Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Daniel Negreanu Blasts Prahlad Friedman For Signing With UB.com--Even Before Friedman's Signing is Official! What Gall!!
"So disappointed in Prahlad Friedman signing with the devil who stole millions from him. He was so ‘anti-sellout’ and then he did the unthinkable."
"They must have paid him a lot to join the dark side and endorse the exact same people who ruined him. So sad and so mind-boggling."
"The current owners of AP/UB are spending Prahlad’s money. They must be mocking him at this point. Cheat the dude and watch him endorse us!"
Here, some pro poker players offered opinions that differed with Negreanu's, basically trying to offset Negreanu’s charges, but Negreanu's hatred for UB.com is as intense as his hatred for Annie Duke, and he would not be tempered. So he went on:
"Sure, totally cheat and destroy a guy and then offer him a deal. That company is no less shady today and they cannot prove otherwise?"
"It’s true and you are all being lied to if you think the infrastructure of the company has been miraculously cleaned up."
"I don't begrudge people from signing a deal to support themselves ala Maria Ho. Prahlad spoke out AGAINST online poker then signed for money."
The most forceful critic of Negreanu was poker pro Matt Keikoan. He had this to say on Negreanu's ravings:
"I can see people like RealKidPoker, sitting behind his $4 mil a year PokerStars contract, w/ his nose up in the air, judging other people. And what, PokerStars is some great moral company, out for the good of all mankind? Gimme a break."
My take: Negreanu is an asshole, and in my mind is one of the biggest poker cheats out there. That's because he is the star of "High Stakes Poker", which is the biggest fraud out there in the poker world today!