Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > > >

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2011, 09:02 AM   #76
master3004
Revisionist Historian
 
master3004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Obstruct Everything
Posts: 47,423
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Have always defended Nick, but really disappointed after reading that Tweet. Zima, please post in here if and when Nick clears things up.
master3004 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 11:49 AM   #77
ShadyJ1
adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Milltown
Posts: 932
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Quote:
Originally Posted by looshle View Post
I met nick this year at the rio since all he played were single table satellites and I played those exclusively outside of my WSOP event schedule. I don't know him that well but my gut says he will pay everyone back. I'm not sure when that will be, I'm fairly certain he needs to raise money to do so. I have met a lot of people in the poker world and feel like I have a good sense of judgement although this story about the hospital would void my opinion if it happened to be true (obviously)

He purchased 2% of one of my good friends in the main event, who has a decent stack like 200 people out of the money. If/when he cashes I will find out who nick owes and divide that equally among everyone.
The funny thing is 2+2ers only know about 10% of the scamming hes done, and most of the stuff you do know you dont know all the details.
ShadyJ1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 12:58 PM   #78
CBorders
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
CBorders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 16,357
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

If he had an emergency minutes before cards were in the air why didn't he post here and on Twitter immediately? No contact made with his investors yet on 7/11 and 7/12 he was putting items for sale in the marketplace before finally posting in here early morning 7/14? Come on...

Did investors know about the charity scam allegations (among other allegations of shadiness)? I mean I know stories can get twisted quickly on the internet and it's hard to seperate fact from fiction at times but seems like there were plenty of people selling shares who were far less risky.
CBorders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 01:12 PM   #79
bronx bomber
veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,110
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

http://rainmanpoker.net/blog/?p=131?ba580700

His GoDaddy domain expired.
bronx bomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 01:59 PM   #80
looshle
IS NOT
 
looshle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,874
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1outter View Post
I find it strange that while you "don't know him that well" you are also going to "find out who nick owes and divide that equally among everyone"

This whole situation to me is starting to smell bad. If it was a last minute emergency that drew him away, wouldn't he still have the initial stakes? Am I missing something here, or does it just look like he tried to satellite in, and blew all the stakes trying?
Lol @ u

You find it strange that im trying to help? Pretty sure in a community like this w so much money changing hands and little to no contracts regarding that money it's everyone's duty to make sure things are right if they have any control.

He has 2% of my friend. If he clearly owes people money i feel it's my obligation to not hand his piece over to him but rather to the people he owes. I agreed w you that he likely doesn't have the money to pay back right now hence the other thread of him selling off a bunch of ****.
looshle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 02:19 PM   #81
ShadyJ1
adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Milltown
Posts: 932
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Quote:
Originally Posted by looshle View Post
Lol @ u

You find it strange that im trying to help? Pretty sure in a community like this w so much money changing hands and little to no contracts regarding that money it's everyone's duty to make sure things are right if they have any control.

He has 2% of my friend. If he clearly owes people money i feel it's my obligation to not hand his piece over to him but rather to the people he owes. I agreed w you that he likely doesn't have the money to pay back right now hence the other thread of him selling off a bunch of ****.
Nick has a personality that draws people in. Looshle is just talking from his experience which is always great in the beginning.
ShadyJ1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 05:44 PM   #82
TheLizardKing
grinder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexi-land
Posts: 497
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Quote:
Originally Posted by master3004 View Post
Have always defended Nick, but really disappointed after reading that Tweet. Zima, please post in here if and when Nick clears things up.
I don't understand that defense either. Didn't he call you a "f@cking loser" on Twitter last summer/fall? Did you miss that? If someone did that to me, I certainly wouldn't be defending him.


My take on this in the infamous charity thread...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLizardKing View Post
Yep, it is pretty sad. I tried to tell people to be careful with him and a lot of people listened but there were many people who didn't. Regardless of the outcome with this Main Event thing, as far as I can tell, he left Vegas with all of his investor's money. OK, it was an emergency. I have no problem with that but why did it take someone else to say that he had not played for him to admit it and this is a few days later? In the meantime, he makes some ambiguous posts on Twitter that indicate that he might have played and got knocked out; however, they are not clear but clearly he doesn't say on Twitter that he didn't play or will be returning his investors' money. Also, in the meantime, he put a bunch of stuff up for sale in the marketplace before he even admitted to not playing.

Further, as of Friday afternoon, I have seen no posts with anyone reporting that they got their money back yet and Day 1D was 5 days ago. At a minimum, this is not kosher and he should have immediately said that he didn't play and the money would be returned shortly. This definitely does not surprise me at all and I hope that people get their money back ASAP unlike FullTilt victims and the Children's Hospital of Oakland and maybe even the breast cancer awareness group (this is speculation but I would like to see proof of that donation).

Bottom line-Nick, please get off the drugs!!! If anyone needed Jesus or Buddha or whatever, it is Nick.
Also, he said he had to leave Vegas because of an emergency on July 10th before he played Day 1D but on his Twitter, he said, he was going back to Cali on July 11th...

on 2+2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by funnerwitbunner View Post
Sorry I am working on it, everyone has been contacted who bought shares itt and will be reimbursed today/tomorrow by the latest. I had an emergency minutes before sitting down to play Sunday and had to leave Vegas immediately.
and on Twitter...

Rainman_USC Nick Rainey
Brutal day. Like a man said few weeks ago in a $275 satellite at 4am "I hate poker and everyone who plays it." Back in cali going to sleep
11 Jul Favorite Retweet Reply

http://twitter.com/#!/rainman_usc

At a minimum, something is very fishy with this sequence of events and his statements (and lack thereof).

Last edited by TheLizardKing; 07-15-2011 at 06:08 PM.
TheLizardKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 05:51 PM   #83
kyleb
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
kyleb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 39,012
lol randomly saw this thread. Does no one search google/2p2 before committing thousands of dollars? He has a terribad rep.
kyleb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 06:32 PM   #84
jiggybluff
Minraising Warrior
 
jiggybluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: DENNY'S
Posts: 8,689
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

i assume goldenbears had to have known who he was
jiggybluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 07:39 PM   #85
bronx bomber
veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,110
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

funnerwitbunner
but i'm not bunner

Last Activity: Today 05:47 PM

He PM/pay anyone or just check the Marketplace, see that his 3 threads were locked and flee again?
bronx bomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 07:48 PM   #86
TheLizardKing
grinder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexi-land
Posts: 497
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

guess I misread/misunderstood his twitter (added it at the last minute and did not read it thoroughly)...he was back in cali on the 11th so not quite as shady as I thought...sorry nick for the misquote. I just hope you pay everyone back very soon.
TheLizardKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 07:57 PM   #87
AAismyfriend
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
AAismyfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bluffing into dry sidepots
Posts: 11,838
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KUR0SH View Post
He's the male version of Casey Anthony, in fact, his ex is still missing after a 2 month search...
wat?
AAismyfriend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 09:45 PM   #88
Sect7G
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Calling a spade a spade
Posts: 10,377
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jiggybluff View Post
i assume goldenbears had to have known who he was
Even good players have lots of friends that they vouch for end up being cheats/scammers. Sometimes they know in advance sometimes they don't.
Sect7G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 11:29 PM   #89
FatalError
Fantasy Site Rep
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: @DraftKings
Posts: 8,185
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLizardKing View Post
guess I misread/misunderstood his twitter (added it at the last minute and did not read it thoroughly)...he was back in cali on the 11th so not quite as shady as I thought...sorry nick for the misquote. I just hope you pay everyone back very soon.
you totally ignore the fact that the tweet is intentionally vague to imply he busted the main without saying that he busted the main, sounds like he probably sold 500% of himself and skipped town hoping he wouldn't get caught with the "family emergency" angle if he was
FatalError is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 11:42 PM   #90
TheLizardKing
grinder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexi-land
Posts: 497
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Quote:
Originally Posted by FatalError View Post
you totally ignore the fact that the tweet is intentionally vague to imply he busted the main without saying that he busted the main, sounds like he probably sold 500% of himself and skipped town hoping he wouldn't get caught with the "family emergency" angle if he was
you must have missed this then (which is in the same post)...
Yep, it is pretty sad. I tried to tell people to be careful with him and a lot of people listened but there were many people who didn't. Regardless of the outcome with this Main Event thing, as far as I can tell, he left Vegas with all of his investor's money. OK, it was an emergency. I have no problem with that but why did it take someone else to say that he had not played for him to admit it and this is a few days later? In the meantime, he makes some ambiguous posts on Twitter that indicate that he might have played and got knocked out; however, they are not clear but clearly he doesn't say on Twitter that he didn't play or will be returning his investors' money. Also, in the meantime, he put a bunch of stuff up for sale in the marketplace before he even admitted to not playing.

Further, as of Friday afternoon, I have seen no posts with anyone reporting that they got their money back yet and Day 1D was 5 days ago. At a minimum, this is not kosher and he should have immediately said that he didn't play and the money would be returned shortly. This definitely does not surprise me at all and I hope that people get their money back ASAP unlike FullTilt victims and the Children's Hospital of Oakland and maybe even the breast cancer awareness group (this is speculation but I would like to see proof of that donation).

Bottom line-Nick, please get off the drugs!!! If anyone needed Jesus or Buddha or whatever, it is Nick.

Last edited by TheLizardKing; 07-15-2011 at 11:55 PM.
TheLizardKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 12:05 AM   #91
CBorders
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
CBorders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 16,357
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Nick just posted a couple statuses on Facebook. Looks like he is working hard to get your funds back to you:

Nick Rainey
Trying to resist pouring the silver cup of milk shake into my empty glass before the meal gets here.
6 minutes ago via Mobile Web

Nick Rainey
Romantic dinner for 1 at Carrows. Behind me is a disfunctional family of four to the right is an old couple bickering about what to order. He wants to splurge and she is pinching pennies. Let the guy get tw raspberry lemonade for gods sake lady.
18 minutes ago via Mobile Web


CBorders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 08:04 AM   #92
master3004
Revisionist Historian
 
master3004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Obstruct Everything
Posts: 47,423
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLizardKing View Post
I don't understand that defense either. Didn't he call you a "f@cking loser" on Twitter last summer/fall? Did you miss that? If someone did that to me, I certainly wouldn't be defending him.
I'm not sure if you have a reading comp. problem or a learning disability. I didn't once in that post say I was defending him. I said I had defended him in the past and this whole thing is really pissing me off for doing so (previous post said this whole thing made me disappointed, but it all boils down to the same thing.) Me defending him in the past and **** going down like this makes MY reputation look bad, so yes, I'm pissed. I am in no way defending what happened here and am hoping all investors get their money back ASAP, which is why I asked Zima to update this thread as soon as he had any info.

I don't really give one tine **** if you dislike me, but before you post any more ignorant **** about me, you may want to slow down, look at the previous ****ing post and learn how to read correctly.
master3004 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 08:50 AM   #93
TheLizardKing
grinder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexi-land
Posts: 497
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Quote:
Originally Posted by master3004 View Post
I'm not sure if you have a reading comp. problem or a learning disability. I didn't once in that post say I was defending him. I said I had defended him in the past and this whole thing is really pissing me off for doing so (previous post said this whole thing made me disappointed, but it all boils down to the same thing.) Me defending him in the past and **** going down like this makes MY reputation look bad, so yes, I'm pissed. I am in no way defending what happened here and am hoping all investors get their money back ASAP, which is why I asked Zima to update this thread as soon as he had any info.

I don't really give one tine **** if you dislike me, but before you post any more ignorant **** about me, you may want to slow down, look at the previous ****ing post and learn how to read correctly.
LMAO, I was talking about the past not now obviously so maybe it is you that has the ego and/or learning disability there (lolz), tiger and it made no sense for quite awhile especially when he publicly called you a f@cking loser at least once. Too funny. Settle down, dude.

You were also a complete jerk and ignorant douche when I was trying to get the money for the Children's Hospital so glad to see you actually care about what is going on this time and care more about it than defending your hero and attacking those people who are trying to investigate it. wp and gg
TheLizardKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 10:31 AM   #94
master3004
Revisionist Historian
 
master3004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Obstruct Everything
Posts: 47,423
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

I'm not planning on mucking up this thread with whatever issues you seem to have with me. My thoughts in the previous thread were logically sound and explained just fine there. If you want to re-hash things about it, then do it in another thread.
master3004 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 02:50 PM   #95
pageh656
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
pageh656's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Meet me at the club
Posts: 9,990
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobo Fett View Post
And it's not like we need any of you to stick your nose in and possibly get into a confrontation you have no desire to be involved in. A post report only goes to the mods of this forum.
unless those mods tell the person who reported them, thats a good motivator to help patrol the marketplace
pageh656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 06:43 PM   #96
bronx bomber
veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,110
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

funnerwitbunner
but i'm not bunner

Last Activity: Today 12:02 PM
bronx bomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #97
bhp2301
centurion
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Attic
Posts: 196
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Rainman_USC Nick Rainey
@
@jordankickz Christian should have your $1200 plus 10% bonus for all the trouble. Thanks again and glgl


Rainman_USC Nick Rainey
@
@realcharder30 gogo we all good, @looshle is giving you $466 to cover the 10% bonus for you and @jordankickz glglgl



Hope everyone invested got paid.
bhp2301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 10:41 PM   #98
jordankickz
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,887
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

Nick has made good for at least Charder and I. Obviously I'm not happy about what went down and I certainly won't be investing in Nick again but I am pleased to say that he got the money back to me pretty quickly.
jordankickz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 10:44 PM   #99
funnerwitbunner
banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 110
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

I understand the frustration Shawn. I do feel I did the right thing not playing, would not have been fair because I would not have been able to play my best and give you the best shot at making money. I paid 10% fee for the trouble as my way of saying sorry.
funnerwitbunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 10:47 PM   #100
jordankickz
old hand
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,887
re: MI_turtle WSOP Main Event 1.25 Mark-up - ITT Nick Rainey scams people for thousands of $.

That's fine of course but the ambiguity of your tweet combined with your lack of updating in this thread and any of your investors that you were not playing certainly doesn't leave me with a good impression.
jordankickz is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2010, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online