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Popularity polls land Daniel Negreanu in trouble

By | 2019-08-19T23:38:45+00:00 August 19th, 2019|Poker News|0 Comments

Negreanu’s dalliance with controversy runs deep.

He always finds a way to trigger the poker community and he has been called out a couple of times. However, as early as last week, Daniel Negreanu has done it again. He has managed to piss off a lot of people in a span of just a week.

Daniel Negreanu took to Twitter last week and posted a couple of “popularity” polls that pitted poker bigwigs against each other.

After a series of polls, a section of poker players started reacting. As expected, insults and strong criticism were hurled Negreanu’s way.

He began the polling on August 14 and included some exciting match up. For instance, in two of the polls, Norman Chad was polled against Joe Stapleton and Ali Nejad was up against Kara Scott.

Apparently, Ali Nejad is more popular than Kara Scott after garnering 67% of the votes.

Norman Chad Vs Joe Stapleton was a close race with Chad narrowly edging Stapleton with 52% of the vote.

In the Antonio Esfandiari Vs Brent Hanks match up, Esfandiari got 87% of the votes compared to Hank’s 13%.
In another poll, Gabe Kaplan whitewashed Matt Broughton after getting 90% of the votes.

Maria Ho and David Williams were also pitted against each other. Mario Ho won comfortably with 60% of the votes.

 

Daniel Negreanu courts trouble

The popularity polls attracted positive and negative feedback in equal measure. Most players and poker commentators were quick to point out that the polls were disrespectful, especially to the losers.

Justin Bonomo took to Twitter to voice his concerns vis-à-vis the popularity polls.

Oooh boy, I’m happy to be reliving middle school as we vote on all of our peers in a popularity contest where the losers/results are all shown in full bracket form publicly for everyone to see forever…

said no adult ever.

I can’t decide if my favorite part is

A) People who don’t want to be included in the polls will be included against their will

or

B) There’s no “results” option for people to use if they only know one of the people in the poll or simply don’t want to cast a vote – Justin Bonomo

Owing to the negative feedback, Negreanu had to stop the polling earlier before any more harm could be done.

 

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