Negreanu was asked by Haney to comment on the recent success of Joe Hachem, the 2005 WSOP champ who impressively took home the
Choosing to pay Hachem a compliment by ripping other recent Main Event winners, Negreanu said:
“Actually the (recent) World Series of Poker winners in general, you look at them and you’re like, OK, (Chris) Moneymaker, (Greg) Raymer and (Jamie) Gold, you think, OK these guys can’t play, and the general consensus is that these guys got lucky.”
“But, you know, with Joe, he actually plays like a pro. The other three don’t. The other three are kind of like flash-in-the-pan types for the most part. But (Hachem), he’s a real legit player.”
We’re too tired to tell you our opinion right now but quickly: (1) How the hell did he not throw Robert Varkonyi in that group, or was all that just a bad dream?; (2) Agreed on Moneymaker, who we like to refer to as the Chumbawamba of poker around here; (3) With regards to Raymer, didn’t he follow up his Main Event win with an amazing 25th place finish out of more than 5,600 players a year later? No big WPT win or final table though, so far; (4) As for Gold, way too early to tell as the Main Event was the first major tournament he’s ever played, although he’s fared well in the smaller LA events the past few years, for what that’s worth (about $101k to be exact); and (5) Seriously, no mention of Varkonyi?
For the full article, go here.
For a bit on the online feud between Negreanu and Raymer, go here.
For stupidly spectacular/totally unrelated photos of Brooke Burke on the beach in a bikini, go here.
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