Kid Poker Flips Out Over Internet Glitch

By Ben Hamill - July 14 2020
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Kid Poker Flips Out Over Internet Glitch

It’s easy to forget that Canadian Poker-pro Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu is only human and not only the no-emotion-show guru we so often perceive him to be. Recently forced out of hand by an internet connection glitch while playing in the 2020 WSOP Online Event #10: $600 Monster Stack, Negreanu positively flipped his lid out of pure frustration.

To make matters even worse, the GGPoker ambassador seemed to have been getting ready to play quite the hand when the flop happened not only on the table, but also with the star player’s online connection. Which really goes to show yet again that glitches happen to everyone – even to the best of the best.

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About Kid Poker

Born July 26, 1974, in Toronto, Ontario Canada, Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu already at the age of only sixteen discovered a passionate affinity for hustling pool, gambling games, and playing Poker. Young Negreanu also had a love for numbers, statistics, and the odds of probability. All of these combined eventually came together and culminated in the genius we know today.

Negreanu remembers always having enjoyed a competitive challenge. Never one to be content with an ordinary life lived by the masses, Kid Poker at the age of only 21 packed up his belongings and head on out to Las Vegas – a place Negreanu describes as the “City of Lights”.

He remembers having very soon discovered that the casinos operating in Vegas were very different to those back home in Toronto. The difference between Toronto and Las Vegas meant that Kid Poker would end up several times losing his entire bankroll in Sin City and having to move back on out to Toronto in order to try and make it all up again. He however persisted and soon, he started “plugging the leaks” and bringing his A-Game.

WSOP Fame

He continued to work tirelessly and tenaciously at polishing his game and eventually, it all began paying off big-time. Negreanu was in 1997 named best all-round player at Foxwoods’ World Poker Final, and in 1998, ended up entering his debut World Series of Poker event. He won that very event – a $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em event – and that year, at the age of only 23, became the youngers player ever to win a World Series of Poker bracelet. This, incidentally, was the year he earned the moniker “Kid Poker”.

The Canadian hasn’t looked back even once since and is today regarded by many as one of the greatest players of all time. 

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