A short chat with Daniel Negreanu; looking for tables of death

A short chat with Daniel Negreanu; looking for tables of death

Friday, 24 September 2010

Again it's hard to establish which is the worst table - perhaps the one shared by Chris "Moorman1" Moorman, James Akenhead and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier; maybe the Tom Dwan/Antonio Esfandiari table takes it; perhaps the Greenstein/Benyamine combo?

Regardless, it's clear that you need to have some poker chops about you if you want to compete seriously in this event. We just got back from observing a hand involving Neil Channing and had a quick series of quips with Daniel Negreanu.

Channing, in the big blind, had overcalled a cutoff raise after the small blind also called. The three checked through a 3d-8d-5h flop before the SB bet 800 on the 7s turn, prompting a call from Channing but a fold from the raiser.

On the river, the Qs, the small blind bet 2,200 and took it down, sending Channing down to about 27,500 or so. As Matt Perry was jotting the hand down, Daniel Negreanu looked up: "Writing a book?" he asked.

"Yeah, it's a good one," replied our blogger. "It's called World Series of Poker Europe 2010." (in retrospect, not the height of wit)

"Cool," Negreanu said. "Let me know when it's finished."

"Six days or so," replied Mssr. Perry. "You win in the end."

After coming so close last year, Kid Poker better pray that our blogger has precognitive abilities. He's doing well so far, up to about 38,000.

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