Pros taking heat as Full Tilt players forced to wait

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Posted: 2/17/2012 10:29:25 AM

It's getting ugly at Full Tilt, where the new owners of the once-popular online poker site are pointing the fingers at TV pros as the reason mainstream players can't get their money back.

Groupe Bernard Tapie says everything would be fine if only the Mike Matusows and Phil Iveys would just pay back the money they owe the site. The players are responding by giving Tapie the figurative middle finger. Matusow claims that he owes Full Tilt's owners nothing, and says that is the exact amount they can expect to get from him.

Matusow's action's were child's play compared to recent comments from easy-going Canadian player Daniel Negreanu, who in his blog directed some zingers at Full Tilt's former owners, Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson:

"I don’t think I would have any problem with somebody who had $15,000 of their hard-earned money on your site come up to you and bash you in the nuts with a baseball bat. Seriously, I’ve got no problem with it.”

No comment from Lederer or Ferguson, who have lawyered up and basically gone into hiding since the DoJ boarded up Full Tilt's site last April 15.

Pass the popcorn.

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Posted: 2/17/2012 12:12:17 PM
runlagos PM runlagos
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Posted: 2/17/2012 5:58:09 PM
If there are Pros that owe Full Tilt money (besides the people that stole), then I don't blame the new owners not wanting to pay people back until those people pay the company back.

Bad and unfortunate situation all around.
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Posted: 2/20/2012 9:30:18 PM
Funny, I saw Daniel Negreanu in person in Vegas in early December all decked out in Full Tilt Poker gear. 
keven vanlith PM keven vanlith
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Posted: 3/9/2012 10:22:07 PM
Those 2 guys embezeled tons of money from the players on this rigged pokersite( i am not picking on FT they are all the same) you would think they can pay the few players who were allowed to win for many diff. reasons (on FT knows).

Led. and fer. should be in jail as we speak if their was any justice.

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