JimMorrison
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June 1st, 2011 at 1:35:52 AM permalink
I'm sure Phil is very pissed at the damage done to his reputation but it's pretty stupid to claim he's not playing the WSOP because other players haven't gotten paid. He's not playing because he doesn't want to take abuse every single day at every single table. Players are pissed off. Full Tilt dropped the ball bigtime. Don't get me wrong, it's not their fault the gestapo in the Justice Dept did this bullshit but they should have had their money segregated like they always claimed.

http://news.bluffmagazine.com/phil-ivey-files-suit-against-tiltware-not-playing-wsop-20981/
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EvenBob
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June 1st, 2011 at 1:38:25 AM permalink
He's such a dickhead.
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JimMorrison
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June 1st, 2011 at 1:39:25 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

He's such a dickhead.



Ivey?? Ivey is far from a dickhead, very cool guy actually. I like and respect him, I just think his reason for not playing in the WSOP is bullshit.
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June 1st, 2011 at 1:56:17 AM permalink
Quote: JimMorrison

Ivey?? Ivey is far from a dickhead



LOL, of course you're right, I like Ivey. I saw Ivey and read Helmuth, who really is a dickhead. Pretty funny.
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zippyboy
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June 1st, 2011 at 2:49:51 AM permalink
okay...

#1 Ivey is not a dickhead. Hellmuth is a dickhead. Matusow is borderline, but more playful and ignorant.

#2 there is chatter on the world wide Inter-web-net that this is fake.

#3 WSOP needs/wants Ivey because he's the polar opposite of dickheadedness.

#4 As an investor and sponsored pro at FTP, Ivey is not legally burdened with day-to-day management of the business.

#5 I've met Phil Ivey, and he's not a dickhead. At all.
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EvenBob
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June 1st, 2011 at 4:03:36 AM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

okay...

Matusow is borderline,



Read his book, he's a borderline psycho..
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DJTeddyBear
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June 1st, 2011 at 4:53:14 AM permalink
If you believe the rumors that Phil Ivey is part owner of Full Tilt, then I can't blame him for hiding.

If the rumors are false, then he is foolish for not participating in the WSOP.

Frankly, I kinda think this suggests that the rumor is correct.
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June 1st, 2011 at 6:42:07 PM permalink
Quote: zippyboy


#2 there is chatter on the world wide Inter-web-net that this is fake.



ESPN is now covering it http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/poker/news/story?id=6614429
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June 2nd, 2011 at 4:37:10 AM permalink
Quote: JimMorrison

ESPN is now covering it....

I think it's more accurate to say that ESPN is reporting it.

"Covering" implies that they are doing some journalistic investigating and/or contributing new information to the story.
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June 2nd, 2011 at 4:45:06 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Read his book, he's a borderline psycho..


Yep, I do have his book. Entertaining read, but 3/5 of it is about the ever-shifting buffet of pills his dr. prescribes for him. That......gets really boring. Imagine if your friend who is into Star Trek constantly speaks in Klingon to you. Gets old....real fast.
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