Daniel Negreanu Throws Chair after Phil Hellmuth Gets Lucky on the River

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Daniel Negreanu Throws Chair after Phil Hellmuth Gets Lucky on the River
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01 Dec

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Daniel Negreanu is known for his long-term poker success, veganism and being an ambassador of the game. What he isn’t known for is having outbursts at the poker table.

Deep in a World Series of Poker event, Negreanu tangled with Phil Hellmuth and got burned on the river. His reaction was surprising, to say the least.


The Hand

At the final table of the $50,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller event with only three player remaining, Negreanu was in second place with 10,175,000 chips. The chip leader, Jeremy Ausmus, started the hand with 10.9 million and Hellmuth started with 4.4 million.

Ausmus folded to Hellmuth who limped in the small blind for 250k with QT96. Negreanu. With AK43, raised it to 1.5 million, and Hellmuth called. The flop came T65 and Hellmuth, with two-pair, shoved his 2.9 million chips into the 3.5 million chip pot.

Negreanu, with an open ender and a backdoor flush, decided to run his equity. Negreanu hit a 7 on the turn giving him a straight, but the river ten completed Hellmuth’s full house.

Negreanu proceeded to throw his chair in anger while Hellmuth exclaimed, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” and high-fived with supporters. After losing that crucial pot, Negreanu would go on to finish third for $519,764.

Hellmuth had a chance to make history with his 17th bracelet, but lost the heads-up match against Ausmus, earned $1.1 million and a bracelet.



A History?

Negreanu has recently been known for his outrageous, and frankly hilarious, blow-ups while live-streaming poker. In one memorable outburst, Negreanu’s software froze while playing the WSOP Online, and he blew up while streaming.


Despite chucking a chair out of anger, Negreanu had a very successful WSOP. He cashed in a total of seventeen tournaments, with his best cashes taking place in the $50,000 No Limit Hold-Em High Roller and the Pot Limit Omaha High Roller where he finished third in both.


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Nikk from Western New York is a part-time journalist, a successful tournament poker player, and an avid fly fisherman.Read more

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