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07-03-2009 , 04:24 PM
muck oot?
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07-03-2009 , 04:29 PM
Pretty sure admo kicked my mom and raped my dog if anyone wants to report on that too.
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07-03-2009 , 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by FatalError
this is very wrong unless he gets to play 100 sngs THEN light the winnings on fire
playing 100 SNGs instead of 1 doesn't change EV, only reduces variance.
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07-03-2009 , 04:31 PM
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The very last frame of this Video is freaking hilarious


http://tv.pokernews.com/featured-vid...09/28365853001

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07-03-2009 , 04:37 PM
"pokernews.com"
freakin hilarious
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07-03-2009 , 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by eastern motors
playing 100 SNGs instead of 1 doesn't change EV, only reduces variance.
LoL
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07-03-2009 , 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirbynator
Pretty sure admo kicked my mom and raped my dog if anyone wants to report on that too.
Yea, my garbage cans were knocked over and my dog is pregnant, so I guess he was at my house too...

Damn you admo.
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07-03-2009 , 04:45 PM
Some of the people I really respect on here think my comments were out of line. They know Admo, and I do not. So, I will apologize to him, while we wait to see how this develops.

I have always defended the lone individual against the mob, right or wrong.

I defended Dutch Boyd, Joy Miller, Brandi Rose. She wrote me nice letters.

I defended Steven Ware. We exchanged letters.

There is a psychological effect called, in context, scapegoating, in a therapy group or sensitivity group. When everyone gangs up on one person, the leader must pull them off. like a bull fighter in a rodeo. This is to avoid a psychotic episode, or worse.

Our defense systems are geared to argue with one or a few people, however we simply cannot handle a lot of negative feedback at once from many people. I could definately see that situation with Steven, Brandi, Joy, and Dutch. What the **** difference does it make what they have done??? When thousands and thousands of people attack one person, it is my duty, my duty to defend that person, and to reach out for some fun and funny private messages.

I felt Admo's attacks on Steven, and contacts with Steven's parents went over the line.

I really worry about the Internet effect of having one person attacked by thousands. Today, that might be Admo. As calmer heads have said, let us hear the whole story and see what he donates.

Early on, Kevin Mathers suggested Admo pick a charity he liked. That is a good idea.

Johnny Hughes, Ph.D.
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07-03-2009 , 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by CRUDEFINDER
I would stiff 'em for sure now. You can't un-publish the bad pubicity and even if he gave it all back, for years the story is gonna hound him. **** Africa anyway; there are plenty of American charities that could use some money...
It's our policy on www.twoplustwo.com not to allow requests for money and not to allow these type of charity tournaments to put up notices here, and we have turned a number of them down over the years. This is a good example why.

If the deal is that the donation is voluntary, and it is stated in their literature, there should be no comment from the tournament/charity as to who gave and who didn't and this type of information, whether accurate or not, should not be coming out. In addition, the tournament should announce that the donations are confidential and that this information is purely speculation that did not come from them.

Mason
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07-03-2009 , 04:50 PM
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There is a psychological effect called, in context, scapegoating, in a therapy group or sensitivity group. When everyone gangs up on one person, the leader must pull them off. like a bull fighter in a rodeo
I guess that makes you the clown?
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07-03-2009 , 04:58 PM
admo,

if I was you I would take the 100k, ask the espn crew to film you, and take that cash the the roulette table and bet on red until u lose.

F those bastards for pestering you.
@ the very least I would give the money to another charity.
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07-03-2009 , 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by FatalError
seriously,
anyone who has met admo for more than a minute knows he's a stand up guy (and photoshop king)
This. I really don't know what is wrong with people. Seems like johnny just hates admo for some reason.
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07-03-2009 , 05:02 PM
Seems like very poor management by whoever was handling the event, you cant hassle people like this and make information like 17/18 have donated public. If it was important to keep this information private I expect there would have already been a retraction and so it is clearly not.
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07-03-2009 , 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by eastern motors
playing 100 SNGs instead of 1 doesn't change EV, only reduces variance.
Swing and a miss.
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07-03-2009 , 05:18 PM
I assume eastern just meant giving 50% out of the profit, i.e. $100 HUSNG, if you win your profit is $100 after subtracting buyin, then giving $50 of that.
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07-03-2009 , 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by cwar
Seems like very poor management by whoever was handling the event, you cant hassle people like this and make information like 17/18 have donated public. If it was important to keep this information private I expect there would have already been a retraction and so it is clearly not.
Do you people know nothing about charity events?

The whole POINT of these things is to harangue, publicly shame, use peer pressure, and berate people, so that they donate the maximum possible, then blast out as much publicity as quickly as possible about the amount donated, etc etc. Annie Duke as Queen Bitch was born to play this role.

I don't know the specific chain of events, but no matter how dickish the organizers were being, Admo as a knowledgeable pro should have known that he would be pressured to donate a large amount, and expected to pony up immediately.

The cameras are rolling FFS and Annie Duke wants her moment in the sun to announce the exact amount, how many donated, etc.

Deferring the choice seems like the worst possible option, honestly. I'd rather have him say "F you all I'm taking the moniez HAHAHAHAHAHAHA" then delay it for a day or more.

That said, I haven't walked a mile in his shoes, and to have a medical emergency in the family obviously takes precedence, and if the organizers were TRULY over-the-top, I could see how he would just blow it off.

But I don't think he SHOULD have delayed, although I wouldn't necessarily blame him for doing so, if that makes any sense.
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07-03-2009 , 05:31 PM
Also, expecting Annie Duke to calmly and reasonably answer questions about the charity, in detail and with complete honesty, thereby giving Admo the chance to do a calm and reasonable analysis about the right amount to donate, seems incredibly optimistic to me.
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07-03-2009 , 05:32 PM
That actually does make a lot of sense but theres a huge difference between that and having a "press release" about how a player didnt donate. I think I would avoid such a charity strictly based on the fact that if I had a random life event that caused me to leave early I would have to worry about being publicly harassed even with the best of intentions.

In my mind theres a HUGE difference between pressure and making it public in an attempt to pressure.
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07-03-2009 , 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Hughes
I really worry about the Internet effect of having one person attacked by thousands. Today, that might be Admo. As calmer heads have said, let us hear the whole story and see what he donates.

Early on, Kevin Mathers suggested Admo pick a charity he liked. That is a good idea.

Johnny Hughes, Ph.D.
I think Admo is fine with the Ante up for Africa charity. That's not his issue. It's the fact that he was harrassed about it while dealing with a bigger situation.

I'm usually quite reserved with my words, especially on the internet, but maybe if you spent a little more time thinking about the three sides to every story and not so much trying to impress everyone on 2+2 with your stories then you might be better off.

"witty quote goes here"
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07-03-2009 , 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by cwar
That actually does make a lot of sense but theres a huge difference between that and having a "press release" about how a player didnt donate. I think I would avoid such a charity strictly based on the fact that if I had a random life event that caused me to leave early I would have to worry about being publicly harassed even with the best of intentions.

In my mind theres a HUGE difference between pressure and making it public in an attempt to pressure.
Agreed. I wouldn't play this particular event ever, for just those reasons, because Annie Duke and cohorts are well-known for their ruthlessness. But if you ARE gonna play, you gotta know what to expect IMO.
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07-03-2009 , 05:37 PM
the saddest thing is that the majority of the donated money probably won't even make it to the people who need it most. the majority of the money in these things get funneled into places other than "rice for starving children"
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07-03-2009 , 05:37 PM
I am probably missing something here because I am not totally familiar with the tournament, but I'm sure I am not the only one wondering this. Given Annie Duke's close affiliation with UB and the fact that she has proven to be generally a despicable human being, how confident are we that the whole amount collected is even going to starving kids?
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07-03-2009 , 05:39 PM
Not all charities are created equal, the % of each dollar that gets used for charitable purposes vary widely. After the way that the charities managers have handled the situation I think its completely reasonable to ask some questions, any charity with a good structure and intentions will happily answer such requests.

I think its the correct reaction that Admo might question what was going on with that organization after and how he was treated and consider another charity if its not a good situation.

Edit: You are right pineapple, Admo did probably put himself in a bad spot.
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07-03-2009 , 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Who You Wit
I am probably missing something here because I am not totally familiar with the tournament, but I'm sure I am not the only one wondering this. Given Annie Duke's close affiliation with UB and the fact that she has proven to be generally a despicable human being, how confident are we that the whole amount collected is even going to starving kids?
We are 100% confident that the whole amount collected is NOT going to starving kids.

But that's true of virtually any charity.
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07-03-2009 , 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by pineapple888
Agreed. I wouldn't play this particular event ever, for just those reasons, because Annie Duke and cohorts are well-known for their ruthlessness. But if you ARE gonna play, you gotta know what to expect IMO.
pineapple, posting sense in NVG upsets the natural order of things... In fact, I'm going to ask that you refrain from posting during 2012 to prevent sundering the fabric of reality.
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