Community Reacts to Negreanu and PokerStars

Community Reacts to Negreanu and PokerStars

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Following Daniel Negreanu's recent blog post regarding the recent changes at PokerStars, the community has reacted. While some have been sympathetic to both Negreanu and PokerStars, others have decided to fight back against and make their feelings known.

In a barrage of separate threads and forum posts, players have called Negreanu everything from a liar to someone who is in denial about the whole situation. Moreover, one poster, 'KB24', has called for Negreanu to end his professional relationship with PokerStars.

In a post entitled "Petition for Daniel Negreanu to quit PokerStars", the online grinder wrote:

"If he really is a nice guy and wants to do what's good for poker, it's his time to step up and take a stand against PokerStars. I humbly request him to terminate his contract and make a public announcement for why he did."

Whether Negreanu will give up a lucrative sponsorship deal with one of the largest online poker sites in the world is unclear, but it does seem the pressure is mounting for him to respond in a more meaningful way.

Although his latest blog on the issue was no doubt sincere and addressed the main issue, it appears that some members of the community want more from someone they look up to in the community.

Quite what the "something more" is though remains to be seen.

Tags: PokerStars, Daniel Negreanu