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07-04-2009 , 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by gregorio
From his original post and recalling his discussion with the person asking him how much he will donate.

How is this "less-than-forthcoming" and suggesting "that his lack of donation was simply due to being harassed by the tournament staff?"
Admo:
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After the tournament ended I immediately told the payout folks that I needed to call my wife right away because she's having difficulty with her pregnancy. During that phone call, I was interrupted three separate times by the Ante up people hounding me for a donation even though I told them to hang on a minute. (I'm sympathetic to striking while the iron is hot, but i was cmore than courteous when I asked them for time)

One Ante up for Africa gentlemen was waiting for me outside the bathroom and interrupted me (again!) while I was speaking with my wife, telling me that he wanted to know how much I was giving because he "wanted to go home". I was probably a little rude while asking him to please let me finish my phone call. After I found out that all was well at home, I was completely annoyed that this guy actually followed me to the bathroom that I decided to cool off and take a walk. I'm back in my room now, and wanted to write this email to you before going to bed.

If possible, I'd like to speak with Annie Duke first before pledging my donation.
Admo *never* mentioned UB. He told us a lot about being harassed. I think the natural inference is to think that Admo was pissed at the lack of professionalism of the tournament staff and wanted to discuss his mistreatment with Annie before finalizing his donation. I would describe this as "less-than-forthcoming". Not a lie, but not the whole truth.
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07-04-2009 , 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by JediMyndTrik


Extremely Q&D (No photoshop on this machine), but if someone beat me to it I was going to cry.
CASH

****ING

MONEY
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07-04-2009 , 03:30 PM
what if someone only donates 40%, or 25%?

as mason pointed out in one of the handful of logical posts ITT, the problem from the start is the idea of having a tournament where donating a portion of your winnings is "suggested" and not manditory. if you do insist on making it optional, make it a true choice by having the whole thing kept private.

one thing is for certain, if the admo plan goes where it seems to be going, there will be exciting implications.
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07-04-2009 , 03:41 PM
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07-04-2009 , 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by GeniusToad
what if someone only donates 40%, or 25%?

as mason pointed out in one of the handful of logical posts ITT, the problem from the start is the idea of having a tournament where donating a portion of your winnings is "suggested" and not manditory. if you do insist on making it optional, make it a true choice by having the whole thing kept private.

one thing is for certain, if the admo plan goes where it seems to be going, there will be exciting implications.
Yeah, I think it's totally legit to donate 40%, 25% or w/e. Hopefully it would depend on your personal finances.

And probably something we can all (or most of us anyways) agree on is that this should never be public. It's between the player and the tournament organizers and they should never have "outed" Admo as not donating.
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07-04-2009 , 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by CRUDEFINDER
LOL You are going to Hell.
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07-04-2009 , 04:48 PM
If the UB theory is true. It's not inappropriate to put the pressure on UB like this, if he infact donates the money he planned in his own name and completely seperate from UB/Ante for Africa. Which he can do, if he is truely going to donate the money. Charity is charity. It doesnt matter if its donated through UB/Ante For Africa or through Admo himself. By asking for the list of super users in exchange for the donation to Ante For Africa, he puts the weight on them. If UB refuses Admo donates the money himself and not via Ante For Africa, the poor African children get a huge amount of help and UB looks pretty selfish for not doing the right thing for a good cause.

This is ofcourse, if Admo ultimately plans to donate the money by some means.
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07-04-2009 , 05:04 PM
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07-04-2009 , 05:12 PM
Jonny "Crybaby" Hughes is a ****ing ******
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07-04-2009 , 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by TheTruthSpeaks
Annie being "hunter" sure would make sense. I can almost picture her saying those things. Just when I thought I couldn't possibly have a lower opinion of her.......... Oh well I guess we'll never know.
so now your opinion of annie is lowered because you think its possible that she she could be "hunter" ? you can "almost picture" her saying those things?

so much credibility here i dont think i ever need another news source!
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07-04-2009 , 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Atarirob
That is defining black humour right there (no pun).

Ive seen the original pic, would never think to shop that.
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07-04-2009 , 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by juke


sitting next to Mike McD.

[x] jealous
is that lady wearing a shirt with herself on it.....
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07-04-2009 , 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by coordi
is that lady wearing a shirt with herself on it.....
Pretty fitting the way everybody talks about her, and I don't mean forum posters.
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07-04-2009 , 06:55 PM
This thread makes my eyes bleed. Admo is obv doing what is right. Setting up this tournament could have been done better by Chodezilla in a slowrolling contest. Also LOL @ UB raising money for Africa where they dont know about superusers yet. Untapped market imo.
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07-04-2009 , 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Atarirob
god damnit why did I laugh
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07-04-2009 , 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Tony Lepatata
1) who gives a crap about africa

a) of the mind that admo should donate what he would have donated to AUFA to a needy american charity like someone else suggested

i) hunter gets fired

2) africans will continue to suffer whether or not admo donates to them 50k

3) very likely that most donations are squandered by the charity itself

4) seriously...who gives a crap about africa?

/thread Donating to Africa or Anton Needs a new lambo fund hmmm
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07-04-2009 , 07:18 PM
Mrs. Admo is ok. For reasons I won't go in to, we are genuinely terrified that this baby might miscarry.

I might not be around much for a bit but can promise that I'll eventually answer any legitimate questions that come up.

My latest email to Ante Up For Africa:

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Mr. Epstein,

My apologies for not getting in touch yesterday. I traveled back home to take care of a personal matter.
I have limited time today so please let me know if there's anything you'd like me to elaborate on.

Let me be perfectly clear: when I collect the tournament payout check I am going to donate (a still to be determined amount) between 50%-100% of the winnings to Darfur-based charities. To be candid, it seems likely at this point that some portion of those winnings may go to charities other than Ante Up for Africa. In that event I'll forward donor statements and cancelled checks as well as 1098-C's from the IRS so that Ante Up for Africa can verify that the prize pool from the players in the tournament went to relief efforts in the Sudan.

Over the past 17 years I've been a monthly donor to World Vision so that organization seems like a natural fit. Though our previous donations targeted the needs of children living in abject poverty, World Vision also has a specific fund earmarked for aiding the refugees in Darfur. Their administrative costs are lower than Ante Up for Africa, and they don't run smear campaigns or extort their donors.

Ante Up for Africa claimed that I never intended to donate. Consider that I emailed you less than 30 minutes after the tournament to discuss the donation. When the tournament ended I intended to ask Annie Duke if we could connect at the PURE after party or meet for breakfast before playing the Main Event to talk about a few things. When she and Don Cheadle went to the stage to take pictures with the winner I checked messages and returned an important call from my wife. My encounter with your staffer that followed me to the bathroom who wouldn't allow me to finish my call (because he 'wanted to go home') was so unpleasant that I blew off the after party, went up to my room at the Rio and emailed you directly. When the next morning's 'news' story broke it brought the integrity of your organization in question. However I can promise you if anything changes as a result of this incident, it will be the vehicle of the donation, not the amount.

Once things settle down for us here at home can you arrange a face-to-face meeting with "Hunter"? If I'm unable return to Las Vegas before the Main Event, I'll fly out to meet with her at your offices.

Based solely on that the attached email, poker news outlets and WSOP press releases have reported that I 'took the money and ran'. Since you folks haven't taken me at my word or corrected the error, I'll arrange (at my expense) for a poker journalist to visit the cage with me when I collect the winnings to verify that I haven't taken anything. You can choose the journalist, provided it is someone that received the initial email. BJ Nemeth seems like the obvious choice if he's willing.

Until this all gets sorted and I return to Las Vegas, I'll send a partial donation today to Ante Up for Africa via personal check. Can you confirm this address?

Ante Up For Africa
1112 Montana Ave.
Suite 59
Santa Monica, CA 90403

I attempted this donation yesterday morning, but there were no Ante Up for Africa personnel on site and the supervisors at the cage wouldn't accept it.

Adam Richardson

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Not sure if you got this news. But the prick who won second place in the World Series of Poker charity event which is Ante Up For Africa, completely stiffed the charity.

Players do not have to give any money, according to the rules. But all the players know this is an important event set up to help a very good cause.

Many witnesses said the player was approached afterward by some of the organizers. He was asked politely if he cared to leave a donation, and replied that no one could do anything to stop him and that he was leaving with all the prize money. He walked out the door with like over $100,000.

The player was rude during the tournament and obviously had his own agenda, which was not in the spirit of helping the Ante Up for Africa cause. He likely saw a softer than usual field and took advantage. He had every intention of enriching himself at the expense of the charity.

The player’s name is Adam Richardson, from Poway, California.

He is bad for poker and needs to be called out for taking an angle shot in this event. I hope you will agree this is despicable behavior. The guy is a total prick. Roast his ****ing ass.

Hunter
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07-04-2009 , 07:23 PM
Pre-emptive strike if a "ADMO STIFFED THE DEALERS! ROAST HIM!" story breaks: when I pick up the check, I am definitely leaving a gratuity. Nothing was taken out of the prizepool for the staff and they were outstanding in this event.
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07-04-2009 , 07:29 PM
Admo - my best wishes are with you and your wife, I hope all is ok.
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07-04-2009 , 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by *TT*
Admo - my best wishes are with you and your wife, I hope all is ok.
This. GL and best wishes to Mrs. and Baby Admo. (And Papa Admo!)
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07-04-2009 , 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Admo
. . . reported that I 'took the money and ran'. Since you folks haven't taken me at my word or corrected the error, I'll arrange (at my expense) for a poker journalist to visit the cage with me when I collect the winnings . . .
Not necessary. We trust you.
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07-04-2009 , 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by *TT*
Admo - my best wishes are with you and your wife, I hope all is ok.
+1
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07-04-2009 , 08:02 PM
glgl admo
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07-04-2009 , 08:03 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about your concerns for your baby.

I hope everything works out for you, and it's too bad you have to deal with this BS when you have some extremely serious real life problems to deal with.
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07-04-2009 , 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by nutshot2
This. GL and best wishes to Mrs. and Baby Admo. (And Papa Admo!)
Yea, GL with the baby..
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