Originally Posted by omahuh?
Anyone who takes the time to read that thread will find that the episode in question was in fact a complicated one, with players taking sides both for and against TMay.
Whilst TMay undoubtedly handled the situation badly initially, the issue seemed to throw just as much light on twoplustwo staking threads as it did on his behavior. check out The Bear Jew's posts in particular, not least because he delivers one of the sickest burns i think i've read on here
whichever side you take though, it would be disingenuous to say TMay simply 'rolled his backers' (of which there's many other instances of on these boards).
The majority of posters thought what Tim did was wrong and shady, those posters also happened to be long time respected members including Vanessa Selbst, apefish, Zima, Charder, Sub, Imawhale and one a Pokerstars Pro (bolding mine):
Originally Posted by shaniac
I feel really bad for TMay, but I think posting my thoughts here is still better than texting him in terms of f/ing with his head deep in a tournament, so:
IMO he has to give up the over-sold % for all the reasons elucidated by Apefish, Zima, Charder, Sub, Imawhale and others.
I am good friends with Tim, and I really want what's best for him (so if he's reading this, it should say something that I decided to post).
So I should add to Tim:
It's also by far the right thing for your career/rep and your marketplace rep.
It sucks that you are paying a high price for neglecting this thread, but that's what is happening--you are paying a penalty for not properly navigating marketplace.
It's not correct in any way to take advantage of this forum for the purpose of a major staking investment but then not own up to the technical mistakes you made in handling the sale.
If I were you, I would beg for leniency (perhaps the extraneous investors will give you a break of some kind), but be prepared to do the clearly right thing and play for 13% less.
Whether or not others have scammed people in the marketplace has no bearing on what Tim himself did. He screwed RedGrape out of money, plain and simple. He also acted like a complete douchebag in the process.
He and Lock Poker deserve each other.