I guess everyone must be a donkey then huh? Someone takes an age to fold a hand back in 2005 so they must be a donkey, right?
Someone makes the final table of the WSOP ME but has no big wins before and after making that final table, they must be a donkey then right?
Basically most, if not all recent ME winners must be donkeys, add in the other 8 players at the final tables of recent times, all donkeys too.
Lets not forget the top 20 in 2005, donkeys of course.
Lets use a huge sample size of one or two hands out of 100's, no, more like 1000's and proclaim everybody a donkey.
Yes indeed, quoting 000000.1% of a players hands in a WSOP ME is "fact" and "proof" enough that that player was, is, and always will be a donkey.
Yep, it's all very clear, using a sample sizes the size of a grain of salt from a full salt pot confirms that all of these poker players are donkeys.
It's lucky for Brunson that the fields of 1976 and 1977 were 22 and 34 instead of 1000's because god forbid, he might of been accused of "running like god" if he ploughed through 1000's instead of less than 2 dozen and 3 dozen.
Lets forget about the 5 other people that contributed chapters to Super System, yeah lets just ignore Bobby Baldwin, Mike Caro, David Sklansky, Chip Reese and Joey Hawthorne, obviously they are donkeys and not worthy.
Super System came out in 1978 and I don't recall a big surge of new poker players at the WSOP in 1978 and/or 1979 for that matter. The fields were 42 and 54. In 1980 it reached the dizzy heights of 73 entrants.
Super System2 came out in 2004, hmmmm interesting, the year after Moneymaker won the ME, excellent timing there Doyle, nice one. In 2003 there were 839 entrants and because of MONEYMAKER's achievements and the fact he did it all for a few bucks through sats, in 2004 there were 2576 entrants and poker as we know it today was born.
From what I can see, all Brunson did was jump on the band wagon and "do something for himself" but like you say, I respect that.
Hellmuth's silence over the UB scandal and the fact that he still wears their brand is perfectly fine as far as i am concerned. It proves he is a loyal person and not a ship jumper, he didn't run for the hills.
Hellmuth doesn't run UB and he isn't/wasn't involved with the day to day running of UB.
He is sponsored by UB in the same way that a sports star might be sponsored by Nike etc, how many sports stars sponsored by sports brand companies like Nike have you seen speak out recently when their sponsors have been involved with scandals?
It's funny you mention the WPT, ............................
On December 14
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005), the Securities and Exchange Commission
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Securities_and_Exchange_Commission) filed an action
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doyle_Brunson#cite_note-9) to enforce subpoenas issued to the attorneys of Doyle Brunson regarding his unsolicited offer in July of 2005 to buy WPT Enterprises, Inc., the publicly traded owner of the World Poker Tour
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Poker_Tour), at a high premium over its then-market value. Shortly thereafter, the Commission contends, a public relations firm Brunson hired, and a website he endorses, publicly announced the offer. The Commission asserts that publication of this offer, widely covered in the media, triggered a steep rise in WPT's stock price on record trading volume.
When pressed for details, Brunson and his lawyers immediately stopped responding to the WPT and the media. Instead, after delivering the offer, Brunson withdrew from the engagement. When the WPT publicly disclosed Brunson and his law firm's unresponsiveness, its stock price sharply declined, costing investors tens of millions of dollars in lost market value. The offer eventually expired by its terms.
The SEC is formally investigating whether Brunson's offer and its publication violated federal securities laws, including the anti-fraud provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Securities_Exchange_Act_of_1934). As part of its investigation, the SEC subpoenaed documents and testimony from Brunson's lawyers. However, Brunson, who has invoked his Fifth Amendment
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution) right against self-incrimination and declined to testify in the investigation, directed his lawyers to withhold certain documents and not to testify on critical aspects of the offer, under the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine. The subpoena enforcement action seeks to set aside these privileges on various legal grounds, including the crime-fraud exception, and to compel Brunson's firm to provide the requested documents and testimony. The court has not yet set the Commission's action for hearing.
No, you're right, Hellmuth didn't introduce hole card camera's to the poker world, only one person could do that. Shame on Hellmuth and every other poker player in the world except one, very slack of them huh.
Also shame on Hellmuth for not being "especially outspoken" on the UIEGA
He would of been much better off shouting his mouth off about it so that everyone could tell him to shut up and stop whinning like a baby.