Are Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer ready for their poker comebacks?
Session expired Please log in again. After the JJprodigy scandal, online poker rooms started cracking down on players and Justin Bonomo was the next major player caught multi-accounting. The global online poker landscape changed forever that day. So was it Ray Bitar, Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson who were on the inside so to speak and everyone else was shielded from what was going on? Want to win real prizes without risking anything?
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You asked for the players to trust in you, don't you believe they're owed some kind of apology? Any man with a shred of integrity or human decency would understand an apology is owed. Until this year, Ferguson had not been seen at a live poker event since the infamous "Black Friday," on April 15, , when the U.
Ferguson denied the allegations through a lawyer, and the case was eventually dismissed after one-time competitor PokerStars bought Full Tilt and negotiated a plan with the U. Department of Justice to pay back players. Obviously he's no fan of mine, and we're not buddies, but at the very least, he took some time to write something out an issue an apology. You don't have to accept it, and people ask if it matters if Chris issues an apology or not, does it make a difference?
It doesn't matter if it makes a difference. It's the right thing to do. As a man you should know that. He went through the right channels.
This guy Chris, he just shows up and it's like 'Fuck you guys, I don't even need to do nothing. Macado later admitted to his deed, apologized and said he would pay players back with interest. A year after being declared as a poker prodigy, he left the poker world. Girah also was guilty of multi-accounting after playing on accounts owned by Qureshi. Between chip dumping, multi-accounting and cheating, one has to wonder how much real ability that Girah really had to start with.
In , it was reported that Girah had started a cleaning service in the U. Hopefully he has truly cleaned up his act. Back in January , the opening event of the Borgata Poker Winter Open was suspended and subsequently cancelled after the discovery of counterfeit chips. Christian Lusardi was ultimately identified as the culprit. After busting out of the event, Lusardi got nervous and tried to dispose of his remaining counterfeit chips by flushing them down a toilet.
He had over chips in his room totaling over 2 million. Lusardi was sentenced in October to five years in prison. Prior to the Main Event, Gold had signed a contract with Bodog. Gold partnered with Crispin Leyser for this job and in exchange for services rendered, Gold was to receive his entry into the Main Event and split his winnings.
Gold and Leyser would settle their matter in early This settlement came after a U. Raymer and others had responded to an ad on a popular site used by prostitutes and was charged with solicitation. Charges were later dropped against Raymer after he agreed to perform 75 hours of community service and go to counseling. While poker players have been charged with, and actually committed, worse crimes in the past, this story received added attention because of the way it was originally portrayed.
In , Jonathan Epstein made history but in a way poker historians would love to have erased from the record books. Epstein entered the final table and was mercilessly booed and catcalled by the women and railbirds in attendance and cheered when he busted out in 9 th place. Even the WSOP official calling the action at the final table joined in the taunting. WSOP official took quick action to try and prevent such a scenario from ever happening again.
This was the single greatest single day loss by a player and the single greatest single day win by a player in online poker history. This stirred tremendous controversy over the use of data mining of player hands and Townsend actually had his Full Tilt Red Pro status suspended for 30 days following the incident. Data mining has remained an issue among online poker players and many sites are now taking steps to limit data mining.
The account was owned by Natalie Teltscher, the sister of pro Mark Teltscher. Some players complained that it was Mark that was playing and not Natalie and PokerStars began in investigation.
They subsequently disqualified TheVOid and everyone moved up one space in payouts. Other players could win their way into playing EPL events by finishing in the top 9 of the Pro-Am event held at each stop prior to the Main Event. As a result, the league only held three of their four scheduled events prior to filing for bankruptcy.