Daniel Negreanu Explodes As High Stakes Losses Pile Up (VIDEO)

December 11th, 2020 | by Greg Shaun

Daniel Negreanu has unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade that even Phil Hellmuth would be proud of after dropping almost $1 million to Doug Polk.

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu has gone on a foul-mouthed rant after losing more than $900,000 to Doug Polk. (Image: YouTube/JokeBro)

The normally placid poker pro has seemingly reached the end of his tether thanks to a series of tough hands in his $200/$400 grudge match.

Despite being on tilt and having to add more cash to his WSOP.com account, Negreanu is more determined than ever to prove he’s better than Polk.

Daniel Negreanu Goes Nuclear

Kid Poker’s epic rant came during a post-match interview with Jeff Platt and Jonathan Little. In among the expletives, Negreanu said that the downswing isn’t a reflection of his decisions at the table.

Although he’s trailing Doug Polk by more than $900,000, Negreanu believes luck isn’t on his side.

“The only reason he’s up so much is because of pure luck. I’m just sticking to what I know, and I feel good about my play,” the GGPoker Ambassador said during his post-match interview.

There’s no doubt Negreanu has been on the wrong side of bad beats. As well as losing $80,000 with aces versus kings, he couldn’t fade Polk’s flush draw after flopping trips in a $75,000+ pot.

Based on those hands alone, Negreanu has every right to feel aggrieved. However, he knows the nature of poker better than anyone. Luck often evens out in the long run and, if he can keep making +EV decisions, things will turn around.

Time Not on Negreanu’s Side

The problem, however, is that the match will end after 25,000 hands. Negreanu and Polk have already played more than 9,000 hands.

What’s more, there’s a clause in the contract that lets the losing player to bail out at the halfway mark if they’re down a significant amount. At this rate, Negreanu is on course to be in the hole for $1 million+ in the next few sessions.

If that’s the case, he can pay and fee and quit. However, the chances of that happening are slim at best.

As well as dropping f-bombs, Negreanu said that he’d love to play 100,000 hand against Polk and let luck even out (see video above). Given how entertaining the match has been so far, poker fans would welcome that.

However, if the losses keep piling up, Negreanu might have a change of heart. Even though he’s one of the game’s most successful players, not even he could stomach losing multiple millions to Mr. Polk.


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