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Wild Fight Between Poker Pros At Los Angeles Casino

Tags: David Viffer Peat, fight, high stakes poker, las vegas, los angeles, mike matusow, Shawn Sheikh Sheikhan.
Posted on 01 February 2013 by "T".

It's a fact that David "Viffer" Peat and Shawn "Sheikh" Sheikhan (both well-known from GSN's High Stakes Poker) don't like each other. About 2 years ago the two created headlines when they started fighting during a tournament in Las Vegas. Now history has repeated itself...

According to different reports, "Viffer" and "Sheikh" ran into each other at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles a few days ago. One thing led to another and soon the two were fighting, kicking and punching each other.

A witness to the fight twittered "The Sheikh just had "Viffer" on the ground kicking and punching him here at Commerce."

"Viffer" twittered that his girlfriend had been "assaulted" by "Sheikh" and that led to a fight. Another reason might have been that "Viffer" created a website where he's accusing Shawn Sheikhan of adultery

No matter what the reason may be, Sheikhan is well-known for his hot temper. Who can forget when he broke Mike "The Mouth" Matusow's glasses during an episode of High Stakes Poker? Or the confrontation between Matusow and Sheikhan at the 2005 World Series of Poker?


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8 comments on "Wild Fight Between Poker Pros At Los Angeles Casino"

 ayaraled01/02/2013 14:38:54 GMT
wow this dude has a temper......pity on peat that he was the victim...this needs to be brought to the ring like elky's fight....
 pochui01/02/2013 14:49:17 GMT
Hello all the wonderful mobsters out there, this is your friend pochui from Lithuania, somewhere near the sea writing to you, wish a good day to each and everyone of you.


I am very happy to be a part of such a great community, wish you the best of luck at the tables, off the tables, behind the tables, under the tables and in your life in general.
Yours truly pochui, somewhere near the sea, Lithuania
 Fakiry01/02/2013 15:43:02 GMT
Both versions of the same story can be caused by the same reason. So Sheikh is married and he started talking to Viffer’s girlfriend just to test his opponent’s reaction, and then the fight took place. Sheikh will never be looked as the good one on this story, taking in consideration his past in terms of problematic episodes.
 occultum01/02/2013 15:44:07 GMT
Never liked Sheikh for what i've seen in HU tournaments and high stakes program, he always acted like a whiny dude, quite annoying and not even funny. People at the table didn't seem to like him that much either.. and his game never impressed me either.
That being said this doesn't surprise me much.
 pinku13501/02/2013 17:45:44 GMT
Good day everyone Smile
man these guys are really high on temper and these dudes are real hot heads ... i would rather expect this guys fight on the tables ie playing poker !! it would be a lot entertaining to all ... it should be a heads up match between them ..!! i would surely watch it !!

Good luck at the tables Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
 Macubaas01/02/2013 21:40:15 GMT
Another scandal that only brings more bad reputation to the poker game and poker players overall.

I also think that it's a bad move to bring characters like those on televised poker, basically for the same reasons.
Someoen like Hellmuth it's fun but i think aggressive tendencies is something else.
 Greenmohave01/02/2013 23:47:54 GMT
Damn! So poker and boxing have their simularities when it comes to these guys ay? I'd liked to have seen the episode where ol boy broke the "mouth's" glasses. Used to like watching High Stakes as it was.
 Zen100402/02/2013 09:38:25 GMT
This is the sort of behavior that gives poker a bad reputation. It's really too bad that players like this can't be given a time out and not allowed to play poker for 6 months to a year. If their behavior starts costing them poker playing opportunities they would soon change.

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