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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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