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Old 01-23-2017, 10:57 PM   #1
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In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

I am part of a small team, currently in the research phase of a documentary, on the life of Chad. We are looking for individuals who fit one of the following criteria:

- Are a friend or family member of Chad
- Know a friend or family member, and are willing to obtain their consent in passing on contact information. (or pass on my contact information to them)
- Have had a personal experience with Chad

We would be looking to contact the individuals, to set up means of interviewing them remotely, and/or interview them in LV this summer (during the WSOP).

Having had the pleasure of playing with Chad, both live and online, I experienced his charismatic personality and unique style of play, first hand. We are fascinated by both the successes and turmoil of one of poker's most polarizing personalities, and are confident that the story of his life would resonate with a significant number of people, both within the poker community, and outside of it.

The production company interested in the project has worked on a number of significant projects. Anyone that has information, but may be apprehensive, feel free to reach out to me for additional details.

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Old 01-24-2017, 12:03 AM   #2
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re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)



GL Look forward to seeing it . . .
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:01 AM   #3
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Sad story.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:45 AM   #4
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I didn't know he was dead good guy, my fav memory was him challenging me to hu4rollz when we were down to last three in a 100r while his chat was banned (he got on another screen name to use chat)
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:10 AM   #5
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a dead man just got outted for multiaccounting
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:56 AM   #6
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re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

contact Bryn Kenney
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:57 AM   #7
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a dead man just got outted for multiaccounting
lol, amazing
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Old 01-24-2017, 09:13 AM   #8
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re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

I used to back Chad and was one of his friends for years. DM me
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:44 AM   #9
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re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

I had forgotten he passed away so I googled and I came across this line in an article.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/br...821-story.html

"He earned at least $5 million in online tournaments, although no formal records are kept."

How formal did the writer want the records to be?

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Old 01-24-2017, 12:04 PM   #10
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It was the sun-sentinal. Do you really think they're going to dig for his tournament results online for an exact number?
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:31 PM   #11
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re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

Thanks for all the replies, guys.

All input or anecdotes are welcome and encouraged. Even opinions on what should be included, or thoughts on the project as a whole, are appreciated.
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Old 01-24-2017, 07:34 PM   #12
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re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

My first NLHE tournament win was getting hyped after listening to a random lilholdem audio interview and button-clicking to a win. Chad always made his presence felt.
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Old 01-24-2017, 07:57 PM   #13
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In many ways he was like a Stu Ungar of online poker. Really looking forward to the documentary and hope that you could try to interview some friends and family of his that had nothing to do with poker to give some balance.
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:59 PM   #14
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I played with him at a HPT event at the Kennel Club a while back. Nice kid, and one hell of a tournament player.
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:25 AM   #15
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re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

I am assuming you are aware of this linked thread dedicated to Chad. If not, there is some stuff in there.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29...hlight=batista

Also, do you want me to add lilholdem954 to the thread title?
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:00 AM   #16
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re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

we grinded together in like 2005-2007 both of us from south florida. hmu if you want more details
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:49 AM   #17
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re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

I think I did the first live interview with him in 2006 at a WSOP Circuit event he won and hung out a bit at live events over the next few years. I'll be at WSOP this summer for a couple weeks at least.
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:07 PM   #18
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re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

Thanks again, guys. Everyone who has expressed interest in working with us, has been contacted. Please spread the word. We want to hear from as many vantage points as possible.


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In many ways he was like a Stu Ungar of online poker. Really looking forward to the documentary and hope that you could try to interview some friends and family of his that had nothing to do with poker to give some balance.
We couldn't agree more.

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I am assuming you are aware of this linked thread dedicated to Chad. If not, there is some stuff in there.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29...hlight=batista

Also, do you want me to add lilholdem954 to the thread title?
Yes, we did come across that thread, thanks man. Good call on updating the thread title; I will reach out to a moderator to see if we can get that done.
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:23 PM   #19
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re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

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Thanks again, guys. Everyone who has expressed interest in working with us, has been contacted. Please spread the word. We want to hear from as many vantage points as possible.




We couldn't agree more.



Yes, we did come across that thread, thanks man. Good call on updating the thread title; I will reach out to a moderator to see if we can get that done.


I am one of those so I will update it for you.
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:46 PM   #20
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Re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

This thread might also help as it seems OP knew him:


http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/61...t=chad+batista

GL
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:44 PM   #21
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Re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

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I am one of those so I will update it for you.
I appreciate that!

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This thread might also help as it seems OP knew him:


http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/61...t=chad+batista

GL
Thanks man. I used to follow your blog religiously. Hope all is well.
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:25 PM   #22
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Re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

This Louise Batista, Here is my contact info for you to get in touch with me if you are truly looking for info about Chad Batista "Lil Holdem 954". I am his maternal Aunt and his Godmother and the woman who raised him for the majority of his life. My email is batistalouise@yahoo.com. Send me an email if you want the whole story.....
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:19 AM   #23
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Re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

Really admired this guy's style. Fearless. Would love to see this project flourish!
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Old 01-30-2017, 04:08 PM   #24
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Re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us, or steered anyone in our direction. This thread has allowed us to establish contact with a lot of helpful individuals. Please keep the comments and messages coming.
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Old 01-31-2017, 08:14 PM   #25
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Re: In search of friends and Family of Chad Batista (lilholdem954)

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I didn't know he was dead good guy, my fav memory was him challenging me to hu4rollz when we were down to last three in a 100r while his chat was banned (he got on another screen name to use chat)
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a dead man just got outted for multiaccounting
Lmao wtf
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