Okay. I said I was going to play today and post on pocketfives hands throughout the day and everything, but things didn't go as planned. I woke up early at about 10am and hung out and watched TV in bed for about 30 minutes. I was going to work out but then realized I had to wait for a package to come be delivered to the house. I waited til about 12:30 until the UPS guy finally showed up and then I was off to the gym. Before the gym, I stopped at the mall to get fitted for a tuxedo for my sisters wedding next month. After that I got to the gym, worked out, and picked up some lunch. My dad needed a ride to the airport in the afternoon so that kind of killed my plan of playing poker, so I laid out by the pool for about an hour and then took my dad to the airport.
The rest of my night was pretty boring and I played absolutely no poker. I am sweating Stu right now who is down to like 15 left in the 100r 6max on FTP, so hopefully he wins it.
Okay, lets get down to business. I'm pretty fed up with all these people who cheat in online poker. Cheat as in play multiple accounts, or play on DIFFERENT accounts other than their name they usually play on.
I bring this up because Brian 'SBRugby' Townsend just posted a blog yesterday about how he played on a different account that nobody knew about because he didn't want people to see him playing lower stakes (25-50 and 50-100.) First off, this is cheating. He has an unfair advantage to be an unknown player in a game where everybody almost knows everybody. Yes, after a number of hands any good player can tell a player is good and adjust accordingly, but this is STILL AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE. He should know better! He is a cardrunners owner (I believe) and is a rep Pro for Full Tilt Poker. There is ABSOLUTELY no reason why he should of done this and he definitely knew better. There is nothing he can say that will make what he did acceptable. I think he should lose his Red Pro Status on Full Tilt for good. Anyone who is supposed to be a model in the online poker community knows better about playing on different/unknown accounts and multi accounting. If other players have done this they should all be punished as well. Not just Brian.
I also hate the fact that I have seen players who are known play on different names (or their buddies name -- people switch names) and nothing is done about it. I mean I am sure there is more cheating than what I know about in online poker and I cant stand it when there are big events like the WCOOP or FTOPS because the cheaters just put in 2-3 accounts all no name players and go deep or end up winning the tournament. Its so stupid to sit there and play in a $2500 tournament online against all unknown names who have no databases and their highest previous buyin was $24 dollars and all of a sudden they are playing every FTOPS event. Something definitely needs to be done to prove identity while playing online poker.
I WISH I WAS ABLE TO PLAY ON UNKNOWN NAMES EVERYDAY. But I never would do that. I just wish I could have anonymity for every tournament I played and nobody ever recognized my name. I don't care what anyone says, there is a huge edge in playing on a name nobody recognizes or nobody has seen before. I have never done this and I never plan on doing it but it just bothers me that people can do this and get away with it. It hurts me, it hurts the poker world, and I want them to hurt for doing it.
I don't know what else to say on the issue. Those that cheat. FUCK YOU. I really don't know any other way to put it without using vulgar language. I try not to cuss in this blog and be professional about it but seriously there is no light way to express my hate for the cheaters in the online poker world. I really hate you. If you cheat I hope you get thrown in jail one day and are chemically castrated, and if you are a cheating-online-poker-playing-female I hope your uterus is removed so you can never reproduce. I mean honestly, have a conscience and live life the right way and stop abusing rules and taking advantage of other people. Karma please step in whenever you like.
I wish I could spill some gossip on here but it's really not my place but If I feel at some time the need to spill some of the information I know I will post it to the blog, but as of now I am just keeping it to myself as its not really relevant now, as it was in the past, but still... Yeah, I'm frustrated.
I'm not a big fan of all these pictures with captions and all, but this one seems appropriate. I wish this could happen for online poker. Maybe one day I can operate the machine that destroys the cheaters.