Daniel Negreanu: The best loser in poker
Daniel Negreanu gets over $800k loss to Patrik Antonius...by going to the tennis with him
|by German Virgin||January, 30th 2012||
Above: Daniel Negreanu showed real class after his Aussie Millions loss
Hats off to Daniel Negreanu.
The 37-year-old has certainly had his enemies (Annie Duke, anyone?) but nobody can say he's a bad loser.
Most of us sukily storm off after getting kicked out of a tournament, any tournament, especially when it's right on the bubble.
But not Kid Poker.
As Phil Ivey went on to claim the biggest cash of his career and Antonius picked up $1,200,000 just for finishing 2nd, the Canadian walked away empty-handed, with Gus Hansen landing the $800k 'last place' cash in 3rd.
So, the next day, Negreanu got up, had a late breakfast and decided to clear his head by going to the tennis with...Patrik Antonius and his wife Maya.
He joked: "Just seeing Patrik tilts me right now!" as they all settled down to watch the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal together.
He added:"One of the greatest tennis matches of all time and I'm actually here to see it.
"Wow, what a moment in history I'll never forget."
All that was followed up a few hours later by a heartfelt final Tweet from Australia, thanking the staff at the Crown Melbourne for making his stay so enjoyable.
Say what you like about Negreanu, but the man has class.