In his most recent blog entry on FullContactPoker.com, Daniel Negreanu didn’t pull any punches regarding his thoughts on the trio of men chiefly responsible for the downfall of Full Tilt Poker. His aim was to set the record straight on some ways in which he feels Poker Player UK misrepresented him in a recent interview. One thing the poker publication allegedly did was tone down the sentiment he shared towards the Full Tilt Poker kingpins. Negreanu clarified that by saying:
They edited down my comments about Ray Bitar, Howard Lederer, and Chris Ferguson, but they definitely got the gist of my vitriol towards them. I’m disgusted by them and what they’ve done to smear the game with putrid decision making. Ray is a buffoon, Howard is arrogant, condescending, and incompetent, and Chris is a liar and has the warmth of a snow pea. These were never my friends, I never cared for any of them. I never trusted them for a second, and my “read” was always that these were not my kind of people. Why are they different from the rest of the group? These three were on the board, admittedly making all the decisions, and jeopardizing millions of dollars worth of players money that still hasn’t surfaced. You guys suck. I hope to never see any of your faces at the WSOP anymore, and I hope you live with the shame you deserve for the rest of your lives. Your own personal, private hell. You deserve all the wrath you’ve received from the poker world, and much more. You are scum and each of you absolutely deserves a few swift baseball bat swings to the groin area, old school Vegas style.
Classic Negreanu shock value delivery. But it’s hard not to appreciate someone of his visibility speaking their mind about the Full Tilt crooks. He’s right: they suck.
Speaking of those guys… don’t they owe some people some money? In our Weekly Shuffle column for this upcoming Sunday, we’ll recap the latest drama behind Full Tilt’s efforts to sell their assets to Groupe Bernard Tapie in order to repay players worldwide.