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    PHIL IVEY releases statement..............NO WSOP FOR PHIL!

    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.

    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.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    From his facebook!

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    Pretty powerful statement

    This must ave tons of money to pay

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    this is how all Americans should act...

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    Not at all shocked.

    He makes more in the cash games at the Bellagio DURING THE WSOP anyways
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    Good for him! One of the good guys for sure.

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    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

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    Makes me proud to be an Ivey fan

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    This is solid. Something in US players corner finally.
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    78 replies in 18 minutes or so at 2plus2


    Some are now suggesting this is all a hoax/hack into Iveys facebook.


    Stay tuned



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    Awesome move

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    If this is real, thats a bold statement. Facebook is probably not the place to make these announcements though, it probably wont be confirmed until tommorow.

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    I am glad I have been out of online poker for a year or so. It had nothing to do with this issue, but there are tons of issues that need to be worked out before it will be a viable option for poker.
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    If it is real, major respect to phil ivey

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    Lol so a name player sits one out
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    Quote Originally Posted by shock11 View Post
    If it is real, major respect to phil ivey

    As far as not playing in the WSOP, not that big of deal.............considering he figures to make a much larger score per hour on paper playing in the side games as opposed to the tourneys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregm View Post
    If this is real, thats a bold statement. Facebook is probably not the place to make these announcements though, it probably wont be confirmed until tommorow.
    Why not? Facebook is HUGE. Great media network to use.
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    class act, but not sure what its going to accomplish

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    confirmed real according to wicked chops, pretty ballsy move

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    he really cares.....lol.

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    sounds like a hack to me...why would Ivey sue his own company??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepper60000 View Post
    sounds like a hack to me...why would Ivey sue his own company??
    making money is his entire goal...everything he does is centered around that activity..so I am assuming the suit is also to make money or defer his own losses which in itself is making money.

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    if it ends up being real, this just further proves that Ivey is the STONE COLD FREAKING NUTS

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    He doesn't want to play at WSOP and have a punch of people attack him like they did to Phil Hellmuth after the UB scandal...
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    Wow, much respect to Ivey if this is authentic.

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    hope he wins the suit.

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    If this is true I have just gained an enormous amount of respect for Ivey, but...

    this smells an awful lot like a "yes men" style prank. If you're not familiar with them, check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiWlvBro9eI

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    Quote Originally Posted by apkboston View Post
    confirmed real according to wicked chops, pretty ballsy move
    Wicked chops supposedly talked to his manager. Its amazing how much things can change in a few months, full tilt merchandise was ubiquitous all over television just a few months ago and now they are being taken to court by Ivey.

    Two plus two is great tonight. I bet Phil had something on tonights game.

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    Get em Phil!!!!!!!!!!!

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    For folks that dont' know, ivey is a part owner of tilt even though he denies it
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    phil ivey is the nuts, wow appreciate it!!

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    I give props to Ivey for at least doing something. Full tilt has left everybody in the dark and thats not right.

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    Good for Phil. If only SBR stood up to Tony at 5Dimes the same way.

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    For the record I'm not playing the WSOP either...

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    Nice words now let's back it up with actions

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    ivey owns 10 percent of tilt. Of course he is not playing
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