Friday, February 3, 2012

Daniel Negreanu’s $100,000 in Funds on PokersStars Account Has Been Hacked

Daniel Negreanu's email and PokerStars account were hacked yesterday and reveals via his Twitter account. Negreanu became aware of the break-in as he was returning home from competing in the Aussie Millions in Melbourne, Australia. Upon discovering the hacking of his accounts, Negreanu tweeted his friends and fans, “Important: Do NOT send me any emails the account appears to have been hacked. Just landed in LA nice news.”  Later he told in an interview, "I was on an airplane home while this guy was joyriding my Stars account. He hacked my email and I got that back, still figuring out what happened. When I have all the details I'll share when it makes sense to.

A computer hacker managed to compromise Daniel Negreanu’s PokerStars and e-mail accounts, sitting down at the virtual felt under the Canadian pro’s screen name and recklessly playing with Negreanu’s $100,000 in funds on account at the world’s top poker site. Apparently not contented with PokerStars’ hefty deposit bonus of 100% up to $600, the internet hacker instead enjoyed throwing around KidPoker’s bankroll. By all acounts, the hacker’s poker skills paled in comparison to his devilish computer talents, as he played very poorly. Seated at the $100/$200 no-limit tables, the hacker managed to play over 400 hands under the "KidPoker" account and lost over $46,000.

Poker players noticed the unpredictable play coming from Negreanu’s account, with some posting on popular poker forums that the poker pro was perhaps hungover and making poor decisions. In one particular hand, the miscreant hacker called five bets with A-5 offsuit. In response to the posts by confused fans, Negreanu’s posted reply said, “Some of you NVGtards really thought that was me??? Man HSP [High Stakes Poker] has really done wonders for my image.” In reference to poker television show High Stakes Poker were KidPoker has lost $2,182,850, making him the biggest loser in the show’s history.

Rumor has it that PokerStars will reimburse Negreanu’s account with the money foolishly squandered by the computer hacker.

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