Black Friday Indictments Cause Tension

Phil Ivey and Mike Matusow clash over Ivey's lawsuit.
1949 11th June, 2011 The Full Tilt Saga
Black Friday Indictments Cause Tension

Phil Ivey, one of Full Tilt Poker’s most visible pros, filed a lawsuit against the site for its inability to pay its players money, and as a protest is sitting out of this year’s World Series of Poker. 

Mike Matusow, a fellow Full Tilt Poker pro, criticized Ivey today for his choice, saying during an appearance on the Hard Core Poker Show: 

“People understand what’s going on. At first they didn’t get it, they all thought Phil Ivey was their hero, but now they realize he’s a fucking piece of shit. Phil Ivey doesn’t give a shit about you, me or anyone else. He is a cutthroat gambler and couldn’t care less.  

Everybody can see right through it, the real reason behind the lawsuit is pretty obvious… I don’t want to get into it at all, but it’s a pretty self-centered act from a self-centered person who made anywhere between $50 million and $100 million over the past five years into his own pockets, so you know, good luck to him. He’s trying to take people down with him.”

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