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WPO-Disgraceful and Abusive

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  • WPO-Disgraceful and Abusive

    In tonight's WPO rd 2 tournament, we once again witnessed abuse as players tried to make it to the final 20 and advance to rd 3. I had a decent sized stack and could have posted and folded into the top 20 very easily. Certain players at my table were softplaying and encouraging others to simply fold to the blinds so our entire table could make it. I refused, simply because if I was a short stack at another table, I would hope and expect everyone to play hard. Maybe that is idealistic and unrealistic, but if it was me shortstacked at the other table, I would have been pissed.

    My problem with player "lezgodevils" who was seated to my immediate left began when i raised his BB from the sb enough to put him allin. He hit time apprx 10 times and then spewed forth a derogatory remark. In any event, it was this hand which put me safely into the comfort zone where I could cruise to the final 20, and I knew he wouldn't call me without AA or KK (I hadn't played a hand in an hour), so it was obviously a good play on my part (I had K3 suited). So good laydown of your K9 you clown!

    Anyway, we get down to 21 players and I have AQ on the button. Lezgodevils' buddy is in the BB with a very shortstack. I raise to double the BB which is enough to put him allin. Of course the BB can fold and prob still make it. No way I'm giving him a free pass in the BB, even though I can safely post and fold and advance to rd 3.

    Lezgodevils berates me and hits time until a player at the other table busts and we are at 20.

    I copy here the relevant portions of an email to the powers that be, along with the transcript of the chat. I want this piece of crap barred from pokerschool and pokerpages, and that includes not letting him play under a different screenname and re-qualifying. We don't need people like this.

    I'm still at PSO because I like the community. If we want to maintain our community, we need to sweep up the garbage and take out the trash.


    I attach for your review abusive chat from tonight's
    rd 2 WPO tournament. We were at 21 players at the

    If "lezgodevils" is allowed to play in rd3 I will not
    play. Not only did he try to convince our table to
    collude, he verbally exposed a hand to keep me from
    raising (even though it was probably a lie), and
    openly abused me when I continued to play poker. If
    this is the type of person you want representing your
    company (and he is a good player and could win the
    entry into the wpo), then cancel my membership. These
    people have zero appreciation for the opportunity you
    are providing, and do not deserve a chance at the


    usscro: welcome to it
    karnak2001: thanks
    russcro: ryans do all the work
    russcro: lol
    karnak2001: sounds good
    russcro: yuong legs
    storke wins $36,000
    Starting hand #10655755
    karnak2001: are you seeing any birds when your out
    mcibet: when we go pheasant hunting russcro?
    Aleph_Tama wins $28,000
    russcro: not many around
    Starting hand #10655819
    mcibet: doesnt have to be in season
    russcro: thats why where hunting elk
    russcro: lol
    storke wins $59,698
    storke won with an ace high flush
    JGCohan finishes in 32nd place
    Aleph_Tama: nh
    Starting hand #10655865
    storke: ty
    hard2kill wins $31,000
    Starting hand #10655915
    lezgodevils: hmmm
    lezgodevils: got k9 suited
    lezgodevils: tryin to get in finsl 20 u phuckin
    raising biatch
    apryllshowers wins $22,000
    Starting hand #10656027
    apryllshowers: i had 24 baby
    lezgodevils wins $25,000
    lezgodevils won with a pair of tens
    apryllshowers: its my favorite hand
    Starting hand #10656074
    Lonewolf1013: AA is mine
    apryllshowers: plus im a rangers fan

    foo_man_choo: spades
    lezgodevils: kq go for it
    Lonewolf1013: 1 in 7 chance
    lezgodevils wins $63,500
    Starting hand #10656139
    lezgodevils: phew didnt really want u to lol
    lezgodevils: been beat like that 3 times tonight
    foo_man_choo: i saw one of em the flush against ur
    trip ouch
    lezgodevils: a 4 card flush even worse lol
    foo_man_choo: ya with a 8 calling all in lol
    lezgodevils: would have 200k lol
    foo_man_choo: more than that remember she got like
    120k and you had 70k left
    Aleph_Tama wins $6,300
    yutaka wins $60,900
    yutaka won with a pair of kings
    Starting hand #10656219
    lezgodevils: oh wait your right
    lezgodevils: 66
    Lonewolf1013: if I had one pair I would call
    lezgodevils: 666
    lezgodevils wins $38,500
    Starting hand #10656279
    russcro: good luck dana
    mcibet: hellllllllpppppppp
    lezgodevils wins $1,675
    lezgodevils wins $28,650
    lezgodevils won with a pair of eights
    mcibet finishes in 24th place
    mcibet: fart
    Starting hand #10656311
    russcro: gg dana
    russcro: way to batle
    russcro: battle
    lezgodevils: hang in there fooman some short stacks
    karnak2001: nice try
    lezgodevils: tryin lol
    foo_man_choo: damn got a playable hand
    lezgodevils: lol
    karnak2001: nite russ - later
    omzi_k wins $30,500
    Starting hand #10656355
    foo_man_choo: gotta play this one
    foo_man_choo: err maybe not
    foo_man_choo: kj suited cya
    lezgodevils: lol
    hard2kill wins $25,500
    lezgodevils: g choice
    Starting hand #10656392
    lezgodevils: only a few left
    hard2kill: aj off last hand
    foo_man_choo: damn 10j suited lol
    lezgodevils: 3 to go
    hard2kill: 2 more to go
    lezgodevils: 2 sweet
    mrswej: 21 left
    lezgodevils: hang in there table
    lezgodevils: let the others lose one

    apryllshowers wins $34,500
    Starting hand #10656429
    lezgodevils wins $34,500
    lezgodevils: jj apryl
    Starting hand #10656451
    lezgodevils: everyone stay in
    lezgodevils: 1 more to go
    lezgodevils: awww apryl fooman short stacked
    lezgodevils: ill time for you foo since apryl is a
    stupid bit9h

    apryllshowers: allin other table
    apryllshowers: les you are an #!*?#!*
    foo_man_choo: thats meessed up april
    foo_man_choo: you got 80k before that
    apryllshowers: he dont have to call
    foo_man_choo: 20th or 1st doesnt matter
    Kid_Straight: 20 left gp ahead!
    apryllshowers: hes in
    apryllshowers: stop crying

    apryllshowers wins $34,500
    apryllshowers: congrats
    lezgodevils: your a kunt
    Lonewolf1013: ouch
    Mark the Shark: gg Dragon
    Starting hand #10656514
    lezgodevils: period
    lezgodevils: g job foo lucky that bitc9h didnt break

    hard2kill: congrats all
    mrswej: congrats all
    Aleph_Tama: congrats all
    Mark the Shark: yay congrats!
    lezgodevils: congrats except apryl the dumb hoe
    apryllshowers: when i get you banned sont cry

    Mark the Shark: shut up devils
    lezgodevils wins $122,802
    lezgodevils wins $31,750
    lezgodevils won with a pair of queens
    foo_man_choo wins $46,725
    foo_man_choo won with two pair, tens over sevens
    Aleph_Tama finishes in 20th place
    Starting hand #10656540
    lezgodevils: banned lol
    apryllshowers: anything else you would like to say
    lezgodevils: for wanting a nice guy to get in the
    final 20
    yutaka wins $29,500
    Starting hand #10656556

  • #2
    should definitely be banned, no questions asked. and the friend, it is pure collusion. i think the final 3 tables in the orund 2 events should be monitered, after all, you are playing for 10k. i dont think pokerpages wants that kind of representation. glad you posted apryll.



    • #3
      Before I get too busy to post here I just wanted you all to know that I never take these situations lightly.

      I partly take the blame for the time abuse and we are working on a way to limit the amount of time a player can request per tournament. That will happen quite quickly. Taking slightly longer but also being worked on is going hand for hand when we approach critical points in a tournament. (qualifying, money level , final table etc)

      However, the abuser from last night has had his account closed without a warning (email to him posted below). That means that although I am not able to stop this person from getting a new email address and opening up a new account, it does mean that that username and qualification is disqualified.

      By the way, we are working on a way to actually ban a computer as opposed to a username and this will be possible in the not too distant future.

      Tina and I have invested everything in this business , both time and money , and I will never allow this kind of person to destroy the community we have built here. Eventually this will pay dividends for all of us.

      Be Lucky

      I have closed your account due to the abuse you used last night in the wpo warm up event.

      There are plenty of other sites on the net that will be happy to offer you free online poker where you can act that way but PokerPages is not one of them.

      Be Lucky

      Mark Napolitano


      • #4


        • #5
          Thank you for posting apryll. I think we have all seen this in some form during the WPO tourneys. It is utter garbage and has no place here or anywhere else for that matter. What an idiot!!!!



          • #6
            I agree no need in them kind of comments! :x Final 3 tables should be monitered for sure !! JON "ENOCHO," ENOCHS


            • #7
              swift justice!


              • #8
                I wonder if maybe you guys should all have a sherrifs badge next to your username and you can police the card room for me :wink:


                • #9
                  Oh, no, Mark! We don't need no stinking badges! Just give me a stun gun and a ball bat! I would enjoy that more!

                  TY for the quick response and reply to this, Mark! Definately no need for that kind of element in our midst.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MARK
                    I wonder if maybe you guys should all have a sherrifs badge next to your username and you can police the card room for me :wink:
                    Now wouldnt that be cool!!!!!!

                    Yeah, count me in!

                    Boys, theres a new sheriff in town and his name is.........


                    Thanks for the swift justice. No need for trial. Acting as judge, jury and executioner is your priviledge. Thanks for making that executive decision.

                    After reading Apryll's post, wasn't much of a decision to make.

                    BTW, I do like the thought of the badges. Does this mean I can wear my cowboy hat and spurs along with my fuzzy purple kilt?



                    • #11
                      I know he is actually a paying customer and all, but I would like to nominate mystre as the next recipiant for the "Mark's Swift Justice Lynching and/or Account Deletion" award. There are many witnesses to the fact that he/she lied and cheated in an attempt to win yesterdays 200/5k added afternoon tourney and I ask, is this the kind of player we need in pokerschool?



                      • #12
                        "Plus I'm a Rangers Fan"

                        LOl LOL LOL

                        Peace, Starrs

                        PS. Thanks Mark, for taking such fast action.


                        • #13
                          BURN THE WITCH!

                          Oops, sorry. Looked like a lynch mob was forming...:wink:


                          • #14
                            In the business world they teach you to "wow the customer" if you want to be successful. You have "wowed" this customer with your swift and decisive action. I am proud to be a member of such a community. Prompt and efficient customer service lead to success, and your actions indicate you will enjoy much success. Thank you.


                            • #15
                              I saw some of it

                              I was in that tournament last night, and had a big enough stack at the end, so I opened up Apryl's table and caught some of that nonsense. Also witnessed the entire sequence after we were down to 20. It was an absolute sham by those colluding fools.

                              Mark, you should look at banning the other idiot too (foo, I believe). You really need to watch a couple of these WPO events in cognitio when the tables get down to 3 and less Mark. You aren't going to like what you see.....

                              I applaude your throwing out lezgodevils.