I have my own take on the Full Tilt mess. I think it’s an elaborate scheme to make Chino Rheem debt problems look downright petty. He’s not the first poker player to win a big score and still be broke. These guys have big make-ups. But Chino, dude…if you’re reading this (odds: 0%), just incorporate and get rid of that debt in a blink.
As for the Full Tilt bombshell, I’m not sure what to think. The players involved are math guys. Jeez, they know the odds of everything. Where did they think these big monthly paychecks were coming
from. When I was in Vegas several years ago, a local poker pro there told me that people who had like a point or so of FT were making millions a month, and here’s how fucked up I am. I didn’t think that sounded weird. I figured, hey, online is huge. Wish I had a piece of that. But I’m as far as you can get from inside that universe. The guys actually involved are as close as you can get. How could they not know. They are SO smart.
And now, who is Andy Beal going to play, unless he gets arrested. So I guess the new TV campaign will have to be LEARN, CHAT AND PLAY WITH THE PROS. Cut to Chris or Howard: We play…..in jail.
On the bright side for us amateurs who might get to play an Epic Poker League event, a lot of good players will have been disqualified. And maybe I’m an easy to bluff idiot, but I’m still a big Chino fan.