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07-03-2009 , 01:54 PM
Admo had money for Full Tilt dollars swap deal with African Charity. Admo waiting for Africa to swap first.
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07-03-2009 , 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Admo
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.
very exciting implications IMO.
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07-03-2009 , 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by eastern motors
"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.
Nowhere in the post on Pokerati did it say that the email came from the organization, or that it was a press release. The only place I've seen anyone claim that the email came from the org itself is from Admo.

I can understand someone being dumb enough to attempt to ruin a player's reputation this way when the evidence will probably exist showing that Admo's side of the story is closer to the truth, but to do it and use the organization's name in the process would just be career suicide.
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07-03-2009 , 01:58 PM
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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.
Reminds me of that one scene in Breaking Bad.
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07-03-2009 , 01:59 PM
This is the best gossip coming out of the WSOP this year? Someone not giving money to charity when asked? Poor showing imo, resurrect Vinny Vinh for some actual gossip please
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07-03-2009 , 02:01 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?
There's not a chance that maybe the "difficulty" came on at some point during the later stages of the tournament? Or even right at the end..

Or do you just jump right into being a dick?

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07-03-2009 , 02:05 PM
Admo i'd come back with an "Ante up for America" response in this poorly handled situation....take whatever amount that you were going to donate and give it to a needy charity in the states....just to stick it up little annie puke's cornhole
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07-03-2009 , 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by ATC
There's not a chance that maybe the "difficulty" came on at some point during the later stages of the tournament? Or even right at the end..

Or do you just jump right into being a dick?


There's not a chance that maybe Admo decided to donate only when his douchness came to air?
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07-03-2009 , 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Hughes
If you believe Admo, I'd like to shoot dice over the phone.
I'm sure this will jog your memory and lead to a 2,000 word "story" about you shooting dice by telegraph "back in the day."
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07-03-2009 , 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by GobboFan
There's not a chance that maybe Admo decided to donate only when his douchness came to air?
There's not a chance you read his post?
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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 Iím sure, but going to focus on the Main Event today.

Adam ďAdmoĒ Richardson
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07-03-2009 , 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by GobboFan
There's not a chance that maybe Admo decided to donate only when his douchness came to air?
If it's true he left the cash in the cage, which shouldn't be hard to prove by someone.. Then that'd lead more to his story then there's.

I'm not saying he didn't, or isn't, I'm just willing to admit i'm not as ominiscient as some of the people on this board try to be.
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07-03-2009 , 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Hughes
Has Admo quit proving he is a lying creep on TwoPlusTwo, and started proving it to the world. Looks like it. So incrediby tasteless, and self-centered. He is getting his today.


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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?
Admo did not lie one bit. Where is this coming from?

You are out of your element here J.H. I know your m.o. is to wait for everyone involved to die before "telling it like it is" but many people witnessed the Admo/C.F. thread as it developed and Admo was truthful.
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07-03-2009 , 02:16 PM
to be fair, the guy did leave without giving. i mean who does that? "i was going to donate tomorro, i swear"

also pretty ****ed up to punish the starving kids in africa because some asshat followed you to the bathroom. or punish them for "hunter". the starving kids had no part in the situation.

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07-03-2009 , 02:17 PM
I think JH feels that Admo wanting his money back after getting scammed violates some road gambler school of ethics. ( take it as a lesson type crap )
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07-03-2009 , 02:18 PM
The organisers should at least warn you that while it is not in the rules to give part of your winnings to the charity, you will be harassed by charity staff and then if you do not pay up your character will be smeared online.
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07-03-2009 , 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ATC
There's not a chance that maybe the "difficulty" came on at some point during the later stages of the tournament? Or even right at the end..

Or do you just jump right into being a dick?
Considering that it is "Ante Up For Africa", you'd assume he's playing for this charity, not to hold out for his own. With that said, also knowing it's expected to donate the 50% or whatever it is, you'd assume he already knew a figure in his head which he could rattle off quickly after it was over to whoever was in charge (which take 2 seconds to say).

With that said, I don't know Admo so I won't judge him. He could very well be a stand up guy as others mentioned. I asked a legitimate question in which he answered. Seems fair enough to me.

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07-03-2009 , 02:20 PM
congrats on your score admo!!!
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07-03-2009 , 02:22 PM
This is why sometimes I hate forums.

Someone posts a story almost all of which is unproven or at least well researched.
The person in question is one of poker/internet's most respected members and has never (to my knowledge) had any improprieties. On the contrary, he helped expose one of the biggest fraudsters on 2+2 ever.

Some idiot then asks facetiously whether he only posted his defence as his douchiness came to light. We then debate with this clown whether it could be true or not.

Let him get on with it. I am sure (but not 100%) that Admo will be seen to have acted correctly. There just is no story here. As someone said, we need to make gossip.
As a sidenote, I would much prefer to give the money to a personal charity even though in the spirit of things it should go to A.U.F.A.

Except for the HH and the Photoshops, I detest NVG!
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07-03-2009 , 02:25 PM
seriously admo is like one of the most standup guys in the entire poker world this is ****ing absurd.
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07-03-2009 , 02:27 PM
The tourney is a dustercluck because they don't have mandatory payouts for the charity. Because of that, the player still has the choice of what to do with the funds. Because Admo still had the choice, the tourney officials had to get an answer from him as to what percentage he was going to donate.

This is where the problem lies. The tourney officials handled this with zero class and common sense. Admo requested time to take care of personal issues and they continued to ignore this reasonable requests and chose to harass him. Again, if the player has a choice, why can't he decide. In this instance, nobody knows what Admo was planning, but he still had his right to choose and more importantly, he had an immediate issue that demanded his attention.

Personally, if these creeps approached me in this manner, I would still them on principal. I would not give them a dime. For crissakes as the good will and feeling that would go to Admo for giving to the charity evaporates becuase he is being strong-armed by these creepy officials.

So, once we reach this point, what is in it for him? Nothing really. The only way to make it worth his while is to allow him the freedom to choose his charity and to do it on his own terms. Once the officials acted the way they did, nobody has the right to question Admo's motives.
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07-03-2009 , 02:40 PM
this is best part


“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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07-03-2009 , 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by RailHeaven
The organisers should at least warn you that while it is not in the rules to give part of your winnings to the charity, you will be harassed by charity staff and then if you do not pay up your character will be smeared online.
It's clearly stated that it's suggested that players donate at least half of their winnings.
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07-03-2009 , 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by NLSoldier
seriously admo is like one of the most standup guys in the entire poker world this is ****ing absurd.
dingdingding
we have a winner
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07-03-2009 , 02:43 PM
reading that email pretty obvious Annie Duke wrote it....
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07-03-2009 , 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by GobboFan
such bs. so because a couple of reps are rude to you, the africans should suffer? if you wanna be a jew and not donate be a man and say so.
honestly why do i still get shocked by people like this
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