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Saturday, July 09, 2005

Funking For The Good Guys

I must admit an involuntary smile passed my lips when this was reported on Gutshot :

"1:58 am. Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth become the latest pros to fall".

The very worst thing that could happen to poker is if this event is won by an angle-shooter. Very few of the top players shoot angles, for the simple reason that they don't need to. That's what makes them top. Duke on the other hand has a long history of it and was at it again last night according to reports. Make what you like of this but IMO if Annie Duke was a man she would be another faceless, unpopular mid-ranking grinding pro. All you have to do is ask yourself what kind of person still pulls these stunts after they have won a $2 million freeroll.

As for Phil, by comparison I almost feel sorry for him. The guy clearly needs psychiatric help. Like any small child, the more attention, the worse he gets.

I hope a good guy wins it this year - it's probably too much to hope that someone I know wins it, and perhaps too much to hope that a champion as worthy of the name as Greg comes to the fore.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Annie departed she was heard to mutter "Andy who?".

Still playing the $20 sit and go's big spender?

Luke Duke

1:08 PM  
Blogger Andy_Ward said...

Fair enough.

On the other hand I don't believe I spend much time reading your diary.


1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any examples of AD shooting angles? I know she tries to run tables and (over)enforce every rule. Is this what you're talking about?

6:18 AM  
Blogger Andy_Ward said...

This is what I was referring to on Gutshot from day 1b :

"UTG riffles his chips and restacks them. Annie asks if he checked and then calls for a ruling, insisting it was a check. The dealer, other players and the rail missed it but a check was enforced."

UTG "checked" with the nuts. Duke won a free showdown.

Have a look through RGP for more if you like.


9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. I always thought that she was a b. Now it seems that she is able to trade on her name and pull more crap.

11:01 PM  

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