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Interesting article on Phil Ivey

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by Funstuie, Jul 13, 2017.

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  1. Funstuie

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    This was a good read. Thanks.
     
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    Nice article! Tks for posting! Helps fill in some blanks for me.
     
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    A very interesting read indeed!
    Thanks for the link!

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    Wow! A great read!
     
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    It's not surprising that a lot of high-stakes poker pros built their bankrolls or made significant income from those elusive private games with high net worth individuals. I had no idea that was the case for Greenstein, though.

    Excellent article!
     
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    Great read thanks for sharing
     
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    So if I play blackjack and keep hitting 20 and they let me do they have to refund my money as they are exploiting an error in my game?
     
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    Astonishingly bad decision by the court.

    And National Post keeping up with current standards of journalism with this whopper:
    In other words, Ivey was NOT marking the cards, since he never touched them. Is critical thinking just completely dead in the world?
     
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    I disagree. He knew what the cards were. If he wasn't as greedy maybe it would last for a while. He found a glitch and took advantage of it. It's marked cards without doing the marking. He knew the risk so I don't feel bad for him.
     
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    Loved this line in the article (thanks for posting it, by the way!):
    "What’s at stake for Ivey is more than just the money. It’s a question of whether players are allowed to turn the tables on the house — not through cheating, like Crockfords and the Borgata allege, but through negotiating a deal that gives the gambler an edge. A deal the casino agrees to in broad daylight in front of God and everybody."
     
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