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Adam Richardson and Ante Up for Africa: The Truth Adam Richardson and Ante Up for Africa: The Truth

07-03-2009 , 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by TrevRobCR
If his phone call with his wife and pregnancy was so important, why did he play the event in the first place?
This.

[ ] Crudefinder has kids
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07-03-2009 , 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Hughes
What was the end result of the Steven Ware a.k.a. Cornell Fiji debt to Admo? Admo proved he was more than careless with the truth in that affair. Did he get his money?
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Johnny Hughes says:
July 3rd, 2009 at 8:43 am

Poor ‘ol Admo. Every time his name comes up, it is because he is dumb, incredibly self-centered, and an all-day sucker.

He is the sucker that “loaned” Cornell Fiji $30,000, and then did all manner of evil things to harass Fiji, even after he knew he would get his money back. He harassed Fiji’s parents. Did he get his money back???
I am not familiar with this carelessness about the truth you are talking about,and I don't know that I've ever read anyone try to make Admo sound like the bad guy in the Admo/Fiji drama before. What did Admo ever do to you to make you hate him so much?

I believe he got his money back and is still working on a settlement wrt his legal expenses.
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07-03-2009 , 12:42 PM
I just want to find the thread or post where Admo obviously owned Johnny Hughes super hard. Johnny Hughes is all over this posting here and on pokerati trying to defame Admo, and usually he's the first one to stand up for anyone accused of being a fellow scumbag hustler. WHEN I WAS MARKING CARDS IN THE 2-5 GAME AT THE DUNES BACK WITH SINATRA AND THE BIG BOPPER WOULD SIT IN PUGGY PEARSON ONCE TOLD ME BLAH BLAH

Last edited by WutRUTryin2Hit; 07-03-2009 at 12:44 PM. Reason: jinx, didn't read the above post before writing this
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07-03-2009 , 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ItsRainingMen
...and i'm sure i'll have a much better chance of getting laid.
partying =/ trying to get laid.
that's why they gave you a fake adress, you're an idiot.
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07-03-2009 , 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by dlorc
Odds on Admo taking legal action vs the asshat that wrote the email?
Odds of "Hunter" being Annie Duke?
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07-03-2009 , 01:08 PM
If the story of the charity staffer following him into the bathroom is true, it makes these idiots worse than telemarketing scammers. If it were me, and I had already decided to contribute, the staffers action would cause me to change my decision. I would then arrange a press conference to explain my decision.

Raising money for good causes in honorable, harassing people for money is pathetic.
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07-03-2009 , 01:12 PM
I assume it'd be somewhere in http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29...-elvis-403198/
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07-03-2009 , 01:14 PM
Nolan didn't mention that 17 out of 18 people donated to Ante Up because only 17 out of 18 got paid.


My email to Ante Up For Africa last night just after the tournament ended:

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Ante up for Africa folks,

Hey gang, I just finished 2nd in your event in Vegas.

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.

I'm playing the Main Event tomorrow so I can connect with her on a break, or we can speak via phone.
My cell is (xxx) xxx-xxxx and though I don't answer it often I do return phone calls.

I'll leave my Ante up for Africa cash at the cage until we speak.

Be well,
Adam

Original email sent to poker media sites from Ante Up For Africa staffer, forwarded by a friend of mine earlier today:

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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
My reply in Pokerati comments:

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“He walked out the door with like over $100,000.”

This is false, I haven’t been paid a dime.

“and replied that no one could do anything to stop him and that he was leaving with all the prize money”

Also false. I’ll meet anyone in person today who claims otherwise and we’ll find out who is lying. (One of us should prepare an apology.)

“The player was rude during the tournament”

I will make an additional donation to Ante Up For Africa if *any* player, dealer, floorman, or ESPN production staffer can describe a single incident where I was “rude during the tournament.” ($1,000 donation for each person that steps forward) This is a pretty weird claim; the atmosphere was very friendly and non-confrontational, much more like a party than a tournament. You know the whole thing was filmed, right Hunter?

Pretty disappointed,
Adam Richardson
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pss. In my ESPN interview before the final table began, I told Norman Chad exactly how I planned to handle my donation. (again, this was also filmed) More to come I’m sure, but going to focus on the Main Event today.

Adam “Admo” Richardson
I just got back from the cage where I was going to leave 10k as a good faith deposit until I can speak with Annie.

Email I just sent to the Ante Up For Africa staff:

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Ante Up folks,

Me again, 2nd place finisher in the tournament last night.

I just went down to the payout cage to discuss my donation. Joanne and Jayne said that there wasn't anybody from Ante Up in the building right now.

I'm sure you guys are busy or still sleeping from the after-party at PURE, I'm at phone number removed)whenever you come up for air. I haven't been paid yet, and won't pick up the winnings until we speak.


Also, I'd like to meet in person with "Hunter", the gentleman that sent this email to the poker media sites.


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
Thanks,

Adam
It seems odd, I know, that I'd like to speak with Annie Duke before donating but I have some specific questions to ask her before deciding on an amount.

Last edited by Admo; 07-03-2009 at 01:23 PM. Reason: My phone was off after the money bubble broke. Didn't pick up the message from Mrs. Admo until it ended.
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07-03-2009 , 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevmath
You mean this?

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Originally Posted by Admo
While looking up Carlos Zambrano stats to gear up for a fantasy draft I wander down the rabbit hole of Cubs fans blog sites landing on one called Another Caucasian Gary and though Gary's takes on baseball are garbage he is mildly funny or ******ed so I wade through a few more entries before stumbling onto a waaay-too-long-name-dropping-freestlye-riff about "how I played poker with so and so and used to managed whatshisname before he got shot in his prostate gland" and of course it ends up being a carbon copy "comment" of the OP in this thread which is a little creepy I guess since it is a rando sports blog after all.

Then I wondered how many other blogs got spammed with this priceless chestnut.
Spoiler:
Think of a number.
Spoiler:
Now double it.
Spoiler:
Now double that.

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07-03-2009 , 01:20 PM
Can't discuss my litigation, but Deeb is connecting me this week with two other backers that Steve Ware / Cornell Fiji still owes money to. Total amount they are owed is approx $8k.
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07-03-2009 , 01:23 PM
This might be a brilliant ploy by this Admo guy. Exploiting a super-weak field of rich people who probably aren't even trying that hard because it's supposed to be for charity and then keeping the $.
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07-03-2009 , 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Jonesy8
This might be a brilliant ploy by this Admo guy. Exploiting a super-weak field of rich people who probably aren't even trying that hard because it's supposed to be for charity and then keeping the $.
r u dum
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07-03-2009 , 01:27 PM
WTF is 'Hunter'?
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07-03-2009 , 01:28 PM
Haven't read the details of this, but from all my encounters with Adam, I'm very confident that he's a stand up guy.
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07-03-2009 , 01:30 PM
can't wait to hear what happens admo, seems like you have been very upfront here and that it was a case of bad timing taken to an unfortunate public/media level by a @#$%head staffer for ante up (ie, hunter)
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07-03-2009 , 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Jonesy8
This might be a brilliant ploy by this Admo guy. Exploiting a super-weak field of rich people who probably aren't even trying that hard because it's supposed to be for charity and then keeping the $.
Except he is rich too.


And WTF are people talking about WRT Admo handling the Cornell Fiji situation badly? Letting people get away with things like that make all of us less safe.
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07-03-2009 , 01:32 PM
Of all the people you want to publicly slander, Admo seems like a poor choice.
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07-03-2009 , 01:32 PM
I'm still kind of stunned that Pokerati would publish the letter without any more research or confirmation.
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07-03-2009 , 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by JediMyndTrik
I'm still kind of stunned that Pokerati would publish the letter without any more research or confirmation.
"Hunter" is way more at fault imo. Reporting on press releases from reputable organizations isn't bad. Sending out a false press release with the backing of your organization (and implied backing of annie duke etc...) is much worse.
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07-03-2009 , 01:37 PM
Eric Seidal tweeting...

"Came in 4th. Disappointed bcuz there is an expectation that at least half go to AUFA + one guy walked off w/o donating. That's pretty gross"
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07-03-2009 , 01:38 PM
Someone needs to track down a photo of Hunter for some Admownage
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07-03-2009 , 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Jman28
Haven't read the details of this, but from all my encounters with Adam, I'm very confident that he's a stand up guy.
seriously,
anyone who has met admo for more than a minute knows he's a stand up guy (and photoshop king)
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07-03-2009 , 01:41 PM
hunter is in deep photoshop trouble when his identity comes out later today
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07-03-2009 , 01:47 PM
Admo,

You da man.

Im sure you will anyway, but id demand a huge well publicised apology from that website and that Hunter dude find himself being a statistic of unemployment. Given the details, esp including the fact your winnings werent collected, his email is beyond unprofessional and is definitely libellous (or is it slanderous, i never remember which is written and which is said).

GL with life and the WSOP etc
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07-03-2009 , 01:52 PM
Eagerly awaiting photoshops. I'd like to request an "Ante up for *******s who won't quit badgering me when I'm on the god damn phone" tournament poster. Or, you know, any of the several billion ideas that are better than that.

Hope everything is ok with your wife and her pregnancy, Admo.
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