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Old 10-29-2017, 09:33 AM   #1976
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Was talking about the old days with some friends today and davidross who wrote the famous "playing online poker for a living" 2+2 thread came up. Does he still play?
I've wondered this myself. I think he got crushed when the games got tough and gave up and disappeared.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:44 AM   #1977
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Grimstarr?
live pro on the east coast. him calling me a nit when i sat out 5-handed is my greatest poker accomplishment.
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:54 AM   #1978
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Niklas Heinecker (ragen70)? He won almost $10M online and binked a tournament for over $4M in 2013 and 2014, then seemed to quit cold turkey, high stakes at least.
very interested in this one as well
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:13 PM   #1979
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What happened to j.thaddeus and squee451? i was also wondering about what happened to Dana Gordon, i read the unfortunate news on the community page sadly
I saw j.thaddeus recently at a live poker tournament.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:07 AM   #1980
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I saw him doing the same thing at the Mirage. And he recently played in Andrew Neeme's 2/5 game.
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Very possible, there were some reports of him playing $100-200 live tourneys
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Surely this is just a level?

Are you sure it was him?

I kinda liked that little weirdo.
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if you mean minieri, i saw him recently in vegas grinding 1/2 nl
Couple of years ago i was in Prague for the EPT, playing 100-200 crowns game (something like 5-10 usd) no limit game. Suddenly, Dario comes to the table with 100bbs buyin. Grinds for couple of hours, playing very seriously. His stack went down to about 12k and he didn't rebuy. He busted and was very upset, left immediately.

I was very surprised, still remember his shipping bracelets and going deep everywhere, playing superloose on HSP, 4betting K7o etc. And to go from those heights to barely having 1 buyin for 1knl game...This was hard to watch.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:22 AM   #1981
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Niklas Heinecker (ragen70)? He won almost $10M online and binked a tournament for over $4M in 2013 and 2014, then seemed to quit cold turkey, high stakes at least.

Crypto rich. Like every other retired HS poker player.
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:33 PM   #1982
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Does anyone know much about

Allen Cunningham
Theo Tran
Steve Sung
Nam Le
Tuan Le
Allen Cunningham
Scott Fischman
Gabe Thaler
Sammy Farha


I noticed in Theo Tran's hendon mob, he does seem to play in tournaments at wsop, borgata and florida etc but many of these events are the lower stakes like 400 and 565 etc.


Does anyone know if Nam Le, JC Tran and those guys play cash games as their regular game and play tournaments sparingly? It also seems like Carlos Mortensen mainly grinds tournaments in vegas and nothing else?


Im wondering do these guys play cash like 5/10 nl etc?
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:13 AM   #1983
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idreamofjenna ????
still around ?
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:29 PM   #1984
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What happened to Martins Adeniya ?
He was one of the few black guys in Poker.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:45 AM   #1985
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Oh and where is Jcarver ?
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:14 AM   #1986
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Somerville has taken an undetermined break from the hard work of streaming.
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:19 AM   #1987
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In the Bluff interview he says he valued each of his 3 FTP percentage points at $10-15M. One point was held by Jesus as collateral for outstanding loans.

Of course there are other considerations : FTP share was not really liquid ( pros discouraged from selling shares -- anyone know more about this ? ) and paid dividends of only $250K / month , so due to the variance of betting that high it necessarily entailed large loans secured only by the payouts.
Only $250k per month?

That is $6 million a year.

I would think each share could easily be worth $30 million. Getting a huge dividend plus ownership in company.

So he got $500k a month. Not enough of a roll for $100k sports bets.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:42 AM   #1988
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fgators?
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:17 AM   #1989
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Does anyone know much about

Allen Cunningham
Theo Tran
Steve Sung
Nam Le
Tuan Le
Allen Cunningham
Scott Fischman
Gabe Thaler
Sammy Farha


I noticed in Theo Tran's hendon mob, he does seem to play in tournaments at wsop, borgata and florida etc but many of these events are the lower stakes like 400 and 565 etc.


Does anyone know if Nam Le, JC Tran and those guys play cash games as their regular game and play tournaments sparingly? It also seems like Carlos Mortensen mainly grinds tournaments in vegas and nothing else?


Im wondering do these guys play cash like 5/10 nl etc?


Anyone?
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:23 AM   #1990
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doug polk
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:04 PM   #1991
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doug polk


Was never heard from again after the One Drop. Rumors are he moved to Belize, our english speaking neighbor in Central America.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:31 PM   #1992
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tobias reinkemeir

fabian quoss

where are they now?? I know igor is still playing high stakes, philbort, the leader of the crew or seen as the evil villain boss is playing online still.

the old school german machines that got replaced by sothheimer, christianer, fedor holz, 2pacman, stefan Schillhabel, kempe etc.



and yevgeny timoshinko?
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:29 PM   #1993
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Anyone?
Sammy plays at Post Oak Poker in Houston almost every day. He’s still in action.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:00 AM   #1994
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Sammy plays at Post Oak Poker in Houston almost every day. He’s still in action.


The Farha shall never go busto!
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:38 AM   #1995
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Sumeet "Batera" Batra - Any news?

Sumeet used to play high stakes, travel to events, and was known by many in poker. Seemed to be a respectable dude. It's been many years since he disappeared from the poker community, but when he left he owed at least a few people some money, myself included. Has anyone heard from him? I'm just curious if he has any interest in making it right. For the record he owes me $20,000. This is one of the few places I could think to ask. Maybe some of the "old timers" have some knowledge on the topic
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:46 AM   #1996
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sometimes in poker, one must play the game of poker
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:59 AM   #1997
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Sumeet used to play high stakes, travel to events, and was known by many in poker. Seemed to be a respectable dude. It's been many years since he disappeared from the poker community, but when he left he owed at least a few people some money, myself included. Has anyone heard from him? I'm just curious if he has any interest in making it right. For the record he owes me $20,000. This is one of the few places I could think to ask. Maybe some of the "old timers" have some knowledge on the topic
IIRC when he disappeared he'd just had a sizeable win under his backers and rather than clear makeup and split 50/50, just vanished with the whole sum.

I have no idea where he went or what happened to him after that though.
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:27 PM   #1998
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Just googled him, apparently he's a vice president of finance and administration of the Boy and Girls club in San Fransisco. Seems like he's made a nice life for himself.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:06 PM   #1999
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Re: Sumeet "Batera" Batra - Any news?

I haven't heard from him since around 2007. I reached out to a couple of our mutual friends in 2015 when a thread on P5s was created -- they hadn't heard from him either.

https://www.pocketfives.com/f10016/r...peared-701606/
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:16 PM   #2000
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Just googled him, apparently he's a vice president of finance and administration of the Boy and Girls club in San Fransisco. Seems like he's made a nice life for himself.
I don't think that's him. Sumeet would be in his mid-30s now. The "Sumeet Batra" who is now VP at the Boys and Girls Club was in university from 1987-1999 and appears to be at least 50 years old, while the person being referred to in this thread was attending Texas Tech University in the mid-2000s.
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