Daniel Negreanu has weighed in on "JJProdigy" in his most recent blog entitled "My Take on the JJProdigy Kid" (link below).
Negreanu is not happy at all with Josh Field, the player known online as "JJProdigy." Nor is he happy with Poker Road, the site that recently conducted a much talked-about interview with "JJProdigy". Negreanu says that they "really dropped the ball in this interview" and were "way,way, too nice." He goes on to say that Poker Road lobbed him softball questions and should have instead put him on the spot by asking pointed and tough questions.
Negreanu then went on to say that "JJProdigy" is a liar, and expressed outrage that Field openly said that he couldn't promise that he wouldn't be playing on Pokerstars or Full Tilt in a month (sites that he has been banned from).
Negreanu then goes on to say that comparing "JJProdigy" to Justin "Zeejustin" Bonomo is like comparing apples and oranges, as Bonomo sincerely apologized for his actions and has been accepted by the poker community. "JJProdigy", on the other hand, obviously hasn't been accepted by the poker community as many felt that his apology was empty and that he wasn't truly sorry for his actions.
Negreanu then says that "I can be left with no other opinion that this kid is a liar, a cheater, and that his behavior is very unlikely to change."
The full blog posting by Daniel Negreanu can be read here:
My Take on the JJProdigy Kid
Negreanu had this to say about Gavin Smith, one of the people that interviewed Field on Poker Road, on his message board:
"I thought his comments were awful as well in regards to making him look like he approved completely."
About JJProdigy playing "live" poker, Negreanu had this to say on 2+2:
"As far as live play goes, this kid being allowed to play, and possibly win, is very damaging for poker on a larger scale. Can you imagine hosting a tournament, this kid wins, and you have to be like, 'Congratulations, well done. You deserved it, blah, blah, blah.'"
What's your take? Is Negreanu right?
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