Monday, January 23, 2006

Here's a Strange Tale...

I heard an interesting story at Luton at the weekend.

An unnamed writer for a poker magazine (you can make your own educated guess as to who it is, but please don't make those guesses in the comments section!) contacted a poker site and told them he was writing an article about online poker and would they care to open him an account and deposit $1000 so he could try out their software and report on it for his eager readers.

The ever publicity hungry site readily agreed.

The next day they received another email. Our hero had lost the grand and hadn't really tried everything out. Could they furnish him with another large one?

Reluctantly they agreed.

By the fifth day they were not so forthcoming. They decided to have a look into his hand history.

One hand in particlar shone through.

Playing heads up our hero raised with AA and got a caller.

The flop came AAx!

Hero bets all his stack except $1.

The caller raised the odd dollar.

Three guesses what our intrepid hack did next....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it you?

Nice to see you writing again.

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great piece of graft from whoever it was. I assume the account of the superior player in the heads up duels was frozen pretty quick anyway but why didn't the antecollusion software on the said site pick this up instantly?
As I am sure everyone will say good to see you back writing and please tell me wtf the polar bear was all about?

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldnt this story be on your other blog?

1:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least give us some clues Camel.

Are you 'certain' about this? Am I warm?

As much as I like polar bears it is good to see you writing again.

2:09 AM  
Blogger The Camel said...

What can I say?

I like polar bears.

Albeit not as much as I like badgers.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Chezzboy said...

remember who got booted out of the 1st big brother?

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

got it ....NASTY N***..........LOL

6:16 PM  
Blogger David Young said...

I know for a fact who is involved in this story and I want to state on the record that it was NOT Nic Szerameta.


9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol, just name the cunt.

Hawkins back mouthing off about things he cant back up.

Hes even doing it on the net for his legions of fans ahahaha

Be a good day when you go broke.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The person who made the above comment is an idiot at best and a complete cunt at worst.
Camel is only telling the poker players where the bad apples are.
He should be applauded not ridiculed.
Long live Camel!!!!!!!!!!

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It could be Strahan, this could be the Strahan story that the Camel has been promising to tell us for the past 4 years.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then again it could just be bollocks. How would the camel know of this unless he knew the poker room operator and would the operator be such a tit as to tell him?

name names or crawl back under your rock

6:10 AM  
Blogger David Young said...

Camel, much as I like the idea of exposes of sharp practice, there are drawbacks to being coy like this. A lot of people jump to conclusions and innocent people get accused.

I have already dived in to protect Nic Szerameta, after someone wrongly labelled him with this. I've also had a friend tell me that he thought it was Steve Badger, purely because of the mention of the word 'badger' in this thread.

To spare any more innocent people and to present a rebuttal, I shall tell people that this story was told to me back in September and it concerned Roland de Wolf, when he worked at Inside Edge.

Roland says that the story is an exaggerated and garbled version of events. He says that all that happened was that he got some money from paradise as outlined (much less than claimed) and then let a friend play on the account, without the latter realising that it was Paradise's money. The friend won a lot on the account, transferred it over to his account (they swap online money all the time, so it wasn't theft). RdW's account was later frozen.

I met the friend (Nik Persaud) in RdW's company and he confirmed this much. The stuff about folding quad aces baffled both of them and they wondered whether two stories have been blended into one.

I have no first hand knowledge of any of this.


1:15 AM  

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