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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Phil Ivey Sues Full Tilt

He’s not going to play in the 2011 wsop until funds are returned to us players

phil-ivey-full-tilt-proAt 8pm in the evening on May 31st (Tuesday), Phil Ivey made a 6 part post on his Facebook page describing his lawsuit and his feelings on the current situation with Full Tilt Poker being slow to pay US players. 

Since that time most poker players and fans have shown support for Mr. Ivey while some, such as Scott Matusow have suggested that his current actions are just a case of Phil Ivey protecting himself and serving himself.  For example in the text of the lawsuit Phil Ivey only names himself as the recipient of the $150 million he is suing for.  This has led to Tiltware’s legal response (which is especially ill advised considering the lack of public support for Tiltware at the moment):

Contrary to his sanctimonious public statements, Phil Ivey’s meritless lawsuit is about helping just one player — himself.

Tiltware doubts Mr. Ivey’s frivolous and self-serving lawsuit will ever get to court. But if it does, the company looks forward to presenting facts demonstrating that Mr. Ivey is putting his own narrow financial interests ahead of the players he professes to help.

-Tiltware Response


Phil Ivey’s Facebook statement:

For many years, I have been proud to call myself a poker player. This great sport has taken me to places I only imagined going and I have been blessed with much success. It is therefore with deep regret that I believe I am compelled to release the following statement.

I am deeply disappointed and embarrassed that Full Tilt players have not been paid money they are owed. I am equally embarrassed that as a result many players cannot compete in tournaments and have suffered economic harm.

I am not playing in the World Series of Poker as I do not believe it is fair that I compete when others cannot. I am doing everything I can to seek a solution to the problem as quickly as possible.

My name and reputation have been dragged through the mud, through the inactivity and indecision of others and on behalf of all poker players I refuse to remain silent any longer. I have electronically filed a lawsuit against Tiltware related to the unsettled player accounts. As I am sure the public can imagine, this was not an easy decision for me.

I wholeheartedly refuse to accept non-action as to repayment of players funds and I am angered that people who have supported me throughout my career have been treated so poorly.

I sincerely hope this statement will ignite those capable of resolving the problems into immediate action and would like to clarify that until a solution is reached that cements the security of all players, both US and International, I will, as I have for the last six weeks, dedicate the entirety of my time and efforts to finding a solution for those who have been wronged by the painfully slow process of repayment.

Phil Ivey Facebook Posts 8pm May 31st, 2011


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