Daniel Negreanu has never had a soft corner for Annie Duke and much to the contrary has openly disapproved of her in many of his statements. However, the two function well professionally and always accord each other the respect due to a poker player whenever they find occasion to meet.

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In his recent video blog article or rant and later in a poker forum, he takes on both Lederer and Annie Duke, and while it seems there is always something to be said about Lederer from Full Tilt Poker, Annie Duke is also a good target. Despite both Negreanu and Duke being stars of the upcoming movie All In, they still do not seem to have learnt to get along.
Ranting away, Daniel Negreanu seems to really hate this poker player, which is a strong reaction for Negreanu as he is usually rather amicable except in the case of Full Tilt Poker. He openly calls Annie Duke a liar. “Very long story but short answer. Liar, cheater, thief. She will screw people over, and has, and will continue to any chance she’s given,” he said. Obviously, there is some story behind this, but there is no clear fact about what the real bone of contention between the two of them really is.
Daniel Negreanu also mentioned a recent meeting with Howard Lederer, who is also Annie Duke’s brother, a fact that may be unknown to a few in the poker community. Negreanu may be turning a little of the anger that he has for Lederer on to Duke, and one must wonder if this is fair.
However, it must also be noted that Lederer’s Full Tilt Poker and Annie Duke’s Epic Poker are both in serious financial messes. Negreanu’s strongest statements regarding Annie Duke came out when the poker player was being nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame.
Negreanu was very vocal about it and questioned, “For what? Robbing people at UB? Owing Russ Hamilton money and never paying him back? For stealing money from people at the poker table? For representing poker in the worst light imaginable when she was on Celebrity Apprentice? For all those things then yes. If you took out the “F” and added and “Sh” in the word fame then yes, I think she should be inducted,” he said.
However, as seen on the TV show Celebrity Apprentice, Annie Duke came across as a strong but tough as nails lady and did not have too many fans.