- Aug 24, 2021
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I think it shows a "special" kind of arrogance and insecurity at the same time...very sad!Why would he do that. It's a lady's event and he should not have played. It sad to be honest.
At some events, the organizers say the buy in is someting like $1,000, but women get a 75% discount and only have to pay $250 (just an example). From what I can tell, this venue did not do that.Why did the tournament organizers permit him to participate is the true mystery. Has he paid off the organizers?
Or is it a publicity stunt to get media attention for the organizers.
Sometimes when the organizers price the tournament higher then give women a discount, it can discourage men from playing. Legally, they cannot bar men. Or, if they do play, they have to pay a premium. I just think it is bad sportmanship on his part. Yes, it would have been great if a woman could have knocked him out of the tournament.Hello.🙂
In fact, I have a rather ambivalent feeling about this.
On the one hand: why not? If he is the only man in the women's tournament, then it can still be called a women's tournament. 🤷♀️
Moreover, such an excellent prize for knocking it out can add excitement to women and motivate them to get rid of he sooner. ☺
On the other hand, I may be wrong, but as far as I remember, it is impossible to prohibit men from playing in a women's tournament by gender, but men, unlike women, must pay the full cost of the ticket (although maybe I'm confused with some specific event).
I just don't understand why men climb into the women's tournament? Because there are fewer rivals there? 🤦♀️There are really fewer women, so why not let them play in peace? 😤It seems that going to the women's tournament, men naively believe that no one will knock them out there. 😤
But, in fact, specifically in this case, I would not be upset by the presence of a man. It's a pity that no one has knocked him out.🤷♀️
To avoid legal problems. You cannot prevent a man from paying the buy in and signing up for the tourney because of anti discrimination lawsWhy did the tournament organizers permit him to participate is the true mystery.
Well, then I remember everything correctly regarding the conditions under which men participate.Sometimes when the organizers price the tournament higher then give women a discount, it can discourage men from playing. Legally, they cannot bar men. Or, if they do play, they have to pay a premium. I just think it is bad sportmanship on his part. Yes, it would have been great if a woman could have knocked him out of the tournament.
Yes, sometimes when you go after a certain player, it backfires. But, what a jerk!I wouldn't play the ladies event and I think it's very douchy thing a man to do so, but it's hilarious that they try so hard to bust him and even put a bounty on him and grandpa ended up taking the whole thing.
It's fair to say that all the hate backlashed and the ladies kept playing bad poker because they wanted him out.
I agree completely, because a person's physiology doesn't have any effect at all in a game like poker.@mickeycrimm I support transgender women playing in women's poker events (as long as they identify as female).
Again, I agree completely. My opinion on that is that the sanctioning bodies, athletes, and parents of athletes who are minors should be the ones who work this out. It shouldn't be up to outsiders, including government, no matter which side of the debate they might be on.However, transgender women in physical sports is a whole other discussion in my opinion.
That is only partially true. Sanctioning bodies have requirements that the athletes have to meet and those requirements usually are based upon the athlete being on hormone therapy for an extended period of time, and/or having to meet requirements for testosterone in their blood. I doubt that many, if any, men who aren't trans would want to do that in order to compete.In other sports a male identiying as a woman cannot be questioned about it. They have to accept what the person says.
When I read about the man winning the WPT Ladies Event at Seminole Hard Rock I immediately thought about transgender athletes in women's sports. Why should poker be any different? Take the WSOP Ladies Event, for example. It's a 10K buy-in but women get a 90% discount, or pay just 1K to play. The men have to pay 10K to play.This has worked to keep men out of the event.
But what about the current political climate? What about men identifying as women? What's to stop a horde of burly men verbally declaring they are women to play the ladies event for 1K instead of 10K? Can the WSOP legally try to charge them more than they charge women.?Can the WSOP keep these "transgender women" out of the event? I think they open themselves up to lawsuits if they do. In other sports a male identiying as a woman cannot be questioned about it. They have to accept what the person says.
If women in poker support transgender athletes in women's sports then they must support it in poker too. You can't have your cake and eat it too. It's going to be interesting to see if a transgender controversy develops at this year's WSOP Ladies Event.