Daniel Negreanu Trades Low Blows with Shaun Deeb During Heated Twitter Fight

April 29th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun

A Twitter feud between Daniel Negreanu and Shaun Deeb is threatening to bring some extra spice to this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu and Shaun Deeb have traded high and low blows over Twitter. (Image: PokerStars)

The two high-profile pros have made no secret of this dislike for each other in the past. With vitriol flowing from both sides, a verbal altercation is never too far from the virtual airwaves.

The threat became a reality on April 25 when Deeb got into it over Allen Kessler’s WSOP staking package. After posting his views on the price Kessler was charging to buy a piece of his action, the trouble started.

Deeb Takes on Everyone

Long-time pro Daniel Alaei was the first to bite. Addressing Deeb’s Twitter handle, Markup Police, he said that calling out so many people is hurting the game.

“Way more than half the field in your average WSOP 10k needs to sell action in order to play. Impossible for all these guys to be truly +EV. How many of these players do you want to shut out of these tournaments? This is anti-growth and really just straight bullying,” Alaei tweeted on April 25.

Subsequent retorts eventually brought Daniel Negreanu into the thread. Insisting that Deeb’s call outs were more about bullying than doing the right thing, the conversation soon descended into anarchy.

With the lid blown off, any talk of mark up was soon replaced by personal insults.

As well as insulting the other’s character and skill level, loved ones were caught in the firing line. According to Negreanu, Deeb had previously insulted his girlfriend Amanda Leatherman.

Although the Twitter spat is unlikely to result in physical violence, a heads-up battle could ensue.

At this stage, Daniel Negreanu isn’t willing to engage in any kind of business with Deeb. However, if the personal insults continue and the stakes become attractive enough, a WSOP grudge match may happen.

Daniel Negreanu Doesn’t Back Down

Over the last few years, players have settled many disputes at the felt. In March 2017, Cate Hall and Mike Dentale went at it in a $30,000 showdown.

Following a remark about Hall’s apparent lack of skill, Dentale agreed to a heads-up match. On that occasion, the former came away as the victor and the beef was squashed.

Looking at the recent Twitter exchange, it’s unlikely a WSOP prop bet is going to resolve the latest feud. However, it’s certainly going to add some extra spice to this year’s WSOP as the two players will inevitably cross swords during the summer festival.


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