this guy is such a douche in chat. The things he has told primo...are ridicolous. I feel like he is a douchebag. but yes his commentary and poker prowess are unmatched. as is his ability to insult people in chat, which seems like a far better indicator of ones true colors.
props for crushing husngs. too bad Ive seen the darkside.
I for one, am not a fanboy
Measuring someones character or "true colors" by their most tilted, angry, emotional moments doesn't make sense to me at all..... though I agree he was so out of line.
Real character should be based on how someone acts 95%+ of the time to family, friends, fans, and other regular interactions... not online poker chat
edit: and i have to say his thoughts, brain sequences, and ability to reform them into words is absolutely mesmerizing
Saying you shouldn't measure someones characters by how they act when they are tilted and angry is like saying you should measure a poker players skill by how they do when faced with really easy decisions.
He was one of the best poker announcers that I have heard so far. I hope I have a chance to enter his contest. It tells you what a grounded and stand up guy he is by not taking on students. Far to many unqualified poker coaches that charge way to much for their services.
I've had several situations where I had serious chat wars with opponents and eventually met them in real life only to find that they were just the opposite of how they acted online. I'm definitely biased from that smallish sample of instances, however, I too have acted like a huge douche in chat before and don't think I'm a huge douche in reality :P
Have you never stooped below your moral standards during an online tilt rage session? I think it's way different online than live. If you tilt and go crazy live I believe it says more about your true character.
For those who 'appreciate' Olivier, he's talking on QuadJack's radio with James Bord and Maria Mayrinck atm, he really is one of the great minds of poker, and James is very impressive too. http://www.quadjacks.com/radio/