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billryan
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June 3rd, 2020 at 6:47:05 PM permalink
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Case dismissed



How shocking.

agree. Though itís disappointing as IMO the evidence is overwhelming that he cheated.



But it wasn't decided on the evidence

Rather on California law pertaining to whether gambling losses are actionable.

This is a situation where the plaintiff attorneys didn't familiarize themselves with that or come up with a legit counter law.

That will be their next move although they have been severely hobbled.

Postle has still the onus hanging over his head imo



The onus for what? To prove he is innocent?
If the plaintiffs' attorneys weren't up to snuff, perhaps none of the good ones wanted to take the case, knowing there was no case.
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June 3rd, 2020 at 7:41:01 PM permalink
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Case dismissed



How shocking.

agree. Though itís disappointing as IMO the evidence is overwhelming that he cheated.



But it wasn't decided on the evidence

Rather on California law pertaining to whether gambling losses are actionable.

This is a situation where the plaintiff attorneys didn't familiarize themselves with that or come up with a legit counter law.

That will be their next move although they have been severely hobbled.

Postle has still the onus hanging over his head imo



The onus for what? To prove he is innocent?
If the plaintiffs' attorneys weren't up to snuff, perhaps none of the good ones wanted to take the case, knowing there was no case.



To be clear the onus of the cheating allegations in relation to his future at Poker, not in a court of law

The Poker community believe he is a cheat and got a get out of jail free card
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September 22nd, 2020 at 2:22:58 PM permalink
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Good write up of the case at Wired.

https://www.wired.com/story/stones-poker-cheating-scandal/https://www.wired.com/story/stones-poker-cheating-scandal/

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September 22nd, 2020 at 2:26:05 PM permalink
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You know how when you get arrested and they say ďyou have the right to remain silentĒ? Well that applies to anyone who comes up and talks to you.

Itís exactly what Mike Postle did too. And it paid off I think.



Exactly, everyone here is and has been bashing him for staying quiet and "hiding".

There is zero good that would come from public appearances.
Nobody would believe any statement that he made, and it would just make him look more guilty (generally in the court of public opinion, ignoring scandals is the best option, if you open yourself up to endless interviews and social media posts, people remember).

I don't know whether he was 100% guilty or not (nobody does except for him and maybe Stones), but regardless if he did cheat or did not cheat, he handled this scandal 100% correctly.

Of course even if he never has a judgment issued against him, which seems likely, (and criminal charges will never happen, at least not against him directly, people need to get that out of their mind), his poker life is basically over, nobody will want to play with him again, even if its in a safe environment...Ö So this scandal has already damaged him for life..... He is going to have trouble being a "poker pro" when he is barred from many cardrooms and websites so the idea that he got off unscathed is incorrect (for those that said it, not directly towards you or your quote) ....
DRich
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September 22nd, 2020 at 6:27:42 PM permalink
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He is going to have trouble being a "poker pro" when he is barred from many cardrooms and websites so the idea that he got off unscathed is incorrect (for those that said it, not directly towards you or your quote) ....



I doubt many card rooms will ban him. Thankfully people are now aware and can either play with him or not.
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September 22nd, 2020 at 6:30:11 PM permalink
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I doubt many card rooms will ban him. Thankfully people are now aware and can either play with him or not.



dont forget he apparently only won at the live streaming events and did not so well when he played off camera... he probably is a fish
DRich
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September 22nd, 2020 at 6:58:05 PM permalink
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dont forget he apparently only won at the live streaming events and did not so well when he played off camera... he probably is a fish



Assuming that is true wouldn't people want to play with him?
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September 22nd, 2020 at 7:00:43 PM permalink
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Assuming that is true wouldn't people want to play with him?



Hey you werent supposed to get it that quickly!

... and the newest poker scandal thats coming out is going to make mike postle look like a child
unJon
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September 22nd, 2020 at 7:22:31 PM permalink
Quote: heatmap

Hey you werent supposed to get it that quickly!

... and the newest poker scandal thats coming out is going to make mike postle look like a child



Whatís the latest??
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