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Old 05-03-2018, 06:56 AM   #26
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Re: Pokercast 493 - “Sia Layta” To Play WSOP Dressed As A Male & Alan Boston Returns!

Hadn't logged on to 2p2 for a few months now and instinctively searched my nickname. I would be a very bad person to comment on experiences at the poker table, considering that I haven't played semi-professionally for close to 7 years now.

I do have to admit that I got semi-tilted at the stuff that she was supposedly saying that the Pokercast was reporting. And thanks to WT for the transcript, saved me another round of tilt.

Once more, with feeling - The benefits of being a woman at a live poker table far outweigh the cons.

This is especially true, the more experience you have (e.g. I would get angry at a regular, who was also a porn producer and would spew his view of women every time he was at the table and would stare intently at me - early bellatrix would go off "trying to take HIS money", later bellatrix learned to take it in stride).

Rant oncoming, probably skip if you want...

I have read up a lot on feminist literature, videos, articles and the likes. A lot of this was involuntary, mainly because I was the woman being in a domain that was/is mostly male. I have sat on panels, boards, meetings, etc. because of the "token woman" effect. And if I had a nickel every time somebody asked me "how do we get more women to "become scientists / play poker"...

I cannot speak for the experience of other women in these domains, but I often feel I would be exactly the last person you should ask these questions, because I am so happy in these domains, because I don't want anything changed. There is a quote in 'The Only Woman in the Room' by Eileen Pollack, which described me to a tee. "If the world was ruled by women, it would be less competitive... but, ... I loved competing!" I often hate the stuff that is implemented in the name of inclusion.

A 2p2er back in 2010 or something like that pointed me to a bunch of videos that were criticizing the chauvinist video game industry. Some of those voices grew up to launch #gamergate, but I hated the arguments put forward by these feminists. It was not my experience AT ALL and she was criticizing stuff I loved as a kid.

Adam asked me some years back that twoplustwo was worried about retaining female posters and what could be done about it. Gah, wrong person to ask, I guess. One of the first questions outside of strategy I had hurled at me here, was if I had big breasts. However, all I remember was kindness from the posters, but only *after* you pass some sort of tests. But it's a world, I understand! I totally understood the response everybody on this forum had after hearing the stuff Sia said. Keep expressing that response, imo. Don't self censor!

Let's see what gets posted in a few months again, ha!

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Old 05-03-2018, 08:17 PM   #27
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Re: Pokercast 493 - “Sia Layta” To Play WSOP Dressed As A Male & Alan Boston Returns!

Good post, thank you!
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:24 AM   #28
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Re: Pokercast 493 - “Sia Layta” To Play WSOP Dressed As A Male & Alan Boston Returns!

Any word on whether Ms Layta played the main?
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:24 AM   #29
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Re: Pokercast 493 - “Sia Layta” To Play WSOP Dressed As A Male & Alan Boston Returns!

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Any word on whether Ms Layta played the main?
She's actually Joe Cada.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:49 PM   #30
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Re: Pokercast 493 - “Sia Layta” To Play WSOP Dressed As A Male & Alan Boston Returns!

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Any word on whether Ms Layta played the main?
My uneducated guess is that we won't get any word for a while, and maybe never. Whoever she is, she didn't cash and therefore didn't do so dressed as a male, which defeats her entire narrative.

That said, I thought maybe we would hear from a player who sat next to her and spotted the disguise. e.g. "Dude in Seat 4 might be that 'Sia Layta' character... wearing what looks like a fake beard and not saying a word." So if she DID go through with it, her disguise must have been pretty damn convincing!
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:04 PM   #31
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Re: Pokercast 493 - “Sia Layta” To Play WSOP Dressed As A Male & Alan Boston Returns!

I'm not going to read or summarize the article, but there was an interview done in the July 2p2 magazine: https://www.twoplustwo.com/magazine/...-sia-layta.php
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Old 07-24-2018, 10:20 PM   #32
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Re: Pokercast 493 - “Sia Layta” To Play WSOP Dressed As A Male & Alan Boston Returns!

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I'm not going to read or summarize the article, but there was an interview done in the July 2p2 magazine: https://www.twoplustwo.com/magazine/...-sia-layta.php
Oh cool, my post above got quoted in the article.

Her response to my comment about sample size:

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Between live poker and online poker I have played hundreds of tournaments disguised as a man and hundreds of tournaments as a woman, and use this as my basis for declaring that I win many times more when disguised as a man.
So no... she still doesn't get it.
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