As the US Election draws near, it is the norm that people's opinions will tend to clash, but this online argument between two highly-recognized personalities in the pro poker community is really something else - a politically-driven discussion on Twitter last September 22 has quickly escalated into a personal one between three-time WSOP bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst and Poker Hall of Famer Doyle Brunson.
The two of the best no-limit hold'em players Doyle Brunson and Vanessa Selbst went head to head with each other last Thursday over Clinton vs Trump. The quarrel started with Brunson saying something anti-Clinton and then Selbst chiming in. A battle of comments commenced, with both gamblers taking down each other's character in the poker world.
Brunson mentioned a controversial prop bet that Selbst had entered with Jason Mercier this past summer at the WSOP event.
Selbst retaliated, "Yeah, paying @100K (equals) welching. I doubt you want to start a debate about ethics in poker."
Doyle Brunson, age 83, is a ten-time WSOP bracelet winner and two-time WSOP main event champion. While no longer competing at the WSOP tables, he's still actively playing some of the biggest live cash games in the world, in Bobby's Room at the Bellagio casino. He is known by his poker nicknames: Texas Dolly, Big Papa, and The Godfather of Poker.
Vanessa Selbst, age 32, is a Yale Law School grad and the highest-earning female poker player of all time, with over $11.6 million in total winnings. She is the first and only female to win three WSOP bracelets in an open WSOP event.
well that's politics for you all... all that it does is make people enemies to each other and then after the "war" is over it doesn't really matter who wins, since the outcome is more or less the same- you have to pay up your taxes and watch the government apparatus grow to even more unprecedented levels, together with government spending a national debt. different faces, same feces.
Well Doyle has a point about Hillary, but the talk was about politics not the poker, so this offence came pretty random from him. But I guess if you have played poker for oulmost whole your life, its the only thing you talk about
Not that surprising. This election cycle has two candidates running, that get the opposite camp steaming, and rightly so. Clearly better than another Bush vs Clinton brawl, like everyone expected going into 2015.
Doyle Brunson, age 83, is a ten-time WSOP bracelet winner and two-time WSOP main event champion. I always remember when I come Branson 2 and 10
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This election is becoming really divisive and there will be a lot more arguments to come over the next few weeks. You would have laid huge odds on Donald Trump being president not so long ago but it will be interesting to see who comes out on top
This is one of the most stupid things out there. I cant stand it when i see or hear about some people, like politicians, saying or arguing in a twitter account, facebook or etc. And it happens here too. You hear it all the time on tv and it is so annoying and frustrating at the same time.
So! People have differing views on politics and the people involved in politics, and this IS NEWS? Well, I suppose what it really means is there is not a gat deal else going on I. The world and therefore the chance to read or listen to what two poker players have got to say about the US presidential run in makes me feel relatively safe!
... < He's one helluva goofy lookin' bastard to me...! Come on ladies,....would ya really kiss those lips that look like a horses ass-hole puckering up for a big poop...? And look at those cold cruel eyes...!
... < He's made a TOTAL mockery of the process and of the most important office in all the world... A f'n clown show he's turned the election into...!
... < He reminds me of that pompous buffoon, Benito Mussolini, more than Hitler actually,... Maybe if he gets elected the American people will hang him upside down by the balls like a cow's carcass in an abbatoir,...like they did to Mussolini in the town square......!
Could not really care about either of these players, I think they maybe have money and good fortune but clearly damaged their brain during the process of getting both if they could catfight over political nonsense and go personal after this... Any candidate will win this November its a shame that he/she gets elected. Crooked sociopaths on both sides.
quite low from selbst. early days she seemed fairly level headed. maybe all her glory has gone to her head. Brunson wasn't really attacking anyone in particular and just saying he was backing trump. cool, each to their own. but selbst takes exception to this and personally attacks Brunson over his 'political view' which is apparently meant to be FREEDOM OF CHOICE. and ahe wants to be accepted as a lesbian and a woman yet doesn't take kindly to someone elses views/choices etc
About two weeks ago, Donald Trump's odds of winning US presidential election were around 2.50 at William Hill. Currently Donald Trump's odds to beat Hillary Clinton are 3.25. A lot can change between now and election day, November 8, 2016.
I do not watch closely the candidates in us elections, but in my opinion, this is the worst combination ever. The choices they have, are from bad to worst And this will have an effect to the rest of the world, no matter what.
Come on Mober. These are the best of the best. Chosen by a sophisticated selection process by their parties, sometimes even fair. But in a two horse race, the end of thw world is always near, if the other guy wins.
Yea shokaku, best of the best lol. How come, you end up choosing these people to ran a country like usa. But what im talking about, right now, huh? Like the ones we choose over the years here, are better. Its like the saying same shit different day, but in this case it is same shit different place, lol.
Posted by Tony_MON7ANA: About two weeks ago, Donald Trump's odds of winning US presidential election were around 2.50 at William Hill. Currently Donald Trump's odds to beat Hillary Clinton are 3.25. A lot can change between now and election day, November 8, 2016.
His odds will increase more if he continues to underachieve on the upcoming debates as well.
She is the first and only "female" to win three WSOP bracelets in an open WSOP event.
Before looking at the various dimensions of poker that are needed to determine its moral status in my eyes, I need to state an important caveat that is rarely, if ever, understood by those who do not play and observe the game for any significant amount of time: poker is not gambling.
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If only a toilet brush would help anybody 2 get free of their country's problems. If only... I would buy a hundred brushes with a truckload of toliet duck for a start.
I dont like trump at all. But hilary is better to be a president? Have you seen the documentary about their "business" as a family, what they have done so far? And what they are gonna do in the future. If half of it in the documentary are true..... Oh my, oh my.