Negreanu totally off his game in High Stakes Poker
In my opinion Daniel Negreanu is one of the most stable and consistent poker pros out there. I've rarely seen him make any big mistakes, but in the latest episode (#3) of High Stakes Poker season five his game totally falls apart.
It all starts with a hand he plays against Barry Greenstein. Negreanu gets pretty unlucky hitting a two pair on the turn when Greenstein has flopped the nut straight. And ends up making a questionable $50k call on the river. In the very next hand he gives up a $75k pot on the turn against Eli Ezra after reading the situation totally wrong. Not realizing that when a J hits on the A-K-Q board it's just as scary for Ezra (holding K-Q) as it is for him (A-8s). After that he's pretty quiet until the last hand of the episode where he loses his whole stack to David Benyamine in a $416,200 pot after making a very questionable raise. He should have listened to Benyamine when he said:
- Just be careful what you do.