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  12-Dec-12, 14:31   #1
Phil Ivey changes his FTP name 0 
Nightmare161 
Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 86
Player who received the following email from Full Tilt Poker:

Hello ioi, we are contacting you regarding one of your Full Tilt Poker opponents. The player in question plays under the username Phil Ivey.

As you are no doubt aware, we do not allow players to change their screen names. However, in exceptionally rare cases we do allow it. In this instance, we have made the decision, based on a number of circumstances, that this screen name will be changed.

From now on, this player will be using the screen name Polarizing.

Our decision to inform you of this change is also exceptional and is not our standard procedure. However, in light of recent events, we feel it is important to make this player’s opponents aware of the change to avoid any unfair advantage being gained.

Regards,Full Tilt Poker

He started playing yesterday under the new name and won 145k. Big Smile


     
  12-Dec-12, 14:47   #2
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
Posts: 10016
I wonder if this email is for real first of all, and then if it is, should they let him go back and play
after all the history there.
Kind of grey area, but if its real they should probably make an announcement in general Smile
so the players can decide if they want to play against him or not

     
  12-Dec-12, 15:00   #3
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BubbleGumTrb 
Joined: May '11
Location: Romania
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 92
I dont think a general announcement is needed. If you wanna play poker, you play no matter how's next to you at the table. I would play against him if I had enough money. Smile

     
  12-Dec-12, 17:29   #4
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RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
I find that very interesting. I would love to be able to play against the real Phil Ivey. I do not fear him as many do. I have enough faith in myself to think I would be able to hld my own against any other poker player in the world in any honestly dealt game.

Perhaps im just dellusional though.

Ronin Harper Cool

     
  12-Dec-12, 19:15   #5
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8628
Posted by Nightmare161:
From now on, this player will be using the screen name Polarizing.

i got a bit different email- it said that phil changed his screen name to "Polarized Balls"

     
  12-Dec-12, 20:00   #6
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
I think full titl poker now under pokerstars administration wanted to avoid what Kagome Kagome did a few years back...

All raced to play with him thinking that he was a rich fish, he took them some hundreds of tousands of dollars and then all find out that he was Juice Smile

     
  12-Dec-12, 22:07   #7
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RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
Posted by pochui:
Posted by Nightmare161:
From now on, this player will be using the screen name Polarizing.

i got a bit different email- it said that phil changed his screen name to "Polarized Balls"


LOl dude you keep making me laugh Big Smile I appreciate that i really do. Thumbs Up

be cool and remember we will be watching. Smile

Ronin Harper Cool

     
  12-Dec-12, 22:54   #8
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Greenmohave 

Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 3361
Wish I could play real money on the site although I surely wouldn't be at this players level since I'm playing for fun, not a living. I like to play to win and would play against anyone, but they'd lose respect based on the biggest buyin I would join in is about $11.00.

LOL Sorry, but that's as high as I go!

     
  12-Dec-12, 23:02   #9
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teddybears73 
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 59 (M)
Posts: 3175
i think that if people only had a play money account then they should be allowed to change their screen name if they choose to open a real money account.i wonder just what the reasons are that they are allowing ivey to change his name?

     
  13-Dec-12, 01:05   #10
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fcumred 

Joined: Apr '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 1238
I actually find this pretty offensive.

Ivey is a US player, and his money should have been confiscated alongside hte other millions of US players that lost their funds. However, they not only appear to have given him funds to play with, they have allowed him to create a second account ( because his old one SHOULD have been closed and not allowed to be used to play real money games ).

They have created one rule for him, and another for the millions of US players who are not allowed to play on FTP anymore.

     
  13-Dec-12, 09:15   #11
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damosk 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 4852
FCUMRED........... good call. Having read the threads to yours I really hadnt considered that but it is a really important point that impinges on fairness to everyone in the US. Anotherexample of how money talks!

     
  13-Dec-12, 14:47   #12
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Fakiry 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 4764
Hahaha, very funny! This isn’t the real Phil Ivey but he managed to register FTP with that nick, that’s amazing, I though the general settings control was more accurate about this subjects. For instance, if you try to use trademarks names to register as nick, most probably you want be able to do it, only if it’s a local trademark with little relevance on the international market. But you can’t go under the name of big sodas names, or big sports trademarks names, they don’t let you use those names. And now the guy, with the new nickname, makes a lot of money and some who pay less attention to these things can think it was the real pro player that changed his nick and got his first nice achievement with the new nick.

     
  13-Dec-12, 14:55   #13
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
Posts: 10016
So who can tell us now. Was it the real thing or not?
I dont have a clue about this since i dont even remember if Ivey when was playing in
Full Tilt was using his real name or a nickname Smile
What was it really?

     
  13-Dec-12, 15:33   #14
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thefly131 
Joined: Jun '10
Location: Belgium
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 1343
Posted by fcumred:
I actually find this pretty offensive.

Ivey is a US player, and his money should have been confiscated alongside hte other millions of US players that lost their funds. However, they not only appear to have given him funds to play with, they have allowed him to create a second account ( because his old one SHOULD have been closed and not allowed to be used to play real money games ).

They have created one rule for him, and another for the millions of US players who are not allowed to play on FTP anymore.



Well smells like discrimination.... but we already know that doors open easier when you are famous or have lots of money.

Another option is that Phil Ivey has changed his nationality (like in sports often happens)

Like in German national football team

     
  13-Dec-12, 20:16   #15
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
Some pros like Ivey for example have the financial power to move to other countries where poker is allowed...

It's wrong to believe that he only has a house in mexico and plays from us, he is not in US if he plays online, it's an IP thing.

     
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