2016 WSOP: Negreanu Can't Wait to Get Ferguson at his TableJuly 5, 2016 1:13 pm
Prior to the 2016 WSOP getting underway in Las Vegas, Howard Lederer issued a public apology for his part in the Full Tilt scandal via Daniel Negreanu’s FullContactPoker blog. His apology subsequently helped clear some of the bad blood still felt by the poker community, and the 52 year-old has been in action ever since at the Rio.
On the other hand, Full Tilt board member Chris Ferguson has thus far refused to issue either an apology or discuss the Full Tilt issue with media, and as a result has drawn the ire of many of his fellow players. One such player is Daniel Negreanu, who has concluded that Ferguson, 53, “doesn’t give a s**t” about the poker community”, explaining:
“Now he kind of weaselly comes back without saying a word and not acknowledging anything, taking zero responsibility, and now he’s taking pictures with people in the hallway. I would just assume that any human being with a shred of decency would own some of it and at least have some sort of apology.”
In the absence of a genuine apology by Ferguson, Negreanu said that he would relish the opportunity to confront him if they ever ended up at the same table at this year’s $10k Main Event, stating:
“Put us together at the Main Event feature table and we’ll see what happens there.”
There is always the chance the two pros could meet across the baize before then, though, and many in the poker community would surely be looking forward to such a potentially explosive encounter.
In the meantime, Ferguson has been having quite a successful time at this year’s WSOP, and has cashed eight times for $240,858, including finishing the $10k NLHE 6-Handed event in 4th place for a $183,989 payday. Likewise, Negreanu has cashed six times for $107,254, including finishing the $1,500 Seven Card Razz event in 4th place for $42,030. Negreanu has also just made the last 13 of the $50k Poker Players Championship, and is guaranteed at least $75,833 for his efforts.