Originally Posted by t1riel
This is coming from a guy that has only one WSOP bracelet.
While that's true, Sklansky "only" has three himself and all of them were from the early 80s in events with buy-ins of $1K or less. Ulliott's is from a $2K PLHE event in 1997 which definitely would've had a bigger field. He's also won a WPT event, whereas Sklansky hasn't. And just for the sake of comparison:
$5,691,075 in career tournament earnings, 39th on the all time money list
$1,309,072 in career tournament earnings, 440th on the all time money list
Obviously tournament winnings aren't everything, and Sklansy has always claimed to be more of a cash game player than a tournament player. Ulliott is hardly a tournament-only player either though.
As to why he said what he said? Who knows: he's never been averse to saying or doing things just for the controversy though.