Daniel Negreanu Interview: Full Tilt, Erick Lindgren and Why He Speaks Up

We spoke to Daniel Negreanu in Las Vegas yesterday and chatted with him about a range of topics, from the Epic Poker League to Erick Lindgren and his role as poker's "voice of the people".

Daniel Negreanu
Negreanu's "Weekly Rant" video blogs
have been popular in the poker world.
Daniel Negreanu is never one to stay out of the headlines for long, whether it is because of his prowess at the table - both in the live arena and online - or because of his prowess as a poker ambassador.

Negreanu has never been afraid to speak his mind and his "Weekly Rant" video  blogs have not bucked that trend. In recent weeks, Negreanu has shared his - often negative - thoughts on Howard Lederer and Full Tilt Poker as well as Annie Duke and the Epic Poker League.

We caught up with Daniel yesterday in Las Vegas to talk with him about his de facto place as poker's ambassador, Erick Lindgren's financial troubles and our recent Ray Bitar interview.

One thing is certain: when Negreanu has a microphone, there is never a dull moment and this is no different.

This interview was conducted by Tobias "samagain" Block

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  • Vygantas82


    Mister Negreanu better look at site that you represent. Does it ensures fair games to every poker player and is poker players money safe there? Wherry debatable.
  • JonikoP


    @1 - please explain.
  • Gerovit


    #1 +1 stars is rigged!
  • Gerovit


    What would be Tapie's interest to throw "people under the bus" that's ridiculous argument!?
    I do agree however that deal will probably fail but because of Barry Greenstein and likes who "have best interest of players in mind"
  • mallikarim


    # See a doctor mate, not good what your doing, not good.
  • Gerovit


    Ray Bitar comment was great.
    Last part about lack of marketing potential of young internet guy who finished college just speaks in favor that he isn't the guy who went in one.
    Like anyone wanted to play guys like Devilfish and if win instead of going home with the money be buried in Vegas outskirts sands.
    Just likelihoods of Zynga joining the real money games offers unprecedented marketing opportunities with those guys being a perfect advertising models.
  • kydinks


    why do you remove my comment?
  • kydinks


    edit my #5 comment if u want and post it again with my observations or if u want ask daniel those questions
  • ipeaceonu


    @Vygantas just lol
  • bumtzibumtzi


    looks like masked publicity for PS imo.. it looks like he tryes to scare people of FT..who knows maybe i'm wrong
  • 11029384756


    "dont put poker pros on a pedestal"
    couldnt have said it better myself
  • Paddii


    #11 i think you're right, he's been bashing FTP a lot more recently, i read on 'highstakesdb' that; 'Groupe Bernard Tapie is expected to complete its acquisition of Full Tilt Poker before the end of next week' and that 'According to the article published on eGaming Review, Laurent Tapie of Groupe Bernard Tapie has already begun recruiting personnel in preparation for a re-launch, which he expects to take four weeks.'
  • boboistina


    "Ray if you're listening to this you're an idiot!" and "You wont be eating lobster in the prison." EPIC!
  • NatRPheM


    Wow, interviewer is slow or pretends to be. What Daniel is saying can`t really be hard to understand? How can some of these things even be compared to each other, its completely retarded. Soo annoying interviewer. I agree with Daniel, he hasnt outed anybody when it comes to their financial standings, so why the f can`t you just understand it the first time he said it. The laugh is retarded and totally lacking respect for his educated and personal opinion. It basically just feels like you answer with "haha, okay whatever you say"