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Heading for the WPT London Poker Classic at the weekend, can hardly wait. I decided in the meantime that I could bring peace to the world.

Dear Annie and Daniel,

Heal the world, make it a better place, for you and for me and the entire human race. I write to you both here to plead with you to calm down and offer the guiding diplomatic hand of Tony G to smooth things over. If necessary I will lube up with aloe vera and lavender and give you both a deep relaxing massage.

Peace in the valley, peace in the city, peace in your soul. Either that or listen to Bob Marley. As Kid Creole and the Coconuts said: ‘Annie, I’m not your daddy,’ as Elton John sang: ‘ Daniel my brother you are older than me do you still feel the pain of the scars that won’t heal.’

UN Peacekeeping Envoy

These scars need to heal so consider Tony G the United Nations – let’s send in the peacekeepers. Let me soothe you.

Daniel, you had your General McCrystal moment but you have apologized and that is the main thing. I saw your interview with Kimberley Lansing at the WPT Legends of Poker and know you are really sorry. Annie, you have your right to reply but  everything has now got a lot worse. All I can do is plead with you both to kiss and make up (perhaps kissing is too far) but let’s wave the white flag right now – let’s call a permanent ceasefire.

I am Switzerland (not in Switzerland) and here on the end of a phone if you think I can help – my counseling services will get to the heart of the matter. You know I have heart and I don’t like to see people destroying each other.

Can Everyone Calm Down

I saw that Howard stepped in and called Daniel a neanderthal – I’ve been called that in the past too. This makes matters even worse. Calm down, calm down everyone! I was just reading Spartan Fox’s blog on Cardrunners – he thinks the only solution here is to have a debate between Daniel Negreanu and Annie Duke over the merits of ladies events and put it on pay per view.

I say this isn’t necessary, lets smooth over this situation, let’s try and forget that it ever happened. I know this fantastic place in Utah where you can get away from the world and I will pay for you to both go there and relax and chill out.

You are both important ambassadors for the game we love – please let’s resolve this in a diplomatic manner otherwise someone is going to get really hurt.

Lots of love

Tony G x


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