Ivey, Negreanu & Hansen in $2000/$4000 Mix games action at the Bellagio

Negreanu blog reveals Bellagio action

According to his blog, Daniel Negreanuarmed with $100K this past week, has been in the thick of the action over at the Bellagio. He faced off against Doyle Brunson, Gus Hansen, Phil Ivey and several other familiar names, and did not enjoy a promising start. Negreanu‘s losses were substantial, as his reintroduction to prop bets after years of not playing them resulted in a $436K loss. That’s not to say he was losing at poker, as he was in fact up by $50K during the game! This heavy losing session is just the tip of the iceberg, as his further posts outline.

“The cast of characters in the game last night was quite nostalgic for me. A lot of the most popular faces during the golden era that you don’t hear much about anymore were playing. The likes of Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius, Jennifer Harman, with a little bit of new blood sprinkled in.

Just like in the old days, props were being played. I remember when we used to play props on shows like Poker After Dark or High Stakes Poker it ended up being quite confusing for the viewer, and it’s no less confusing today” 

“This is essentially juice free gambling for degens and I must say, I really love it! The props typically play bigger than the actual poker game. I ended up playing until 4:30am and winning $50k in the poker game, but losing a whopping $436,000 playing props!”

Negreanu recalls almost dropping a“big bean” in San Diego

In a remarkable other story related by Daniel Negreanu in his blog, he speaks of a game which took place in a small casino in San Diego some years ago. Chip Reese, Johnny Chan, Phil Ivey and Gus Hansen were in attendance, and as some of the players hadn’t brought enough cash to buy chips for a $4K/$8K game, they used $1 chips instead. Such was their trust in each other, they agreed to settle debts when they got back to Vegas. At around 8am, with only Negreanu, Ivey and Hansen remaining, Ivey turned to Negreanu and said, “first time you ever been stuck a big bean?” After realising he was down by $1.3 million, it quickly became apparent to Negreanu that a “big bean” was a million dollars. He managed to create a happy ending to the story however, as his blog explains.

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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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