Chris Ferguson Talks Business
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Considering Ferguson’s recent settlement with the DOJ and his claim to have no idea that Ray Bitar was running his multi-billion dollar business into the ground, you gotta appreciate his advice on treating poker like a business. Sort of reminds me of the video of Howard Lederer talking business ethics. Both videos pretty much outline […]

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Howard Lederer 2p2 PokerCast

I finished up listening to the Howard Lederer 2p2 PokerCast with Mike and Adam last night. Another, somewhat painful, three hours of Howard rehashing the rise and fall of Full Tilt Poker. I say painful because between the PokerNews interview and this, I’ve endured 6.5 hours of this story. A story where only about 1 […]

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I Don’t Know

If you felt like the Lederer Files left a lot unanswered, take a stroll down memory lane with Howard as he I don’t know’s it through the interview.

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The Lederer Files Parts 5, 6, and 7

Just got done watching parts 5, 6, and 7 and it’s just more of Howard seeming a bit out of touch. Howard laments the fact that people didn’t seem to be working towards resolution and people like Ivey put their own interests before the players’. Phil Ivey’s Betrayal Ever since this first began I have […]

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A Review of The Lederer Files (Parts I – IV) and Andy Bloch Interview

I’ve watched the first four episodes of the Howard Lederer interviews multiple times since they were released. I’ve read and re-read Andy Bloch’s interview with Diamond Flush. I’ve begun to write a post about both several times. Because both are so lengthy and cover so much ground, it’s difficult to find a concise way to […]

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Comedy Gold! Lederer Discussing Business Ethics

One thing that we’re all acutely aware of in the poker world is that we only have our good name. And you can’t borrow a bunch of money and then say, “Oops, sorry, I don’t have any money. I’m going to declare bankruptcy,” and then a month later you come back into the poker world […]

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Daniel Negreanu Rants

I was caught a little by surprise by this but Daniel Negreanu mentioned my recent blog post, What Full Tilt Should Have Said, in his recent weekly rant. Fortunately, he wasn’t ranting about me but was referencing my post about Full Tilt. Check it out around 4:25 in. Daniel says, “In other news, we had […]

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What Full Tilt Should Have Said

The last couple of weeks have brought us a very angry Daniel Negraneau blasting FTP owners and execs as well as an almost apologetic point of view from the Godfather of Poker himself, Doyle Brunson, saying he’s looked Howard Lederer in the eyes and has been assured Howard knew nothing about how criminally poorly Full […]

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Daniel Negreanu Speaks Out on Full Tilt

Great video . . . unless your last name is Bitar, Ferguson, or Lederer. Daniel Negreanu comes out with both guns blazing as he takes Full Tilt executives and owners to task for their continued silence on the issue of the downfall of the online poker site and when players will ever see any cash. […]

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How Things Became So Screwed Up At Full Tilt Poker

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about how things could have gone so horribly wrong at Full Tilt Poker. None of the people I know there are stupid. Nor are they malicious. It’s easy to go for the simple answer that Howard Lederer, Ray Bitar, Chris Ferguson, and Rafe Furst are greedy, thieving, conmen […]

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What’s Next for Full Tilt Poker?

Last night on the QuadJacks Marco asked me what the next shoe to drop would be for Full Tilt. It’s one of the few times I’ve been completely at a loss. Every time I’ve thought things simply can’t get any worse for Full Tilt I open up my web browser and things have gotten much […]

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Full Tilt Payout Problems Exposed

Last week Todd Brunson tweeted that he had run into Howard Lederer in Las Vegas and that after telling him how short he was of cash Howard offered to pay him what he had locked up on Full Tilt. He asked how much I had on tilt and I told him 150k.. He said come […]

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PokerStars Statement Regarding AGCC Actions
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Dear William Rini, We would like to bring your attention to the following two press releases: PokerStars Official Statement, June 29 2011 In light of today’s news that Alderney Gambling Control Commission has suspended Full Tilt Poker’s license, PokerStars wishes to assure our customers that their funds are completely safe and that our operations are […]

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