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*The 2+2 Pokercast released their interview with Howard Lederer earlier today.  The much-anticipated interview comes on the heals of the Howard Lederer Files released by PokerNews. Howard answered questions for over 3 hours for the show. The podcast can be found here.

*John Wray (co-creator of The Micros series) started a thread on 2+2 about  another very important interview on the FTP situation: ** FTP’s “Red Vest Guy” Avatar Breaks His Silence! **

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Tournament Poker News

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*Roger Hairabedian won Event 3 (Pot Limit Omaha) at the WSOPE to become the first Frenchman to win a WSOPE bracelet.

*Giovanni Rosadoni won Event 4 (an No Limit shootout) to quickly give France it’s 2nd ever WSOPE bracelet.

*PokerStars has an article on Marat Sharafutdinov (better known as maratik) talking about his WCOOP Main Event win earlier this week. Read more here.

*Asian Businessman Paul Phua won a $100,000 buy-in high roller tournament held in London. John Juanda tweeted congratulations to his friends-

*WSOPE is streaming some events live here.

Poker on TV

*Living the Life is a new reality-tv show premiering next year. According to IMBD the show will be about “two girls travel the world and try to make a living as professional poker players. First stop, the European Poker Tour in Barcelona, Spain.” “Survivor” alumna Amanda Kimmel is one of the stars of the show.

Kimmel will be joined by reality-tv veteran Trishelle Cannatella.

The Poker World Responds to The Lederer Files

Here’s a collection of some of the many responses to the Lederer Files that have popped up online over the last few days.

It’s only right to start with Matthew Parvis who actually conducted the interview. He gives his thoughts in a written article on PokerNews- The Lederer Files: The Process and Opinions

Not exactly Edward R. Murrow

Next is an interesting blog from Bill Rini. He offers his unique perspective on the videos as someone who actually worked for Full Tilt in the past.

A Review of The Lederer Files (Parts I – IV) and Andy Bloch Interview
Covers the first 4 parts of the interview and has this “BaghdadHoward” photoshop:

Well played Rini

And The Lederer Files Parts 5, 6, and 7 covers the end of the interview.

Daniel Negreanu took a brief respite from tweeting to conduct a short interview with PokerListings. Negreanu: Ivey, Juanda Will Refute Lederer Files

Haralabob tweeted a blog will be out soon with his thoughts:

Barry Greenstein (barryg1) made a post on 2+2 with his take here.

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That’s a Cosby sweater!

Poker commentator Jesse May just published a blog The Lederer Files: Remaining Questions.

Barry Carter also wrote a blog- The Lederer Files from a Poker Media Perspective.

And finally, if you missed it here is the great montage of Lederer’s interview:

 

Responses to “The Lederer Files”

Parts 5 & 6 of the PokerNews interview with Howard Lederer were released today and after a slow start the interview is becoming interesting. Lederer’s first interview since Black Friday naturally has a lot of poker players talking, here are what some famous pros are saying on Twitter.

2003 WSOP Main Event Champ Chris Moneymaker tweeted:

Sports bettor/ high stakes poker player Haralabos Voulgaris (who Erick Lindgren has reportedly owed a large sum for some time) comments on Lederer’s claim that Lindgren borrowed $2 million (actually receiving $4 million) to pay back debts:

Daniel Negreanu was outspoken as always. A few of his many tweets on the subject:

Former FTP pro John Juanda also chimed in with some thoughts and corrected Howard’s claim that Juanda was the 2nd largest shareholder in the company:

And finally on Reddit, someone claiming to be a former employee at Full Tilt Poker (“ftpinsider” ) gave a glimpse behind the scenes at FTP and shared his feelings from watching the video. The Lederer Files: 30% Truth, 30% Plausible Deniability, 30% Lies, and 10% Fucking Bullshit by ftpinsider can be found on reddit here.