1. EDIT: This was written by Daniel several years ago about his general feelings towards Annie. This does not relate to the recent news about Annie.

    For those of you who havent seen this yet, very interesting stuff... From Daniel Negreanu's blog at FCP:

    I'm often asked what makes me think that this woman is such a low
    life. Here are just a few examples of facts that make up what this
    woman truly is as far as I?m concerned. For those of you who don't
    care to read it, you can stop now and save your complainin':

    1) Wanna Split it?- Playing in a stud 8 or better side game, Annie was
    heads up with one other player. After much betting it appeared as
    though Annie had the high hand and the other had a low made by sixth
    street. The player with the low board asked if she wanted to split
    it. Annie said, "Yeah, ok". The player threw his hand toward the
    muck expecting the dealer to start chopping the pot, when Annie said,
    "Wait, only if you have a low I mean."
    Once she said yes however, the pot should ethically be split.
    Despite virtually everyone in the game explaining to Annie that once
    she says yes to a chop, she has to chop. She wouldn't budge.
    Finally, after much hysteria she decided to give the player back ONLY
    the money he put into the pot. Had the tables been turned, she's
    still be blue in the face about how unfair that was.

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    2) I swear on my kids!- Annie habitually leans over to look at the
    cards of the person sitting beside her in a game, whether they like it
    or not. Well one day one of the players was fed up with her sweating
    her neighbor's hole cards and he spoke up about it. She obliged
    saying, "Ok, I won't look anymore."
    Not an hour later, a triple draw hand comes up, and she is caught
    red handed looking at her neighbor's hole cards again. This time the
    player objected furiously, "I told you to stop looking at your
    neighbor's cards!" To which she replies, "I SWEAR ON MY CHILDREN I
    WASN'T". This was an absolute lie. She saw EXACTLY what card her
    neighbor got and ANNOUNCED the hand before it was turned over, also
    saying something to the effect of, "Oh you would have made it anyway."
    **A 4 had been flashed that would have been her neighbor's card.
    Instead she received a 6 to complete a 2-3-5-6-7, which is the third
    best hand in 2-7 triple draw (the 4 would have been the mortal
    nuts).** Later, Annie falsely claimed that the player who was upset
    with her threw a chair AT HER. Again, impossible.

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    3) Just checkin'- Playing in a one table satellite for the main event
    at the WSOP, Annie was up against Tony Ma and Dan Alspach. Tony moved
    all in on the button, Annie folded in the small blind and Dan began
    studying. After some time, Dan folded his hand, and Tony threw his
    cards towards the muck telling Dan "Aces. I had two Aces." Well
    after the hand hits the muck, Annie GRABS THE HOLECARDS, LOOKS AT
    THEM, and says "Just checkin?" as if she had done nothing wrong.

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    4) Sitting in a short handed 300-600 mixed game in 1999 I was
    unfortunate enough to have to sit beside Annie. Again, she has a
    simple rule that she lives by, "It's ok for me to look at your hole
    cards when I am out of a hand but I can't show you mine because I
    can't give away any information". Niiiice. Anyway, after about 30
    minutes of her sweating my hole cards, I KINDLY say, "I'd actually
    prefer it if you didn't look at my hole cards since we are short
    handed and all." (5 handed at the time). About 15 minutes later,
    another player sits down in the game making it six handed.
    So know after I've raised before the flop and she'd folded, she
    looks over at my hole cards again. This time saying, "It's six
    handed, I can look now". Niiiice.

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    5) Oh my God, it's so my seat- On a Monday night Annie walked into the
    poker room to put her name on a list. When the seat opened up, the
    floor man called out a name that wasn't yet present. Annie said, "If
    he's not here it's my seat." To which the floor man replied, "He's
    just outside, he's on his way."
    "Oh my God no way! You can't do that! You can't **** up a seat if
    you aren't even here!" After much bickering the poor floor man
    succumbed and gave her the seat.
    Wednesday night, EXACT same scenario, only this time Annie was the
    one who was first up on the list but not present at the time the seat
    was called. Now this time, she is arguing for the OPPOSITE ruling.
    "Oh my God, I was right here. I was here to put my name on the list.
    I didn't even leave the building" (how the floor man is supposed to
    know that is anyone's guess). Anyway, after throwing yet another
    hissy fit she got that seat too. This is one of Annie's common
    practices: "Argue NOT for what's fair and just, argue only for what
    benefits you." Niiice.

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    6)This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me in a
    tournament- At the WSOP main event in 1999, Annie was involved in a
    pot with another player who had limped under the gun. Annie raised
    the limper from the button with A-7 offsuit. When it got back to the
    limper, he went to make a raise, but DIDN"T SAY RAISE, and then went
    back to his stack to raise even more. Well, in any no limit
    tournament that is considered a string raise. Not always called, but
    it's a string raise nonetheless. Well, another player, Steve Kaufman,
    called the string raise to the dealer's attention. To which Annie
    shouted, "Oh my God, you're not even in the pot! What are you doing!
    Oh my God, this is the worst thing that even happened to me in a
    tournament!" etc.
    She was upset with the fact that she had now been raised the minimum
    by the limper and was "forced" to call the extra 60,000 raise. After
    lambasting Mr.Kaufman for something he had EVERY RIGHT to do, she
    ended up flopping an ace and WINNING the pot because of the called
    string raise. "Well maybe that was the BEST thing that ever happened
    to me in a tournament." Snort, snort, giggle, giggle.

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    7) Cup Boy- Finally, my first ever meeting of this woman was at the
    Four Queens in 1996 when I was just barely 22. Up to that point I'd
    had virtually no success in tournaments in the US, but was eager to
    learn from the so called "superstars" of the game.

    ** Before I go any further, It's important to give you a little
    background info. At the club I played in in Toronto, we had no
    bottled water, just purified water you could get from the gallon. So
    I'd fill up a Styrofoam cup with water, and when it was empty, would
    leave it hanging from my lips so the porter wouldn't take it away and
    I'd have to waste another cup. This became somewhat of a habit you
    could say.**

    So here I am in this tournament, where across from me was this woman
    and another well known tournament player. This woman doesn't know me
    from Adam, but goes out of her way to ridicule and make me feel like
    an outsider. As though I didn't belong in her "clique". After
    witnessing her behavior I was pretty sure I didn't want any part of
    that "clique" anyway.
    KNOWING I could hear every word she was saying, she says to her
    "clique" member, "Oh my God, what's up with cup boy over there. I
    wonder what that cup's all about. You think it's for medical
    reasons." She then went on to giggle arrogantly. At this point I
    actually spoke up and said, "If you'd really like to know there is
    actually a pretty normal reason for it?" Apparently acknowledging my
    existence may have looked less "too cool to talk to the low limit
    players" if you know what I mean.
    In conclusion., with two odd tables to go I play a hand against her
    in which SHE WINS. I had a good amount of chips at this point and she
    was all in for less than a bet on the river. I had actually bet the
    turn with a draw, and checked the river when I made a pair. The board
    was (10-8-2) A- J. I held Q-J in the blind and called her raise from
    middle position. I checked and called the flop, and bet the ace on
    the turn hoping to steal it. On the river I made jacks, but didn't
    think she would call me with a worse hand but may check a better hand
    or even bluff. That's not important though.
    What is important, is that she berated me for playing the hand that
    way! "Oh my God, if you were going to call on the river anyway why
    didn't you just bet?? I mean, oh you know what forget about it. I
    shouldn?t be educating."
    I was beyond puzzled, but to be completely honest slightly
    embarrassed. I was there alone and knew no one in the tournament
    whatsoever. At the time I wasn't certain if I actually made a
    horrendous error or not. I may have spoken 20 words the entire
    tournament, and couldn't fathom why someone would want to be so mean
    to a complete stranger?
    Anyway, I later thought about the hand and realized that she was
    absolutely WRONG about the correct strategy in that situation.
    Considering the information I had, I played the river just fine.

    Couple years go by, I get lucky and win a few tournaments? and all
    of a sudden she is all nice to me. Phony nice of course, but nice
    nonetheless. The more I got to know this woman however, the more I
    was witness to her true colors and the more I disliked her. Despite
    making my BEST efforts to tolerate her obnoxious personality I no
    longer wanted to put up with it.
    The only thing I'm sorry about in all this, is what it has done to
    many of my friends who happen to have thicker skin than I and can
    tolerate Annie. It puts them in a peculiar position. That I regret.
    Other than that, NOTHING I've ever said to her, or about her is
    something I'd ever consider apologizing for. Those are my true
    feelings? and I sleep well..

    You see, I don't NEED to be Mr. Phony Nice Guy, all I gots to be is
    who I is. I ain't gonna say what y'all want me to say, I'm onna
    say wazz on my minds when I feels like it. Na' I mean? Damn
    straight.

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    Don't get me wrong I've done some pretty stupid things in my time.
    I'm not afraid or worried about what anyone has to say about me, it's
    all out there. I have few secrets if anyway. I been broke, blew some
    stake money, loaned railbirds, staked deadbeats, been on the borrow,
    all kinds of bad decisions. That's real. In all honestly though, I
    ain't NEVER disrespected no man or no woman unless they had it comin'.
    I was never one to see bullies get their way, and I was never one to
    close my eyes and shut my mouth when I see somethin' I don't like. I
    keep hearing, "But Danny, this isn't in your best interest. "Danny
    just go with the flow and don't rock the boat." Hell no!

    You a cheat, I'll say so.
    You a bi-atch-- I'll say so.
    You a angle shooter, I'll let my peoples know.
    You a fraud? huh, I'll expose you and feel no way?y'understan?

    I'm out.
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  2. hm. that's a long list..
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  3. that rant is like 5 years old and daniel has since said he was terribly out of line with some of those comments. You rly should make it clear in your thread that tihis is not a new blog entry and is very very old.
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  4. daniel layed it down
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  5. Thats completely irrelevant. The reason it has relevance here is because of the way Annie is portrayed on TV as this 'womanly ambassador' of poker and they make her seem very nice and friendly when in reality there is another side to her that you wont see on TV. And the fact that DN later admitted that the comments were out of line is also irrelevant... who cares if they were out of line? The fact of the matter is that they are true, enough said.
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  6. i <3 daniel
     
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  7. edit: this is 5 years old? ouch.
     
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  8. actually both those things are very very far from irrelevant. You make it seem like negreanu is in the process of starting a fight with her, which is not the case.
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  9. I dont think DN has ever tried to start a fight with anyone haha. I think he came out with these things because he didnt like the way she was being portrayed on TV since it clearly is giving people a false idea of what shes like. Its certainly not recent news, but for those who have yet to see it, its just something to consider.
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  10. OP you are making it seem as though Daniel Negreanu is currently responding to recent events. This is in fact not the case. Though what he said may have been his feelings at the time and true does not mean that this would be his response to the current situation. This is however what your thread title implies. You are essentially putting words in Daniel Negreanu's mouth. Why don't you let him make his own responses to current events rather than slandering him.

    Edit: Thanks for the clarification.
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  11. Agree

    Never liked how she came across on tv

    WSOP episode that re runs ALLL THE TIME

    She's supposed to be a pro and she sits tehre playing terrrrrible poker bitching teh whole time and just waiting to CASH in the ME

    An asian dude comes to their table and is just enjoying himself and is wearing a funny jacket that is noisy.....she prceeds TO BITCH to a floor director and force the poor guy to take off his jacket because it's "noisy" EVEN though she has been LISTENING to music the entire tourney jamming out on her headphones...OK

    She still proceeds to play terrible the entire episode..EVEN though she's a supposed pro. She over limps 1010...blinds check and the see a rag board that is paired. She proceeds to stack off against the BB's obvious set and then nails the miracle river and makes A HUGE scene about it and then comes back to the table and says "sorry..omg..sorry".....YEAH sure you are

    Maybe she's not always like this but this episode needs to not be aired anymore as it makes her, and poker for that matter, look like trash.

    Please continue to play bad and bitch (and jam out on those headphones)
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  12. LOL that was precisely my intention here.. to appease your hard head I fixed my post.
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  13. thank you Limo, this is what i tried, unsuccessfully, to say.

    edit: whether it was your intention or not, is was very misleading.
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  14. Annie seems like one of those people who thinks the world owes her something. Negreanu has long been one of my favorite players and all of this seems to be true and disturbing.
     
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  15. I bet Annie Duke never pushed anyone into a pool
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  16. annie duke does come off on tv as a complete b*tch, I could see why Daniel at the time would think that..
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  17. It doesnt matter if this is 5 years old. Annie Duke is a phony everyone knows this, i cant stand her on tv and iam pretty sure iam not the only one with that view
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  18. When you have actually met her and she treats you like a peice of garbage than speak. But to base your opinion on what other people say it just makes you sound stupid. I have met her, spoken to her many times, talked poker and many other subjects and NEVER has she been unkind, or anything other than extremely pleasant. Take that for what it is worth
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  19. I've heard enough negative stories about her from credible people to form a negative opinion of her. You all should google her playboy charity event contreversy, it's pretty LOL.
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  20. i wasnt amused by his "brotha" chat...i think its dumb..but when he talks like a flamer...i find it amuzing..lol
     
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  21. Save it, mouthpiece.
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  22. Was playing the 20 180 some time ago , got to final table, look at the opponents, and there is one ANNIE PUKE, with an annie as chucky doll icon. Tremendous. Got all in with AA vs 57 off against her went down in 8th, and didnt even care. too funny
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  23. So dumb- this stuff is so old. Pretty classless to bring this stuff back up
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  24. whats her name on p5's? pokerstars?
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  25. umm, pokerstars?
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  26. I <3 triple negatives. Does it mean he has disrespected a man or a woman...we will never know.

    I ain't NEVER disrespected no man or no woman unless they had it comin'.
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  27. OMG a poker player is acting like a disrespectful, arrogant, turd!?! I would have never imagined such behavior from a POKER PLAYER! </sarcasm>
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  28. wow never new D N felt this bout Annie Duke even if it is old news, its pretty interesting for the noobs i.e. moi.

    iv obv never met her and jus seen her on the tv, yada, yada, yada. But from what iv seen I agree with most peeps on this thread she seems like a tool. Im sure some peeps here have seen that show that her n helmuth do and in one ep she goes off key at 1 of her students for repopping with AQ pre like seriously has a go dunno weather its properly staged but check it out if you haven't. Unfortunatley don't have the link but its called "the best dam poker show".

    Neway imo Negreanu pwns, Duke sucks standard!
     
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  29. Hah yea. She played every single hand like crap that episode. bitch is wack
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  30. hey daniel newsflash buddy, ur a white canadian. stop trying to sound cool brah
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