I have never tried to hide who I am. I am from the street. I have made many mistakes in my life, but I have always felt that I treated all people fairly and with respect. You may see me on TV giving someone the business, and feel it’s unfair, but to me it’s all part of the game. I think if you ask people if they think I am a fair person in businss and in life most would say yes.
Away from poker, I have a successful business. I own a majority of the shares in PokerNews Limited. This company owns many websites, the biggest of which is PokerNews.com. We are having our best year ever and right now we should be enjoying the finest moment of our life as a company. We are at the WSOP and are supposed to have an agreement with Bluff to be the exclusive provider of updates and chip counts. But unfortunately over the last few days, we have been pirated and simply stolen from by many of our competitors – including Cardplayer. Cardplayer is hiding behind a legal fence that they were standing on top of just this time last year- kicking anyone who dared try to climb it in the teeth.
We put the chip counts up on PokerNews, and one minute later they are up on Cardplayer.com. Cardplayer has no one counting chips at the WSOP, and they know that counting chips is against the rules for them since we beat them to the rights for coverage this year. But they have the counts up on their site, stolen straight from the counts we are doing live in the room at the Rio. We have paid a lot of money for these rights and a lot of money to the 40 people we have hired to cover the series.
I am from the street and when you steal from me, you are playing with fire. This is no different than taking money out of my pocket when it was all I had, which wasn’t that long ago. I’ll bet the Shulmans never thought they would be stealing from me two years ago when they were on top and PokerNews had three employees and was just getting by. I urge the Shulmans to think about what they are doing to me now. They should think about how people feel when they are robbed.
I urge the Shulmans & all of the CardPlayer family to stop this unethical activity, right now, and all will be forgiven. I’m sure they feel bad about how things have gone for them over the past year, but that doesn’t make this ok. They have fallen from their high horse, and there must be a lot of anger for them to do something like this. They must know others will not respect them and they must just not care.
This probably will have to go to lawyers for the final outcome. No one is talking about this now, but I tell the world the truth on this blog.
I haven’t been this mad about anything in years. These are my opinions, and I stand by them.
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