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  1. so you are saying that an internet donk is capable of manuevering(spelling) passed 8500 poker players? i dont care how lucky you are, there is still quite a bit of skill involved. think about this :lets say the ME only had 100 people, well someone who was really lucky can easily pass all of them. A really good rush of hands can slide you easily into the final table.now with so many people strategy plays a huge part. Just because they are online players doesn't mean they are donks, they did win like 2-3 satelittes in a row to get there, i'm sure they have SOME skill. come on, give us internet players a break.all the internet players pretty much won 2-3 satelittes in a row to earn there spot there, while the pro's just paid there way into there. now which requiers more skill? obviosuly im not knocking on the pro's, but i'm defending the internet players.
    one word.....MONEYMAKERNot taking anything away from internet players...especially being one myself. Just saying with the crap shoot the ME has turned into.....i dont' care what you say...it's a crapshoot....there is a good chance that with 8500+ players, the person who wins will be some internet player whose skills aren't as good as many of the pros. The fact that the ME is such a high paying tourney puts people on the money list and regards them highly is sad.....to say that Moneymaker or Varkonyi are great poker players because they are high on that list is ridiculous in itself. i'm saying you should only be on the money list based on X amount of cashes....kind of like baseball where you don't qualify for batting titles without a number of at bats
  2. trouble is...not posting for 30 minutes. Sometimes i dont' have 30 minutes to read and if i feel the need to respond to something ........i can't wait around.Maybe you should've waited 30 minutes before making this topic

  3. I got MARRIED and HONEYMOONED in Vegas!!! Although, my honeymoon was all about pool tournaments and poker since they are the 2 things me and my husband both like to do. My brother came down for the wedding and him and a few of my friends did the helicopter thingy and stuff which as touristy things they said were fantastic....so maybe your bride will like that stuff. The Hover Dam tour (i've never been but i'm not a touring kind of person) they really liked. Make sure you take her downtown for the light show, everyone loves that and you don't have to gamble.Also Celine is AWESOME!! i NEVER ever thought I'd say that, but it's a great show even if you don't like her music (i couldn't even tell you what she sang) but it is a fabulous show and well worth the ticket price.Congrats on getting married and good luck on your honeymoonBTW....i'm still VERY happily married

  4. His mother said "ha ha no more money for charity"????Wow that's one dysfunctional family!!!!Truthfully, if that's what she said that's awful and makes me sick how someone who is about to be very fortunate (even 9th is a nice size paycheck) could seem so heartless. I'm not rich (or close to it)....i work for a living and would think that if i ever came into something like that, i wouldn't mind giving a little to others. I would be rooting for someone i know to win it (or me) but i never would've been rooting against someone who was giving his money to charity like that (at least not out loud-lol)

  5. While reading another post, someone mentioned Tiger Woods being the World Champion of golf in reference to Greg Raymer being a World Champion of poker and this made me think:I think they should either change the "World Champion" title or restructure things. In the last 4 years of the WSOP virually unknowns have come crawling out of the woodwork to win the ME. I know they have all become professional players since their wins but only Raymer has actually proven himself to be a force (Hachem maybe but only because of his finish this year in the ME) Other than that, it seems like none of these guys are "top" pros and will probably never be.With that said.....The WSOP should be more like golf where you have to qualify to qualify to get into a major tourney...could you imagine if the Masters was opened to anyone who walked out on the first tee on the Thursday morning and paid whatever the entry fee was? Not saying that the top pros might not win it, but you would get alot of people you'd never heard of walking around with green jackets only to never hear from them again in a winning sense.I think the WSOP has to crown the "World Champion" in some sort of invite only tourney that proves that they have the skills to be a force in the professional poker world...not that they are some internet donk that got really good cards and got lucky for a week.FLAME ON!!!

  6. i voted no, actually for alot of reasons.I think it can only give lawmakers and lobbyists in the US more ammunition against the war of online poker (and trust me, they'll use all they can) I don't think suing everyone is the right course of action, I think the mentality of "suing" people in the US is far out of control (sry Canadian here). I think it becomes riduculousAlthough i think the 7 involved have some valid points, i often wonder why there aren't MORE names on the lawsuit. If i was filing a lawsuit against a big corporation, i would want as many names on it as possible to show a validity. It also makes me ask, if so many of the poker players agree with it, why haven't they added their names to the suit? If it's such a good idea...there would be more than 7 out of (say for arguments sake) the 100 top pros on there (i just don't know where some of them sit on the scale)I think the timings wrong, i think they should all be banning together to save online poker, cause trust me if the government wants to pass a law, it takes a mighty strong cause to stop them. (trust me)

  7. i'd push personally. There is only a small chance that he actually has AA. The fact that he checked the flop could mean he slow played AA or more than likely, could mean a smaller pp KK, QQ even AK afraid of the Ax to pair the board. I just think the likeliness of him actually having you beat at that point is very slim and i would go for itsry didn't see the flush draw there, still go nuts he probably would've continued bet the flush draw on the flop.

  8. I also want to point out the absence of such players as Chris Moneymaker, Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari and all but 4 of the ultra-famous Full Tilt Poker "family" from this lawsuit. If Raymer and Hachem's pokerstars contracts were somewhow threatened by the duality of WPT using their likeness, then why is Chris Moneymaker, the original of the PokerStars Main Event champ, not associated with the lawsuit? Is his contract so different from Hachem and Raymer's contracts with Stars that Moneymaker is somehow able to not breach his contract while Raymer and Hachem do? (and I'm not even mentioning the fact that Raymer and Hachem haven't accomplished diddly squat in WPT events while Moneymaker has a 2nd place finish in the Bay 101 even, so if anyone's likeness could potentially used by the WPT, it would be Moneymaker's). Same goes for the fact that Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari, the two most visible Ultimatebet.com members are not associated with the lawsuit while Annie Duke is. If the lawsuit was so important for the poker players, and especially ones associated with online poker sites, how was Ms. Duke NOT able to pursuade his fellow UB players such as Hellmuth, Esfandiari or Deeb to join this lawsuit? And why are Mike Matusow, Phil Ivey, Erick Lindgren, Jennifer Harman, Erik Seidel and the plethora of remaining Team FullTilt members not involved in this lawsuit? I mean, if Ferguson and Bloch are going to criticize Daniel for somehow being against poker players as a whole, maybe they should start with their own "family" and get guys like Matusow and Ivey to join. The fact that those FTP team members not involved in the WPT lawsuit are being silent, in my opinion, speaks volumes.
    my senitments exactly...NH
  9. IMO, i would've spoken to the police and had him arrested. if he's 13 and thinks its a joke...wait until he's 18 and you see the **** he gets into. If you don't scare the living **** out of him now and show him his behaviour has consequences, he's going to be nothing but problems later. No offense but this child needs some serious serious help. You may think you're doing him a favour by not telling the police or beating him senseless, but the more you let him get away with..........the worse it's going to get, especially if you let him off relatively easy.

  10. To the OP,(Daniel please feel free to correct me if i'm wrong or if anything offends) The impression i get is that Daniel just feels that by these 7 bringing a lawsuit against the WPT is the bad idea here. I don't really think it has anything to do with either of the parties or what the issues are. I think it's just that with the US looking to ban internet poker, it's giving politicians more ammunition. Why choose now to throw gasoline on the fire....it's already ripping through the forrest on its own. I don't think he has expressed an opinion of who is right or wrong on the issues of the suit, just that the manner and timing of things is not right.Like i stated, this is how i've interpreted DN's view, if it's wrong i apologize and please correct.

  11. i personally think that regardless of who is right or wrong here, (i've done a little reading and although i'm not completely versed on the subject, i think i have a better understanding of it) this is completely ridiculous!!!! i do believe that the WPT is somewhat over the top in regards to their release clause however, i think the 7 involved having exclusivity contracts with other companies and limiting themselves is in fact THEIR OWN FAULT. I can see how the WPT needs to change their practices but slapping a frivolous lawsuit on them, especially at a time when the whole internet poker empire is in great jeopardy is completely insane.I am from Canada so i'm not familiar with US law. I do however notice that "lawsuits" are very common in the United States....i think this is one of THOSEi think this situation is better handled in an adult manner, you know alot of people sitting and talking and coming to an agreement.

  12. Lets start with: if the WPT didn't exsist, Phil Gordon would NOT have a market for his instructional video nor would he have crappy Celebrity Poker Showdown.What is with everyone in the United States (really no offense meant) thinking that it's ok to shift all the blame of your OWN mistakes by suing someone else for it.Maybe he should be suing expertinsight.com instead, since in all probablilty, it was the 2nd thing he signed, not the 1st.I agree it seems unfair that the WPT makes the players sign away certain things, but lets face it, you don't get something for nothing, at least not in the real world. There is a far better way to handle these situations...than to tie up the courts with a frivolous lawsuit. I'm sure if ALL the players came together and could agree on what needed to be changed and proposed the changes in a civil manner rather than a hostile "i'm gonna take my toys, go home and tell my mommy" attitude, changes might happen as people are more approachable when not threatened.As for the 7 involved, i really have to repeat myself in saying ...you knew the consequences of signing exclusivity deals ..you really need to own up to your actions and live with the decisions you've made. It's not wrong to try and bring change if you go about it in the right way. But the world does not revolve around you and not everyone has to cater to your needs.

  13. all of these 7 players have opted to give up their own exclusivity rights to their respective online poker sites, so now they are complaining that they are ineligible for these tourneys because of their decisions to make money elsewhere. This was their own decisions and now it would seem that they are upset by what they have chose to do and are crying about it by bringing a lawsuit about. LOOK FOLKS, YOU CAN'T HAVE YOU'RE CAKE AND EAT IT TOO!!!! Has the WPT changed its release that drastically in the last few years that these players did not know what they were getting into when they signed their rights away in their own personal website contracts????? My guess, AND SINCE I HAVE NO LEGAL DEGREE OR ALOT OF INFORMATION ON THE SUBJECT THIS IS ONLY AN OPINION AND ONLY MY OPINION, IN NO WAY DOES IT REFLECT THE OPINION OF ANYONE ELSE. (my disclaimer) is that they've made a bad decision to sign rights away to their respective online sites, and now they are unhappy with said decisions because it limits their participation in WPT events so they are trying to have it both ways. I'm sorry ...you chose to do what you have done, now stop crying and grow up. It's not the WPT'S fault you did what you did, nor do i think they are to blame. I also feel very sorry for the respective internet sites when the 7 go off and sue them for violating their rights after they lose their suit against the WPT cause that will be their next course of action. BTW if this was so terrible why isn't Phil Hellmuth involved, (i know he's with UB and pretty much under contract similar to Annie) and he's still plays WPT events regularly. He is probably the most vocal.

  14. i can't play on bodog, for some reason they discriminate against us Canadians.....but they are soooooo willing to advertise on our televisions.PS....does anyone know why they won't accept Canadian accounts?

  15. that made me laugh too, but in all honesty, until this whole thing started i didn't know who the 7 in the lawsuit were (not that i really cared). But Daniel NEVER singled out any of them or actually said outright who they were. I know i'm a little naive to maybe not have figured it out, but really i don't care, i don't see it as being good for poker either. As for Raymer and Hachem (and Moneymaker) for that, all are paid very well by PS for their images and this is probably one of those cases. Unfortunately, they didn't censor Raymer's chat and this is probably gonna hurt his image more than the lawsuit....especially since Daniel has soooooo many great fans.BTW, Great Job in the ME Daniel, you worked hard and carried yourself like a true professional, you definately make Canada proud

  16. i forgot, Jennifer Tilly......can't stand women who act like bubble heads to get ahead in life. There is no reason for her to be wearing an evening gown that leaves NOTHING to the imagination at a poker game amongst her "friends". I can see using that strategy at the ME or something but did anyone catch the outfit for PS3? Not to mention, i dont really think she's a "world class player"/"professional" yet, but she's not really a good actress either

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