Negreanu Rips Annie Duke Hall of Fame Nomination

Daniel Negreanu
“Along with her brother, the Lederer family would be the king and queen of the poker Hall of Shame."

Annie Duke is on this year’s list of nominees for the Poker Hall of Fame, an inclusion with which Daniel Negreanu takes serious exception.

“For what? Robbing people at UB? Owing Russ Hamilton money and never paying him back? For stealing money from people at the poker table?

“For representing poker in the worst light imaginable when she was on Celebrity Apprentice? For all those things then yes,” Negreanu told at the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe in Cannes.  

“If you took out the “F” and added an “Sh” in the word fame then yes, I think she should be inducted,” he added.

Bad blood between Negreanu and Duke is nothing new, as it’s one of the most heated and talked about rivalries in the poker world.

Dating back to when they met in the late 90s, Negreanu has gone out of his way to take Duke to task in the media.

It’s a rivalry that’s pulled Duke’s brother Howard Lederer into the fray on more than one occasion.

On September 27, 2002, Lederer posted an open letter on the forum putting Negreanu down and detailing the many ways he had disrespected his sister.

While the two seemed to be able to keep things civil in the intervening years, Negreanu wasted no time including Lederer when speaking today about Duke’s inclusion on the list of HOF nominees.

“Along with her brother, the Lederer family would be the king and queen of the poker Hall of Shame," Negreanu said.

Negreanu was nominated for Poker’s Hall of Fame in both 2009 and 2010 but wasn’t eligible this year thanks to a new rule that sets the minimum age for induction at 40.

Kid Poker, 37, now has a few years before his name will once again be included on that list.

Voting is now open for the 2011 HOF induction and is on the panel.

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DD 2016-07-17 12:26:04

I find this Most interesting....First off, I've never played poker, less some fake chip games on Full tilt, to see if I could guess, with any success, my opponents hands....I enjoyed it immensely.
I enjoyed. Helmuth, Matasow, Negraneu,ferguson,lederer, greenstein, & many more, at the top of the game, 10+ years ago, now to present day....Though I do miss, Helmuth & Matasow, & think Mike would be wise, to be a bit more Stoic at the table.... i always warned my son,
DO NOT create a real account, as I believe cheating will be a problem. He assured me, " Dad don't worry...
Then later i come to find, online cheating, as well as, at the table cheating is alive & well....
I was curious where all this stood, today, 7/17/16. & Came across this article, & many more, regards to lederer & Ferguson. If you 2 really cheated the system, it's sorely disappointing. I looked at all your brilliant minds with much interest. This is coming from a person that failed basic math. How would I hold up, head to head?? Ive always wondered & still do. I may have been felted. Then again, you may not know how to deal with one, such as i.....
Im known to be fair, honest, reliable & equitable. Not perfect, but definitely, not a fraud...
Well being allowed into homes, with owners not present, I disarm the alarm, do my job, clean up, better than it was, set alarm & leave. Albeit at times mesmerized by a 17th century piece, who's presence or location, isn't even disclosed to my wife.
On the other hand, Fraud or is theft" a better word?,
Has reached, from the felt, to the homes, through the cities, the counties, the states, & Our federal government" Chase Bank cover-up" see rolling stone article" for the FACTS".

Ignorance is Bliss, & I'm miserable at the thought of the overwhelming Fraud that has swept through our society...

My favorite show, Was poker after dark, with Helmuth, & Matasow..... Negraneus ability always wowed me. Ferguson I liked. Lederer I respected, sad to see where all this stands now.
I would say in the end, people are more important than money. Greenstein, I would love To lose too, had I had a bankroll, that could build " Super adobe home development, for homeless women , Children, & men. Create a diner, that helps fund the development..,..
The team you all could create with your brilliant minds, would be something that could leave a legacy of not just poker". But of people that had given back, as a team, more than they took.
That's the real game.
To all of you, remember Binion....
Would it have not been a better happier life, to build Super adobe homes for women, rather than exploit them at the strip club?
Or to fund a development rather than amass a silver hoard & bury it in the ground?
The sand you walk on, can be used with a simple sand bag, to create something lasting.
As a team, the brilliant minds could go much further than alone. I may have read Lederer & Ferguson wrong,( but my gut still says), they did not set out, to defraud.
Some may laugh at that, but as I said, I'm simply going by my gut, via poker after dark.
If in fact they did defraud, I suspect the feds aren't particularly fond of poker players, & would well do, a prison sentence.

Typically their kindness is extended to banks like bofa chase & wells, or company's like GM.
It would be a great sight to see
Helmuth, Matasow, Negraneu, Greenstein.....& More, to stand together & create something more, than a online presence of articles, that speak of disdain & dishonesty. To get over the past & move forward. To be an example of what some of the greatest minds did for the State of Nevada, & it's less fortunate & or lost citizens. To build something Lasting, that serves many, after all of us are long gone.
Most of us have 50 years or less, before were stuck in the ground, with a bronze placard, that will be seen most, by a Gardener's eyes.
As a team, the likes of you all, could create something much better, than you could alone. Be well.

Truly, Best Regards , DD

David 2012-02-16 11:24:07

Outside of being female, how has Annie Duke distinguished herself?

Robert Takata 2011-12-17 09:57:10

Daniel is also a crook...alot of nerve standing there preaching all the while being the Poster child for Pokerstars, How much they pay you Danny to bad mouth your fellow scammers and crooks?...this guy has been profiting from Pokerstars for years...The biggest scam in the world and the poster boy wants to throw stones? FU!! Negreanu!! SCUMBAG! self serving BITCH!

texasplayer 2011-10-15 09:53:40

Someone that steals money from another person, and steals money from people around the world should never be inducted into the poker hall fame at anytime.

bingham 2011-10-13 17:43:32

HAHA.. no no no, this is just a joke, a wild card if you will. Everyone knows she is not going to be inducted into the HOF. I think Greenstein will get it and hes very worthy indeed! I would imagine DN would have gotten it if he was over 40. Certainly not duke and definately never lederer. The time that either One of these villains make it into the HOF then you can safely say that this select establishment will be forever ridiculed and not taken seriously anymore.

qwuad 2011-10-13 10:39:27

We all have some poker players that we admire, some for very different reasons and not always good ones. Nevertheless we all kind of wish to aspire to be like certain players at sometime. Who the hell would aspire to be like duke or lederer???? For the life of me I cannot even guess why anyone would look up to these two! Lederer did in fact have some credibility up until this whole FT fiasco, but the hall of shame beckons him with open arms and this is perhaps the best place for his sister and anyone else involved with them.

jimmy 2011-10-13 10:32:52

Duke/lederer.. Duke is no way near HOF material. As for lederer, well, HOF and lederer should never be even mentioned in the same sentence. HOS... Hall of Shame as Daniel puts it is spot on. They would qualify with unanimous support!

jay 2011-10-13 09:05:00

annie duke is a joke and a thief and a lying *****

mavman 2011-10-13 06:42:59

Daniel is spot on the lederer twins have a chequered past and yet one is being nominated with the legends of the game daniel is right to voice his opinion and I for one respect the man.

MrBump 2011-10-12 01:48:42

For once i am in total agreement with DN about this. Well said :)

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