The Bat remembers a promotion Daniel Negreanu did once upon a time where he awarded a prize to some lucky internet-er to be his protege. The Bat imagines it was a bit like the Seinfeld episode when Kramer had an intern with all kinds of shenanigans.
Course what qualifies as shenanigans for Negreanu? Does he make the poor kid eat his mother’s Vegan cooking? Walk the golf course while Danny Boy is duffing it? Write his blog posts?
The Bat could use a Robin to do just that. The Bat would say “Write these blog posts, boy wonder,” even if the Bat can’t get no love from www.gulfcoastpoker.net. The Bat should be top of the page.
Anyway, Danny Boy offered his liege training in poker and at any point the lucky winner would be on his way to making millions on the virtual and real felt being Danny’s boy. Yet, we haven’t heard from any protege of Negreanu taking over the poker world.
If Kirk Morrison was, then that would have made sense, instead he was just an old friend in hiding in New Zealand. Guy clearly had game, but after blowing up one year we haven’t heard too much from him since. Maybe he and Danny reconnected and Kirk got some of the coaching Danny was offering to his prodigies in training.
The Bat doesn’t have a bone to pick with Negreanu, though it’s okay to pull on Superboy’s cape every now and then, and the Bat has been inspired to find his own sidekick because of kid poker.
To be eligible for this prize (and by prize the Bat means being his unpaid personal assistant) a player must be over 21, eligible to play in any casino anywhere, except for Monaco (the Bat has no interest in playing there), the boy wonder must be willing for one tournament to dress up like the boy wonder, must be able to crush online blackjack, and the Bat means crush the game, because of late the Bat likes to play blackjack online–A LOT, and the applicant… should actually be female. Forget the boy wonder, let’s make that the girl wonder.
Okay, to review. The girl must be able to fill out a Robin costume, and in the event she can’t find one, a cowgirls cheer-leading costume will be an acceptable substitute, the girl must be able play online blackjack really well, maybe not as well as would be necessary if it was a boy who had to play blackjack online but still crush a lot. In return, the Bat will donate his extensive knowledge of poker infrequently.