why?”
Whether Brunson was serious about retiring from tournaments remains to be seen but the 77 year-old has been plagued with ill health over the past few years which has seen him attending fewer and fewer competitions.
In the meantime, there’s nothing like a bit of needling on and off the table to get a rise out of the players.