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If The Borgata Was a Dude - Fellatio? Negreanu Doth Protest Too Much

by Roy Winston |  Published: Sep 21, '09

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Wow is all I can say after reading Negreanu’s latest blog. I think he needs a bit of a reality check. Let me begin with the disclaimer, I respect all that Daniel has accomplished in poker, but has he fallen that far out of touch with reality? I would guess that as the marquee sponsored pro for Pokerstars all his buy-ins are paid in addition to a large income from that site. His resources are way beyond all but a handful of poker players. And here’s what you are missing, the reason you make all that money is because of the little guy. That’s right it’s the average poker player that keeps the lights on, not the high stakes player. If all the average players went away, Negreanu could go back to grinding out a living in a poker room. How about just play a tour of high roller events and attract a field of between 6 and 50 where Negreanu and Hellmuth are guaranteed to win once in a while. Let me be clear, I’m not saying he hasn’t worked hard and performed well to earn it, however, his perception of the poker world is so far out of touch with reality that it is shocking. He say’s he wants bigger prize pools, but the last two WPT 10k buy ins, The Legends at the Bike and Merit Casino in Cyprus attracted 279 and 191 players respectively. If you do the math, you will see that the prize pool at The Borgata, yes that’s right I said The Borgata is substantially larger than either of the previous two. When it comes to his metaphor about me performing fellatio on the Borgata if it was a dude, well, Methinks the gentleman doth protest too much. Enough said; I’m not interested in a battle of wits with an unarmed man.

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send an email to: winstonpoker@yahoo.com with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

 
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treidsmint
12 years ago

Well said!!!

 
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YakshaNZ
12 years ago

Hahahahahahah ROY. The gentleman doth protest... do you even know what that saying means? :P It doesn't apply here. But hey, when in Rome right? hahaa

Negreanu's been playing poker since you were doing nitrous alone in your room at med school while everyone else was at the party. You're a n00b who's ran good in a few donkaments, please don't presume to speak for the poker community :P

 
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Deyknow
12 years ago

@YakshaNZ So your opinion only matters if you've won 10 million? How many "donkaments" have you won? That's what I thought...keep your day job as a message board hater.

 
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BarrysBoi
12 years ago

Your skin is way too thin buddy. You even replied to Maximose at 2 p 2 on the same subject. Quit using the Borgata and Dinner Break in every blog maybe?

 
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pokarat
12 years ago

A n00b who's ran good in a few donkaments, and got into med school because of a bona fide "disability"...that's also descriptive of the prior state of achievement in poker...a donk dis...lmao

 
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pokarat
12 years ago

oh yeah, one more thing---Daniel's last blog WAS A PARODY dipstick. Clearly you didn't read to the end and got miffed with your name in lights....tooo funny.

 
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seamarfan269
12 years ago

@ Roy W. Lighten up, dude. It was a comical blog and not his first. Possibly the "fellatio" joke was a bit much, but most of us are over 18 here, right? Daniel has accomplished quite a bit in poker in the last 10 years and you've done quite a bit recently, too. More than i'll ever do in poker (so back off haters, lol). I'll presume that if Daniel knew how you would over-react to his humor, he would have left you out. Nuff Said.

 
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diamondgirl1954
12 years ago

Roy very well said. You are very sucessful in many things including the game of game. I was embrassed by what Daniel said and I wonder why he found it necessary to state who hes been with this past week????..Many great poker players can't play in 10,000 dollar tournments. Mary

 
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MNNU83
12 years ago

I am a fan of both players, I read both cardplayer blogs regularly...but I think that Roy should have responded to Daniel's claim that the decrease in numbers for big buyin events has been a result of the increase in number and diversity of the pro poker events on offer. Also...poker players and bloggers attempting to recycle passages from great writers in order to illustrate their poker points is the Thane of Glamis.

 
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texasroadgambler
12 years ago

The Thane of Glamis is MacBeth (literaly). How does that relate to the line (protest too much) from Hamlet?

BTW, "protest" in the context of the Queen's comment in Hamlet meant to "agree" in the time period in which it was written.

 
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mtfr56
12 years ago

There is a line where funny becomes tasteless. kid poker crossed that line in an otherwise very funny blog.

 
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jpscimone
12 years ago

The blog by DN was a joke! Oh my god, relax.

 
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MNNU83
12 years ago

You are right Texas, the Thane of Glamis is Macbeth...which is thought of in theatre circles as a cursed or unlucky production (the name itself is basically a theatrical curse word). I made the reference to illustrate my point that poker writers quoting Shakesphere is idiotic.

 
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h20man1965
12 years ago

An unarmed man? Roy ease up sir. Daniel would be an unarmed man if it were a battle of egos but not wits. get over yourself.

 
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iamluksak
12 years ago

DN is childish thinking you can slam someone and than act like it was a joke. DN, you are a little weasel who thinks you are some high moral person.(Just Kidding) DN, you try to look like the common man, but really you are just a hypocrite. (Just Kidding). Good job Roy. Glad someone has some balls.

 
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texasroadgambler
12 years ago

MNNU83: Thanks for the reply and the information.

 
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maximose
12 years ago

This is MAXIMOSE, and daniel completely stole that joke from me. Please call him out on it Roy.

 
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rami32
12 years ago

roy ... develop a sense of humor man!

 
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keeentd
12 years ago

Negreaunu is a child who lives like a 10-year old mama boy. Don't get too wrapped up in anything he says.

 
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pikachucards
12 years ago

I think Roy is the one being childish here. What kind of person replies to someone's ghey joke by saying "no, but I bet YOU'RE ghey!"

Daniel's parody blog was funny. It was meant to be funny, not insulting. Lighten up and get a life. And that goes for the couple of you CP blog trolls as well. You know who you are.

 
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