May 16, 2019 Poker Gossip, VIP-Grinders News Petr Černý

Negreanu names Ike Haxton in quartet of ‘stuck’ players

Daniel Negreanu’s latest thoughts on the super high roller poker scene seem to have upset some of his colleagues. Kid Poker named the four players he thinks might well be ‘stuck’ despite having $multi-millions in tournament winnings – and Ike Haxton tops the ‘non-profit list’…

First on Daniels list: Ike Haxton

Schwartz’s poser – “How far down the top 100 money winners list do you have to go to find a losing tournament player?” – led to Daniel naming Ike Haxton, Dominik Nitsche, Sean Winter and Dan Shak as the quartet he thinks are most likely to have lost –or at least not really won – money, despite massive career earnings.

I went through it with a fine toothcomb and found 4 names who very well could be stuck”, stated Negreanu. He explained of all-time number 13 on the moneywinner’s list, Haxton, that an “average for last 4 years of about $5million buy-ins” could spell trouble.

Negreanu names Ike Haxton in quartet of ‘stuck’ players

Ike Haxton has $25,948,295 in recorded winnings on Hendon Mob, more than $6million of that coming in the past year, with a Super High Roller Bowl scoop of $3,672,000 included.

The upside for poor Ike Haxton, as Daniel explains later, is that “He makes a lot of money in cash games…had significant pieces of others…and that more than makes up for being break-even yourself”.

Daniels second pick: Dominik Nitsche

Next up on Daniel’s ‘losers list’ is Dominik Nitsche. The German currently sits 26th on the all-time list with $18,016,133 but according to Daniel a possible loser with his liking for “SHR, SHRB, $100k buy-ins”.

Negreanu names Ike Haxton in quartet of ‘stuck’ players

Nitsche shrugged it off with a smart response…

…and Daniel was quick to offer his apologies for any offence taken…

…but that didn’t appease everyone, Negreanu accused of a potentially harmful public ‘name-and-shame’…

Third spot goes to Sean Winter

Number 3 on the poker pauper’s list is Sean Winter, the Florida pro amassing $12,758,001 for number 46th all-time, but another regular on the SHR circuit.

Negreanu names Ike Haxton in quartet of ‘stuck’ players

Negreanu says this lifetime earnings amount equates to “3 or 4 years of buy-ins”, so Winter is roughly breakeven at best.

Despite Negreanu’s protestations, the poker community in general quickly smelled a potentially ‘enjoyable’ quarrel, the kind such tweets often produce…

And the fourth place goes to…Dan Shak

Dan Shak was named as the 4th of Negreanu’s strugglers from the top 100.

Negreanu names Ike Haxton in quartet of ‘stuck’ players

The Pokerstars man stated that hedge-fund manager Shak is someone “I’m pretty confident about”, though adding of the highstakes semi-pro: “If he’s stuck, he’s not stuck very much

Well, if this story takes off as a multi-way Twitter spat as seems likely, it won’t be because the subject itself hasn’t been on almost every poker fan’s discussion list for quite some time now – DATpodcast host Schwartz stating it clearly enough…

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