Howard Lederer Interview Part 7

Finally, the exciting conclusion to the Lederer Files is here! Will Howard apologize to players? Who will he throw under the bus this time? Find out all this and more in Part 7!

Daniel is ready!

In part 7 of the PokerNews interview with Howard Lederer, Lederer talks about closing a deal between Full Tilt Poker, the DOJ, and PokerStars on top of addressing Full Tilt’s customers one last time before the site relaunches under PokerStars management.

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.

Howard Lederer Interview Part 6

Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In part 6 of the PokerNews interview with Howard Lederer, Lederer discussed the effect of the DOJ’s Amended Complaint on Full Tilt Poker, player loans, Groupe Bernard Tapie, and the emergence of PokerStars as a potential buyer.

Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari Visits Stern Tomorrow

Antonio Esfandiari tweeted earlier today that he’ll be on Howard Stern’s show tomorrow (9/18).

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

The interview will surely touch on the life of a young poker pro living in Vegas as well as Antonio’s historic 18+ million dollar win at the Big One for One Drop at this summer’s WSOP.

Not too shabby…

Stern will likely also ask about Esfandiari’s long time friend Phil Laak and Laak’s girlfriend actress/poker player Jennifer Tilly.

A lovely pair…

U.S. Poker Players Get Good News

U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein ruled a few weeks ago that POKER does NOT qualify as gambling.

Judge Weinstein (NOT pictured above) correctly concluded that the skill needed to consistently win at poker differentiates it from other games of chance.

(Also clearly not the right judge….)

The case could end up being a landmark decision for online poker in the U.S.

(Oh, COME ON! REALLY?!)

Currently the U.S. poker playing population is largely cut off from the rest of the world, but there are still some sites Americans (and the rest of the world) can play at and receive great rewards. Check out sites like Carbon Poker (Merge), Lock Poker (Revolution), or America’s Cardroom (Yatahay) for the best first deposit and rakeback deals.