Daniel Negreanu Defends Phil Ivey in Ongoing Full Tilt Turmoil

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In his forum thread at Full Contact Poker, Daniel Negreanu came to the defence of his long-time friend Phil Ivey in his blog in regards to the Full Tilt turmoil.

Like several other prominent Full Tilt Team poker pros and shareholders, Ivey has been attacked by his fans for supposedly making millions for being associated with the site.

Negreanu goes on to say that Ivey had no influence in the business part of Full Tilt.

“The Ivey hate truly boggles my mind. Anyone who knows this guy knows he didn’t have the first clue what was going on. Here is a guy, great poker player, but not interested in any of that crap. He has a bevvy of assistants, doesn’t answer phone calls or texts, despite having several phones, loses his phones regularly. Up until a few years ago he didn’t know how to use e-mail, before that, he didn’t know how to turn on a computer, but once it was on, he sure knew how to beat the crap out of anyone who chose to play online poker against him.

Why does anyone differentiate Ivey from the rest of team FTP? Cause he was the best? Cause he was used in ads? Cause he was black? I don’t get it! He wasn’t on the board of directors and didn’t care much at all what happened with daily operations. He was too busy either flying around the country hustling craps, or busting bankrolls online and at the Bellagio.”

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