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Title: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2013, 12:00:38 AM
I'll kick it off.

Whatever happened to...


1. Dr Tom Sambrook?


2. Simon Nowab?


3. John Falconer?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobAlike on September 10, 2013, 12:03:00 AM
...He got an ice pick?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 12:21:02 AM


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Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on September 10, 2013, 12:27:57 AM
sambrook told me to 4bet fold qq and ak in a sky poker seminar, but was very nice guy.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on September 10, 2013, 12:31:07 AM
Whatever happened to "Dazzling" Cornelius Cronin of Smethwick?



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 12:37:08 AM
sambrook told me to 4bet fold qq and ak in a sky poker seminar, but was very nice guy.

Gala Bristol, around 2007 I would guess?

His co-tutors were Matt Broughton and Kara Scott I believe. Casper Berry may have been there, too.

I was tea boy and water carrier. Nothing has changed, then, life's natural order and all that.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on September 10, 2013, 12:40:18 AM
the one seminar i was most looking forward to and was indeed the best was yours about the circuit etc

nick weatherall was there too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 12:43:00 AM
the one seminar i was most looking forward to and was indeed the best was yours about the circuit etc

nick weatherall was there too.

Ahh yes, Nick Wealthall, forgot he was there.

He sorted himself out with a nice little gig with Pokerstars UKIPT I believe. Don't know if he is still there, don't really follow that sort of stuff these days.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on September 10, 2013, 12:51:14 AM
Whatever happened to "Dazzling" Cornelius Cronin of Smethwick?



Some boy him!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 12:53:02 AM
Whatever happened to "Dazzling" Cornelius Cronin of Smethwick?



Long seen him for years. Tal might know, he frequents The Broadway, where Con used to be a Member.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on September 10, 2013, 02:04:04 AM
BAM

Bongo

Harry Demetriou

Bolt PP (I know he got banned. Just wonder what he's upto).

RichEO

totalise

jpean

ItsMrAlex2U

Tragic

chrisbruce

WarBwastard

Ariston

wsopin2007

Scottish Dave

madasahatstand

JoeStrummer

MrsC

Poppet7

Heid

Rooky9


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on September 10, 2013, 02:04:36 AM
The Dean!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2013, 02:07:06 AM
BAM

Bongo

Harry Demetriou

Bolt PP (I know he got banned. Just wonder what he's upto).

RichEO

totalise

jpean

ItsMrAlex2U

Tragic

chrisbruce

WarBwastard

Ariston

wsopin2007

Scottish Dave

madasahatstand

JoeStrummer

MrsC

Poppet7

Heid

Rooky9

WarBwastard died about a year ago.

His last blog post was pretty moving http://la-boca-de-la-cueva.blogspot.co.uk/


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2013, 02:10:09 AM
BAM

Bongo

Harry Demetriou

Bolt PP (I know he got banned. Just wonder what he's upto).

RichEO

totalise

jpean

ItsMrAlex2U

Tragic

chrisbruce

WarBwastard

Ariston

wsopin2007

Scottish Dave

madasahatstand

JoeStrummer

MrsC

Poppet7

Heid

Rooky9

Mr Alex flounced off because he didn't like people making jokes.

Poppet was never the same after the MikkyT stuff came out. Think she had a soft spot for him.

Totalise was a strange un. I'll tell you about him next time I see you.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on September 10, 2013, 02:10:52 AM

WarBwastard


WarBwastard died about a year ago.

His last blog post was pretty moving http://la-boca-de-la-cueva.blogspot.co.uk/

Yes I remember now. RIP.

I was scanning through the older parts of the rail just now and also saw the names of popular blondes like Lazaroonie and Ericstoner who have also passed away. Testament to how long blonde has been about I guess.

How many other blondes have passed away?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on September 10, 2013, 02:12:20 AM
BAM

Bongo

Harry Demetriou

Bolt PP (I know he got banned. Just wonder what he's upto).

RichEO

totalise

jpean

ItsMrAlex2U

Tragic

chrisbruce

WarBwastard

Ariston

wsopin2007

Scottish Dave

madasahatstand

JoeStrummer

MrsC

Poppet7

Heid

Rooky9

Mr Alex flounced off because he didn't like people making jokes.

Poppet was never the same after the MikkyT stuff came out. Think she had a soft spot for him.

Totalise was a strange un. I'll tell you about him next time I see you.

Was MikkyT the guy who got arrested and put away for child stuff?

Ok re Totalise but I live in Asia and it could be a long time!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redarmi on September 10, 2013, 02:15:24 AM
Harry Demetriou was one that came to mind for me too as I had some sports betting dealings with him years ago.  Checked his Hendon mob and a couple of cashes since 2008 exclusively in Australia so maybe he moved?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2013, 02:17:23 AM
BAM

Bongo

Harry Demetriou

Bolt PP (I know he got banned. Just wonder what he's upto).

RichEO

totalise

jpean

ItsMrAlex2U

Tragic

chrisbruce

WarBwastard

Ariston

wsopin2007

Scottish Dave

madasahatstand

JoeStrummer

MrsC

Poppet7

Heid

Rooky9

Mr Alex flounced off because he didn't like people making jokes.

Poppet was never the same after the MikkyT stuff came out. Think she had a soft spot for him.

Totalise was a strange un. I'll tell you about him next time I see you.

Was MikkyT the guy who got arrested and put away for child stuff?

Ok re Totalise but I live in Asia and it could be a long time!

You "live" there now?

I thought it was just an extended holiday!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 02:18:31 AM
Harry Demetriou was one that came to mind for me too as I had some sports betting dealings with him years ago.  Checked his Hendon mob and a couple of cashes since 2008 exclusively in Australia so maybe he moved?

Not heard from Harry for about 2 years.

He owned 5 or 10% of blonde, and was always supportive, but sold it a while back iirc.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2013, 02:19:10 AM
Harry Demetriou was one that came to mind for me too as I had some sports betting dealings with him years ago.  Checked his Hendon mob and a couple of cashes since 2008 exclusively in Australia so maybe he moved?

Buy me a cognac at Wimbledon dogs :-)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redarmi on September 10, 2013, 02:40:13 AM
Done....but don't let me drink any....95% of the worst scrapes I have got into have come after drinking Hennessey!!!!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Boba Fett on September 10, 2013, 02:57:00 AM
Think wsopin07 was in jail recently. Might still be there


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 03:00:02 AM
Think wsopin07 was in jail recently. Might still be there

He played at least one WSOP event this year, I believe.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Squid on September 10, 2013, 03:48:14 AM
Toby Lewis? Young lad. Kinda chubby. Won an EPT in 2010.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: claypole on September 10, 2013, 07:42:09 AM
Toby Lewis? Young lad. Kinda chubby. Won an EPT in 2010.

Ha ha ha


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: George2Loose on September 10, 2013, 08:26:43 AM
Think the chubby one shipped the wcoop 215 turbo rebuy last night for 189k


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: strak33 on September 10, 2013, 08:33:10 AM
I expect that is what squid was talking about.

The dean isnt the one that posts on hendon mob is it?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on September 10, 2013, 08:39:03 AM
Whatever happened to "Dazzling" Cornelius Cronin of Smethwick?



Long seen him for years. Tal might know, he frequents The Broadway, where Con used to be a Member.

Yep. Still see him about in local casinos. Not sure whether he didn't get his ticket from the Broadway (or self-banned anyway) as haven't seen him there for a while.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: paulhouk03 on September 10, 2013, 08:52:24 AM
My poker skills ?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: CHIPPYMAN on September 10, 2013, 09:10:19 AM
Think the chubby one shipped the wcoop 215 turbo rebuy last night for 189k

From the prison ?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on September 10, 2013, 10:37:37 AM
Think the chubby one shipped the wcoop 215 turbo rebuy last night for 189k

lol whoosh


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on September 10, 2013, 10:40:52 AM
Bongo - Took a full time job in IT, having previously worked for himself. Engaged to a teacher, and lacking any time for poker etc

RichEO - Lives in Vegas (still?) and married a Vegas girl

chrisbruce - still around, plays the DTD bigger comps

MrsC - got married at the weekend. Not in the poker industry any more, but involved in TV still

Poppet7 - working and living in Luton. Not active in poker




Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: George2Loose on September 10, 2013, 10:47:48 AM
Think the chubby one shipped the wcoop 215 turbo rebuy last night for 189k

lol whoosh

Fack!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on September 10, 2013, 10:48:15 AM
Baby Jane

The Likely Lads

White Dog Shit


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Amatay on September 10, 2013, 10:54:56 AM
What do the shrewdies do now? Do they still play poker for a living or at all? I saw Dave went to rail middy? Does he still play for a living. What about Brent n rich


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on September 10, 2013, 10:57:28 AM
Tony's diary


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on September 10, 2013, 11:00:03 AM
Heid's niece.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: booder on September 10, 2013, 11:02:32 AM
Heid's niece.

Sarah ?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on September 10, 2013, 11:13:14 AM

What a memory, wasn't she a lingerie model?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on September 10, 2013, 11:15:33 AM
Tony's diary

I even posted on that recently in the hope it would possibly get a reply. nope.

What was it called? Vegas and some Aftershock?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 11:17:24 AM
Tony's diary

I even posted on that recently in the hope it would possibly get a reply. nope.

What was it called? Vegas and some Aftershock?

You were 5 minutes too late Greeky, I got in just before you posted this, so you can FRO. I also replied to your question on TFT. You never responded.........

xx


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 11:18:52 AM
Tony's diary

WRONG day to say that Tom. Be warned.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: the sicilian on September 10, 2013, 11:22:42 AM
Saw that photo of you et al on your diary.. whatever happened to Compo... ?

We used to have a riot with him at Luton...he used to create havoc and was always great fun


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on September 10, 2013, 11:23:24 AM
Tony's diary

I even posted on that recently in the hope it would possibly get a reply. nope.

What was it called? Vegas and some Aftershock?

You were 5 minutes too late Greeky, I got in just before you posted this, so you can FRO. I also replied to your question on TFT. You never responded.........

xx

3 billion replies a day in that thread. can't keep up!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: booder on September 10, 2013, 11:24:25 AM





Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on September 10, 2013, 11:34:17 AM
The great Elmyra, and Sancho Panza?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: booder on September 10, 2013, 11:37:06 AM
The great Elmyra, and Sancho Panza?

 ;applause;


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: EvilPie on September 10, 2013, 11:42:23 AM

White Dog Shit

I've got loads of it if you want some.

Just feed your dog loads of raw bones and hey presto!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: EvilPie on September 10, 2013, 11:42:52 AM
Whatever happened to "Dazzling" Cornelius Cronin of Smethwick?



Owes me £50

I feel very lucky.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: EvilPie on September 10, 2013, 11:44:08 AM

Harry Demetriou


Surely Maria must know where her old man is?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: CHIPPYMAN on September 10, 2013, 11:52:22 AM

Harry Demetriou


Surely Maria must know where her old man is?



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: strak33 on September 10, 2013, 12:07:05 PM
BAM

Bongo

Harry Demetriou

Bolt PP (I know he got banned. Just wonder what he's upto).

RichEO

totalise

jpean

ItsMrAlex2U

Tragic

chrisbruce

WarBwastard

Ariston

wsopin2007

Scottish Dave

madasahatstand

JoeStrummer

MrsC

Poppet7

Heid

Rooky9

works for google


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 12:10:07 PM

!

booder owns.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 12:11:24 PM
Tony's diary

I even posted on that recently in the hope it would possibly get a reply. nope.

What was it called? Vegas and some Aftershock?

You were 5 minutes too late Greeky, I got in just before you posted this, so you can FRO. I also replied to your question on TFT. You never responded.........

xx

3 billion replies a day in that thread. can't keep up!

Tell me about it......

I'll look it out & PM a link to you, think you'd be interested in the reply. We do actually make money. Who'd have thunk?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Boba Fett on September 10, 2013, 02:44:20 PM
Anyone know what Blatch is up to these days?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on September 10, 2013, 02:56:59 PM
Anyone know what Blatch is up to these days?

Playing soft 5/10 games at the Venetian.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: gouty on September 10, 2013, 03:12:51 PM
Did Blatch sort himself out and get a job etc?



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: George2Loose on September 10, 2013, 08:05:51 PM
Not heard from him for a while. Last I know he had a job, playing for his local cricket team again living with his rents and paying them back


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on September 10, 2013, 08:13:11 PM
I, zimbra.

B4matt


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: DaveShoelace on September 10, 2013, 08:20:32 PM
Thetank

Feels like he is still here because Tal has replaced him. Genuinely thought it was the same guy for a while.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Graham C on September 10, 2013, 08:21:32 PM
Thetank

Feels like he is still here because Tal has replaced him. Genuinely thought it was the same guy for a while.

Tank is still on FB quite a lot, doing comedy now.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on September 10, 2013, 08:23:08 PM
silo graham


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: DaveShoelace on September 10, 2013, 08:24:21 PM
Sledge

Spent about two years bigging up breaking bad, I finally start to watch it and he buggers off


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AndrewT on September 10, 2013, 08:24:44 PM
silo graham

Yeah - I liked him.

Too many clowns around now so bereft of imagination that they have a username of first name and initial.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 08:25:18 PM
silo graham

Very good!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Graham C on September 10, 2013, 08:25:25 PM
silo graham

Yeah - I liked him.

Too many clowns around now so bereft of imagination that they have a username of first name and initial.
lol

silo graham

Gone for good


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on September 10, 2013, 08:25:41 PM
silo graham

Glad he's gone. Bit of a tosser.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AndrewT on September 10, 2013, 08:26:33 PM
Sledge

Spent about two years bigging up breaking bad, I finally start to watch it and he buggers off

Sledge had help leaving.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Graham C on September 10, 2013, 08:26:44 PM
silo graham

Glad he's gone. Bit of a tosser.

New version won't be any better


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2013, 08:28:06 PM
silo graham

Yeah - I liked him.

Too many clowns around now so bereft of imagination that they have a username of first name and initial.
lol

silo graham

Gone for good

Why have you lost your nickname?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: DaveShoelace on September 10, 2013, 08:30:27 PM
Riverdave

Kellster

Blatch

Adamg

Etc


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: DaveShoelace on September 10, 2013, 08:32:59 PM
Crow


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on September 10, 2013, 08:34:17 PM
Riverdave

Kellster BANNED

Blatch NOT BANNED

Adamg BANNED

Etc NEVER HEARD OF HIM/HER



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on September 10, 2013, 08:36:46 PM
Crow

Shhhhh


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on September 10, 2013, 08:38:13 PM
Riverdave isn't banned either, just dropped off the scene. Has been spotted playing at southend recently.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on September 10, 2013, 08:38:57 PM

Think I saw him in Milton Keynes a couple of months ago, with a baby.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Graham C on September 10, 2013, 08:40:45 PM
silo graham

Yeah - I liked him.

Too many clowns around now so bereft of imagination that they have a username of first name and initial.
lol

silo graham

Gone for good

Why have you lost your nickname?

It was never a real nickname, just a name that I signed up with because I couldn't think of anything else. It was changed from a band name (which I also used for gaming) but it's never felt right, I just decided to change it.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AndrewT on September 10, 2013, 08:40:50 PM

Think I saw him in Milton Keynes a couple of months ago, with a baby.

Chick, they're called chicks, not babies.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: DaveShoelace on September 10, 2013, 08:41:35 PM

Think I saw him in Milton Keynes a couple of months ago, with a baby.

The bearded guy who was a bit daft in a harmless kind of way?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Graham C on September 10, 2013, 08:41:42 PM

Think I saw him in Milton Keynes a couple of months ago, with a baby.

He's always on FB too, well I assume it's him.  Mad as a barrel of monkeys.  Same in real life too from what I remember.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Geo the Sarge on September 10, 2013, 08:41:49 PM
Thetank

Feels like he is still here because Tal has replaced him. Genuinely thought it was the same guy for a while.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEp39qKyi8g


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on September 10, 2013, 08:42:59 PM

Think I saw him in Milton Keynes a couple of months ago, with a baby.

The bearded guy who was a bit daft in a harmless kind of way?


That's the one.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 08:46:09 PM
Crow

Stop it!

Dear God no, never again.

Do you like sausages?

I'd be 4 Tabling, & he'd type that in every bloody chat box, every 5 minutes.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pokerfan on September 10, 2013, 09:10:37 PM
Thetank

Feels like he is still here because Tal has replaced him. Genuinely thought it was the same guy for a while.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEp39qKyi8g

'mon the Tank !


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on September 10, 2013, 09:20:21 PM
Thetank

Feels like he is still here because Tal has replaced him. Genuinely thought it was the same guy for a while.

Sounds like quite a compliment


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2013, 09:24:07 PM
Crow

Stop it!

Dear God no, never again.

Do you like sausages?

I'd be 4 Tabling, & he'd type that in every bloody chat box, every 5 minutes.

Well, do you like sausages?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on September 10, 2013, 09:33:57 PM
Crow

Stop it!

Dear God no, never again.

Do you like sausages?

I'd be 4 Tabling, & he'd type that in every bloody chat box, every 5 minutes.

"4 tabling" call


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 09:36:00 PM
Crow

Stop it!

Dear God no, never again.

Do you like sausages?

I'd be 4 Tabling, & he'd type that in every bloody chat box, every 5 minutes.

"4 tabling" call

RAISE.

Am 4 tabling right now, and do so every night for an hour next door.  Duty calls and all that.

Not exactly nosebleed stakes, mind.......


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kano on September 10, 2013, 09:48:50 PM
Joe Grech?

Ryan Fronda?

Gary Jones?

Marc Goodwin?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobAlike on September 10, 2013, 09:55:33 PM
The great Elmyra, and Sancho Panza?

 ;applause;

...He got an ice pick?

I take it we are the only Stranglers fans here, or are we just the only ones old enough to remember?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on September 10, 2013, 09:57:20 PM
The great Elmyra, and Sancho Panza?

 ;applause;

...He got an ice pick?

I take it we are the only Stranglers fans here, or are we just the only ones old enough to remember?

No, tikay doesn't like talk about heroes on these pages.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on September 10, 2013, 09:58:54 PM
The great Elmyra, and Sancho Panza?

 ;applause;

...He got an ice pick?

I take it we are the only Stranglers fans here, or are we just the only ones old enough to remember?

Nirvana and I went to see Hugh Cornwell a couple of years ago.  It was a pretty awesome (and unusual) feeling being the youngest person at a gig.  (Me, not Nirvana, obv).

Graham - you'll always be Silo to me!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2013, 10:04:39 PM
Joe Grech?

Ryan Fronda?

Gary Jones?

Marc Goodwin?

Gary got the absolute lot at the height of the poker boom, now he sits in his big house and counts his money.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 10, 2013, 10:05:39 PM
Is Tank banned?

Shame he's not around any more, good poster.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 10:10:28 PM
Is Tank banned?

Shame he's not around any more, good poster.

No, not banned. He still pops in from time to time. Great poster, agreed. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 10, 2013, 10:11:01 PM
The great Elmyra, and Sancho Panza?

 ;applause;

...He got an ice pick?

I take it we are the only Stranglers fans here, or are we just the only ones old enough to remember?

No, tikay doesn't like talk about heroes on these pages.

Stranglers? They can PRO.

Robbieeeeeeee


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AndrewT on September 10, 2013, 10:11:33 PM
Is Tank banned?

Shame he's not around any more, good poster.

Lol at Tank getting banned - he just realised there's more to life than poker.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on September 10, 2013, 10:26:18 PM
Joe Grech?

Ryan Fronda?

Gary Jones?

Marc Goodwin?

Gary got the absolute lot at the height of the poker boom, now he sits in his big house and counts his money.

seen all 4 on the live scene this year. Gary, Ryan both played the ISPT at Wembley.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: I KNOW IT on September 10, 2013, 10:29:55 PM
Nemesis/Nem

Turny


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: 77dave on September 10, 2013, 10:34:24 PM
Joe Grech?

Ryan Fronda?

Gary Jones?

Marc Goodwin?

Gary got the absolute lot at the height of the poker boom, now he sits in his big house and counts his money.

gary is in the vic most nights playing 5/10 plo


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: thetank on September 10, 2013, 11:07:38 PM
Someone told me to come post and say hi.

All going well, just I don't do the pokers any more and haven't for a while.
I'm an all or nothing sort of chap rather than a dabbler. Poker has historically distracted me from other priorities so I leave it well alone now. No disrespect to you fine folks here.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kano on September 10, 2013, 11:16:47 PM
Ram Vaswani?

Martin Green?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on September 10, 2013, 11:24:17 PM
The great Elmyra, and Sancho Panza?

 ;applause;

...He got an ice pick?

I take it we are the only Stranglers fans here, or are we just the only ones old enough to remember?

There's a few old enough to have remembered and forgotten again, a few times over.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Graham C on September 10, 2013, 11:29:13 PM
Nemesis/Nem

Turny

Nem turned up to mock Arsenal a couple of weeks ago  :hello:


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: booder on September 11, 2013, 12:02:30 AM
Someone told me to come post and say hi.

All going well, just I don't do the pokers any more and haven't for a while.
I'm an all or nothing sort of chap rather than a dabbler. Poker has historically distracted me from other priorities so I leave it well alone now. No disrespect to you fine folks here.


Proper legend is Tank.

Many members will not have had the pleasure of reading much of Tanks writings.If you ever have a spare couple of hours , have a search round the forum for some of his threads,your time will be well rewarded.


For starters , here is his 4000 SnGos in 4 months             http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=5334.0



Enjoy


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on September 11, 2013, 12:05:33 AM
Is Tank banned?

Shame he's not around any more, good poster.

He tweets occasionally too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on September 11, 2013, 12:09:52 AM
Nemesis/Nem

Turny

Nem turned up to mock Arsenal a couple of weeks ago  :hello:

He's gone a bit quiet since though, as in not heard a peep for a week or two.

He still lurks in the lower regions of the blonde FF league.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: vegaslover on September 11, 2013, 12:28:26 AM
Someone told me to come post and say hi.

All going well, just I don't do the pokers any more and haven't for a while.
I'm an all or nothing sort of chap rather than a dabbler. Poker has historically distracted me from other priorities so I leave it well alone now. No disrespect to you fine folks here.


Proper legend is Tank.

Many members will not have had the pleasure of reading much of Tanks writings.If you ever have a spare couple of hours , have a search round the forum for some of his threads,your time will be well rewarded.


For starters , here is his 4000 SnGos in 4 months             http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=5334.0



Enjoy

Probs my favourite thread on blonde. 4000 sngs in 4 months doesn't seem a lot nowadays but was immense back in the day.
Proper old school blonde thread that was, with everyone willing Tank on to have comma days


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: DaveShoelace on September 11, 2013, 09:21:01 AM
It must be weird for Tal now that Tank is back. A bit like when David Lee Roth returned to Van Halen and all of a sudden everyone was like 'who the fuck is Sammy Hager?'


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on September 11, 2013, 09:41:42 AM
It must be weird for Tal now that Tank is back. A bit like when David Lee Roth returned to Van Halen and all of a sudden everyone was like 'who the fuck is Sammy Hager?'

Er...yes...a bit...


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mumblesrock on September 11, 2013, 09:49:30 AM
'bomber' harris... where he gone?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on September 11, 2013, 03:26:11 PM
Harris? Harris? Who the fuck is Harris?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on September 11, 2013, 03:51:04 PM
Some great people mentioned on this thread some gone forever and too early some just awol, always remember heidi's niece sarah only person that wanted to goto the lap dancers with me at bB1 taxi of 5 followed us down when they found she was missing and caught us as we were leaving aswshe needed to replace her g-string which had snapped while she was getting a dance


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on September 12, 2013, 02:52:52 AM
Alun B?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 12, 2013, 08:00:21 AM
Alun B?

Good shout.

He was quite active, particularly on Fred, until March this year, but stopped posting after some clumsily worded criticisms of his Posts. Great shame really. 

 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on September 12, 2013, 10:06:42 AM
Some great people mentioned on this thread some gone forever and too early some just awol, always remember heidi's niece sarah only person that wanted to goto the lap dancers with me at bB1 taxi of 5 followed us down when they found she was missing and caught us as we were leaving aswshe needed to replace her g-string which had snapped while she was getting a dance

Didn't that happen while she was sitting on booder's knee?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dino1980 on September 12, 2013, 10:46:16 AM
Alun B?

Good shout.

He was quite active, particularly on Fred, until March this year, but stopped posting after some clumsily worded criticisms of his Posts. Great shame really. 

 

Alun got a job as head of content at a gaming media company a few months back, so has less to do with the poker world on a day to day basis now. Related to that he has less time to browse Blonde too, although I'm almost certain he still follows Fred.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 12, 2013, 11:11:58 AM
Alun B?

Good shout.

He was quite active, particularly on Fred, until March this year, but stopped posting after some clumsily worded criticisms of his Posts. Great shame really. 

 

Alun got a job as head of content at a gaming media company a few months back, so has less to do with the poker world on a day to day basis now. Related to that he has less time to browse Blonde too, although I'm almost certain he still follows Fred.

That is good news, thanks Nick.

I loved his Posts, sometimes they were quite deep. He got a little cross with me sometimes as I spelt his name wrmng (is is AlUn, not AlAn), & because I sometimes had some whimsical fun at his Welshness.

Top bloke.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: DaveShoelace on September 12, 2013, 11:37:55 AM
Top geezer.

Also doesn't love people saying rugby is shit.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: gouty on September 12, 2013, 04:22:36 PM
Someone told me to come post and say hi.

All going well, just I don't do the pokers any more and haven't for a while.
I'm an all or nothing sort of chap rather than a dabbler. Poker has historically distracted me from other priorities so I leave it well alone now. No disrespect to you fine folks here.


Proper legend is Tank.

Many members will not have had the pleasure of reading much of Tanks writings.If you ever have a spare couple of hours , have a search round the forum for some of his threads,your time will be well rewarded.


For starters , here is his 4000 SnGos in 4 months             http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=5334.0



Enjoy
Just read the entire thread. What a lovely read and interesting fella.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on September 13, 2013, 12:35:19 AM
Top geezer.

Also doesn't love people saying rugby is shit.

Rugby is shit.

Come on then alAn, what you think of that? :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on September 14, 2013, 12:15:59 AM

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Oioi :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AlunB on September 14, 2013, 12:19:30 AM
Well obviously it is if you're Scottish ;)

Nick (dino1980) hit the nail on the head. I've just not had time to post or even read blonde much recently thanks to a new job. I do still read a bit but don't have the time to contribute and spend a lot less time on poker these days so can't justify it from a work context as I used to.

Blonde tended to be a work daytime thing for me so when that option went away I stopped posting. I do still read the threads every now and again though. Nick sent me a link to this thread and it has encouraged me to be a bit more active again. Sorry about that.

Rest assured Mr Kay I never knowingly took offence at any posts. You develop a pretty thick skin editing gambling magazines I can tell you. And many thanks for the kind words.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on September 14, 2013, 12:21:31 AM
Welcome back.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AlunB on September 14, 2013, 12:24:26 AM
Welcome back.

Cheers. I look forward to you remembering how annoying I am.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on September 14, 2013, 01:07:27 AM
Welcome back.

What he said.

Good to see you're in good health and doing well, sir.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RichEO on September 14, 2013, 01:38:08 AM
 :hello:


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: CHIPPYMAN on September 14, 2013, 08:52:57 AM
:hello:

 :hello: :hello:  Manchester next week !


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: SuuPRlim on September 14, 2013, 10:34:19 AM
Great thread, used to LOVE thetank proper gutted he doesn't post anymore he was frickin HILARIOUS.

AlunB a ledge too I don't speak to him as often since he moved from PP editor but he always been great to me, the shrewdies are still knocking about, Jones/Brent/ChipRich don't live together anymore, Jones and TommyC live together in Leeds, brent was on the RSB podcast lately in fine form! Middy still going strong obv !

What ever happened to Solaris?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 14, 2013, 10:39:04 AM
Great thread, used to LOVE thetank proper gutted he doesn't post anymore he was frickin HILARIOUS.

AlunB a ledge too I don't speak to him as often since he moved from PP editor but he always been great to me, the shrewdies are still knocking about, Jones/Brent/ChipRich don't live together anymore, Jones and TommyC live together in Leeds, brent was on the RSB podcast lately in fine form! Middy still going strong obv !

What ever happened to Solaris?


(http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o541/tikay2/NEW%20ALBUM/run_away-money_zps6810e4b6.jpg) (http://s1147.photobucket.com/user/tikay2/media/NEW%20ALBUM/run_away-money_zps6810e4b6.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: SuuPRlim on September 14, 2013, 10:53:55 AM
shame, could have been different :(


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 14, 2013, 11:07:45 AM
shame, could have been different :(

Wish is bloody was.....


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: EvilPie on September 14, 2013, 11:26:42 AM
shame, could have been different :(

Wish is bloody was.....

To be fair that was the funniest grim ever.

Everybody knew what was going to happen but seemed to throw money at the poor guy kind of egging him on.

Lucky he wasn't a better quality grimmer. If he'd played the long con he could've had thousands :D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: ForthThistle on September 14, 2013, 11:37:16 AM
shame, could have been different :(

Wish is bloody was.....

To be fair that was the funniest grim ever.

Everybody knew what was going to happen but seemed to throw money at the poor guy kind of egging him on.

Lucky he wasn't a better quality grimmer. If he'd played the long con he could've had thousands :D


Thread Please.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: EvilPie on September 14, 2013, 11:42:08 AM
http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=56870.0


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: EvilPie on September 14, 2013, 11:44:00 AM
Lol. The signs were there from post number 4 :D :D :D

sick inrunning results, almost as good as blatch's


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: vegaslover on September 14, 2013, 09:29:27 PM
Not really been gone long but saw Ed Giddins doing his shopping in Tesco this evening


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: ForthThistle on September 15, 2013, 12:18:13 AM
http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=56870.0


Thanks Matt.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: paulhouk03 on September 15, 2013, 01:39:31 AM
The dean



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 15, 2013, 02:45:43 AM
In the space of 4 posts, there has been mention of my darkest hour as a poster here and my best moment.

Solaris and the Dean.

Wonder what they're up to these days.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 15, 2013, 08:43:08 AM
In the space of 4 posts, there has been mention of my darkest hour as a poster here and my best moment.

Solaris and the Dean.

Wonder what they're up to these days.

The Dean is still around. He often writes to me, c/o next door, with proposals to help Next Door be a better site, & offering to help.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on September 15, 2013, 10:28:11 AM
Very philanthropic.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 15, 2013, 10:31:52 AM
Very philanthropic.

Yes yes, quite so.

I don't have the problem with him that most do, to be fair. There are many of us who sail similar boats, he is far from the only one.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on September 15, 2013, 10:57:39 AM
If you wiki 'charlatan' there's a picture of him there.....

I don't have a problem with that, they operate in all walks of life.  I actually took the time to read a fair bit of his material (I was asked to do so by a 3rd party) and I quickly formed an opinion on how the 3rd party should proceed.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mouth on September 16, 2013, 09:42:06 PM
:hello:

Doubt anyone other than mods will remember, but it was because of this guy that I joined Blonde initially.

Blame him.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on September 18, 2013, 03:15:32 PM
Sark?
Robert HM?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: millidonk on September 18, 2013, 03:16:42 PM
Junior?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobby1 on September 18, 2013, 03:25:05 PM
The brill thing about Solaris was I think a new account from the same IP addy opened up pretending to be his house mates saying he is not a well man and don't give him any more money. That he owed them and they didn't know where he was or summat.

And we all went ok, fair enough. Can't have been a big price it was just the same guy who opened a nice sounding new membership and gave it the 'not well, got an illness etc l, don't trust with money, got no idea where he is' line.

Was prob laughing his nads off and rubbing our tenners into his nether regions.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on September 18, 2013, 03:44:22 PM
 ;smackedbottom; :hello:
Junior?
:hello:


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on September 18, 2013, 06:46:20 PM
Mick McCool.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Sweetman on September 18, 2013, 09:22:59 PM
Mick McCool.

Nice shout,


I remember when I first started playing live, he was winning everything


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on September 18, 2013, 09:26:51 PM
Mick still tweets on and off, not sure if he plays much though?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: KarmaDope on September 18, 2013, 09:36:22 PM
Mick still tweets on and off, not sure if he plays much though?

Thought he took time away to look after his sick dogs and deal with his own health issues, iirc?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on September 18, 2013, 09:49:07 PM
First time I went to Vegas in 2008, I stood in a queue for the loo on the plane with Ian 'Crapper' Cox. Not seen him since. I think he left the loo, but then I've no idea.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 18, 2013, 09:51:10 PM
First time I went to Vegas in 2008, I stood in a queue for the loo on the plane with Ian 'Crapper' Cox. Not seen him since. I think he left the loo, but then I've no idea.

Think he diverted most of his energies to Sports Betting.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on September 18, 2013, 09:59:29 PM
First time I went to Vegas in 2008, I stood in a queue for the loo on the plane with Ian 'Crapper' Cox. Not seen him since. I think he left the loo, but then I've no idea.

Think he diverted most of his energies to Sports Betting.

Right-ho


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on September 18, 2013, 10:08:31 PM
First time I went to Vegas in 2008, I stood in a queue for the loo on the plane with Ian 'Crapper' Cox. Not seen him since. I think he left the loo, but then I've no idea.

Think he diverted most of his energies to Sports Betting.

Right-ho

Great bloke Ian, lives just down the road from me and used to pick him up on the way to Brighton back when I used to play the Rendezvous festivals.

He has always been primarily a sports bettor, making a very tidy living from Golf. Occasionally, if there is a thread next door on a tournament coming up, he will post his selections and thoughts.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on September 19, 2013, 08:43:34 PM
The brill thing about Solaris was I think a new account from the same IP addy opened up pretending to be his house mates saying he is not a well man and don't give him any more money. That he owed them and they didn't know where he was or summat.

And we all went ok, fair enough. Can't have been a big price it was just the same guy who opened a nice sounding new membership and gave it the 'not well, got an illness etc l, don't trust with money, got no idea where he is' line.

Was prob laughing his nads off and rubbing our tenners into his nether regions.


thing i loved about solaris is that he must have given me tips on about 40% of my sick run good and even then on some of the ones i put on myself he had me laying off bets while my matches were going my way only for the matches too have lost in the end
then he did a runner before i could ship him my stake so i remained grimless

PLUS the fact we had too twist his arm too take up the idea of tennis betting on a stake


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 20, 2013, 10:43:49 PM
Ecosse?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on September 20, 2013, 10:47:01 PM
Ecosse?

banned from here about 3 years ago


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 20, 2013, 11:21:52 PM
Ecosse?

banned from here about 3 years ago

Weird chap.

Had some strange views.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Longy on September 21, 2013, 01:49:34 AM

FYP

PKR and the Conservative party iirc.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on September 21, 2013, 02:31:50 AM
Ecosse?

banned from here about 3 years ago

Don't think he is banned. No mention of it on his profile, and was last active in April this year.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: leethefish on September 21, 2013, 08:06:25 AM
Gatso


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 21, 2013, 08:09:57 AM
Gatso

Gatters is fine & dandy. Fell in love, too.

I bumped into him earlier this year in the Passport Office of all places, up in London.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: CHIPPYMAN on September 21, 2013, 10:39:50 AM
Neil Blacthly anyone ?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on September 21, 2013, 01:32:11 PM
Neil Blacthly anyone ?

Moved to Vegas to crush a very soft 5/10 game...


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on September 21, 2013, 03:42:32 PM
Not heard from him for a while. Last I know he had a job, playing for his local cricket team again living with his rents and paying them back

Frankie..this referred to Blatch.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: CHIPPYMAN on September 21, 2013, 06:00:30 PM
Not heard from him for a while. Last I know he had a job, playing for his local cricket team again living with his rents and paying them back

Frankie..this referred to Blatch.



Ok. My bad


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: leethefish on September 23, 2013, 09:57:56 AM
Chinese frankie .... The loud version !!
Hardly herd a word on Saturday !!😏


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 24, 2013, 08:15:51 AM

outrageous67.

Not logged on since September 8th, & not Posted since this thread.....


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=62132.0

Shame the way these things get out of hand.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: CHIPPYMAN on September 24, 2013, 12:39:09 PM
Chinese frankie .... The loud version !!
Hardly herd a word on Saturday !!😏

Change my attitude and style . Hairstyle like Joey Essex, volume control installed and more friendly . Going try to win beat Nick Hicks as the most polite person at DTD .  Wiiiiiii


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on September 24, 2013, 08:39:35 PM

outrageous67.

Not logged on since September 8th, & not Posted since this thread.....


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=62132.0

Shame the way these things get out of hand.

no big deal.

has become a worse and worse poster.

irl i really like guy but his posting in many areas has been pretty awful


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mondatoo on September 24, 2013, 10:46:54 PM

outrageous67.

Not logged on since September 8th, & not Posted since this thread.....


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=62132.0

Shame the way these things get out of hand.

Seems totally unnecessary if that is the case, I have no issues with Guy at all, think he just worded his point poorly but was actually right that a lot of people aren't interested in that type of deal.

Think he's one of the goodun's for sure and hope he comes back, if he's even gone.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: leethefish on September 27, 2013, 07:28:49 AM
I like guy .... I hope he hasn't gone


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on September 27, 2013, 09:38:36 AM
Guy is a really nice chap. Perhaps the way he came across on some posts upset some people?

I met Guy about 4-5 years ago and after just meeting him once he sent me an album for my birthday that we were talking about on a night out! What a kind thing to do :).


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on September 27, 2013, 10:05:51 AM
Pinky and Perky.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: millidonk on September 27, 2013, 10:12:43 AM
Guy is a really nice chap. Perhaps the way he came across on some posts upset some people?

I met Guy about 4-5 years ago and after just meeting him once he sent me an album for my birthday that we were talking about on a night out! What a kind thing to do :).

Slightly concerning, surprised he didn't turn up on your front garden with a ghetto blaster singing "I'm all out of love, i'm so lost without you"..

On a serious note, Guy is an abs hero, certainly one of, if not the best mate I have made through blonde / poker in general. Always go out of his way to help you and has a heart of gold.

Not sure what Greeky is on about with "has become a worse and worse poster". He's a straight talker irl and online, maybe that doesn't come acorss too well on the tinternetz? I think it would be a big loss for blonde if he were to stop posting completely.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: DaveShoelace on September 27, 2013, 10:17:53 AM
Guy is a really nice chap. Perhaps the way he came across on some posts upset some people?

I met Guy about 4-5 years ago and after just meeting him once he sent me an album for my birthday that we were talking about on a night out! What a kind thing to do :).

Slightly concerning, surprised he didn't turn up on your front garden with a ghetto blaster singing "I'm all out of love, i'm so lost without you"..

On a serious note, Guy is an abs hero, certainly one of, if not the best mate I have made through blonde / poker in general. Always go out of his way to help you and has a heart of gold.


Not sure what Greeky is on about with "has become a worse and worse poster". He's a straight talker irl and online, maybe that doesn't come acorss too well on the tinternetz? I think it would be a big loss for blonde if he were to stop posting completely.

This. There have been loads of times where Guy has PM'd me when I have needed a bit of advice on house-y things out of the kindness of his heart and helped me a lot. Top geezer.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on September 27, 2013, 01:23:35 PM
Not sure what Greeky is on about with "has become a worse and worse poster". He's a straight talker irl and online, maybe that doesn't come acorss too well on the tinternetz? I think it would be a big loss for blonde if he were to stop posting completely.

Yep, basically. I'm not the most controversial person IRL, but I am a lot more so than online. Online, people go all keyboard warrior mode and it's difficult to win an argument like that, at least on a forum like this with so many posters. On a smaller forum I post on you can generally be a bit more upfront and straight talking since everyone knows each other on a personal level.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 27, 2013, 11:53:02 PM
Norman Pace?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on September 27, 2013, 11:58:43 PM
Norman Pace?

Wiki says

Recently, Norman Pace has taken a direction towards theatre and has starred in 'Chicago' (Adelphi), 'Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson' and Our Man in Havana at the Nottingham Playhouse. In summer 2010 he appeared as the detective in a touring production of Peter Gordon comedy 'Murdered to Death'. In autumn 2013 he appears as 'The Showman' in Michael Eaton's Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life & Astounding Legend at the Nottingham Playhouse
.

Wiki also however says

He is also a regular presenter for 'The Open' on the Sky Poker channel


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 28, 2013, 12:17:58 AM
Norman Pace?

Wiki says

Recently, Norman Pace has taken a direction towards theatre and has starred in 'Chicago' (Adelphi), 'Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson' and Our Man in Havana at the Nottingham Playhouse. In summer 2010 he appeared as the detective in a touring production of Peter Gordon comedy 'Murdered to Death'. In autumn 2013 he appears as 'The Showman' in Michael Eaton's Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life & Astounding Legend at the Nottingham Playhouse
.

Wiki also however says

He is also a regular presenter for 'The Open' on the Sky Poker channel


Way before your time young Tal me lad, Norman Pace was a regular in these parts.

Loved his poker.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on September 28, 2013, 12:20:56 AM
Norman Pace?

Wiki says

Recently, Norman Pace has taken a direction towards theatre and has starred in 'Chicago' (Adelphi), 'Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson' and Our Man in Havana at the Nottingham Playhouse. In summer 2010 he appeared as the detective in a touring production of Peter Gordon comedy 'Murdered to Death'. In autumn 2013 he appears as 'The Showman' in Michael Eaton's Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life & Astounding Legend at the Nottingham Playhouse
.

Wiki also however says

He is also a regular presenter for 'The Open' on the Sky Poker channel


Way before your time young Tal me lad, Norman Pace was a regular in these parts.

Loved his poker.

I loved his management.

Hale and Pace were a bit too adult for me, but I do remember seeing that recurring sketch and loving it.

Didn't realise he used to be on here


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 28, 2013, 12:21:19 AM
His missus played too, cbass on here.

Can't remember Norman's username though


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on September 28, 2013, 12:24:42 AM
His missus played too, cbass on here.

Can't remember Norman's username though

Yes. I remember seeing her on a televised ladies event or two.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: david3103 on September 28, 2013, 12:44:56 AM
He was at DTD when I stumbled into the Blonde Bash and gave commentary on the final table.
I think I was too sober to appreciate it.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 28, 2013, 01:04:49 AM
The Management

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CiGUMQZUgU



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 28, 2013, 09:22:46 AM
Norman Pace?

Wiki says

Recently, Norman Pace has taken a direction towards theatre and has starred in 'Chicago' (Adelphi), 'Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson' and Our Man in Havana at the Nottingham Playhouse. In summer 2010 he appeared as the detective in a touring production of Peter Gordon comedy 'Murdered to Death'. In autumn 2013 he appears as 'The Showman' in Michael Eaton's Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life & Astounding Legend at the Nottingham Playhouse
.

Wiki also however says

He is also a regular presenter for 'The Open' on the Sky Poker channel


That must be about 4 years out of date, but yes, we worked together for 3 years Next Door.

He really is a smashing bloke, & quite good at poker, though he'd not mind me saying that his wife, Bev, is probably the better player of the two. Norman won one of the SPT Side Events at Luton a few years back. 

Bev was cbass on Ladbrokes for many years, & quite a decent winner on that site, I'd say.

Life for both of them has always been much tougher than most imagine, as you'll gather from this story, which was dated 2010 I think......

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/norman-pace-reveals-his-fears-for-the-future-248238

In addition to giving Holly 24/7 care, they do a tremendous amount for Charities, especially those that look after Epileptic children.

For those based in London, Norman & Bev will both probably be at the Century Club in Shaftesbury Avenue on October 8th, when Shelley Rubenstein holds her annual "Birthday Poker Evening". 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BAM on September 28, 2013, 07:04:53 PM
I still here :)

Not been playing poker mainly because I'm too busy with the job ect and live poker is illegal here.  Don't visit the UK much but when I do its catch up time more than poker time.  Off to Vegas in a few weeks though so going to totally blow that cobweb right out of the fckin water along with my sobriety :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RoyCropper on September 29, 2013, 08:51:23 PM
I heard Martin Green is scraping the rent money by smashing the 1.04-1.01's when the winning horse is already over the line at various british racetracks.
He apparently made a brief poker comeback in a live MTT on a med cruise last summer. However, not being able to finish anywhere near the top 4 in possibly the worst field ever
assembled for a tournament, he quietly confirmed his permanent retirement.

I have heard a strong whisper Ram Vaswami is playing in some good sized games in the Swindon area!!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on September 29, 2013, 09:23:52 PM
His missus played too, cbass on here.

Can't remember Norman's username though

Spiny.

Remember playing a cash game with Norman, his wife, his son and Skalie's wife.  Lots of wine was drunk and it was a cracking evening.  People would come and go from the other seats, and the ones who were old enough would double-take when they saw Norman and you could see them thinking "that's one of them from Hale & Pace, which one is it?"...


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on September 30, 2013, 08:46:13 PM
What happened to "Don't call me Beppe"?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Longy on September 30, 2013, 08:55:45 PM
Still playing poker and acting by the look of it.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0337492/
http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=46962

Maybe with not as much distinction as in the past.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on September 30, 2013, 09:47:09 PM
Still playing poker and acting by the look of it.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0337492/
http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=46962

Maybe with not as much distinction as in the past.

What, the poker or the acting?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Chili on October 01, 2013, 03:17:51 AM
Still playing poker and acting by the look of it.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0337492/
http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=46962

Maybe with not as much distinction as in the past.

What, the poker or the acting?

Think he moved to LA a couple of years ago to do more acting.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: StuartHopkin on October 01, 2013, 07:34:19 AM
Still playing poker and acting by the look of it.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0337492/
http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=46962

Maybe with not as much distinction as in the past.

What, the poker or the acting?

Think he moved to LA a couple of years ago to do more acting.

<3 Beppe


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on October 01, 2013, 11:44:29 AM
"Bigtime" Bernie.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on October 01, 2013, 12:20:50 PM
Living in LA and loving it, mostly golfing with the occasional bit of poker whilst trying his luck in auditions.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on October 01, 2013, 12:26:58 PM
Living in LA and loving it, mostly golfing with the occasional bit of acting whilst trying his luck in poker.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on October 01, 2013, 05:19:00 PM
Living in LA and loving it, mostly golfing with the occasional bit of poker whilst trying his luck in auditions.

I didn't know Bigtime Bernie played golf and he must be getting on a bit too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: david3103 on October 01, 2013, 07:25:01 PM
Guy is a really nice chap. Perhaps the way he came across on some posts upset some people?

I met Guy about 4-5 years ago and after just meeting him once he sent me an album for my birthday that we were talking about on a night out! What a kind thing to do :).

Slightly concerning, surprised he didn't turn up on your front garden with a ghetto blaster singing "I'm all out of love, i'm so lost without you"..

On a serious note, Guy is an abs hero, certainly one of, if not the best mate I have made through blonde / poker in general. Always go out of his way to help you and has a heart of gold.

Not sure what Greeky is on about with "has become a worse and worse poster". He's a straight talker irl and online, maybe that doesn't come acorss too well on the tinternetz? I think it would be a big loss for blonde if he were to stop posting completely.

Agree...Guy has sent me some good advice in the past. Usually done via PM, on the QT so to speak. Comes across well in that respect.

This. Guy is ineffably pleasant and open IRL. Great fun in St Kitts too. [ ] thin


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Girgy85 on October 01, 2013, 07:42:49 PM
Marcus Bebb Jones?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 01, 2013, 08:50:59 PM
Marcus Bebb Jones?

Girgy85?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on October 01, 2013, 08:57:17 PM

wp


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MPOWER on October 02, 2013, 09:57:52 PM
Marcus Bebb Jones?

Now living in a 350 Bedroom 1 Bathroom place in Colorado with a 20yr Lease

Regards

M


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on October 02, 2013, 10:14:02 PM
Marcus Bebb Jones?

Now living in a 350 Bedroom 1 Bathroom place in Colorado with a 20yr Lease

Regards

M

WP


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: I KNOW IT on October 03, 2013, 11:12:19 PM
Tony Bolton   What a guy


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on October 03, 2013, 11:25:49 PM
is ariston still involved with poker?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on October 03, 2013, 11:56:09 PM
Tony Bolton   What a guy

As I'm sure you know Craig, Tony and I go way back, at least 35 years.

He moved out of London where he was born and bred to settle in Lincolnshire about fifteen years ago because he wanted to "get back to England" as he felt that his London was now populated by too many foreigners. He's not been sighted as far as I know for a few years.

Anyhow I couldn't resist a chuckle at his expense when I read somewhere that Lincolnshire now has the largest %age of immigrants in the UK.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 04, 2013, 12:00:32 AM
Tony Bolton   What a guy

As I'm sure you know Craig, Tony and I go way back, at least 35 years.

He moved out of London where he was born and bred to settle in Lincolnshire about fifteen years ago because he wanted to "get back to England" as he felt that his London was now populated by too many foreigners. He's not been sighted as far as I know for a few years.

Anyhow I couldn't resist a chuckle at his expense when I read somewhere that Lincolnshire now has the largest %age of immigrants in the UK.

Someone told me he's back in the Vic recently.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on October 10, 2013, 07:24:07 PM
Tantrum.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Girgy85 on October 10, 2013, 07:35:04 PM
Paul ho?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on October 10, 2013, 09:06:25 PM
Tantrum.

She's still about on Facebook.  Not sure if she's involved in poker at all any more.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: JaffaCake on October 13, 2013, 12:34:16 AM
I played Shelley's poker at Century and no sign of Norm or Bev among the very high quality field, cough cough. Weirdly tho someone did ask about them and noone had heard much from them of late.

Skalie told me the first time he stayed at their house, he took a wrong turn looking for the pisser in the middle of the night and ended up in a room where all the costumes, Da Management, Billy n Johnny etc etc were all housed!

Last time I saw Norm I think was at one of Shellley's things and he was in some play that was on tour and was loving it and it was going really well


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: gouty on October 13, 2013, 04:44:44 AM
I played Shelley's poker at Century and no sign of Norm or Bev among the very high quality field, cough cough. Weirdly tho someone did ask about them and noone had heard much from them of late.

Skalie told me the first time he stayed at their house, he took a wrong turn looking for the pisser in the middle of the night and ended up in a room where all the costumes, Da Management, Billy n Johnny etc etc were all housed!

Last time I saw Norm I think was at one of Shellley's things and he was in some play that was on tour and was loving it and it was going really well
I remember years ago a load of us came up in a bus from Bath for the Ladbrokes golf/poker day at Camberley. 3 of us flying to Vegas the following morning. TD was Longines I remember.

One of my best mates was paired in golf with Skalie and Norm. He loves telling us his story from that day.

"Yeah, so I am in the halfway house hut getting my beer. You can't believe it! WSOP finalist and a TV star both left their cash in the buggy".

He always says afterwards what proper good blokes they were too. Buying plenty back later. cbass was a hell of a mtt player back on that site. I hope they are both well Norm and Bev.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: relaedgc on October 13, 2013, 06:35:58 AM
Compo.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Longines on October 13, 2013, 09:16:02 AM
I remember years ago a load of us came up in a bus from Bath for the Ladbrokes golf/poker day at Camberley. 3 of us flying to Vegas the following morning. TD was Longines I remember.

Wow, takes me back. Rugrat asked a ruling question on the old Ladbrokes forum and because I knew the answer that meant I'd somehow volunteered to be TD. Think there was about 80 runners, STTs running for the bust outs and I remember thinking 'wtf have I got myself into?' when I realised I was in charge of the cash game float - there was £20k+ in the chip case - never hoped for something so much that the damn thing balanced when the game broke  ;D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 13, 2013, 01:25:39 PM
I played Shelley's poker at Century and no sign of Norm or Bev among the very high quality field, cough cough. Weirdly tho someone did ask about them and noone had heard much from them of late.

Skalie told me the first time he stayed at their house, he took a wrong turn looking for the pisser in the middle of the night and ended up in a room where all the costumes, Da Management, Billy n Johnny etc etc were all housed!

Last time I saw Norm I think was at one of Shellley's things and he was in some play that was on tour and was loving it and it was going really well

What is/was "Shelley's poker at Century"?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on October 13, 2013, 01:36:00 PM
I played Shelley's poker at Century and no sign of Norm or Bev among the very high quality field, cough cough. Weirdly tho someone did ask about them and noone had heard much from them of late.

Skalie told me the first time he stayed at their house, he took a wrong turn looking for the pisser in the middle of the night and ended up in a room where all the costumes, Da Management, Billy n Johnny etc etc were all housed!

Last time I saw Norm I think was at one of Shellley's things and he was in some play that was on tour and was loving it and it was going really well

What is/was "Shelley's poker at Century"?

Shelley Rubenstein hosts a Tourney on her birthday every year at The Century Club in Shaftesbury Avenue. The good, great and beautiful attend, including various celebs, such as Grub Smith.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 13, 2013, 01:38:30 PM
I played Shelley's poker at Century and no sign of Norm or Bev among the very high quality field, cough cough. Weirdly tho someone did ask about them and noone had heard much from them of late.

Skalie told me the first time he stayed at their house, he took a wrong turn looking for the pisser in the middle of the night and ended up in a room where all the costumes, Da Management, Billy n Johnny etc etc were all housed!

Last time I saw Norm I think was at one of Shellley's things and he was in some play that was on tour and was loving it and it was going really well

What is/was "Shelley's poker at Century"?

Shelley Rubenstein hosts a Tourney on her birthday every year at The Century Club in Shaftesbury Avenue. The good, great and beautiful attend, including various celebs, such as Grub Smith.

For some reason I laughed uncontrollably at your answer.

Must be the meds I'm taking.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on October 13, 2013, 01:39:40 PM
I played Shelley's poker at Century and no sign of Norm or Bev among the very high quality field, cough cough. Weirdly tho someone did ask about them and noone had heard much from them of late.

Skalie told me the first time he stayed at their house, he took a wrong turn looking for the pisser in the middle of the night and ended up in a room where all the costumes, Da Management, Billy n Johnny etc etc were all housed!

Last time I saw Norm I think was at one of Shellley's things and he was in some play that was on tour and was loving it and it was going really well

What is/was "Shelley's poker at Century"?

Shelley Rubenstein hosts a Tourney on her birthday every year at The Century Club in Shaftesbury Avenue. The good, great and beautiful attend, including various celebs, such as Grub Smith.

For some reason I laughed uncontrollably at your answer.

Must be the meds I'm taking.

Thought you might!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AlexMartin on October 14, 2013, 01:52:16 PM
Compo.

yes!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on October 15, 2013, 11:20:15 AM
sharpen up...


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on October 15, 2013, 11:35:17 AM
sharpen up...

OK, if we are going to that area, Shergar?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 15, 2013, 11:50:53 PM
Wazz?

Thought he was going to be a full and enthusiastic member of the forum after he sold his WSOP package.

He hasn't posted for six weeks and hasn't even logged on for a month.

I guess he'll be back in about May 2014 ;)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: gouty on October 16, 2013, 12:11:15 AM
Wazz?

Thought he was going to be a full and enthusiastic member of the forum after he sold his WSOP package.

He hasn't posted for six weeks and hasn't even logged on for a month.

I guess he'll be back in about May 2014 ;)
He was entertaining too. It was like the "It's a knockout" of 300 posts, I suppose that's way to get to 300 posts though.

Some of his live PLO was proper punting mind. Pretty good writer to be honest. I miss him. But then I miss Herbie too so I am obviously just a blonde pervert. I really enjoyed The Tank thanks to this thread too. I would steer any one who enjoys reading about poker to his threads.

Any other good writers I should head back for Camel? Would prefer a train wreck at the end rather than online grinder style hero who then dances off into the sun (that is non poker life).


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 16, 2013, 12:37:20 AM
Wazz?

Thought he was going to be a full and enthusiastic member of the forum after he sold his WSOP package.

He hasn't posted for six weeks and hasn't even logged on for a month.

I guess he'll be back in about May 2014 ;)
He was entertaining too. It was like the "It's a knockout" of 300 posts, I suppose that's way to get to 300 posts though.

Some of his live PLO was proper punting mind. Pretty good writer to be honest. I miss him. But then I miss Herbie too so I am obviously just a blonde pervert. I really enjoyed The Tank thanks to this thread too. I would steer any one who enjoys reading about poker to his threads.

Any other good writers I should head back for Camel? Would prefer a train wreck at the end rather than online grinder style hero who then dances off into the sun (that is non poker life).

Have a search for totalise.

Really good mind for poker, not dead sure why he left actually.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on October 16, 2013, 08:34:40 PM
Totalise and I knew each other as kids through golf. He played for Lincs, me Notts. Wasnt until we were chatting years later on here we realised who each other were. I have no idea where he disappeared too. He certainly had some unique views on the game.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: CHIPPYMAN on October 16, 2013, 09:20:27 PM
Wazz : very good player and good writer/ analysis of poker . Played him live a fee time at DTD on PLO table . Very aggro and willing to gamble . Did read his diary/live selling when he went to Vegas this year . Use to write a lot in PHA but not hear from him since . Honeybadger used to be very close to him .


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: gouty on October 16, 2013, 10:50:33 PM
Wazz?

Thought he was going to be a full and enthusiastic member of the forum after he sold his WSOP package.

He hasn't posted for six weeks and hasn't even logged on for a month.

I guess he'll be back in about May 2014 ;)
He was entertaining too. It was like the "It's a knockout" of 300 posts, I suppose that's way to get to 300 posts though.

Some of his live PLO was proper punting mind. Pretty good writer to be honest. I miss him. But then I miss Herbie too so I am obviously just a blonde pervert. I really enjoyed The Tank thanks to this thread too. I would steer any one who enjoys reading about poker to his threads.

Any other good writers I should head back for Camel? Would prefer a train wreck at the end rather than online grinder style hero who then dances off into the sun (that is non poker life).

Have a search for totalise.

Really good mind for poker, not dead sure why he left actually.
Cheers Camel

Had an hour of that today. PHA is superb from 2006 too! Some great links on his early stuff also. It's just amazing how some of his concepts are shared in such an open way, almost like he is chatting with his mates in the pub. Blonde was way ahead of its time maybe?

When you look back it really shows how big online poker could be if the U.S. allow their players to punt.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 18, 2013, 09:28:16 PM
Not even sure if anyone here will remember this guy..

Big Dave D?

Dave Dowling

Top bloke. Haven't seen him in ages.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on October 18, 2013, 09:31:55 PM
Not even sure if anyone here will remember this guy..

Big Dave D?

Dave Dowling

Top bloke. Haven't seen him in ages.

Used to follow his blog. 


http://internetpokerpro.blogspot.co.uk/

 Think he gave up online PLO and got a job?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 20, 2013, 02:55:48 AM
Jim Reid?

Dennis O'Mahoney?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on October 20, 2013, 04:50:57 AM
Jim Reid?

Dennis O'Mahoney?

I'm sure I saw Dennis was playing somewhere recently. Maybe Portsmouth?

Haven't seen jim for a while, I think someone said he had been unwell.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on October 20, 2013, 04:53:57 AM
Jim was on blonde a couple of months ago, hasn't posted for 5 months. Was never really a prolific poster though.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 29, 2013, 01:36:38 AM
Jim "The Celtic Tiger" Britton?

Allyin.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on October 29, 2013, 01:50:18 AM
Jim "The Celtic Tiger" Britton?

Allyin.

He was the Laddies pro 'celtictigr' when I first started playing poker.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BigAdz on October 29, 2013, 02:15:38 AM
I remember years ago a load of us came up in a bus from Bath for the Ladbrokes golf/poker day at Camberley. 3 of us flying to Vegas the following morning. TD was Longines I remember.

Wow, takes me back. Rugrat asked a ruling question on the old Ladbrokes forum and because I knew the answer that meant I'd somehow volunteered to be TD. Think there was about 80 runners, STTs running for the bust outs and I remember thinking 'wtf have I got myself into?' when I realised I was in charge of the cash game float - there was £20k+ in the chip case - never hoped for something so much that the damn thing balanced when the game broke  ;D


Lol, happy days eh Grant.

Think these events were the last thing I ever cashed in, and that was only cos I could play a bit of golf in them days!

So who is Gouty? Pretty sure there was a bookie called Alex something from that area that used to/still does play a lot. Nice bloke. Getting warm?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 29, 2013, 09:36:02 AM
Jim "The Celtic Tiger" Britton?

Allyin.

He was the Laddies pro 'celtictigr' when I first started playing poker.



You can see why they sponsored him:

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=489


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on October 29, 2013, 09:52:39 AM
Jim "The Celtic Tiger" Britton?

Allyin.

He was the Laddies pro 'celtictigr' when I first started playing poker.



You can see why they sponsored him:

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=489

Take it he had the gift of the gab then :D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on October 29, 2013, 09:58:34 AM
Jim "The Celtic Tiger" Britton?

Allyin.

He was the Laddies pro 'celtictigr' when I first started playing poker.



You can see why they sponsored him:

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=489

Take it he had the gift of the gab then :D

Dunno about "gift", but he deffo had gab. Jeez, he could spout some rubbish. Did OK for himself via affiliate income though when he was with Coral (?)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on October 29, 2013, 01:03:36 PM
Jim "The Celtic Tiger" Britton?

Allyin.

He was the Laddies pro 'celtictigr' when I first started playing poker.



You can see why they sponsored him:

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=489

Take it he had the gift of the gab then :D

Dunno about "gift", but he deffo had gab. Jeez, he could spout some rubbish. Did OK for himself via affiliate income though when he was with Coral (?)

Yeah when Coral Eurobet had a skin on party they were the only way you could get RB on party. Everyone i knew in the UK had an account through Jim on CE so he must have done pretty damn well.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on October 29, 2013, 01:09:33 PM
Jim "The Celtic Tiger" Britton?

Allyin.

He was the Laddies pro 'celtictigr' when I first started playing poker.



You can see why they sponsored him:

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=489

Take it he had the gift of the gab then :D

Dunno about "gift", but he deffo had gab. Jeez, he could spout some rubbish. Did OK for himself via affiliate income though when he was with Coral (?)

Yeah when Coral Eurobet had a skin on party they were the only way you could get RB on party. Everyone i knew in the UK had an account through Jim on CE so he must have done pretty damn well.

Just a bit, he must have earned fortunes.

Eventually, after Coral became Coral Eurobet, I think they were taken over by Gala (?) & ended up with a name that was a right mouthful - Coral-Eurobet-Gala or somesuch.

Doubt I've seen him since the days of the original Gutshot.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on October 29, 2013, 01:12:05 PM

Talking of Gutshot, I wonder what happened to their official Forum troll, "Baby Jane" was it? vAnyone know who was behind that alias?

I also heard recently that Barry Martin is still in the poker business, too, involved with a club in Hove, I heard.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on October 29, 2013, 01:43:59 PM

Talking of Gutshot, I wonder what happened to their official Forum troll, "Baby Jane" was it? vAnyone know who was behind that alias?

I also heard recently that Barry Martin is still in the poker business, too, involved with a club in Hove, I heard.

:)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Gazza on October 29, 2013, 09:25:51 PM
Jim "The Celtic Tiger" Britton?

Allyin.

He was the Laddies pro 'celtictigr' when I first started playing poker.



You can see why they sponsored him:

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=489

Take it he had the gift of the gab then :D

Dunno about "gift", but he deffo had gab. Jeez, he could spout some rubbish. Did OK for himself via affiliate income though when he was with Coral (?)

Yeah when Coral Eurobet had a skin on party they were the only way you could get RB on party. Everyone i knew in the UK had an account through Jim on CE so he must have done pretty damn well.

Yep, I think I had 10% rakeback through Jim. Things moved on fairly quickly, but he was the primary rakeback operator over here for a while.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: paulhouk03 on November 04, 2013, 09:51:15 PM
Matt Russell ?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Woodsey on November 04, 2013, 09:57:43 PM
Matt Russell ?

Still plays words with friends with me  :D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Woodsey on November 04, 2013, 10:00:17 PM
Colchester Kev?

Yes I know why he isn't here, but anyone keep in touch and know how he is doing?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Laxie on November 04, 2013, 11:23:54 PM
Hows Boldie getting on these days after all that happened? Anyone hear from him or his missus?

It's been a long slog, but they're well.  He took a physical trainer course and found a new job, starting at the ground level with hopes of working his way up.  He has nothing to do with gambling in any form since and even struggled to keep in touch with the few of us initially for fear he'd get the bug back.  So far so good.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on November 05, 2013, 01:34:54 PM
Colchester Kev?

Yes I know why he isn't here, but anyone keep in touch and know how he is doing?

Got him on my fb. Think he bus driving still, recovered and lost LOADS of weight.  His mental heallth recovery has opened a few doors for him...he was advising Eastenders on a storyline a while back. Plus a few other bits n bibs from what I can gather.

Kev's been doing great over the last couple of years. No bus driving (as far as I know!) but he has done loads of voluntary and charity work including helping out on the SOS bus in Colchester which helps ease the strain on the emergency services on busy nights in the town centre by providing help to drunk and/or injured people. He's also done loads of work for time to change and the samaritans, raising awareness of mental health issues, including, as above, being the script advisor for the ian beale breakdown storyline on eastenders, speaking at events and in the media, and taking part in public awareness campaigns out and about. Has a day job working with adults with learning difficulties. Fantastic turnaround for him :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on November 05, 2013, 02:00:29 PM
And still a mug. ;)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AndrewT on November 05, 2013, 02:47:25 PM
Has a day job working with adults with learning difficulties.

He's still a mod on here?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on November 05, 2013, 03:01:26 PM
Has a day job working with adults with learning difficulties.

He's still a mod on here?

;D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobby1 on November 05, 2013, 03:01:47 PM
Colchester Kev?

Yes I know why he isn't here, but anyone keep in touch and know how he is doing?

Got him on my fb. Think he bus driving still, recovered and lost LOADS of weight.  His mental heallth recovery has opened a few doors for him...he was advising Eastenders on a storyline a while back. Plus a few other bits n bibs from what I can gather.

Kev's been doing great over the last couple of years. No bus driving (as far as I know!) but he has done loads of voluntary and charity work including helping out on the SOS bus in Colchester which helps ease the strain on the emergency services on busy nights in the town centre by providing help to drunk and/or injured people. He's also done loads of work for time to change and the samaritans, raising awareness of mental health issues, including, as above, being the script advisor for the ian beale breakdown storyline on eastenders, speaking at events and in the media, and taking part in public awareness campaigns out and about. Has a day job working with adults with learning difficulties. Fantastic turnaround for him :)

Cheers Claire

That has cheered me up no end, all the best to Kev.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on November 05, 2013, 04:51:19 PM
Always thought the bus driver on Blonde was Scottish Dave? He got banned I think? Anyone know if hes still around poker?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on November 05, 2013, 04:52:10 PM
Hows Boldie getting on these days after all that happened? Anyone hear from him or his missus?

It's been a long slog, but they're well.  He took a physical trainer course and found a new job, starting at the ground level with hopes of working his way up.  He has nothing to do with gambling in any form since and even struggled to keep in touch with the few of us initially for fear he'd get the bug back.  So far so good.

Good to know their both ok. Pass on my good wishes if you speak or text him in the future


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: vegaslover on November 05, 2013, 06:23:26 PM
Always thought the bus driver on Blonde was Scottish Dave? He got banned I think? Anyone know if hes still around poker?

I always liked Scottish Dave and most of his posts on here. Do remember him and Flushy having a barney on here about best tournies to play in terms of number of runners


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Laxie on November 05, 2013, 09:40:02 PM
Hows Boldie getting on these days after all that happened? Anyone hear from him or his missus?

It's been a long slog, but they're well.  He took a physical trainer course and found a new job, starting at the ground level with hopes of working his way up.  He has nothing to do with gambling in any form since and even struggled to keep in touch with the few of us initially for fear he'd get the bug back.  So far so good.

Good to know their both ok. Pass on my good wishes if you speak or text him in the future

I will of course and thanks :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on November 05, 2013, 11:40:34 PM
Always thought the bus driver on Blonde was Scottish Dave? He got banned I think? Anyone know if hes still around poker?

I always liked Scottish Dave and most of his posts on here. Do remember him and Flushy having a barney on here about best tournies to play in terms of number of runners

?? Remind me please


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: vegaslover on November 06, 2013, 12:26:30 AM
Always thought the bus driver on Blonde was Scottish Dave? He got banned I think? Anyone know if hes still around poker?

I always liked Scottish Dave and most of his posts on here. Do remember him and Flushy having a barney on here about best tournies to play in terms of number of runners

?? Remind me please

It was bloody years ago.
Scottish Dave opinion was that more runners in a tourny meant more places paid out so better chance of cashing
Your opinion was that less runners meant less players to beat and more chance of the win an therefore where the money is

Was part of a larger thread, too long ago for me to remember what the thread was


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on November 06, 2013, 10:58:31 PM
Has a day job working with adults with learning difficulties.

He's still a mod on here?

;D

BoB


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: doubleup on November 08, 2013, 02:01:05 PM

What happened to NoFlopsHomer - did plo unhinge his mind?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Boba Fett on November 08, 2013, 02:56:03 PM

What happened to NoFlopsHomer - did plo unhinge his mind?

Saw him in Isle of Man, he said he has been away blogging events etc for something like 40 out of 45 days and had barely been home so probs hasnt had time to log in/post amongst that


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on November 11, 2013, 04:38:12 PM
saw a few old faces this weekend, most notably kellster, who stakes a team of young live grinders thesedays and is a reg in the decent size cash games up the north,
also saw an old Joe rafferty, anyone remember him, also howard plant, gareth the nugget jones


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on November 11, 2013, 04:43:24 PM
I know Howard is involved in car parks. Does he actually work in the car parks? I'm sure I saw him recently in Blackpool.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on November 11, 2013, 04:47:10 PM
I know Howard is involved in car parks. Does he actually work in the car parks? I'm sure I saw him recently in Blackpool.

I bumped into Howard at Venetian last year, he said he'd sold a few of them but still had a few more.

My abiding memory of Gareth is Owlerton Naps Casino festival back in the day and him drinking 4 red bulls then falling asleep at the table and having to be woken reg by dealer to act in a tourney :D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: ripple11 on November 11, 2013, 04:52:31 PM
I know Howard is involved in car parks. Does he actually work in the car parks? I'm sure I saw him recently in Blackpool.

There was a tv doc made about him/car parks and the theatre a few years ago!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pmbfj


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jamier-Host on November 12, 2013, 12:27:10 AM
bluescouse


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on November 12, 2013, 05:36:37 AM
Tightpaulfolds


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: david3103 on November 12, 2013, 11:21:40 AM
Platonic

I was reminded of him by Rexas' chat box thread, this guy could make Chubby Brown blush


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on November 14, 2013, 07:34:01 AM
EVILPIE

FREE ROLLIN

LINUX


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 14, 2013, 07:39:37 AM
Platonic

I was reminded of him by Rexas' chat box thread, this guy could make Chubby Brown blush

You sure you mean "Platonic" David, or are you thinking of someone who had a similar alias?

Apologies if I've been whooshed.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on November 14, 2013, 09:47:24 AM
Matt Tyler.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: david3103 on November 14, 2013, 10:15:33 AM
Platonic

I was reminded of him by Rexas' chat box thread, this guy could make Chubby Brown blush

You sure you mean "Platonic" David, or are you thinking of someone who had a similar alias?

Apologies if I've been whooshed.

I think I mean Platonic (not a blonde of that name) who played on WillHill I think as TheRealKingPlat or some such ID
Has a moribund blog at platonicpoker.blogspot


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 14, 2013, 10:20:12 AM
Platonic

I was reminded of him by Rexas' chat box thread, this guy could make Chubby Brown blush

You sure you mean "Platonic" David, or are you thinking of someone who had a similar alias?

Apologies if I've been whooshed.

I think I mean Platonic (not a blonde of that name) who played on WillHill I think as TheRealKingPlat or some such ID
Has a moribund blog at platonicpoker.blogspot

Ahh, my bad, I thought you were referring to a similar sounding blonde alias, of a chap who had several here down the years.

Apologies.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on November 14, 2013, 03:16:05 PM
Platonic

I was reminded of him by Rexas' chat box thread, this guy could make Chubby Brown blush

You sure you mean "Platonic" David, or are you thinking of someone who had a similar alias?

Apologies if I've been whooshed.

I think I mean Platonic (not a blonde of that name) who played on WillHill I think as TheRealKingPlat or some such ID
Has a moribund blog at platonicpoker.blogspot

Ahh, my bad, I thought you were referring to a similar sounding blonde alias, of a chap who had several here down the years.

Apologies.

Given the description I think you can be forgiven :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on November 14, 2013, 06:21:34 PM
Platonic

I was reminded of him by Rexas' chat box thread, this guy could make Chubby Brown blush

You sure you mean "Platonic" David, or are you thinking of someone who had a similar alias?

Apologies if I've been whooshed.

I think I mean Platonic (not a blonde of that name) who played on WillHill I think as TheRealKingPlat or some such ID
Has a moribund blog at platonicpoker.blogspot

Ahh, my bad, I thought you were referring to a similar sounding blonde alias, of a chap who had several here down the years.

Apologies.

Therealkingplat was a player on Crypto who got ridiculed by a few regs who started that blog as a spoof. I used to read it and was in stitches at times.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on November 14, 2013, 08:20:00 PM
rex008?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on November 16, 2013, 03:44:39 PM
Hows Boldie getting on these days after all that happened? Anyone hear from him or his missus?

It's been a long slog, but they're well.  He took a physical trainer course and found a new job, starting at the ground level with hopes of working his way up.  He has nothing to do with gambling in any form since and even struggled to keep in touch with the few of us initially for fear he'd get the bug back.  So far so good.

has he any intention of paying people back?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Laxie on November 16, 2013, 05:15:30 PM
Hows Boldie getting on these days after all that happened? Anyone hear from him or his missus?

It's been a long slog, but they're well.  He took a physical trainer course and found a new job, starting at the ground level with hopes of working his way up.  He has nothing to do with gambling in any form since and even struggled to keep in touch with the few of us initially for fear he'd get the bug back.  So far so good.

has he any intention of paying people back?

I've no idea.  Haven't asked him and don't intend to.  It's only £50.  Feel free to ask him yourself though.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on November 17, 2013, 03:36:44 AM
£50 between everyone? don't mean to sound callous, but seems like this grim has been treated very lightly compared to otheres


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on November 17, 2013, 06:08:07 AM
£50 between everyone? don't mean to sound callous, but seems like this grim has been treated very lightly compared to otheres

I am a big Boldie fan, when I met him he was a top guy and all the times I interacted with him on and off blonde he seemed like a top bloke so I'm just glad the good people of blonde have been so excellent with not pushing this and letting him get his life in order first.

That said, he definitely needs to resolve the debt issues with his stakers at some point so the question was definitely not an unfair one and could have been met with a better response.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Laxie on November 17, 2013, 09:48:37 AM
£50 between everyone? don't mean to sound callous, but seems like this grim has been treated very lightly compared to otheres

I am a big Boldie fan, when I met him he was a top guy and all the times I interacted with him on and off blonde he seemed like a top bloke so I'm just glad the good people of blonde have been so excellent with not pushing this and letting him get his life in order first.

That said, he definitely needs to resolve the debt issues with his stakers at some point so the question was definitely not an unfair one and could have been met with a better response.

Apologies if my replies come across as nasty because it's definitely not meant that way.  If I hadn't been quoted in the first place I wouldn't have replied at all, but I didn't want to ignore it when asked directly. 

In this case, individuals are owed significantly less than the other cases where there's uproar.  Most are owed £50 - £100 and would spend more than that on a night out.  Add Boldie's horrible breakdown into the mix and their attempts to get life back on track since, and I guess that's why there's not been as much uproar here. 

I absolutely agree with you and think he should resolve it at some point, but it's not me who owes the money so I can't give a better answer than that.  Anyone involved in the staking who would like to contact him is welcome to.  All I can do is hope he honours the debt when they're in a position to do so.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Eck on November 17, 2013, 03:09:29 PM
£50 between everyone? don't mean to sound callous, but seems like this grim has been treated very lightly compared to otheres

I am a big Boldie fan, when I met him he was a top guy and all the times I interacted with him on and off blonde he seemed like a top bloke so I'm just glad the good people of blonde have been so excellent with not pushing this and letting him get his life in order first.

That said, he definitely needs to resolve the debt issues with his stakers at some point so the question was definitely not an unfair one and could have been met with a better response.

Apologies if my replies come across as nasty because it's definitely not meant that way.  If I hadn't been quoted in the first place I wouldn't have replied at all, but I didn't want to ignore it when asked directly. 

In this case, individuals are owed significantly less than the other cases where there's uproar.  Most are owed £50 - £100 and would spend more than that on a night out.  Add Boldie's horrible breakdown into the mix and their attempts to get life back on track since, and I guess that's why there's not been as much uproar here. 

I absolutely agree with you and think he should resolve it at some point, but it's not me who owes the money so I can't give a better answer than that.  Anyone involved in the staking who would like to contact him is welcome to.  All I can do is hope he honours the debt when they're in a position to do so.


I really couldn't give a toss about the money, think I had £150 in it. I have met Boldie a few times and liked him and actually worked next in the same company as his wife for a while and thought we got on well also. When it all kicked off I was only concerned he get home safe etc. What did disappoint me a bit was that I noticed i had been un-friended on Facebook at that time.... but meh whatever I suppose..... 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jono3131 on November 17, 2013, 04:13:50 PM
Roberto Romenello

James Keys

Nikhil Persud

Roland de Wolfe



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on November 17, 2013, 04:17:49 PM
James Keys has been in the Far East. Now back and was playing DTD yesterday

Not aware that Roberto or Nik have gone anywhere. both visible on the circuit

Roland certainly plays less poker


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: KarmaDope on November 17, 2013, 04:23:28 PM
£50 between everyone? don't mean to sound callous, but seems like this grim has been treated very lightly compared to otheres

I am a big Boldie fan, when I met him he was a top guy and all the times I interacted with him on and off blonde he seemed like a top bloke so I'm just glad the good people of blonde have been so excellent with not pushing this and letting him get his life in order first.

That said, he definitely needs to resolve the debt issues with his stakers at some point so the question was definitely not an unfair one and could have been met with a better response.

Apologies if my replies come across as nasty because it's definitely not meant that way.  If I hadn't been quoted in the first place I wouldn't have replied at all, but I didn't want to ignore it when asked directly. 

In this case, individuals are owed significantly less than the other cases where there's uproar.  Most are owed £50 - £100 and would spend more than that on a night out.  Add Boldie's horrible breakdown into the mix and their attempts to get life back on track since, and I guess that's why there's not been as much uproar here. 

I absolutely agree with you and think he should resolve it at some point, but it's not me who owes the money so I can't give a better answer than that.  Anyone involved in the staking who would like to contact him is welcome to.  All I can do is hope he honours the debt when they're in a position to do so.


I really couldn't give a toss about the money, think I had £150 in it. I have met Boldie a few times and liked him and actually worked next in the same company as his wife for a while and thought we got on well also. When it all kicked off I was only concerned he get home safe etc. What did disappoint me a bit was that I noticed i had been un-friended on Facebook at that time.... but meh whatever I suppose..... 

I think he deleted nearly everybody from FB relating to poker whilst he sorted himself out...I'd do the same if I was ever in his position, less temptation.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Eck on November 17, 2013, 04:24:55 PM
£50 between everyone? don't mean to sound callous, but seems like this grim has been treated very lightly compared to otheres

I am a big Boldie fan, when I met him he was a top guy and all the times I interacted with him on and off blonde he seemed like a top bloke so I'm just glad the good people of blonde have been so excellent with not pushing this and letting him get his life in order first.

That said, he definitely needs to resolve the debt issues with his stakers at some point so the question was definitely not an unfair one and could have been met with a better response.

Apologies if my replies come across as nasty because it's definitely not meant that way.  If I hadn't been quoted in the first place I wouldn't have replied at all, but I didn't want to ignore it when asked directly. 

In this case, individuals are owed significantly less than the other cases where there's uproar.  Most are owed £50 - £100 and would spend more than that on a night out.  Add Boldie's horrible breakdown into the mix and their attempts to get life back on track since, and I guess that's why there's not been as much uproar here. 

I absolutely agree with you and think he should resolve it at some point, but it's not me who owes the money so I can't give a better answer than that.  Anyone involved in the staking who would like to contact him is welcome to.  All I can do is hope he honours the debt when they're in a position to do so.


I really couldn't give a toss about the money, think I had £150 in it. I have met Boldie a few times and liked him and actually worked next in the same company as his wife for a while and thought we got on well also. When it all kicked off I was only concerned he get home safe etc. What did disappoint me a bit was that I noticed i had been un-friended on Facebook at that time.... but meh whatever I suppose..... 

I think he deleted nearly everybody from FB relating to poker whilst he sorted himself out...I'd do the same if I was ever in his position, less temptation.

Meant his wife don't recall him on Facebook.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on November 17, 2013, 04:30:50 PM
James Keys has been in the Far East. Now back and was playing DTD yesterday

Not aware that Roberto or Nik have gone anywhere. both visible on the circuit

Roland certainly plays less poker

How is Keys doing on Pokerstars recently?

I heard he has switched from cash games to playing a huge volume of tournaments.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on November 17, 2013, 04:33:23 PM
James Keys has been in the Far East. Now back and was playing DTD yesterday

Not aware that Roberto or Nik have gone anywhere. both visible on the circuit

Roland certainly plays less poker

I believe Roland only really plays big cash games at Les A.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jono3131 on November 17, 2013, 06:10:50 PM
What about Wazz?!? I remember he posted a ton of drivel (and bits of worthwhile stuff) in about a 2 week window where he said he wasn't doing it just to abuse the staking board. I also remember a few people defending him. Is he still posting?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mondatoo on November 17, 2013, 07:25:24 PM
What about Wazz?!? I remember he posted a ton of drivel (and bits of worthwhile stuff) in about a 2 week window where he said he wasn't doing it just to abuse the staking board. I also remember a few people defending him. Is he still posting?

There is a search bar in the top corner, guessing you must've missed it, type in wazz, press search, his username will come up multiple times, click on it, there is a feature "show the last posts of this person", click on it.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jono3131 on November 17, 2013, 07:48:13 PM
What about Wazz?!? I remember he posted a ton of drivel (and bits of worthwhile stuff) in about a 2 week window where he said he wasn't doing it just to abuse the staking board. I also remember a few people defending him. Is he still posting?

There is a search bar in the top corner, guessing you must've missed it, type in wazz, press search, his username will come up multiple times, click on it, there is a feature "show the last posts of this person", click on it.

his name comes up, but only written by other people. certainly can't click on it and select the feature you mention...


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on November 17, 2013, 08:17:54 PM
What about Wazz?!? I remember he posted a ton of drivel (and bits of worthwhile stuff) in about a 2 week window where he said he wasn't doing it just to abuse the staking board. I also remember a few people defending him. Is he still posting?

There is a search bar in the top corner, guessing you must've missed it, type in wazz, press search, his username will come up multiple times, click on it, there is a feature "show the last posts of this person", click on it.

his name comes up, but only written by other people. certainly can't click on it and select the feature you mention...

http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=11607;sa=showPosts


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mondatoo on November 17, 2013, 08:30:30 PM
What about Wazz?!? I remember he posted a ton of drivel (and bits of worthwhile stuff) in about a 2 week window where he said he wasn't doing it just to abuse the staking board. I also remember a few people defending him. Is he still posting?

There is a search bar in the top corner, guessing you must've missed it, type in wazz, press search, his username will come up multiple times, click on it, there is a feature "show the last posts of this person", click on it.

his name comes up, but only written by other people. certainly can't click on it and select the feature you mention...

When I did it it came up with threads and posts he's made. If I was looking to find out if he was posting like you were, if the search feature failed me and I was aware he sold a package I'd have gone to the staking forum and found him via that route.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Beaver808 on November 17, 2013, 11:11:30 PM
This thread is like a who's who on the forum when I joined. I was introduced to Blonde at the Blonde Bash @ Alea in Leeds back in 2009 - I still regularly read but don't contribute as much as I should. It was however my 30th b'day this weekend and my lovely Mrs. Beaver has surprised me with a 4 day trip to Vegas next week so expect a lot of questions over the next few days about what and where to play.

The general plan is to spin up what limited spare cash I have into a bigger amount of cash at the NL & PLO tables. Oh, and seeing Penn & Teller too... SCORE!!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jamier-Host on November 18, 2013, 12:26:00 AM
Lucy Rokach


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on November 18, 2013, 02:09:49 AM
Dean23Price? Used to grind a huge volume of tournaments.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on November 18, 2013, 04:46:10 AM
Thread is insinuating Marc plays on keys account but when I checked his stars volume was really low. Also saw eames (apologies of incorrect but  pretty sure) alleged the same thing.

I have no prob with marc or keys but definitely not in the arse licking club but his acct doesn't look dodgy at all?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: railtard1 on November 18, 2013, 10:06:17 AM
Dean23Price? Used to grind a huge volume of tournaments.

yeah still alive.

not sure if any of these have been mentioned but, Tony phillips, richard kellett, Adam vinson


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on November 18, 2013, 10:24:11 AM
Trigg mentioned richard a few pages back. Stakes some players I think. Adam doesn't really play anymore, said he was more interested in working and cricket. Don't know about tony.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Longines on November 18, 2013, 11:09:37 AM
John Gale


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: claypole on November 18, 2013, 12:21:58 PM
John Gale

Last saw playing GUKP Grand Final last year - hit by a boom mike if I recall ha ha, wouldn't be surprised if he showed up this week - rocks up for odd EPT, I shared a table with him in London two years ago


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: T8MML on November 18, 2013, 02:44:14 PM
John Gale

Last saw playing GUKP Grand Final last year - hit by a boom mike if I recall ha ha, wouldn't be surprised if he showed up this week - rocks up for odd EPT, I shared a table with him in London two years ago


<3 John. Had some horrendous back problems that made sitting at a poker table for hours on end a real bark, so not sure if that is why he is rarely seen these days.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Meddler on November 18, 2013, 03:14:26 PM
Dean23Price? Used to grind a huge volume of tournaments.

yeah still alive.

not sure if any of these have been mentioned but, Tony phillips, richard kellett, Adam vinson

Earlier this year spotted Tony playing a couple of bread and butter week-night comps at Nottingham Gala, think he worked at the Alea cardroom for a bit before disappearing back darn sarf,


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on November 18, 2013, 08:42:43 PM
Tony Phillips went AWOL once he had a kid.

Kellett lol. Last played with him at the vic 3 years ago when he kept disappearing to the toilets and coming back with talcum powder on his nose wtf?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: rfgqqabc on November 19, 2013, 12:09:34 AM
Kellett was in Blackpool. Rocked up at an omaha table, told my mate he had the best seat in the house whilst entering some details in his phone. Played for an hour telling everyone he was there for a punt, having bought in for 1k @ 2/2. He then proceeded to stand up after a few hours, declare his winnings of 550£ to the table whilst messing about with his app, and left. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on November 19, 2013, 12:31:42 AM
Kellett was in Blackpool. Rocked up at an omaha table, told my mate he had the best seat in the house whilst entering some details in his phone. Played for an hour telling everyone he was there for a punt, having bought in for 1k @ 2/2. He then proceeded to stand up after a few hours, declare his winnings of 550£ to the table whilst messing about with his app, and left. 

Cool customer.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AlexMartin on November 19, 2013, 01:41:07 AM
hes alright, suprised if he acted that badly intentionally. tony phillips literally just vanished.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on November 19, 2013, 01:48:36 AM
hes alright, suprised if he acted that badly intentionally. tony phillips literally just vanished.

Didn't he have a kid? His wife posts on here right? Fran or something.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: rfgqqabc on November 19, 2013, 01:48:57 AM
I'm pretty sure everyone involved had had a beer or two so probably not as bad as it sounded.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on November 19, 2013, 01:50:06 AM
hes alright, suprised if he acted that badly intentionally. tony phillips literally just vanished.

Didn't he have a kid? His wife posts on here right? Fran or something.

He posted on here for a bit too. Has a child with littlemissc.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on November 19, 2013, 01:55:49 AM
Played with Keller in Edinburgh. I stuck up for him in a big pot where somebody was shouting angle shoot etc where it was clear he did nothing wrong, they flipped running it twice and he lost both.

Cool story bro


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Paul Walters on November 19, 2013, 02:08:16 AM
sammy george ........


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on November 19, 2013, 02:09:50 AM
sammy george ........

Busto/in debt


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on November 19, 2013, 02:10:34 AM
£50 between everyone? don't mean to sound callous, but seems like this grim has been treated very lightly compared to otheres

I am a big Boldie fan, when I met him he was a top guy and all the times I interacted with him on and off blonde he seemed like a top bloke so I'm just glad the good people of blonde have been so excellent with not pushing this and letting him get his life in order first.

That said, he definitely needs to resolve the debt issues with his stakers at some point so the question was definitely not an unfair one and could have been met with a better response.

Apologies if my replies come across as nasty because it's definitely not meant that way.  If I hadn't been quoted in the first place I wouldn't have replied at all, but I didn't want to ignore it when asked directly. 

In this case, individuals are owed significantly less than the other cases where there's uproar.  Most are owed £50 - £100 and would spend more than that on a night out.  Add Boldie's horrible breakdown into the mix and their attempts to get life back on track since, and I guess that's why there's not been as much uproar here. 

I absolutely agree with you and think he should resolve it at some point, but it's not me who owes the money so I can't give a better answer than that.  Anyone involved in the staking who would like to contact him is welcome to.  All I can do is hope he honours the debt when they're in a position to do so.


Was also a boldie fan. The amount owed seems to be being trivialised, when really it shouldn't be. The total amount is in thousands rather than 'just 50 or 100' and whether people spend that On a night out is neither here nor there. Seems to have had an incredible turnaround, from having a complete breakdown, to starting up his own business in a such a short time.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: littlemissC on November 19, 2013, 05:04:14 AM
hes alright, suprised if he acted that badly intentionally. tony phillips literally just vanished.

Didn't he have a kid? His wife posts on here right? Fran or something.
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We have a child yes, I'm not his wife! Never was, yes my names Fran

Tony lives in Essex


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on November 19, 2013, 06:46:20 AM
hes alright, suprised if he acted that badly intentionally.

He may have acted ok to you but Richard Kellet, at least a few years ago when he was more active on the scene was definitely a candidate for least standup guy ever.

Totally untrustworthy and dishonest.

Shot an angle in a big pot vs Blonde legend Blatch.

Installed key loggers onto the computer of 2 well known UK circuit regs in Amsterdam which got him in a bit of bother.

Played games that he wasn't supposed to play using backers money.

This shit is just from memory. There's probably plenty more.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on November 19, 2013, 11:37:17 AM
Matt Tyler.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 19, 2013, 11:47:40 AM
Matt Tyler.

Think he still keeps in touch with Maureen from time to time. Last I heard his joinery business was very busy, & he was giving that all his energies.

Smashing bloke, & we had a wonderful poker trip to Vienna a few years back, with Matt, Tom, Jen, snoopy & a few others. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on November 19, 2013, 11:53:18 AM
Matt Tyler.

Think he still keeps in touch with Maureen from time to time. Last I heard his joinery business was very busy, & he was giving that all his energies.

Smashing bloke, & we had a wonderful poker trip to Vienna a few years back, with Matt, Tom, Jen, snoopy & a few others. 

Glad to hear he's okay.

I always enjoyed his company, very good poker player too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on November 19, 2013, 02:52:34 PM
Thread is insinuating Marc plays on keys account but when I checked his stars volume was really low. Also saw eames (apologies of incorrect but  pretty sure) alleged the same thing.

I have no prob with marc or keys but definitely not in the arse licking club but his acct doesn't look dodgy at all?

Was this directed at my post?

I was insinuating nothing, just making an innocent comment about Keys switching from cash games to tournaments.

Dunno where you got the idea Marc was playing on Keys account from.

It's news to me if true.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on November 19, 2013, 03:14:09 PM
Thread is insinuating Marc plays on keys account but when I checked his stars volume was really low. Also saw eames (apologies of incorrect but  pretty sure) alleged the same thing.

I have no prob with marc or keys but definitely not in the arse licking club but his acct doesn't look dodgy at all?

Was this directed at my post?

I was insinuating nothing, just making an innocent comment about Keys switching from cash games to tournaments.

Dunno where you got the idea Marc was playing on Keys account from.

It's news to me if true.

lol I thought that's what you were saying too


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: rfgqqabc on November 19, 2013, 03:22:13 PM
Thread is insinuating Marc plays on keys account but when I checked his stars volume was really low. Also saw eames (apologies of incorrect but  pretty sure) alleged the same thing.

I have no prob with marc or keys but definitely not in the arse licking club but his acct doesn't look dodgy at all?

Was this directed at my post?

I was insinuating nothing, just making an innocent comment about Keys switching from cash games to tournaments.

Dunno where you got the idea Marc was playing on Keys account from.

It's news to me if true.

Keys missed wcoop? No activity on his stars account in months. Seems rather strange


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on November 19, 2013, 03:53:27 PM
good lad matt tyler glad hes doing well


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Nakor on November 19, 2013, 04:26:44 PM
Snatiramas (sp?) is he OK?

TheDoc12345 ?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on November 19, 2013, 04:44:45 PM
koresh from LNP
steve lucky lieu
paul moss (fattermarra)
tony chessa
jeff rodgers
des jonas
roy brindley
steve vladar


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Eso Kral on November 19, 2013, 04:47:23 PM
koresh from LNP
steve lucky lieu
paul moss (fattermarra)
tony chessa
jeff rodgers
des jonas
roy brindley
steve vladar
Can be seen most nights in the DC game or monthly comps at either Luton Casino


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on November 19, 2013, 04:50:57 PM
Now smouldering Steve as opposed to smokin Steve vladar. His wife still plays occasionally too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: ripple11 on November 19, 2013, 04:57:08 PM
koresh from LNP
steve lucky lieu
paul moss (fattermarra)
tony chessa
jeff rodgers
des jonas
roy brindley
steve vladar

Seen him in The Western/London a few times in the last year or so.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on November 19, 2013, 05:09:49 PM
hes alright, suprised if he acted that badly intentionally.

He may have acted ok to you but Richard Kellet, at least a few years ago when he was more active on the scene was definitely a candidate for least standup guy ever.

Totally untrustworthy and dishonest.

Shot an angle in a big pot vs Blonde legend Blatch.

Installed key loggers onto the computer of 2 well known UK circuit regs in Amsterdam which got him in a bit of bother.

Played games that he wasn't supposed to play using backers money.

This shit is just from memory. There's probably plenty more.



key loggers is serious shit.

wow.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The_nun on November 19, 2013, 05:46:06 PM
Matt Tyler.

Think he still keeps in touch with Maureen from time to time. Last I heard his joinery business was very busy, & he was giving that all his energies.

Smashing bloke, & we had a wonderful poker trip to Vienna a few years back, with Matt, Tom, Jen, snoopy & a few others. 

Not heard from him in yonks.

One of the best he was. We often think of him.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 19, 2013, 06:44:38 PM
koresh from LNP
steve lucky lieu
paul moss (fattermarra)
tony chessa
jeff rodgers
des jonas
roy brindley
steve vladar

I bumped into Steve Lieu (sp?) in Aspers Newcastle recently, he's not changed, does not look a day older, & is still doing his thing.

Quite a "name" back in the day, think he won the Sunday Milllion twice?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on November 19, 2013, 07:03:19 PM
koresh from LNP
steve lucky lieu
paul moss (fattermarra)
tony chessa
jeff rodgers
des jonas
roy brindley
steve vladar

I bumped into Steve Lieu (sp?) in Aspers Newcastle recently, he's not changed, does not look a day older, & is still doing his thing.

Quite a "name" back in the day, think he won the Sunday Milllion twice?

Think Roy has plotted himself up with BMU in some capacity.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: nirvana on November 19, 2013, 07:04:22 PM
Snatiramas (sp?) is he OK?

TheDoc12345 ?

Snat was in rude good health last time I saw him in luton (coupla months ago perhaps), not around poker much these days, busy with business and life I think


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: buzzharvey22 on November 19, 2013, 07:40:11 PM
koresh from LNP
steve lucky lieu
paul moss (fattermarra)
tony chessa
jeff rodgers
des jonas
roy brindley
steve vladar

I bumped into Steve Lieu (sp?) in Aspers Newcastle recently, he's not changed, does not look a day older, & is still doing his thing.

Quite a "name" back in the day, think he won the Sunday Milllion twice?

plays live cash in newcastle pretty much every night, good bloke.

owns a nice Japanese restaurant too. not sure if he owns or part owns with his brother, very nice all the same though


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on November 19, 2013, 07:47:43 PM
Snatiramas (sp?) is he OK?

TheDoc12345 ?

Not spoken to Luke for a while, but I know that he and Claire are engaged now, and I think that poker was replaced by sailing, when weather permits, obviously :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: strak33 on November 19, 2013, 07:50:26 PM
Played with Keller in Edinburgh. I stuck up for him in a big pot where somebody was shouting angle shoot etc where it was clear he did nothing wrong, they flipped running it twice and he lost both.

Cool story bro

Played with him at GPS Birmingham 8 months ago , recognised the name from here a while ago.

Got 3 outted took it well.

Cool kellet story bro.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on November 19, 2013, 08:45:05 PM
tikay, where are those trip reports you did back in 2004/05 would love to re-read some of them


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on November 19, 2013, 09:07:59 PM
Steve vladar showed up at DTD. A few times this year. Had a chat with him in one of them asnot seen him before that in years. Nice bloke! Xuyen was with him too. They have a youngster now i believe


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on November 19, 2013, 09:32:13 PM
ciaran o'leary? not sure on surname blonde hair irish brash, was all over the show a few years ago


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on November 19, 2013, 09:33:29 PM
ciaran o'leary? not sure on surname blonde hair irish brash, was all over the show a few years ago

The fella who finalled the Poker Million?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on November 19, 2013, 09:51:09 PM
Lucy Rokach

anyone?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on November 19, 2013, 10:00:55 PM
ciaran o'leary? not sure on surname blonde hair irish brash, was all over the show a few years ago

I remember him, actually ended up getting smashed one night with him just before the main event in 2008 at the Rio. John Magill, Marty Wilson, and Jesse May were all there too, and possibly Marty Smyth as well, but I was on the back end of a 2 week binge, so am not 100% sure about him being there.

We ended up in the gaming lounge behind the bar, with Marty (mis)directing John as he attempted a spin up on the Blackjack. Trying to think back now, I'm pretty sure that Jesse was the most pissed of anyone, and was giving it some Matchroom type commentary while they were playing, which didn't go down so well :D

He lived with his mrs in Oregon or something, but travelled back to Ireland quite often to see family. He used to blog on Paddypower too when they sponsored him.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Laxie on November 19, 2013, 10:06:18 PM

Last time we met was in Killarney at one of the poker festivals right before I moved over here.  She had her other half with her and was in good spirits at the time, but not run into her since.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Boba Fett on November 20, 2013, 01:54:53 AM
koresh from LNP
steve lucky lieu
paul moss (fattermarra)
tony chessa
jeff rodgers
des jonas
roy brindley
steve vladar

Chessa ran a nightclub in Greenock along with silent partner Allan McGregor, the current Hull City keeper, went busto as far as I know and I havent heard of him playing poker live in scotland for a while so no idea what he is doing these days.

Kellett has been making appearances at UKIPT and other UK events, dont know him personally though


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Amatay on November 20, 2013, 02:28:09 AM
Roy 'The Boy' Brindley


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty77 on November 20, 2013, 02:35:05 AM
I'd be actually really interested to see how Blatch reacted to life after poker/blonde.  Not just from the embarrassment side but also from a social aspect too, as didn't he go to most live events and also have a huge group of friends in the game.  Then one day that's suddenly taken away, as he could never turn up to major events again and would probably be recognised in most casinos with a large card room.





Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on November 20, 2013, 06:38:38 AM
Roy 'The Boy' Brindley

Tweets about F1 and greyhounds, don't know if he plays poker for real money anymore. Know he's a wizard on the play money tables though. :D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 20, 2013, 07:46:21 AM

She is fine, as is Tom.

She played the last two SPT's @ DTD.

Not changed a bit, in appearance, or game style.

To me, she is part of the modern history of Tournament Poker in the UK. Cash poker as well too, really.

She was part of that "Birmingham Cash game" some 12 or 14 years ago, along with DC, MW, JS, DB etc. At the Vic, she won back to back £750 Events for decent money, beating what was then very select fields. 

As a person, I like her very much.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 20, 2013, 07:52:52 AM
tikay, where are those trip reports you did back in 2004/05 would love to re-read some of them

Presumably not so much for my incredible writing skills, as a sort of reminder of all the names & faces that were on the scene then......;)

I will try & look a few of them out this morning & send you links to them, Mr Blackpool GUKPT Man.

PS - Did Ali Mallu play it? I still think back to that extraordinary incident with him at Blackpool, where he made the Final (sidey) on Day Two, but was refused permission to enter the building as he had been barred retrospectively for an "incident" in G-Bolton. Poor Danny Bell - "Yogi" as he was then, now @ DTD - had the thorny problem of what to do with his chips in play, & his Entry Fee. Think you may even have won the Final. Pretty sure I would have finished about 8th, as bloody per, I always did.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 20, 2013, 08:29:36 AM
tikay, where are those trip reports you did back in 2004/05 would love to re-read some of them

Do you mean these sort of things, Mr T? If so, I wrote, literally, hundreds of them back in the day.


It's just Memory Lane really, real "whatever happened to" stuff.

Some sort of justice that this particular article includes much about the chap who actually started this cracking thread, Mr K Hawkins.

http://blondepoker.com/?q=node/315


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on November 20, 2013, 09:56:47 AM
Eric "The Screw" Barker.

Didn't he fake his own death a la Reggie Perrin?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: ripple11 on November 20, 2013, 10:02:54 AM
I'd be actually really interested to see how Blatch reacted to life after poker/blonde.  Not just from the embarrassment side but also from a social aspect too, as didn't he go to most live events and also have a huge group of friends in the game.  Then one day that's suddenly taken away, as he could never turn up to major events again and would probably be recognised in most casinos with a large card room.


The bottom line was he admitted he screwed up badly and everyone was repayed, pretty quickly.
 The consequence is a large debt to his family and finding a regular job to repay the money and escape from gambling.
 If I were him I might ask to invest a small amount of money and use my talent at poker to repay some money. Obviously he can do this anonymously online....whether he would want to satellite into big live events...well who knows.




Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 20, 2013, 10:03:36 AM
Eric "The Screw" Barker.

Didn't he fake his own death a la Reggie Perrin?

Something like that, according to the rumours.....allegedly.

The backstory, true or not, was astonishing, it'd make a cracking good book.

I really enjoyed his company, & he was fearless as a player. "The Screw" came from his background as a Prison Officer, I gather. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: claypole on November 20, 2013, 10:26:39 AM
Enjoyed that read Tikay....reading that and the announcement of a seniors tour in US I think we need a seniors tour in the UK, I thing the line should be set at over 40s tho....

Could be a project for Sky


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 20, 2013, 10:30:43 AM
Enjoyed that read Tikay....reading that and the announcement of a seniors tour in US I think we need a seniors tour in the UK, I thing the line should be set at over 40s tho....

Could be a project for Sky

I wrote, literally, hundreds of them.

I cringe at the writing style now, but I do enjoy them for the memory jolts they give me, & it gives context to how poker, & the people who play it, have changed so much in 8 or 10 years.

Poker legend Graham Pound, indeed. Give me the money, honey.   


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on November 20, 2013, 10:38:27 AM
This was announced yesterday, by the way

http://seniorpokertour.com/


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 20, 2013, 10:41:13 AM
This was announced yesterday, by the way

http://seniorpokertour.com/

SPT indeed......


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: claypole on November 20, 2013, 10:48:59 AM
I'd love an over 40s comp in UK....no pride here


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on November 20, 2013, 10:55:05 AM
I'd be actually really interested to see how Blatch reacted to life after poker/blonde.  Not just from the embarrassment side but also from a social aspect too, as didn't he go to most live events and also have a huge group of friends in the game.  Then one day that's suddenly taken away, as he could never turn up to major events again and would probably be recognised in most casinos with a large card room.


The bottom line was he admitted he screwed up badly and everyone was repayed, pretty quickly.
 The consequence is a large debt to his family and finding a regular job to repay the money and escape from gambling.
 If I were him I might ask to invest a small amount of money and use my talent at poker to repay some money. Obviously he can do this anonymously online....whether he would want to satellite into big live events...well who knows.




I don't think blatch was a bad guy at all and, as Nick said, he fessed up and sorted things out pretty much straight away. I don't envy him having that conversation with his parents. He was a victim of his surroundings - the 'glamorous' side of poker - he wanted to he one of the 'ballas' or 'heroes' and got too far sucked into it I guess. I dropped him a message several months after blatchgate to see how he was doing - he seemed pretty settled then - working a regular job, spending lots of time with his family and real friends - totally removed from the poker world and not missing it. I presume/hope that is still the case, and I don't see why he'd want or need to walk into a card room.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on November 20, 2013, 11:11:03 AM
tikay, where are those trip reports you did back in 2004/05 would love to re-read some of them

Do you mean these sort of things, Mr T? If so, I wrote, literally, hundreds of them back in the day.


It's just Memory Lane really, real "whatever happened to" stuff.

Some sort of justice that this particular article includes much about the chap who actually started this cracking thread, Mr K Hawkins.

http://blondepoker.com/?q=node/315

Shamelessly blowing my own trumpet for a second..

I read my whole blog through the other day - and I think there's some pretty good stuff there.

It's weird, it's like a totally different writer penned it. I can't believe how much I've changed as a person in the nearly 10 years since I started it.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on November 20, 2013, 11:13:38 AM
This was announced yesterday, by the way

http://seniorpokertour.com/

Without even clicking on the link - I bet I could name the players launching this.

Same old faces still desperately trying to get on the gravy train......


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 20, 2013, 11:22:21 AM
tikay, where are those trip reports you did back in 2004/05 would love to re-read some of them

Do you mean these sort of things, Mr T? If so, I wrote, literally, hundreds of them back in the day.


It's just Memory Lane really, real "whatever happened to" stuff.

Some sort of justice that this particular article includes much about the chap who actually started this cracking thread, Mr K Hawkins.

http://blondepoker.com/?q=node/315

Shamelessly blowing my own trumpet for a second..

I read my whole blog through the other day - and I think there's some pretty good stuff there.

It's weird, it's like a totally different writer penned it. I can't believe how much I've changed as a person in the nearly 10 years since I started it.

In which case, I present the evidence for the Prosecution, namely Exhibit 1, an article by the Camel himself.

He would still agree with every word, Your Honour.

http://blondepoker.com/?q=node/1559


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on November 20, 2013, 12:06:34 PM
tikay, where are those trip reports you did back in 2004/05 would love to re-read some of them

Presumably not so much for my incredible writing skills, as a sort of reminder of all the names & faces that were on the scene then......;)

I will try & look a few of them out this morning & send you links to them, Mr Blackpool GUKPT Man.

PS - Did Ali Mallu play it? I still think back to that extraordinary incident with him at Blackpool, where he made the Final (sidey) on Day Two, but was refused permission to enter the building as he had been barred retrospectively for an "incident" in G-Bolton. Poor Danny Bell - "Yogi" as he was then, now @ DTD - had the thorny problem of what to do with his chips in play, & his Entry Fee. Think you may even have won the Final. Pretty sure I would have finished about 8th, as bloody per, I always did.



i saw ali in blackpool tony so his ban was lifted seemingly. Nah i got about 6th. Mr Bradshaw won it that day, although it had felt like we all had won it when ali's massive stack was just taken off the table and we all jumped up a rung!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 20, 2013, 12:13:19 PM
tikay, where are those trip reports you did back in 2004/05 would love to re-read some of them

Presumably not so much for my incredible writing skills, as a sort of reminder of all the names & faces that were on the scene then......;)

I will try & look a few of them out this morning & send you links to them, Mr Blackpool GUKPT Man.

PS - Did Ali Mallu play it? I still think back to that extraordinary incident with him at Blackpool, where he made the Final (sidey) on Day Two, but was refused permission to enter the building as he had been barred retrospectively for an "incident" in G-Bolton. Poor Danny Bell - "Yogi" as he was then, now @ DTD - had the thorny problem of what to do with his chips in play, & his Entry Fee. Think you may even have won the Final. Pretty sure I would have finished about 8th, as bloody per, I always did.



i saw ali in blackpool tony so his ban was lifted seemingly. Nah i got about 6th. Mr Bradshaw won it that day, although it had felt like we all had won it when ali's massive stack was just taken off the table and we all jumped up a rung!

I had mixed feelings about the whole thing, but yeah, it sure as hell made the Final an easier one to play.

It must have been this one. Note the disqualified player was classified as 9th, so I laddered one spot......


http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=25943


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MPOWER on November 20, 2013, 03:50:35 PM
tikay, where are those trip reports you did back in 2004/05 would love to re-read some of them

Presumably not so much for my incredible writing skills, as a sort of reminder of all the names & faces that were on the scene then......;)

I will try & look a few of them out this morning & send you links to them, Mr Blackpool GUKPT Man.

PS - Did Ali Mallu play it? I still think back to that extraordinary incident with him at Blackpool, where he made the Final (sidey) on Day Two, but was refused permission to enter the building as he had been barred retrospectively for an "incident" in G-Bolton. Poor Danny Bell - "Yogi" as he was then, now @ DTD - had the thorny problem of what to do with his chips in play, & his Entry Fee. Think you may even have won the Final. Pretty sure I would have finished about 8th, as bloody per, I always did.



i saw ali in blackpool tony so his ban was lifted seemingly. Nah i got about 6th. Mr Bradshaw won it that day, although it had felt like we all had won it when ali's massive stack was just taken off the table and we all jumped up a rung!

I had mixed feelings about the whole thing, but yeah, it sure as hell made the Final an easier one to play.

It must have been this one. Note the disqualified player was classified as 9th, so I laddered one spot......


http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=25943


Here's Tikay's top 10 Cashes

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=333

Regards

M



 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on November 20, 2013, 03:55:25 PM
The Poker Bastard.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on November 20, 2013, 03:59:29 PM
The Poker Bastard.

His blog was pretty good for a while too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 20, 2013, 04:45:26 PM
tikay, where are those trip reports you did back in 2004/05 would love to re-read some of them

Presumably not so much for my incredible writing skills, as a sort of reminder of all the names & faces that were on the scene then......;)

I will try & look a few of them out this morning & send you links to them, Mr Blackpool GUKPT Man.

PS - Did Ali Mallu play it? I still think back to that extraordinary incident with him at Blackpool, where he made the Final (sidey) on Day Two, but was refused permission to enter the building as he had been barred retrospectively for an "incident" in G-Bolton. Poor Danny Bell - "Yogi" as he was then, now @ DTD - had the thorny problem of what to do with his chips in play, & his Entry Fee. Think you may even have won the Final. Pretty sure I would have finished about 8th, as bloody per, I always did.



i saw ali in blackpool tony so his ban was lifted seemingly. Nah i got about 6th. Mr Bradshaw won it that day, although it had felt like we all had won it when ali's massive stack was just taken off the table and we all jumped up a rung!

I had mixed feelings about the whole thing, but yeah, it sure as hell made the Final an easier one to play.

It must have been this one. Note the disqualified player was classified as 9th, so I laddered one spot......


http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=25943


Here's Tikay's top 10 Cashes

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=333

Regards

M



 

Ha, very good!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on November 20, 2013, 05:49:22 PM

She is fine, as is Tom.

She played the last two SPT's @ DTD.

Not changed a bit, in appearance, or game style.

To me, she is part of the modern history of Tournament Poker in the UK. Cash poker as well too, really.

She was part of that "Birmingham Cash game" some 12 or 14 years ago, along with DC, MW, JS, DB etc. At the Vic, she won back to back £750 Events for decent money, beating what was then very select fields. 

As a person, I like her very much.

i played 3 events at the vic in a 12 month period she won all 3 for £50k a piece  2x£750 and a £200r loved having dinner with her when we met on the curcuit she was incredible company with some great stories


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on November 20, 2013, 05:54:30 PM

She is fine, as is Tom.

She played the last two SPT's @ DTD.

Not changed a bit, in appearance, or game style.

To me, she is part of the modern history of Tournament Poker in the UK. Cash poker as well too, really.

She was part of that "Birmingham Cash game" some 12 or 14 years ago, along with DC, MW, JS, DB etc. At the Vic, she won back to back £750 Events for decent money, beating what was then very select fields. 

As a person, I like her very much.

i played 3 events at the vic in a 12 month period she won all 3 for £50k a piece  2x£750 and a £200r loved having dinner with her when we met on the curcuit she was incredible company with some great stories

Surprised she didn't employ you as a card protector!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on November 20, 2013, 08:53:57 PM
Lucy Rokach

I have to say, I have quite a few positive things to say about Lucy. A long time ago she stepped into an incredibly male dominant game and played a style that a lot of people didn't.

 She used to crush really hard, about when I started playing that started to stop. It was as if she was a step ahead until then, and perhaps something that had worked for a long time didn't really need changing. But poker is not of that nature at all really. Her style of play was really easy to play against once people started to get smarter and I guess Lucy was just a little stubborn with her style and refused to change.

The first big live tournament I finalled had Lucy on it and throughout the tournament she was incredibly friendly with me, sharing stories and whatnot. I guess she was just that kind of person, it's a shame that she didn't progess like some of the other people did because it would be good to see her trying to bash people up. The final is here: http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=25367 and in fact has a lot of familiar faces. I wonder if Jaffa can remember this one.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on November 20, 2013, 08:55:33 PM
And you can't forget this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfa66M8-vRU


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on November 20, 2013, 09:07:28 PM
And you can't forget this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfa66M8-vRU

Incred!

Can't believe I've never seen that before.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Graham C on November 20, 2013, 09:19:23 PM
And you can't forget this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfa66M8-vRU

Incred!

Can't believe I've never seen that before.

Check out the Simon one too :D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on November 21, 2013, 12:14:03 AM

She is fine, as is Tom.

She played the last two SPT's @ DTD.

Not changed a bit, in appearance, or game style.

To me, she is part of the modern history of Tournament Poker in the UK. Cash poker as well too, really.

She was part of that "Birmingham Cash game" some 12 or 14 years ago, along with DC, MW, JS, DB etc. At the Vic, she won back to back £750 Events for decent money, beating what was then very select fields. 

As a person, I like her very much.

i played 3 events at the vic in a 12 month period she won all 3 for £50k a piece  2x£750 and a £200r loved having dinner with her when we met on the curcuit she was incredible company with some great stories

Surprised she didn't employ you as a card protector!

i min cashed the 2 £750 listed on THMdb


ran kings into aces against the only person that could be me aswell i could of been a contender lol

yeah she always seemed too do well when i was around
can remember her taking down a small PLO comp in dtd with myself mickey wernick and her in the final 5


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Snatiramas on November 21, 2013, 10:13:34 AM
Snatiramas (sp?) is he OK?

TheDoc12345 ?

Snat was in rude good health last time I saw him in luton (coupla months ago perhaps), not around poker much these days, busy with business and life I think

Hello all....alive and well in sunny Milton Keynes. Just been for a walk around coldecotte lake which we live 100 yds from. It is beautiful. Had a load of life stuff to sort out, seperated after 20 years of marriage, found a new partner, pukingly happy in other words so happy it would make you puke. Building my business which will pay for my retirement which I plan to start in 5 years time once the youngest child is in university and only I play poker once in a blue moon now. Still love the game and always will but wise enough to know that there is always a game. Thanks for asking Nakor and I hope this finds you well


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on November 21, 2013, 11:11:47 AM
Snatiramas (sp?) is he OK?

TheDoc12345 ?

Snat was in rude good health last time I saw him in luton (coupla months ago perhaps), not around poker much these days, busy with business and life I think

Hello all....alive and well in sunny Milton Keynes. Just been for a walk around coldecotte lake which we live 100 yds from. It is beautiful. Had a load of life stuff to sort out, seperated after 20 years of marriage, found a new partner, pukingly happy in other words so happy it would make you puke. Building my business which will pay for my retirement which I plan to start in 5 years time once the youngest child is in university and only I play poker once in a blue moon now. Still love the game and always will but wise enough to know that there is always a game. Thanks for asking Nakor and I hope this finds you well

Snatty!

My word you're full of surprises. When I read Nirvana's post I couldn't help thinking that few people do "rude health" quite as well as you do.

Delighted to hear that things are going well for you.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on November 21, 2013, 03:30:59 PM
Riverdave isn't banned either, just dropped off the scene. Has been spotted playing at southend recently.

Still playing, it seems.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=41092536&postcount=2557 (http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=41092536&postcount=2557)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on November 21, 2013, 03:36:49 PM
Riverdave isn't banned either, just dropped off the scene. Has been spotted playing at southend recently.

Still playing, it seems.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=41092536&postcount=2557 (http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=41092536&postcount=2557)


Think the most shocking part of that is that Dave is only 34 :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AndrewT on November 21, 2013, 04:30:05 PM
Riverdave isn't banned either, just dropped off the scene. Has been spotted playing at southend recently.

Still playing, it seems.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=41092536&postcount=2557 (http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=41092536&postcount=2557)

Dave 'The Leopard' Penly.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: littlemissC on November 21, 2013, 05:03:28 PM
Riverdave isn't banned either, just dropped off the scene. Has been spotted playing at southend recently.

Still playing, it seems.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=41092536&postcount=2557 (http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=41092536&postcount=2557)


Think the most shocking part of that is that Dave is only 34 :)

 ;gobsmacked;


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: the sicilian on November 21, 2013, 05:08:10 PM
Riverdave isn't banned either, just dropped off the scene. Has been spotted playing at southend recently.

Still playing, it seems.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=41092536&postcount=2557 (http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=41092536&postcount=2557)


Think the most shocking part of that is that Dave is only 34 :)

Bald blokes always look older


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dakky on November 21, 2013, 06:43:35 PM
tikay, where are those trip reports you did back in 2004/05 would love to re-read some of them

Do you mean these sort of things, Mr T? If so, I wrote, literally, hundreds of them back in the day.


It's just Memory Lane really, real "whatever happened to" stuff.

Some sort of justice that this particular article includes much about the chap who actually started this cracking thread, Mr K Hawkins.

http://blondepoker.com/?q=node/315


omg wow, TeddyKins gets an honorable mention. I guess that was after his luckbox to the ladbrokes poker million final, then blowup on tv for the fans.

I know him through a friend. Strange guy. You are lucky he doesn't have access to the tips for tikay thread...


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jamier-Host on November 22, 2013, 01:52:13 PM
Lucy Rokach

I have to say, I have quite a few positive things to say about Lucy. A long time ago she stepped into an incredibly male dominant game and played a style that a lot of people didn't.

 She used to crush really hard, about when I started playing that started to stop. It was as if she was a step ahead until then, and perhaps something that had worked for a long time didn't really need changing. But poker is not of that nature at all really. Her style of play was really easy to play against once people started to get smarter and I guess Lucy was just a little stubborn with her style and refused to change.

The first big live tournament I finalled had Lucy on it and throughout the tournament she was incredibly friendly with me, sharing stories and whatnot. I guess she was just that kind of person, it's a shame that she didn't progess like some of the other people did because it would be good to see her trying to bash people up. The final is here: http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=25367 and in fact has a lot of familiar faces. I wonder if Jaffa can remember this one.

I went to Uni in Birmingham from 99-03 where I first got into poker.  She was a bit of a local legend when I first dipped my toes into games at Junction 10 and Rainbow Club.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on December 14, 2013, 01:04:24 AM
Peter Finch.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on December 14, 2013, 01:05:31 AM
Peter Finch.

deece


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Eck on December 14, 2013, 01:09:47 AM
IFM

Probably ashamed


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Eck on December 14, 2013, 01:35:36 AM

lol probably in bad taste, last time I seen IFM he was getting stick for cradle snatching..0


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on December 14, 2013, 09:12:58 AM
Whatever happened to every interesting thread and every interesting member?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on December 14, 2013, 09:39:07 AM
Why some people browse a forum with no interesting threads or members.  :P


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on December 14, 2013, 10:15:53 AM
Why some people visit the grave of departed loved ones ;)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on December 14, 2013, 11:20:28 AM
Why some people visit the grave of departed loved ones ;)


For me, that subject is too raw for forum banter.

Sorry.




 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on December 14, 2013, 11:32:33 AM
Why some people visit the grave of departed loved ones ;)

that's in pretty bad taste


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on December 14, 2013, 03:07:48 PM
Why some people visit the grave of departed loved ones ;)

that's in pretty bad taste

Isn't that a comment made by someone else recently?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on December 14, 2013, 03:31:46 PM
Why some people visit the grave of departed loved ones ;)

that's in pretty bad taste

Considering I don't know Tom or what his personal circumstances are that is impossible. So you are wrong as usual. Some things will never change.

@Tom like I said, not sure what is raw in your life but asking the general question why people visit graves was not intended to offend you. Just see Blonde as a skeleton of it's former self sometimes. I visit the graves of departed loved ones too, as does everyone. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on December 14, 2013, 03:36:40 PM
but as you have no idea why the thread had to be deleted, and how serious the matter had become perhaps your idle glib comment about thread removals might have been saved on this occasion?

Probably not, as its you, one of the main reasons why this place can be intimidating sometimes and people might not want to put good stuff up (ref, advent calendar)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on December 14, 2013, 03:37:52 PM
Why some people visit the grave of departed loved ones ;)

that's in pretty bad taste

Considering I don't know Tom or what his personal circumstances are that is impossible. So you are wrong as usual. Some things will never change.

@Tom like I said, not sure what is raw in your life but asking the general question why people visit graves was not intended to offend you. Just see Blonde as a skeleton of it's former self sometimes. I visit the graves of departed loved ones too, as does everyone

I don't..

Why some people visit the grave of departed loved ones ;)

that's in pretty bad taste

Isn't that a comment made by someone else recently?

Yes in Toms Diary, talking about people leaving flowers at roadside etc..


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on December 14, 2013, 04:03:02 PM
asking the general question why people visit graves was not intended to offend you.  

I didn't think it was, it's just not something I want to debate in this context.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on December 14, 2013, 04:09:51 PM
but as you have no idea why the thread had to be deleted, and how serious the matter had become perhaps your idle glib comment about thread removals might have been saved on this occasion?

Probably not, as its you, one of the main reasons why this place can be intimidating sometimes and people might not want to put good stuff up (ref, advent calendar)


Why can't you try and remain neutral in your position? Sometimes I find your posts so personally biased it makes me cringe. 

Just for a reality check everyone my post ratio over the last 6 months is about 0.5 posts per day. And with my half post a day I am one of the main reasons this forum can be an intimidating place. What power I have. The fact is I find it intolerable when threads are deleted and people are censored nomatter what. But Tighty is right I have no idea why the thread has been deleted because there is no explanation for members who aren't in the clique, as per usual.

As far as the advent calendar goes, stop being such a woman. The reaction from OTHER people stopped you doing it, the people who pm you and kick up a fuss. But please pull up any post of mine from that thread which was 'intimidating' and I'll pull up one from say the Thatcher thread from one of your buddies.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on December 14, 2013, 04:10:41 PM
asking the general question why people visit graves was not intended to offend you.  

I didn't think it was, it's just not something I want to debate in this context.

I know buddy, hence why I didn't quote you


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on December 14, 2013, 04:14:31 PM
No Mantis, you and you alone are the main reason why there was no advent calendar this year. Your ludicrous posts spoiling the thread last year are the reason why I did not want to do it again

and the mods are not able sometimes to publically give reasons for a thread deletion. This case is one.

I am personally biased against you at times because for a clever man you are so wilfully destructive a poster on the forum.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: nirvana on December 14, 2013, 04:15:29 PM
Mantimidating - see Geoffrey Howe, Denis Healey (hansard, passim)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 14, 2013, 04:20:29 PM
but as you have no idea why the thread had to be deleted, and how serious the matter had become perhaps your idle glib comment about thread removals might have been saved on this occasion?

Probably not, as its you, one of the main reasons why this place can be intimidating sometimes and people might not want to put good stuff up (ref, advent calendar)


Why can't you try and remain neutral in your position? Sometimes I find your posts so personally biased it makes me cringe.  

Just for a reality check everyone my post ratio over the last 6 months is about 0.5 posts per day. And with my half post a day I am one of the main reasons this forum can be an intimidating place. What power I have. The fact is I find it intolerable when threads are deleted and people are censored nomatter what. But Tighty is right I have no idea why the thread has been deleted because there is no explanation for members who aren't in the clique, as per usual.

As far as the advent calendar goes, stop being such a woman. The reaction from OTHER people stopped you doing it, the people who pm you and kick up a fuss. But please pull up any post of mine from that thread which was 'intimidating' and I'll pull up one from say the Thatcher thread from one of your buddies.

The thread was deleted upon receipt of legal advice, and after receipt of a missive which either came from, or purported to come from, a Solicitor acting on behalf of someone who was allegedly involved in the matter.

It placed blonde in a very awkward spot, and we don't have the funds to fight further legal battles.

It was not a Mods decision, it was a Director's decision.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: millidonk on December 14, 2013, 05:30:00 PM
I would have thought that it would have been perfectly fine to just remove the specific posts which were causing an issue? I would estimate 85% of the thread wasn't even regarding the stuff going through courts. It's done now anyway, so there isn't much point in quibbling.

fwiw I have never visited the grave of anyone who has died in my family. Once in a while I will look up to the sky but I just end up feeling a bit silly.

I do hate the fact we don't have the calendar anymore though. :(


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on December 14, 2013, 06:06:01 PM
No Mantis, you and you alone are the main reason why there was no advent calendar this year. Your ludicrous posts spoiling the thread last year are the reason why I did not want to do it again

and the mods are not able sometimes to publically give reasons for a thread deletion. This case is one.

I am personally biased against you at times because for a clever man you are so wilfully destructive a poster on the forum.

Hey wait, were my advent posts 'ludicrous' (laughable & hilarious) or 'intimidating' (terrifying and menacing')? Pluck whichever adjective you like out of the air but simply put that thread didn't go the way YOU wanted it to and that's why you're still holding a grudge 1 year on. Apologies, but when I see a lack of democracy I challenge it.

Within that latest deleted thread I read a post by you which said poker attracts all kinds of criminality and you can't expect these people to be banned because it's the reality of poker life, so if you don't like it don't play live. Yet whenever this reality of poker appears on Blonde you fall over yourself to delete it from view. And forget criminals, you ban members here simply for being 'hard work'. Incidentally my posts are never idle or glib, just not to your taste.

And thanks mods for giving a reason why the thread was deleted, which was impossible.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on December 14, 2013, 06:09:47 PM
Tighty don't even respond to him.

He's the worst poster on this forum by a long shot and can't be argued with.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on December 14, 2013, 06:15:12 PM
but when will herbie be back?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on December 14, 2013, 06:53:20 PM
Just for the record. I like mantis. And I'm not ashamed to admit it.

I like Herbie too.

I probably like everyone.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on December 14, 2013, 06:56:11 PM
yeah im a mantis fan too, I like Russell Brand as well.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Longy on December 14, 2013, 06:57:28 PM
Just for the record. I like mantis. And I'm not ashamed to admit it.

I like Herbie too.

I probably like everyone.

Ally McCoist?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AndrewT on December 14, 2013, 06:58:59 PM
Just for the record. I like mantis. And I'm not ashamed to admit it.

I like Herbie too.

I probably like everyone.

Hey - if you want to post about how much you like people, sod off to another forum.

This place is for the airing of grievances.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on December 14, 2013, 07:02:02 PM
Just for the record. I like mantis. And I'm not ashamed to admit it.

I like Herbie too.

I probably like everyone.

Ally McCoist?

Funnily enough, I don't dislike him. Ian ferguson, Barry ferguson, lee McCulloch on the other hand... I could go on.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: millidonk on December 14, 2013, 07:05:40 PM
Hate Russell Brand, don't mind Mantis, love Tighty.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on December 14, 2013, 07:10:11 PM
I take the point about Mantis  probably being a bit of a headache for the mods at times, but to say it was 'him and him alone' that is the reason for no advent calendar this year seems a bit ridiculous, and can't possibly be true.  



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mondatoo on December 14, 2013, 07:12:36 PM
Defo need to get a Hate, Love, Don't mind thread going.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on December 14, 2013, 07:13:22 PM
Defo need to get a Hate, Love, Don't mind thread going.

<3 Mond


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on December 14, 2013, 07:15:03 PM
It might be ridiculous, but it is true

Could do another one, but said at the time I wouldn't and the reason was the wilfully and deliberately disruptive attitude to the whole thing, more of which we have seen on this thread today.

It was a bit of fun from a personal perspective for two years and to be challenged for "lack of democracy" (when no one else is going to step forward and do it) was laughable.

One person was responsible for the sabotage of it.




Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on December 14, 2013, 07:15:57 PM
Defo need to get a Hate, Love, Don't mind thread going.

H8 mond

Good post.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: leethefish on December 14, 2013, 07:16:33 PM
Defo need to get a Hate, Love, Don't mind thread going.

<3 Mond

love mond & milli & everyone especially tighty


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on December 14, 2013, 07:19:44 PM
everyone loves mond that's:

a) why they made that programme about it; and
b) why he suggested the love/hate/don't mind thread

:)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on December 14, 2013, 07:22:57 PM
Season of goodwill, folks.

If we do have a love/hate/don't mind thread, Monda has to moderate it, cos that might be the biggest headache ever to moderate.

After the last few days of madness, vitriol and megagwumps, maybe it's time to find safer ground to debate on for a while, if only to extend a little generosity to those of us who feel compelled to read every post :(


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mondatoo on December 14, 2013, 07:23:40 PM
Defo need to get a Hate, Love, Don't mind thread going.

<3 Mond

love mond & milli & everyone especially tighty

Kinda seems like you haven't understood how the game works.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: leethefish on December 14, 2013, 07:26:32 PM
Defo need to get a Hate, Love, Don't mind thread going.

<3 Mond

love mond & milli & everyone especially tighty

Kinda seems like you haven't understood how the game works.

ok explain ...but bear in mind on my 3rd bottle of cidre!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on December 14, 2013, 07:34:08 PM
I hate Pelham boy. Just remembered.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mondatoo on December 14, 2013, 07:34:40 PM
Defo need to get a Hate, Love, Don't mind thread going.

<3 Mond

love mond & milli & everyone especially tighty

Kinda seems like you haven't understood how the game works.

ok explain ...but bear in mind on my 3rd bottle of cidre!

Well since everyone loves me your safest option would be to put me in the hate column as it will be clear to all that you jest. Put the person you actually hate in the don't mind column, better to be disliked than unnoticed at all, so that's more of a rub and it the same time doesn't create a kerfuffle. Then that leaves you with the person you aren't really that bothered about being put in the love column, you get to make them feel quite good about themselves and since you have no problem with them, that's fine with you.

So I have no idea were Tal is coming from, all seems very simple.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on December 14, 2013, 07:35:44 PM
The only reason everyone loves him, is because whenever he says something bad or annoying, no one knows what the fuck he is saying.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mondatoo on December 14, 2013, 07:37:45 PM
The only reason everyone loves him, is because whenever he says something bad or annoying he just blames it on drink so everyone lets it slide, he's a tee totalling twat really.

FYP


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: leethefish on December 14, 2013, 07:39:36 PM
Defo need to get a Hate, Love, Don't mind thread going.

<3 Mond

love mond & milli & everyone especially tighty

Kinda seems like you haven't understood how the game works.

ok explain ...but bear in mind on my 3rd bottle of cidre!

Well since everyone loves me your safest option would be to put me in the hate column as it will be clear to all that you jest. Put the person you actually hate in the don't mind column, better to be disliked than unnoticed at all, so that's more of a rub and it the same time doesn't create a kerfuffle. Then that leaves you with the person you aren't really that bothered about being put in the love column, you get to make them feel quite good about themselves and since you have no problem with them, that's fine with you.

So I have no idea were Tal is coming from, all seems very simple.

lol simples


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: paulhouk03 on December 14, 2013, 07:43:56 PM
Defo need to get a Hate, Love, Don't mind thread going.

Hate celery
Love stuffing balls
Don't mind parsnips


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on December 14, 2013, 07:49:15 PM
Defo need to get a Hate, Love, Don't mind thread going.

Hate celery
Love stuffing balls
Don't mind parsnips


hate mushrooms (food of devil)
love sage and onion
dont mind baked beans


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: taximan007 on December 14, 2013, 07:49:39 PM
Dislike the word Hate - just my opinion


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on December 14, 2013, 07:51:00 PM
Defo need to get a Hate, Love, Don't mind thread going.

Hate celery
Love stuffing balls
Don't mind parsnips


despise  mushrooms (food of devil)
love sage and onion
dont mind baked beans
Dislike the word Hate - just my opinion


FMP just for taximan


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on December 14, 2013, 09:19:13 PM
dislike sleeping
love being awake
dislike insomnia
Love Jaffa cakes & Burger King fries

Oh and love Tal..  ;booder;


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on December 14, 2013, 09:26:32 PM
Hate the word Hate

FYP

A third of the way there now.   Think I get this game now, suggest this isn't the season for it.

Anyone for mince pies?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Graham C on December 14, 2013, 09:30:55 PM
Love mince pies


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on December 14, 2013, 10:54:25 PM
I think there needs to be a 'like' between 'don't mind' and 'love'.

I like mince pies.

taximan - 'hate' is a word to be used very sparingly, but sometime it is the only word that will do - Paul Ho has demonstrated this perfectly by applying it to celery, which is the food of the devil.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on December 14, 2013, 11:08:36 PM
I think there needs to be a 'like' between 'don't mind' and 'love'.

I like mince pies.

taximan - 'hate' is a word to be used very sparingly, but sometime it is the only word that will do - Paul Ho has demonstrated this perfectly by applying it to celery, which is the food of the devil.

Shows how complex all this is.

Celery chopped finely is an essential ingredient in any Spag Bol I make, however raw celery is disgusting :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on December 14, 2013, 11:29:35 PM
I think there needs to be a 'like' between 'don't mind' and 'love'.

I like mince pies.

taximan - 'hate' is a word to be used very sparingly, but sometime it is the only word that will do - Paul Ho has demonstrated this perfectly by applying it to celery, which is the food of the devil.

Shows how complex all this is.

Celery chopped finely is an essential ingredient in any Spag Bol I make, however raw celery is disgusting :)


Weirdo!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on December 14, 2013, 11:38:41 PM
I think there needs to be a 'like' between 'don't mind' and 'love'.

I like mince pies.

taximan - 'hate' is a word to be used very sparingly, but sometime it is the only word that will do - Paul Ho has demonstrated this perfectly by applying it to celery, which is the food of the devil.

Shows how complex all this is.

Celery chopped finely is an essential ingredient in any Spag Bol I make, however raw celery is disgusting :)


Weirdo!

+1 !!!

Chicken liver is fine in spag bol but celery is downright perverse.

Raw celery dipped in a little salt on the other hand is a rather tasty nibble.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on December 15, 2013, 12:26:03 AM
No no no - celery is just wrong in any state, shape or form.

When I was a kid there were a few foods I didn't like that I like now.  Every few years or so I give celery another go as I see people eating it and think I must have exaggerated in my head how awful it is.  I haven't - it tastes of everything poisonous in the world, moulded into a leafy green stick and pretending to be edible.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on December 15, 2013, 12:43:32 AM
No no no - celery is just wrong in any state, shape or form.

When I was a kid there were a few foods I didn't like that I like now.  Every few years or so I give celery another go as I see people eating it and think I must have exaggerated in my head how awful it is.  I haven't - it tastes of everything poisonous in the world, moulded into a leafy green stick and pretending to be edible.

Try raw celery with your favorite dip, or maybe some sort of hummus, do make sure you remove the strings though.. Such a great dipping vegetable, along with carrots cucumbers and peppers...   


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on December 15, 2013, 12:56:00 AM
No no no - celery is just wrong in any state, shape or form.

When I was a kid there were a few foods I didn't like that I like now.  Every few years or so I give celery another go as I see people eating it and think I must have exaggerated in my head how awful it is.  I haven't - it tastes of everything poisonous in the world, moulded into a leafy green stick and pretending to be edible.

Try raw celery with your favorite dip, or maybe some sort of hummus, do make sure you remove the strings though.. Such a great dipping vegetable, along with carrots cucumbers and peppers...   

are the strings the bit that taste rank, or is that just a texture thing?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on December 15, 2013, 01:05:06 AM
No no no - celery is just wrong in any state, shape or form.

When I was a kid there were a few foods I didn't like that I like now.  Every few years or so I give celery another go as I see people eating it and think I must have exaggerated in my head how awful it is.  I haven't - it tastes of everything poisonous in the world, moulded into a leafy green stick and pretending to be edible.

Try raw celery with your favorite dip, or maybe some sort of hummus, do make sure you remove the strings though.. Such a great dipping vegetable, along with carrots cucumbers and peppers...   

are the strings the bit that taste rank, or is that just a texture thing?

the strings are pretty intense, like biting into a banana peel.. But I guess if you don't like it you don't like it...



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: nirvana on December 15, 2013, 02:12:23 AM
No no no - celery is just wrong in any state, shape or form.

When I was a kid there were a few foods I didn't like that I like now.  Every few years or so I give celery another go as I see people eating it and think I must have exaggerated in my head how awful it is.  I haven't - it tastes of everything poisonous in the world, moulded into a leafy green stick and pretending to be edible.

Try raw celery with your favorite dip, or maybe some sort of hummus, do make sure you remove the strings though.. Such a great dipping vegetable, along with carrots cucumbers and peppers...   

Might as well eat cutlery


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: OverTheBorder on December 15, 2013, 02:32:15 AM
Is this now the what happened to celery thread? The only vegetable better left rotting in the ground.....


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: gouty on December 15, 2013, 07:03:15 AM
Celery is a very nice nibble with a good cheese.

Blonde can be a lovely place for PHA.

As always I am posting pissed.

I do sometimes think you all take things a bit personally sometimes though people. It is the funniest forum ever, and I read loads of stuff online. I don't know why but I kind of feel it's all falling apart?

Basically any kind of shite gets dumped on Blonde. That thread the other day had f all to with anyone really and caused a big row. This is a poker forum first and sports betting second.

Sometimes not posting your opinions, especially with such an emotional topic, is best. Otherwise you are all leaving yourselves open to being used as a craigslist of shite heads.




Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on December 15, 2013, 08:44:12 AM
Celery is a very nice nibble with a good cheese.

Blonde can be a lovely place for PHA.

As always I am posting pissed.

I do sometimes think you all take things a bit personally sometimes though people. It is the funniest forum ever, and I read loads of stuff online. I don't know why but I kind of feel it's all falling apart?

Basically any kind of shite gets dumped on Blonde. That thread the other day had f all to with anyone really and caused a big row. This is a poker forum first and sports betting second.

Sometimes not posting your opinions, especially with such an emotional topic, is best. Otherwise you are all leaving yourselves open to being used as a craigslist of shite heads.





Is that your opinion? :-)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: gouty on December 15, 2013, 09:31:13 AM
Celery is a very nice nibble with a good cheese.

Blonde can be a lovely place for PHA.

As always I am posting pissed.

I do sometimes think you all take things a bit personally sometimes though people. It is the funniest forum ever, and I read loads of stuff online. I don't know why but I kind of feel it's all falling apart?

Basically any kind of shite gets dumped on Blonde. That thread the other day had f all to with anyone really and caused a big row. This is a poker forum first and sports betting second.

Sometimes not posting your opinions, especially with such an emotional topic, is best. Otherwise you are all leaving yourselves open to being used as a craigslist of shite heads.





Is that your opinion? :-)
Yep.

This forum was used for the sole purpose of shit stirring. And you all fell for it, except Camel who tried to make this point and got poo poo-ed.

Poo poo-ed sounds better than it appears in text, like many things.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on December 15, 2013, 09:49:14 AM
Celery is a very nice nibble with a good cheese.

Blonde can be a lovely place for PHA.

As always I am posting pissed.

I do sometimes think you all take things a bit personally sometimes though people. It is the funniest forum ever, and I read loads of stuff online. I don't know why but I kind of feel it's all falling apart?

Basically any kind of shite gets dumped on Blonde. That thread the other day had f all to with anyone really and caused a big row. This is a poker forum first and sports betting second.

Sometimes not posting your opinions, especially with such an emotional topic, is best. Otherwise you are all leaving yourselves open to being used as a craigslist of shite heads.





Is that your opinion? :-)
Yep.

This forum was used for the sole purpose of shit stirring. And you all fell for it, except Camel who tried to make this point and got poo poo-ed.

Poo poo-ed sounds better than it appears in text, like many things.

I think I made an unsuccessful attempt a humour.

You see you said "Not posting your opinions is best", but in the process of saying that, you posted your opinion.

I found the contradiction amusing.

I'll get my coat.....


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on December 15, 2013, 10:27:58 AM
Celery is a very nice nibble with a good cheese.

Blonde can be a lovely place for PHA.

As always I am posting pissed.

I do sometimes think you all take things a bit personally sometimes though people. It is the funniest forum ever, and I read loads of stuff online. I don't know why but I kind of feel it's all falling apart?

Basically any kind of shite gets dumped on Blonde. That thread the other day had f all to with anyone really and caused a big row. This is a poker forum first and sports betting second.

Sometimes not posting your opinions, especially with such an emotional topic, is best. Otherwise you are all leaving yourselves open to being used as a craigslist of shite heads.





Is that your opinion? :-)
Yep.

This forum was used for the sole purpose of shit stirring. And you all fell for it, except Camel who tried to make this point and got poo poo-ed.

Poo poo-ed sounds better than it appears in text, like many things.

I think I made an unsuccessful attempt a humour.

You see you said "Not posting your opinions is best", but in the process of saying that, you posted your opinion.

I found the contradiction amusing.

I'll get my coat.....

I got it :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: technolog on December 15, 2013, 10:57:25 AM
In my opinion, I got it too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: technolog on December 15, 2013, 11:09:47 AM
Whatever happened to the whatever happened to thread?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on December 15, 2013, 12:38:28 PM
http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=59821.330

Yo, this was my alternative advent thread from last year. Various members including myself offered mightily constructive feedback to improve the concept moving forwards. The thread was also bloody good fun.

In this thread TightEnd responded to the suggestions by saying…

”Certainly will be considered for this time next year, either instead of or in addition to an advent calendar which I might throw across to a team as its certainly not meant to be autocratic!!”

This thread stretched to 23 pages and attracted 8.5k hits which I feel is a positive and constructive contribution to the commerciality of the forum.

This year those suggestions have not been implemented and the decision has been made for the forum not to run with an advent thread, apparently solely because of me and my "wilfully destructive" contribution. People are free to form whatever opinion they wish about who is more “wilfully destructive” to the commerciality of Blonde in terms of the advent calendar. Nothing was thrown across to a team, no improvements were made, we just didn't have a thread at all. Seems kinda lazy to just blame me really.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on December 15, 2013, 12:41:30 PM
Also I'm not really sure about celery, sometimes I like it sometimes I hate it!!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: david3103 on December 15, 2013, 12:52:55 PM
Life must be really placid in Mantis Towers if he needs to come over here to have an argument.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ricardov83 on December 15, 2013, 02:35:44 PM
Life must be really placid in Mantis Towers if he needs to come over here to have an argument.



Seems like he's just sticking up for himself which he is entitled to do.

He seems to get a raw deal here.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on December 15, 2013, 04:07:52 PM
http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=59821.330

Yo, this was my alternative advent thread from last year. Various members including myself offered mightily constructive feedback to improve the concept moving forwards. The thread was also bloody good fun.

In this thread TightEnd responded to the suggestions by saying…

”Certainly will be considered for this time next year, either instead of or in addition to an advent calendar which I might throw across to a team as its certainly not meant to be autocratic!!”

This thread stretched to 23 pages and attracted 8.5k hits which I feel is a positive and constructive contribution to the commerciality of the forum.

This year those suggestions have not been implemented and the decision has been made for the forum not to run with an advent thread, apparently solely because of me and my "wilfully destructive" contribution. People are free to form whatever opinion they wish about who is more “wilfully destructive” to the commerciality of Blonde in terms of the advent calendar. Nothing was thrown across to a team, no improvements were made, we just didn't have a thread at all. Seems kinda lazy to just blame me really.



In Tighty's defence, he didn't say we couldn't have an advent calander, he just said he didn't want to do it.

Why don't you do one?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: taximan007 on December 15, 2013, 05:19:12 PM
I loved the Advent Calenders (yes I was in the 1st one).

Here is my thought for an Advent Calender NEXT year (to late really for this year).

To kick it off lets say the MOD team pick one person they feel should be in it, THAT person would then pick the person they feel should be behind door 2 and so on......just a thought.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on December 15, 2013, 05:33:15 PM
http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=59821.330

Yo, this was my alternative advent thread from last year. Various members including myself offered mightily constructive feedback to improve the concept moving forwards. The thread was also bloody good fun.

In this thread TightEnd responded to the suggestions by saying…

”Certainly will be considered for this time next year, either instead of or in addition to an advent calendar which I might throw across to a team as its certainly not meant to be autocratic!!”

This thread stretched to 23 pages and attracted 8.5k hits which I feel is a positive and constructive contribution to the commerciality of the forum.

This year those suggestions have not been implemented and the decision has been made for the forum not to run with an advent thread, apparently solely because of me and my "wilfully destructive" contribution. People are free to form whatever opinion they wish about who is more “wilfully destructive” to the commerciality of Blonde in terms of the advent calendar. Nothing was thrown across to a team, no improvements were made, we just didn't have a thread at all. Seems kinda lazy to just blame me really.



In Tighty's defence, he didn't say we couldn't have an advent calander, he just said he didn't want to do it.

Why don't you do one?

a) I don’t get paid a salary or receive any financial remuneration from Blonde or it’s sponsors like Tighty
b) I wouldn’t lose my job if Blonde ceased to exist like Tighty
c) I’ve been busy organising the end of year awards for the 150 staff who work for my business, sending out voting forms and collating results
d) It wouldn’t be official and thus would lack a certain credibility
e) I’m not universally popular so some members would avoid voting and that wouldn’t achieve my all-inclusive aspirations for the project
f) I didn’t know Tighty wasn’t going to do one

By comparison Tighty, you, and all the other mods of this business didn't create a really popular thread because you didn't feel like it or weren't inclined to. Sorry dude but my suggestions to improve and get stronger are not as "wilfully destructive" to Blonde as that kind of malaise. I'm not being nasty or negative, I'm being real.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Woodsey on December 15, 2013, 05:37:21 PM
Mantis give it up FFS. Does it really matter now? Seems like a pointless argument to be carrying on with mate, what's done is done...


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on December 15, 2013, 05:41:42 PM
Mantis give it up FFS. Does it really matter now? Seems like a pointless argument to be carrying on with mate, what's done is done...

I'm not really arguing buddy, I was just answering Tom's question.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on December 15, 2013, 05:42:02 PM
What Woodsey said.

No one is going to be convinced by your arguments. You've gone from an insightful, refreshing, different voice to a bloke holding a bottle of white lightning, shouting at traffic.

Whatever has been said about you and however badly you feel your name has been besmirched you and you alone get to choose how you react.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Woodsey on December 15, 2013, 05:44:10 PM
What Woodsey said.

No one is going to be convinced by your arguments. You've gone from an insightful, refreshing, different voice to a bloke holding a bottle of white lightning, shouting at traffic.

Whatever has been said about you and however badly you feel your name has been besmirched you and you alone get to choose how you react.

It's not about being convinced by anything mate, it's just pointless and can only create further bad feeling, there is no good to come of it.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: millidonk on December 15, 2013, 06:07:14 PM
Love mince pies


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on December 15, 2013, 06:14:24 PM
Whatever happened to....

































...Spurs?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: leethefish on December 15, 2013, 06:18:32 PM
love mince pies with evaporated milk


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Geo the Sarge on December 15, 2013, 06:21:01 PM

Oh dear Lee, that is just so wrong.

Evaporated milk with fruit salad though..........................

Geo


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jamier-Host on December 15, 2013, 09:03:11 PM
No no no - celery is just wrong in any state, shape or form.

When I was a kid there were a few foods I didn't like that I like now.  Every few years or so I give celery another go as I see people eating it and think I must have exaggerated in my head how awful it is.  I haven't - it tastes of everything poisonous in the world, moulded into a leafy green stick and pretending to be edible.

Bravo


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on December 15, 2013, 09:16:26 PM
Whatever happened to....

































...Spurs?


do you mind you just boked the saints next week when spurs turn up and gub us


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on December 15, 2013, 10:06:34 PM

Oh dear Lee, that is just so wrong.

Evaporated milk with fruit salad though
..........................

Geo

 ;hattip;

New Goal posts..


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on December 15, 2013, 10:25:32 PM

:)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on December 16, 2013, 05:45:37 AM
Mince Pies and Xmas pudding, both so so wrong.

Urgh


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: leethefish on December 16, 2013, 07:31:26 AM
Mince Pies and Xmas pudding, both so so wrong.

Urgh

Love Xmas pudding ......with brandy cream


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: teamonkey on December 16, 2013, 08:10:31 AM
Apple crumble and custard

Rhubarb crumble and custard

take the apples and rhubarb out of the above obviously

Profiteroles, and custard

custard, cold, straight out of the can/carton

I like a bit of custard!!!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on December 16, 2013, 12:23:20 PM
Mince Pies and Xmas pudding, both so so wrong.

Urgh

I agree with Xmas pudding, but Mince pies are variable depending on where you buy them or who bakes them... Sometimes great sometimes not..

Not sure what desserts they have in Thailand, Crazy bear only does a variation of English desserts made to sound slightly asiany..



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: gouty on December 16, 2013, 06:31:06 PM
Celery with a well made, ice chilled Bloody Mary.

Heaven.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on December 17, 2013, 03:28:38 AM
Mince Pies and Xmas pudding, both so so wrong.

Urgh

I agree with Xmas pudding, but Mince pies are variable depending on where you buy them or who bakes them... Sometimes great sometimes not..

Not sure what desserts they have in Thailand, Crazy bear only does a variation of English desserts made to sound slightly asiany..



Some nice desserts in Thailand but dessert in general isn't really a thai thing. They'll mostly be just using the space for alcohol or fruit!

My favourite are these sweet sticky rice things wrapped in leaves. Amazing!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 17, 2013, 05:00:28 AM
Mince Pies and Xmas pudding, both so so wrong.

Urgh

I agree with Xmas pudding, but Mince pies are variable depending on where you buy them or who bakes them... Sometimes great sometimes not..

Not sure what desserts they have in Thailand, Crazy bear only does a variation of English desserts made to sound slightly asiany..



Some nice desserts in Thailand but dessert in general isn't really a thai thing. They'll mostly be just using the space for alcohol or fruit!

My favourite are these sweet sticky rice things wrapped in leaves. Amazing!

Dragon fruit the worst taste ever


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on December 17, 2013, 05:51:44 AM
Mince Pies and Xmas pudding, both so so wrong.

Urgh

I agree with Xmas pudding, but Mince pies are variable depending on where you buy them or who bakes them... Sometimes great sometimes not..

Not sure what desserts they have in Thailand, Crazy bear only does a variation of English desserts made to sound slightly asiany..



Some nice desserts in Thailand but dessert in general isn't really a thai thing. They'll mostly be just using the space for alcohol or fruit!

My favourite are these sweet sticky rice things wrapped in leaves. Amazing!

Dragon fruit the worst taste ever

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

I really like them!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on December 17, 2013, 06:50:51 PM
I hate custard because it reminds me of the even more depicable hot milk.

Strangely enough I enjoy a custard cream.

Okay I admit it I'm a weirdo.

Celery-salt and a stick of celery are a must in a Bloody Mary.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty2hatty on December 18, 2013, 02:01:01 AM
Mince pies are terrible.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on December 18, 2013, 03:08:54 AM

Turkish delights are terrible.. I always seem to be left with just the Turkish delights and those horrible strawberry cream ones in the Milk tray box...



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 18, 2013, 09:20:31 PM

Turkish delights are terrible.. I always seem to be left with just the Turkish delights and those horrible strawberry cream ones in the Milk tray box...



Turkish delights are always the first thing gone from our boxes of chocs!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 18, 2013, 09:20:54 PM
Tim and Pippa Flanders?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: titaniumbean on December 18, 2013, 09:27:07 PM

Turkish delights are terrible.. I always seem to be left with just the Turkish delights and those horrible strawberry cream ones in the Milk tray box...



Turkish delights are always the first thing gone from our boxes of chocs!


only frys turkish delight though none of this proper really fragrant rubbish!

and how the hell does anyone not like mince pies?!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: DaveShoelace on December 18, 2013, 09:30:30 PM
I'm pretty certain I like every single type of sweet food in history.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on December 18, 2013, 10:45:28 PM
Tim and Pippa Flanders?

In a similar theme. Phil Peters and wife (niamh?)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on December 18, 2013, 10:59:10 PM
Cupcake?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on December 18, 2013, 11:58:27 PM
Tim and Pippa Flanders?

In a similar theme. Phil Peters and wife (niamh?)

I saw them both at DTD a couple of years ago in the UKIPT.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: willrobrobu on December 19, 2013, 09:18:08 AM
I think there needs to be a 'like' between 'don't mind' and 'love'.

I like mince pies.

taximan - 'hate' is a word to be used very sparingly, but sometime it is the only word that will do - Paul Ho has demonstrated this perfectly by applying it to celery, which is the food of the devil.

Shows how complex all this is.

Celery chopped finely is an essential ingredient in any Spag Bol I make, however raw celery is disgusting :)


Weirdo!

+1 !!!

Chicken liver is fine in spag bol but celery is downright perverse.

Raw celery dipped in a little salt on the other hand is a rather tasty nibble.


CELERY is essential in a spag bol. a sauce made without celery shouldn't be called spag bol but something else....


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: willrobrobu on December 19, 2013, 09:18:30 AM

whatever happened to roland de wolfe?

whatever happened to the main characters from wonder years? i just saw tonight that kevin arnold directed some episodes of its always sunny in philadephia


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on December 19, 2013, 09:20:39 AM
I saw a thing the other day about what happened to the kids in Home Alone. One competed twice for the USA in the Olympics in Judo.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on December 20, 2013, 05:02:35 PM

whatever happened to roland de wolfe?

whatever happened to the main characters from wonder years? i just saw tonight that kevin arnold directed some episodes of its always sunny in philadephia

Winnie got hot....!!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on December 20, 2013, 05:23:56 PM
Cupcake?

Love them..


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on December 20, 2013, 07:51:45 PM
John Munroe-Smith.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on December 21, 2013, 11:12:13 AM
Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 21, 2013, 12:08:21 PM
Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky?

He got a ice-pick, that made his ears burn.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on December 21, 2013, 12:09:17 PM
And the thread finally turns full circle!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: relaedgc on December 21, 2013, 03:29:36 PM
Roland De Wolfe plays eye watering stakes at Les Ambassadeurs, allegedly.

Did anyone ever answer as to Compo? I always did wonder where he disappeared to. He was such a nice guy.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: teamonkey on December 21, 2013, 03:47:16 PM

with custard


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on December 21, 2013, 05:48:06 PM
Roland De Wolfe plays eye watering stakes at Les Ambassadeurs, allegedly.

Did anyone ever answer as to Compo? I always did wonder where he disappeared to. He was such a nice guy.

No one really knows.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: ripple11 on December 21, 2013, 08:52:00 PM
Roland De Wolfe plays eye watering stakes at Les Ambassadeurs, allegedly.

Did anyone ever answer as to Compo? I always did wonder where he disappeared to. He was such a nice guy.

Tikay posted this on his Diary in Sept this year:

First, Compo.

I'm not sure, but I'd have it as more like 5 years.

Do I plan to see him? In a heartbeat, if I could. I'd see him this very moment, given the chance. We never fell out, & he's still a friend, though I've not seen or spoken to him since it happened. Yeah, I was uncomfy at the spot it put me in with his family, but that was accidental, not intended. I'd forgive him anyway, I love the bloke.

I no longer have any contact details, all the ones I have are "dead" now.

Our last 'phone call WAS difficult. He rung me from Vegas one day, right out of the blue. I offered to organise a flight home (at my cost) on the next flight, & a few lads at Luton G had organised a job for him in a Betting Shop, which would have helped get him back up & running. So he could go home to his family, he had the fare home, & a job, perfect. But he said his clothes were in storage in Vegas, & he needed a grand to get them out. "How have you managed 6 weeks in Vegas without your clothes?" was the obvious question, but we both knew the answer - he needed gambling money, & I raised that bluff, hoping he'd fold. I refused to send him the cash, just an airline ticket. But he just hung up, so yeah, at the time, he might have been a bit cross with me, but we were very close, & I'm certain he knew the score.  

Every time I go somewhere for poker purposes everyone asks me - "have you heard from Compo?". I find it all rather uncomfortable, even the memory.

He was a fun Member here, too. He may even be reading this. If so, face the music Dave, you are amongst friends here, folks have done a thousand times worse, & we've all been in a hole at times.

I can't think of a single soul who did not respect him 100%.  


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: booder on December 24, 2013, 11:42:56 AM
Des Jonas


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 24, 2013, 11:43:38 AM
Des Jonas

Ha!

Call that, old man


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on December 24, 2013, 02:09:35 PM
Anyone remember "Bingo"....?



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on December 24, 2013, 04:15:02 PM
Anyone remember "Bingo"....?



Bingo from where? I know one, not sure if its the same one.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 24, 2013, 04:18:38 PM
Anyone remember "Bingo"....?



Bingo from where? I know one, not sure if its the same one.

Lol, you are thinking of Bingo Bill.

What a character! When he sat in a cash game, the queue stretched round the block.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on December 24, 2013, 07:01:52 PM
EvilPie currently browsing.

Tosser! Me an Kizzy could ave im an Ronnie any day.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: leethefish on December 24, 2013, 07:23:37 PM
EvilPie currently browsing.

Tosser! Me an Kizzy could ave im an Ronnie any day.

(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/fighting/ass-kicking.gif) (http://www.sherv.net/emoticons.html).       (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/dogs/angry-dog-smiley-emoticon.gif) (http://www.sherv.net/emoticons.html)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on December 24, 2013, 09:05:57 PM
Anyone remember "Bingo"....?



Bingo from where? I know one, not sure if its the same one.

Lol, you are thinking of Bingo Bill.

What a character! When he sat in a cash game, the queue stretched round the block.



One of the funniest hands I ever played was with Bingo, I flopped Quad queens bet the flop he puts me all in with a flush draw, I turned over my hand and without looking at it he started shouting Diamond Diamond, before the dealer turned to him and said "Sir you're drawing dead" ... Lol.. Always gracious in defeat, never lost his temper and was always smiling..

Great guy and an absolute legend..


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: I KNOW IT on December 24, 2013, 09:23:12 PM
Taffy, from Notts or Derby way. Also Mick Jones?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 26, 2013, 08:57:38 PM
Davey "The Truth" Newth?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: littlemissC on December 27, 2013, 07:03:46 AM
Taffy, from Notts or Derby way. Also Mick Jones?
Taff had a stroke a few months ago his daughter is Freddie's nursery teacher so I get regular updates on him, he's doing much better ATM


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on January 13, 2014, 05:40:23 PM
Wazz?

Thought he was going to be a full and enthusiastic member of the forum after he sold his WSOP package.

He hasn't posted for six weeks and hasn't even logged on for a month.

I guess he'll be back in about May 2014 ;)
He was entertaining too. It was like the "It's a knockout" of 300 posts, I suppose that's way to get to 300 posts though.

Some of his live PLO was proper punting mind. Pretty good writer to be honest. I miss him. But then I miss Herbie too so I am obviously just a blonde pervert. I really enjoyed The Tank thanks to this thread too. I would steer any one who enjoys reading about poker to his threads.

Any other good writers I should head back for Camel? Would prefer a train wreck at the end rather than online grinder style hero who then dances off into the sun (that is non poker life).


Pleased to say Wazz has returned to blondepoker.

He's got a new staking thread up.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on January 13, 2014, 05:41:18 PM
Wazz is back

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5hExLsJlaI


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ecosse on January 15, 2014, 09:36:56 PM

Hi All,

Still alive and not banned.

Tighty is being confused by an incident on the night before an APAT tourney in Manchester where I was runner up and some local nutjob attacked me in the casino after I had cashed out.

Was barred for no reason from the Casino.

I stand by all my previous posts re :- being an (ex) Tory. UKIP the only way forward for this country.

David Cameron is traitor to all tories, SNP are left wing lunatics.

As for the poker :)

Still playing, though no where near as regular. Still 152 on PKR all time MTT money winner list despite being a part time hobby player.

Have an excellent poker room in my house with a custom table, great fun.

Be getting back into the game more seriously soon so hope to catch up with you all.

P.s. I also won the virgin poker £50 tourney at DTD so not really a fish, just a hobby player with very varied interests (I.T. Pro by day).

Cheers,

Dougie.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Geo the Sarge on January 16, 2014, 06:21:38 PM

Hi All,

Still alive and not banned.

Tighty is being confused by an incident on the night before an APAT tourney in Manchester where I was runner up and some local nutjob attacked me in the casino after I had cashed out.

Was barred for no reason from the Casino.

I stand by all my previous posts re :- being an (ex) Tory. UKIP the only way forward for this country.

David Cameron is traitor to all tories, SNP are left wing lunatics.

As for the poker :)

Still playing, though no where near as regular. Still 152 on PKR all time MTT money winner list despite being a part time hobby player.

Have an excellent poker room in my house with a custom table, great fun.

Be getting back into the game more seriously soon so hope to catch up with you all.

P.s. I also won the virgin poker £50 tourney at DTD so not really a fish, just a hobby player with very varied interests (I.T. Pro by day).

Cheers,

Dougie.


 :hello:  Dougie.

Good to see all is well with you mate

Geo


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on January 17, 2014, 10:01:52 PM
Was going to ask...Richard Gryko but saw pleno's diary.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on January 19, 2014, 09:31:17 AM

Insane Hedge


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on January 19, 2014, 09:34:03 AM
Was going to ask...Richard Gryko but saw pleno's diary.

i dont get it..


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on January 19, 2014, 09:36:44 AM

Insane Hedge

Shared a table with him yesterday. He did threaten to buy me a nandos in the break, but it didn't materialise, for one reason or another.

He seems well, chatty, and an incredible improvement on his table presence and attitude from 2 or 3 years ago. Was ALMOST a pleasure :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on January 19, 2014, 09:43:55 AM

Insane Hedge

Shared a table with him yesterday. He did threaten to buy me a nandos in the break, but it didn't materialise, for one reason or another.

He seems well, chatty, and an incredible improvement on his table presence and attitude from 2 or 3 years ago. Was ALMOST a pleasure :)

Who dis?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on January 19, 2014, 09:44:02 AM
Was going to ask...Richard Gryko but saw pleno's diary.

i dont get it..

One of the players on those Tables you showed images of was "raconteur". That was Richard Gryko's 'Stars Username for as long as I can remember, going back 10 or 12 years, so presumably he is still playing.

His Mum also reads blonde regularly, "MrsMummy", unless that is Rich using his Mum's account.

I've not seen Richard since he won the GUKPT @ Luton some years ago. I wanted to be the first to congratulate him, but Willie Tann beat me to it.

We used to run together back in the day - I liked him a great deal.  He was one of the "new breed" who changed poker so much, going back to around 2004/5. Playing Live MTT's, at 25/50, he'd open every pot, from every position, to 125, & seemed to be able to outplay people down the streets.

Had a very high conversion rate when he made Final Tables, too.


http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=3594


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on January 19, 2014, 09:44:47 AM

Insane Hedge

Shared a table with him yesterday. He did threaten to buy me a nandos in the break, but it didn't materialise, for one reason or another.

He seems well, chatty, and an incredible improvement on his table presence and attitude from 2 or 3 years ago. Was ALMOST a pleasure :)

Who dis?

Mr John "insane hedge" Black.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on January 19, 2014, 09:46:59 AM
Was going to ask...Richard Gryko but saw pleno's diary.

i dont get it..

One of the players on those Tables you showed images of was "raconteur". That was Richard Gryko's 'Stars Username for as long as I can remember, going back 10 or 12 years, so presumably he is still playing.

His Mum also reads blonde regularly, "MrsMummy", unless that is Rich using his Mum's account.

I've not seen Richard since he won the GUKPT @ Luton some years ago. I wanted to be the first to congratulate him, but Willie Tann beat me to it.

We used to run together back in the day - I liked him a great deal.  He was one of the "new breed" who changed poker so much, going back to around 2004/5. Playing Live MTT's, at 25/50, he'd open every pot, from every position, to 125, & seemed to be able to outplay people down the streets.

Had a very high conversion rate when he made Final Tables, too.


http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=3594

Was one the chip leaders deep in the WSOP the year Jamie Gold won.

Developed a theory Gold always raised last hand before the breaks.

Gold raised, Gryko reraised, Gold 4bet, Gryko 5bet shove with 72 or somesuch cheese.

Exit Gryko :(


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on January 19, 2014, 09:47:58 AM

Insane Hedge

Shared a table with him yesterday. He did threaten to buy me a nandos in the break, but it didn't materialise, for one reason or another.

He seems well, chatty, and an incredible improvement on his table presence and attitude from 2 or 3 years ago. Was ALMOST a pleasure :)

All joking aside, I'm very pleased to hear that. It's quite normal & healthy for young men to be full of themslves, & think they know everything, & display breathtaking but misplaced arrogance. Generally, if they are bright enough, they soon realise that life is not like that, it just makes life so hard when you go round making enemies of everyone. Assuming every other player is a fish is also not really going to make life easy, either.

I genuinely wish him well if he has emerged from that period. Most of us went through it.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on January 19, 2014, 09:56:47 AM

An excellent interview with Richard Gryko by Jen Mason is here.....


http://blondepoker.com/?q=node/3657


Note.....


Richard: I have many ideas about tournaments that are unconventional and that many people would consider simply wrong.  Those people are welcome to continue reading Harrington on Hold'em, calculating their "M" to eight significant figures and exhibiting the same amount of independent thought as the number of tournaments they've won.  If you want to read and follow instructions to the letter, go assemble some furniture.


And.....

Dubai, because I like the way he thinks about the game.  He's an example of the sort of player who plays by feel and judgement, and therefore can take advantage of situations that book players would never consider getting involved in.  Strong in hold'em tournaments. Very gifted craps player also.



Plenty of tongue-in-cheek stuff there.....


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on January 19, 2014, 10:07:29 AM
My house mate who plays in the same games says he is really good and is that him in his avatar?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on January 19, 2014, 10:12:12 AM
My house mate who plays in the same games says he is really good and is that him in his avatar?

Yes, that photo in the avatar is Richard, though that must have been taken 10 or more years ago.

Is he "good"? I'd say so, yes. Just to survive that long takes a bit of doing. The way poker is played has changed several times during his poker career, & he seems to have coped.

The old-stagers - Camel, Dubai, Ben Grundy - all know him very well, so maybe they'd be better placed to answer.

I'd steer clear of him if I were you. ;)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on January 19, 2014, 10:21:53 AM
nono i meant to say my house mate says he is very good.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on January 19, 2014, 10:27:17 AM
nono i meant to say my house mate says he is very good.

Yesyes, I know - you actually did say that.

I was just engaging in a strange concept called conversation.

;)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on January 19, 2014, 11:01:11 AM

An excellent interview with Richard Gryko by Jen Mason is here.....


http://blondepoker.com/?q=node/3657


Note.....


Richard: I have many ideas about tournaments that are unconventional and that many people would consider simply wrong.  Those people are welcome to continue reading Harrington on Hold'em, calculating their "M" to eight significant figures and exhibiting the same amount of independent thought as the number of tournaments they've won.  If you want to read and follow instructions to the letter, go assemble some furniture.


And.....

Dubai, because I like the way he thinks about the game.  He's an example of the sort of player who plays by feel and judgement, and therefore can take advantage of situations that book players would never consider getting involved in.  Strong in hold'em tournaments. Very gifted craps player also.



Plenty of tongue-in-cheek stuff there.....

Sure I have said before that I am glad I wasn't interviewed when I was young. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on January 19, 2014, 11:05:49 AM

I've not seen Richard since he won the GUKPT @ Luton some years ago. I wanted to be the first to congratulate him, but Willie Tann beat me to it.


Guffaw


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on January 19, 2014, 11:40:57 AM
Was going to ask...Richard Gryko but saw pleno's diary.

i dont get it..

One of the players on those Tables you showed images of was "raconteur". That was Richard Gryko's 'Stars Username for as long as I can remember, going back 10 or 12 years, so presumably he is still playing.

His Mum also reads blonde regularly, "MrsMummy", unless that is Rich using his Mum's account.

I've not seen Richard since he won the GUKPT @ Luton some years ago. I wanted to be the first to congratulate him, but Willie Tann beat me to it.

We used to run together back in the day - I liked him a great deal.  He was one of the "new breed" who changed poker so much, going back to around 2004/5. Playing Live MTT's, at 25/50, he'd open every pot, from every position, to 125, & seemed to be able to outplay people down the streets.

Had a very high conversion rate when he made Final Tables, too.


http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=3594

Was one the chip leaders deep in the WSOP the year Jamie Gold won.

Developed a theory Gold always raised last hand before the breaks.

Gold raised, Gryko reraised, Gold 4bet, Gryko 5bet shove with 72 or somesuch cheese.

Exit Gryko :(

The powerhouse Jack Three I recall. Gold had Ace King :(


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on January 19, 2014, 12:05:49 PM
I used to be a gifted craps player in my youth too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on January 19, 2014, 07:20:51 PM

I've not seen Richard since he won the GUKPT @ Luton some years ago. I wanted to be the first to congratulate him, but Willie Tann beat me to it.


Guffaw

Lol


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on January 21, 2014, 03:36:39 AM
what a tragic strory about compo. Tony did you consider flying out on a retrieval mission?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on January 21, 2014, 09:07:32 AM
what a tragic strory about compo. Tony did you consider flying out on a retrieval mission?

Am up in Leeds today on business, Rick, will reply tomorrow.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dino1980 on January 22, 2014, 11:38:15 PM
Anyone (Eck?)  know if The Mole still plays? Asked a few Scottish guys in Edinburgh but no one knew.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: vegaslover on January 23, 2014, 06:34:41 AM
Anyone (Eck?)  know if The Mole still plays? Asked a few Scottish guys in Edinburgh but no one knew.

I think he was part of the apat crew that went to Vegas in November.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Eck on January 23, 2014, 09:35:41 AM
Anyone (Eck?)  know if The Mole still plays? Asked a few Scottish guys in Edinburgh but no one knew.

So he says, don't think he has put lots of hours in online for the last couple of years, think he lost a bit of motivation. Seldom plays live these days mainly because he pays no attention. He would have had no idea the UKIPT was on in Edinburgh he would only have known if I phoned him to see if he fancied playing. He will be in DTD next weekend though we are coming down as an excuse for a session with big Matt to play the £500 deepstack.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: smurf on January 23, 2014, 10:39:14 AM
Whatever happened to...


Practicing penalties #moyesin

 rotflmfao


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Dubai on January 23, 2014, 10:43:21 AM
Grykos fine, plays 2/5 3/6 and 5/10 PLO and does pretty well


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobAlike on January 23, 2014, 08:05:50 PM
CrestOfaWave - he organised some lottery syndicate for us Blondes. Don't think I've seen him since.

 ;carlocitrone;


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on January 23, 2014, 08:38:27 PM
CrestOfaWave - he organised some lottery syndicate for us Blondes. Don't think I've seen him since.

 ;carlocitrone;

Ha, forgot all about him. There was £5.10 left in the kitty. Prob sunning himself on a beach somewhere.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on January 23, 2014, 11:13:45 PM
Anyone (Eck?)  know if The Mole still plays? Asked a few Scottish guys in Edinburgh but no one knew.

So he says, don't think he has put lots of hours in online for the last couple of years, think he lost a bit of motivation. Seldom plays live these days mainly because he pays no attention. He would have had no idea the UKIPT was on in Edinburgh he would only have known if I phoned him to see if he fancied playing. He will be in DTD next weekend though we are coming down as an excuse for a session with big Matt to play the £500 deepstack.


Will be good to see you both. :)up


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on January 24, 2014, 12:31:10 PM
Edgy81?



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on January 24, 2014, 01:10:19 PM
Edgy81?



danny rudds mate? didnt he have a job on xfactor or something?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on January 24, 2014, 01:11:45 PM
Edgy81?



Agentchip109 I think.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on February 06, 2014, 03:05:58 AM
Mark Vos?

Remember him playing 500 Euro flips with Mickey Wernick at the DTD Launch party in Monte Carlo.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on February 06, 2014, 03:55:40 AM
Mark Vos?

Remember him playing 500 Euro flips with Mickey Wernick at the DTD Launch party in Monte Carlo.

Didn't he win millions short stacking the high stakes games on Tilt, and then just quit?



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: DMorgan on February 06, 2014, 04:42:40 AM
Mark Vos?

Remember him playing 500 Euro flips with Mickey Wernick at the DTD Launch party in Monte Carlo.

From wiki, interview in 2006 when he won a wsop 2k

"[Winning] does not really change things. I mean, it helps. But I still plan to play poker, then [in five years] I'll relax, settle down and decide what I want to do with the rest of my life."

Relaxing since 2011 I'd assume


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on February 06, 2014, 09:23:39 AM
Marc 'Mr Cool' Goodwin.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on February 06, 2014, 09:26:55 AM
Burnley John and Simon Nowab


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on February 06, 2014, 09:28:52 AM
Marc 'Mr Cool' Goodwin.

call me cynical but judging by how he played, I would probably doubt he's relaxing the same way Mark Vos is


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on February 06, 2014, 09:48:44 AM
Burnley John and Simon Nowab

See reply by one Mr J Raab, in response to my question about the "Usual Suspects".......


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=25486.36435


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 06, 2014, 09:51:51 AM
Where exactly is "no comment"?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on February 06, 2014, 09:53:50 AM
Burnley John and Simon Nowab

See reply by one Mr J Raab, in response to my question about the "Usual Suspects".......


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=25486.36435


If I may make so bold, his reply was not overly enlightening

Burnley John -  Burnley.

Simon Nowab - No Comment.




Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on February 06, 2014, 09:56:49 AM
Burnley John and Simon Nowab

See reply by one Mr J Raab, in response to my question about the "Usual Suspects".......


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=25486.36435


If I may make so bold, his reply was not overly enlightening

Burnley John -  Burnley.

Simon Nowab - No Comment.




Took the words right out of my mouth.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on February 06, 2014, 09:57:42 AM
Burnley John and Simon Nowab

See reply by one Mr J Raab, in response to my question about the "Usual Suspects".......


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=25486.36435


If I may make so bold, his reply was not overly enlightening

Burnley John -  Burnley.

Simon Nowab - No Comment.




To the more insightful amongst us, the replies said all they needed to.

My Link also served to drive traffic to a most entertaining & undire Diary.   


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on February 06, 2014, 10:02:38 AM
Burnley John and Simon Nowab

See reply by one Mr J Raab, in response to my question about the "Usual Suspects".......


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=25486.36435


If I may make so bold, his reply was not overly enlightening

Burnley John -  Burnley.

Simon Nowab - No Comment.




To the more insightful amongst us, the replies said all they needed to.

My Link also served to drive traffic to a most entertaining & undire Diary.   

To the even more insightful they just wet our appetites.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on February 06, 2014, 10:35:55 AM
Burnley John and Simon Nowab

See reply by one Mr J Raab, in response to my question about the "Usual Suspects".......


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=25486.36435


If I may make so bold, his reply was not overly enlightening

Burnley John -  Burnley.

Simon Nowab - No Comment.




To the more insightful amongst us, the replies said all they needed to.

My Link also served to drive traffic to a most entertaining & undire Diary.   

To the even more insightful they just wet our appetites.


Yeah!

They just incited us.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on February 06, 2014, 08:03:09 PM
Marc Goodwin is referenced in this thread somewhere. Saw him in DTD a year or so ago.

Didnt falconer move to Thailand? Nowab...who knows? Just vanished.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 07, 2014, 12:49:40 AM
Marc Goodwin is referenced in this thread somewhere. Saw him in DTD a year or so ago.

Didnt falconer move to Thailand? Nowab...who knows? Just vanished.

Saw grumpy John in DTD a couple of years ago too.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on February 07, 2014, 03:03:25 PM
dave welch


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Bad Beat on February 07, 2014, 05:38:28 PM
 Joe Hachem?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Bad Beat on February 07, 2014, 05:40:20 PM
 Can't remember who told me (about two weeks ago) that they were getting a cab from somewhere, (really wasn't very tuned in at the time as they came up behind me while I was playing poker), anyway Dave Welch was driving the cab. Whoever it was says Dave spent the journey presenting his side of the whole Aces Poker story.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 07, 2014, 06:27:25 PM
Seen Dave Welch a few times at DTD, not for a year or two now though.

I never did find out if he was Pinky or Perky.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on February 07, 2014, 06:51:11 PM
Joe Hachem?

Heard he was hankering after the old days when Simon Nowab was somebody? Anybody seen Simon?



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on February 07, 2014, 07:05:23 PM
I either saw Simon Nowab lookalike, or he was at DTD during the ukipt festival.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: littlemissC on February 08, 2014, 04:19:07 PM
Someone told me they saw simon Nowab at goose fair in October of last year so guessing he still lives in notts?



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Woodsey on February 08, 2014, 04:23:25 PM
What's with all the speculation FFS? Come on Tikay spit it out  ;goodvevil;


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on February 08, 2014, 06:53:52 PM
Cliffs on chubby nowab pls. Will accept a pm


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: KarmaDope on February 08, 2014, 07:14:02 PM
Cliffs on chubby nowab pls. Will accept a pm


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 08, 2014, 07:15:30 PM
Cliffs on chubby nowab pls. Will accept a pm

I seem to remember Tikay saying that he was a chiropodist by profession.

Perhaps he chopped someone's toe off.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Woodsey on February 08, 2014, 07:25:20 PM
Cliffs on chubby nowab pls. Will accept a pm


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on February 08, 2014, 08:32:44 PM
i know.

:)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on February 08, 2014, 08:33:10 PM
anyone remember Will Martin?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on February 08, 2014, 08:41:11 PM
Also....


James Bord

Harry Demetriou

Chufty

Arshad Hussain

Andrew Feldman

Hemish Shah

C T Law

Luke Patten

Andy Ward


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on February 08, 2014, 08:42:26 PM
Also....


James Bord

Harry Demetriou

Chufty

Arshad Hussain

Andrew Feldman

Hemish Shah

C T Law

Luke Patten

Andy Ward

Hemish died many years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemish_Shah


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on February 08, 2014, 08:46:04 PM
Andy Ward is around, active on twitter every day. Very infrequently plays live

Ash Hussain is playing the Grand Prix today, still travels around with Zippy Aslam

CT Law is still an active live circuit player in the UK


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty77 on February 08, 2014, 08:46:22 PM
Saw Chufty at the Vic yesterday.  Was playing 5/10PLO


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on February 08, 2014, 10:15:16 PM
anyone remember Will Martin?

From London? Mid 20's? Knocked me out the Monte Carlo two years ago


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Woodsey on February 08, 2014, 10:17:55 PM
Kevin the bouncer that always used to threaten everyone at gala notts lol


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bookiebasher on February 08, 2014, 10:44:35 PM
Kevin the bouncer that always used to threaten everyone at gala notts lol
.  He was working for the stratsone BMW dealership on Sir Frank Whittle Way in Derby last time I saw him.                             

Dunno in what capacity mind:)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: david3103 on February 08, 2014, 11:24:53 PM
C T Law plays regularly in the local Teesside tournaments.
Calls any two, frequently gets there, often on the turn or river having been all in on the flop


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on February 09, 2014, 08:09:49 AM
Kevin the bouncer that always used to threaten everyone at gala notts lol

Haha I remember him dealing himself a bad beat vs me with 11 or so left in a tournament and then launched the deck across the room. I thought I was next


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on February 09, 2014, 10:02:49 AM
Kevin the bouncer that always used to threaten everyone at gala notts lol

Played at Derby Genting with him, he's quite fun tbh....always thought it was just talk. Was I just lucky? :D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on February 09, 2014, 10:12:45 AM
Kevin the bouncer that always used to threaten everyone at gala notts lol

Haha I remember him dealing himself a bad beat vs me with 11 or so left in a tournament and then launched the deck across the room. I thought I was next

Was he the guy that had that dodgy boozer on the A46 between Nottingham & Leicester?

He was bothered by the dodgy goings-on & poor tourney organisation @ Gala Notts, so organised a private game in the boozer, & got Taffy to run it.

You can't make this stuff up, eh?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on February 09, 2014, 10:31:44 AM
Kevin the bouncer that always used to threaten everyone at gala notts lol

Haha I remember him dealing himself a bad beat vs me with 11 or so left in a tournament and then launched the deck across the room. I thought I was next

Was he the guy that had that dodgy boozer on the A46 between Nottingham & Leicester?

He was bothered by the dodgy goings-on & poor tourney organisation @ Gala Notts, so organised a private game in the boozer, & got Taffy to run it.

You can't make this stuff up, eh?

hahahahaha


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 09, 2014, 11:08:18 AM
Kevin the bouncer that always used to threaten everyone at gala notts lol

Haha I remember him dealing himself a bad beat vs me with 11 or so left in a tournament and then launched the deck across the room. I thought I was next

Was he the guy that had that dodgy boozer on the A46 between Nottingham & Leicester?

He was bothered by the dodgy goings-on & poor tourney organisation @ Gala Notts, so organised a private game in the boozer, & got Taffy to run it.

You can't make this stuff up, eh?

No that was someone else Tony. Mick McCool was involved in that scheme and they actually approached me with an offer to be the TD.

I think the Kev they are talking about is Kev Ward who is actually terrific company and has a great dry sense of humour, although he can get slightly emotional when suffering bad beats.

He's a very very hard man but I've never seen him lay a finger on anyone in the twenty-odd years that I've known him. Loves a growl though.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on February 09, 2014, 12:27:20 PM
Kevin the bouncer that always used to threaten everyone at gala notts lol

Haha I remember him dealing himself a bad beat vs me with 11 or so left in a tournament and then launched the deck across the room. I thought I was next

Was he the guy that had that dodgy boozer on the A46 between Nottingham & Leicester?

He was bothered by the dodgy goings-on & poor tourney organisation @ Gala Notts, so organised a private game in the boozer, & got Taffy to run it.

You can't make this stuff up, eh?

No that was someone else Tony. Mick McCool was involved in that scheme and they actually approached me with an offer to be the TD.

I think the Kev they are talking about is Kev Ward who is actually terrific company and has a great dry sense of humour, although he can get slightly emotional when suffering bad beats.

He's a very very hard man but I've never seen him lay a finger on anyone in the twenty-odd years that I've known him. Loves a growl though.

Agree with that.

His bark is very loud.

Thankfully never seen his bite.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on February 09, 2014, 02:43:48 PM
Mick McCool?  Used to put in some quality berating on Betfair.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: KarmaDope on February 09, 2014, 03:38:37 PM
Mick McCool?  Used to put in some quality berating on Betfair.

Thought he retired to look after his dogs?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bergeroo on February 10, 2014, 03:08:28 AM
Also....


James Bord

Harry Demetriou

Chufty

Arshad Hussain

Andrew Feldman

Hemish Shah

C T Law

Luke Patten

Andy Ward

Hemish died many years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemish_Shah

I think Vicky Coren talked about his death and about the Late Night Poker final in her book?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on February 10, 2014, 03:19:06 AM
Also....


James Bord

Harry Demetriou

Chufty

Arshad Hussain

Andrew Feldman

Hemish Shah

C T Law

Luke Patten

Andy Ward

Hemish died many years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemish_Shah

I think Vicky Coren talked about his death and about the Late Night Poker final in her book?

Played the final tournament before the Main Event at the WSOP one year (when it was at Binions).

Fell ill at the final table but still played and won.

Too ill to play the main so he flew home.

Had a form of Legionnaires disease coupled with a congenitally weak heart.

Never recovered and was dead within a month.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: philthepower on February 10, 2014, 12:38:59 PM
Kevin the bouncer that always used to threaten everyone at gala notts lol

Haha I remember him dealing himself a bad beat vs me with 11 or so left in a tournament and then launched the deck across the room. I thought I was next

Was he the guy that had that dodgy boozer on the A46 between Nottingham & Leicester?

He was bothered by the dodgy goings-on & poor tourney organisation @ Gala Notts, so organised a private game in the boozer, & got Taffy to run it.

You can't make this stuff up, eh?

No that was someone else Tony. Mick McCool was involved in that scheme and they actually approached me with an offer to be the TD.

I think the Kev they are talking about is Kev Ward who is actually terrific company and has a great dry sense of humour, although he can get slightly emotional when suffering bad beats.

He's a very very hard man but I've never seen him lay a finger on anyone in the twenty-odd years that I've known him. Loves a growl though.

Perfectly described Ralph. I think Kev would rank in the top 3 of people you've ever known, who you'd least like to get in a fight with. If you'd not met him before and just outdrawn him, (and, God forbid, apologised) then you would have rather been caught stealing Mike Tyson's tiger by the man himself.

He did have, as you described, a very dry sense of humour and normally I'd run a mile to get away from a bad-beat story, but he delivered them in such a tired, Les Dawson style world-weariness that I remember crying with laughter every time.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on February 10, 2014, 01:15:44 PM
 Shootout tournaments!

Last seen live many years ago?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Longy on February 10, 2014, 02:19:45 PM
Shootout tournaments!

Last seen live many years ago?

Still have them at WSOP. They are a bit of an arse organisation wise and not sure they really are that popular, you need a field of some size to make them work.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: littlemissC on February 12, 2014, 01:44:53 PM
Kevin the bouncer that always used to threaten everyone at gala notts lol

Haha I remember him dealing himself a bad beat vs me with 11 or so left in a tournament and then launched the deck across the room. I thought I was next

Was he the guy that had that dodgy boozer on the A46 between Nottingham & Leicester?

He was bothered by the dodgy goings-on & poor tourney organisation @ Gala Notts, so organised a private game in the boozer, & got Taffy to run it.

You can't make this stuff up, eh?

No that was someone else Tony. Mick McCool was involved in that scheme and they actually approached me with an offer to be the TD.

I think the Kev they are talking about is Kev Ward who is actually terrific company and has a great dry sense of humour, although he can get slightly emotional when suffering bad beats.

He's a very very hard man but I've never seen him lay a finger on anyone in the twenty-odd years that I've known him. Loves a growl though.

Perfectly described Ralph. I think Kev would rank in the top 3 of people you've ever known, who you'd least like to get in a fight with. If you'd not met him before and just outdrawn him, (and, God forbid, apologised) then you would have rather been caught stealing Mike Tyson's tiger by the man himself.

He did have, as you described, a very dry sense of humour and normally I'd run a mile to get away from a bad-beat story, but he delivered them in such a tired, Les Dawson style world-weariness that I remember crying with laughter every time.


love Kev him and Phil on a table together would be my idea of a fun night at poker :) saw him not so long back at Alea


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 13, 2014, 10:05:36 AM
Alan Glover?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on February 13, 2014, 10:22:43 AM
Evilpie Matt.

I miss him. he was blonde's voice of reason. Why doesn't he post any more?

Did Ronnie eat him, Did something put his nose out of joint, did he just outgrow us and move on.....?

It's the not knowing that I can't handle.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on February 13, 2014, 10:25:04 AM
Evilpie Matt.

I miss him. he was blonde's voice of reason. Why doesn't he post any more?

Did Ronnie eat him, Did something put his nose out of joint, did he just outgrow us and move on.....?

It's the not knowing that I can't handle.

We exchanged PM's & Texts last week, & I imagine Methuselah keeps in touch, too.

Reading between the lines, I got the impression he was too busy shagging to bother about Posting on blonde. (Matt, not Methuselah).  

As to "blonde's voice of reason", have you seen the the signature of our resident veteran, Nirvana?


"It's Tighty's thing so let him do as he pleases rather than interfere like a bunch of moronic fuckwits" E. Pie

Voice of reason indeed.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on February 13, 2014, 10:28:06 AM
Evilpie Matt.

I miss him. he was blonde's voice of reason. Why doesn't he post any more?

Did Ronnie eat him, Did something put his nose out of joint, did he just outgrow us and move on.....?

It's the not knowing that I can't handle.

He played the Live element of the Grand Prix. Briefly.

Missed on here, hope all is ok


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: millidonk on February 13, 2014, 10:31:15 AM
John Black?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 13, 2014, 10:34:50 AM
Evilpie Matt.

I miss him. he was blonde's voice of reason. Why doesn't he post any more?

Did Ronnie eat him, Did something put his nose out of joint, did he just outgrow us and move on.....?

It's the not knowing that I can't handle.

I think he's been abducted by alien huskies.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on February 13, 2014, 11:10:47 AM

Talk of the devil, & he shall appear. (Macbeth, Act 2, scene 3).


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: EvilPie on February 13, 2014, 11:15:10 AM
Evilpie Matt.

I miss him. he was blonde's voice of reason. Why doesn't he post any more?

Did Ronnie eat him, Did something put his nose out of joint, did he just outgrow us and move on.....?

It's the not knowing that I can't handle.

Hi Tom, Tikay, Tighty

Ralph has just text to let me know that I've finally achieved my life's ambition and been included in the "Whatever happened to" thread.

Thank you all very much for your concern but I can assure you that all is well in my happy little world (and Ronnie's too).

Alien huskies are definitely an issue these days but also I've got a lot on at work so really don't have time to get involved.

I still lurk often and stay in touch with quite a few blondes. Should hopefully be having a curry with Ralph in the near future and I'll also be visiting Tikay soon with big Ron to do a bit of debt collecting.

Hopefully see you all soon.

Matt


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on February 13, 2014, 11:20:34 AM
John Black?

Saw him a couple of weeks ago. He's fine. Plays cash in Milton Keynes. Grinds a bit online too, I think.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on February 13, 2014, 11:21:15 AM
Evilpie Matt.

I miss him. he was blonde's voice of reason. Why doesn't he post any more?

Did Ronnie eat him, Did something put his nose out of joint, did he just outgrow us and move on.....?

It's the not knowing that I can't handle.

Hi Tom, Tikay, Tighty

Ralph has just text to let me know that I've finally achieved my life's ambition and been included in the "Whatever happened to" thread.

Thank you all very much for your concern but I can assure you that all is well in my happy little world (and Ronnie's too).

Alien huskies are definitely an issue these days but also I've got a lot on at work so really don't have time to get involved.

I still lurk often and stay in touch with quite a few blondes. Should hopefully be having a curry with Ralph in the near future and I'll also be visiting Tikay soon with big Ron to do a bit of debt collecting.

Hopefully see you all soon.

Matt

Hi matt!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on February 13, 2014, 11:21:17 AM
Evilpie Matt.

I miss him. he was blonde's voice of reason. Why doesn't he post any more?

Did Ronnie eat him, Did something put his nose out of joint, did he just outgrow us and move on.....?

It's the not knowing that I can't handle.

Hi Tom, Tikay, Tighty

Ralph has just text to let me know that I've finally achieved my life's ambition and been included in the "Whatever happened to" thread.

Thank you all very much for your concern but I can assure you that all is well in my happy little world (and Ronnie's too).

Alien huskies are definitely an issue these days but also I've got a lot on at work so really don't have time to get involved.

I still lurk often and stay in touch with quite a few blondes. Should hopefully be having a curry with Ralph in the near future and I'll also be visiting Tikay soon with big Ron to do a bit of debt collecting.
Hopefully see you all soon.

Matt

Whoops - did I not send you that staking (lol) money?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: EvilPie on February 13, 2014, 11:44:10 AM
Evilpie Matt.

I miss him. he was blonde's voice of reason. Why doesn't he post any more?

Did Ronnie eat him, Did something put his nose out of joint, did he just outgrow us and move on.....?

It's the not knowing that I can't handle.

Hi Tom, Tikay, Tighty

Ralph has just text to let me know that I've finally achieved my life's ambition and been included in the "Whatever happened to" thread.

Thank you all very much for your concern but I can assure you that all is well in my happy little world (and Ronnie's too).

Alien huskies are definitely an issue these days but also I've got a lot on at work so really don't have time to get involved.

I still lurk often and stay in touch with quite a few blondes. Should hopefully be having a curry with Ralph in the near future and I'll also be visiting Tikay soon with big Ron to do a bit of debt collecting.

Hopefully see you all soon.

Matt

Hi matt!

Hi Vinny


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: EvilPie on February 13, 2014, 11:58:51 AM
Evilpie Matt.

I miss him. he was blonde's voice of reason. Why doesn't he post any more?

Did Ronnie eat him, Did something put his nose out of joint, did he just outgrow us and move on.....?

It's the not knowing that I can't handle.

Hi Tom, Tikay, Tighty

Ralph has just text to let me know that I've finally achieved my life's ambition and been included in the "Whatever happened to" thread.

Thank you all very much for your concern but I can assure you that all is well in my happy little world (and Ronnie's too).

Alien huskies are definitely an issue these days but also I've got a lot on at work so really don't have time to get involved.

I still lurk often and stay in touch with quite a few blondes. Should hopefully be having a curry with Ralph in the near future and I'll also be visiting Tikay soon with big Ron to do a bit of debt collecting.
Hopefully see you all soon.

Matt

Whoops - did I not send you that staking (lol) money?

Too late for whoops! Ronnie's primed and ready to go....

(http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss205/evilpie1/DSC00361.jpg)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on February 13, 2014, 12:02:18 PM

Bloody hell.

CASH SENT


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: titaniumbean on February 13, 2014, 05:20:11 PM
Evilpie Matt.

I miss him. he was blonde's voice of reason. Why doesn't he post any more?

Did Ronnie eat him, Did something put his nose out of joint, did he just outgrow us and move on.....?

It's the not knowing that I can't handle.

He played the Live element of the Grand Prix. Briefly.

Missed on here, hope all is ok


that tickled me even if it wasn't intended to.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on February 14, 2014, 09:06:58 AM
Blonde fake plumber sark


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on February 14, 2014, 09:29:30 AM
Steveeg


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on February 14, 2014, 09:29:52 AM
Tightpaulfolds


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Boba Fett on February 14, 2014, 01:42:12 PM
Tightpaulfolds

PM's from him in 2010 when he made a brief return to the forum.  Said then he hadnt been playing live anymore and barely online but would try to get along to some live games in Glasgow.  Dunno if he ever did, assume just not playing poker anymore and not visiting the forum.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on February 14, 2014, 03:40:27 PM
Ian woodley
Kevin O Leary



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on February 14, 2014, 04:36:09 PM
Ian woodley
Kevin O Leary



Saw Ian out in Vegas this summer, and he's just doing the same old I think.

Lovejoy can be seen ranting on Facebook regularly, and is off to Vegas himself soon.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on February 14, 2014, 04:42:51 PM
Alan Glover?

Bloody hell, there's a good one.

Haven't seen him in ages.

Think I saw him briefly at the races maybe 4 years ago.

Was he a bookie?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on February 14, 2014, 04:50:19 PM
What about those Welsh guys who used to knock around with Iwan Jones?

Martin Cavanagh?

Jeff Burke?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 14, 2014, 06:11:02 PM
Manchester George?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: 77dave on February 14, 2014, 06:11:13 PM
Vik Kanwar

Dave Clarke


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty77 on February 14, 2014, 06:12:47 PM
Kevin O Leary played the GUKPT at the Vic last week.  Was interviewed by the Tower too, will be on youtube.

Think he's off to Vegas soon.  Had a few dinners with him last year; just said he prefers the atmosphere in Vegas card rooms than UK ones.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AlexMartin on February 14, 2014, 06:17:37 PM
Kevin O Leary played the GUKPT at the Vic last week.  Was interviewed by the Tower too, will be on youtube.

Think he's off to Vegas soon.  Had a few dinners with him last year; just said he prefers the atmosphere in Vegas card rooms than UK ones.

hes a moany git nowadays :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on February 14, 2014, 06:31:38 PM
What about those Welsh guys who used to knock around with Iwan Jones?

Martin Cavanagh?

Jeff Burke?

Last I heard Martyn was getting the lot clicking.

Jeff retired a couple years back, and I think he's just at home in Wales.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on February 14, 2014, 06:47:38 PM
http://www.kevinolearypoker.com/


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: KarmaDope on February 14, 2014, 07:18:08 PM
What about those Welsh guys who used to knock around with Iwan Jones?

Martin Cavanagh?

Jeff Burke?

Last I heard Martyn was getting the lot clicking.

Jeff retired a couple years back, and I think he's just at home in Wales.

Jeff had a bit of a health scare I believe, but hopefully he is doing better now.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on February 14, 2014, 08:06:41 PM
Ash the Cash?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on February 15, 2014, 11:11:24 AM
chicken joe koumi    
jonny texas hewston
shaf from blackburn
stuart nash
paul gourlay
paul king
david young
alan vinnecombe


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on February 15, 2014, 11:39:51 AM
Stuart Nash still plays Luton occasionally, and the vic.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 15, 2014, 12:06:54 PM
Hewston's still around and is regularly seen at DTD.

One of the anons I believe.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on February 16, 2014, 01:38:11 PM
anyone remember micheal muldoon?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on February 16, 2014, 01:42:56 PM
anyone remember micheal muldoon?

I remember Mike, good lad.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on February 16, 2014, 02:10:23 PM
I saw Alan Vinnecombe a few months ago in Bristol Gala. He set up a business or a bar recently and it's taking up all his time.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on February 16, 2014, 02:12:01 PM
Who remembers Johnny texas's old sidekick Craig "slickback" Wildman?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on February 16, 2014, 02:14:45 PM
Mick Fletcher

Ash Pervais


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on February 16, 2014, 02:15:40 PM
Who remembers Johnny texas's old sidekick Craig "slickback" Wildman?

He still posts quite regularly on here, Dan, under the alias "I KNOW IT". He was one of blonde's very first Members.  (Jan 29th, 2005, day one of blonde Forum!).

He moved to India - Goa maybe? - to run a B & M Cardroom, which did very well, & then, I believe, he moved on, maybe to China, or somesuch?

He's getting along just fine from what I can gather, & often invites me to go see him, but its a bit far for me, I rarely venture further eastwards than Lowestoft these days.

PS - In fact he Posted on this very thread, in December, asking after Taffy & Mick Jones, from Derby, see....


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=62191.msg1883922#msg1883922


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on February 16, 2014, 02:30:50 PM
Who remembers Johnny texas's old sidekick Craig "slickback" Wildman?

He still posts quite regularly on here, Dan, under the alias "I KNOW IT". He was one of blonde's very first Members.  (Jan 29th, 2005, day one of blonde Forum!).

He moved to India - Goa maybe? - to run a B & M Cardroom, which did very well, & then, I believe, he moved on, maybe to China, or somesuch?

He's getting along just fine from what I can gather, & often invites me to go see him, but its a bit far for me, I rarely venture further eastwards than Lowestoft these days.

PS - In fact he Posted on this very thread, in December, asking after Taffy & Mick Jones, from Derby, see....


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=62191.msg1883922#msg1883922

fantastic stuff tikay, thanks!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on February 16, 2014, 04:09:25 PM
Mick Fletcher

Ash Pervais

Mick played a weekend at DTD a fortnight ago.

Don't tend to see him travel the circuit much these days though


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on February 16, 2014, 06:36:51 PM
Tony Hitman Hackey?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 16, 2014, 06:58:29 PM
Jac Arama?

Tyrone the roulette "professional" who appeared on the first LNP?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty77 on February 16, 2014, 07:13:10 PM
Jac Arama?

Plays small comps at the London Mint.  Saw him play an EPT London side a few months ago too.  He's ditched the hats of glasses or whatever his thing was


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: 77dave on February 16, 2014, 07:19:05 PM
Tony Hitman Hackey?

plays 1/2 plo in the vic


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on February 16, 2014, 07:24:03 PM
Tony Hitman Hackey?

plays 1/2 plo in the vic

Cheers, not seen or heard of him since way back but looking back at a few names in this thread reminded me of him for some reason. Made a final table in luton festival with him once which was plo. Was decent plo player as far as i can remember


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on February 17, 2014, 07:39:47 AM
Tony Hitman Hackey?

plays 1/2 plo in the vic

Cheers, not seen or heard of him since way back but looking back at a few names in this thread reminded me of him for some reason. Made a final table in luton festival with him once which was plo. Was decent plo player as far as i can remember

Used to run the big Slick club in Purley but moved on after a fall out iirc.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on February 17, 2014, 07:41:03 AM
Jac Arama?

Plays small comps at the London Mint.  Saw him play an EPT London side a few months ago too.  He's ditched the hats of glasses or whatever his thing was

occasionally at the Vic too.

I think he got himself in some trouble over a dodgy business which involved premium rate phone numbers.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: booder on February 23, 2014, 11:32:37 AM
"Monkey" Matt Doyle ?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on February 23, 2014, 12:14:14 PM
anyone remember micheal muldoon?

I remember Mike, good lad.



he follows me twitter I think!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on February 23, 2014, 12:15:26 PM
Who remembers Johnny texas's old sidekick Craig "slickback" Wildman?

Craig is on here, I'm surprised he hasn't answered himself!

I KNOW IT

He's running a card room in Goa I think.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobAlike on February 23, 2014, 12:21:43 PM
Who remembers Johnny texas's old sidekick Craig "slickback" Wildman?

Craig is on here, I'm surprised he hasn't answered himself!

I KNOW IT

He's running a card room in Goa I think.

Think he's moved on to China now.
Top bloke.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on February 23, 2014, 06:47:16 PM
Laxie?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dreenie on February 24, 2014, 06:31:53 AM
Riverdaveeeee is back!

And getting the lot, WAL


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Nakor on February 24, 2014, 09:36:26 AM
"Monkey" Matt Doyle ?

And Big Armo, that boy could play the 4 card game.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: 77dave on February 24, 2014, 10:45:09 AM
Riverdaveeeee is back!

And getting the lot, WAL

details


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bagel on February 24, 2014, 11:17:17 AM
Riverdaveeeee is back!

And getting the lot, WAL

details

saw him mentioned on 2+2 negative feedback thread couple months back for alleged grimming of stake


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on February 24, 2014, 11:30:57 AM
Riverdaveeeee is back!

And getting the lot, WAL

details

saw him mentioned on 2+2 negative feedback thread couple months back for alleged grimming of stake

pretty safe to say that's not alleged.

He grimmed me a few years ago now - total degenerate.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Dubai on February 24, 2014, 11:36:36 AM
He still owes Dempsey for shares in this tournament where Demps paid on and never got weighed in. Think was 20% - will let him confirm.  Been 5.5 years so if he doing alright Dreenie get him to ship some over please, MKKMOO stars,

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=32266


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 24, 2014, 12:10:56 PM
He still owes Dempsey for shares in this tournament where Demps paid on and never got weighed in. Think was 20% - will let him confirm.  Been 5.5 years so if he doing alright Dreenie get him to ship some over please, MKKMOO stars,

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=32266

Some names on that list Dave.

Eric "lowball" Dalby for one.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Dubai on February 24, 2014, 12:34:20 PM
He won the first ever Ladbrokes cruise I seem to remember back in 2004. Showing my age there


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Longines on February 24, 2014, 03:42:13 PM
I had the pleasure of sitting next to Mr Dalby at last month's PLO8 tournie at the Vic, I was quite happy to timebank just so I could keep listening to his poker anecdotes.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jamier-Host on February 25, 2014, 09:42:33 AM
M3Boy


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jamier-Host on February 25, 2014, 09:44:18 AM
I saw Alan Vinnecombe a few months ago in Bristol Gala. He set up a business or a bar recently and it's taking up all his time.

Got a lot of time for Alan - had a few fun Euro trips with him back in his heyday smashing up the Eastern Europe tourno scene (him not me obv).

Always got some venture on the go though so sure he's doing just fine.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on February 25, 2014, 09:48:56 AM
M3Boy

Plays Luton monthly comps regularly, and DTD too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 25, 2014, 09:55:11 AM
Alex Fleerackers?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on February 25, 2014, 10:51:41 AM
Alex Fleerackers?


Is he a Benny Hill character?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on February 25, 2014, 11:04:48 AM
Alex Fleerackers?


Is he a Benny Hill character?

No. Very clever thoroughly eccentric and outspoken guy was into card-counting and a regular on the poker scene 15/20 years ago, also a top-class bridge player.

I remember he got overpaid by £1K at the cage in Derby when it was still the Hamblin Grand and got banned for refusing to give it back.

I last saw him at Napoleon's Owlerton around ten+ years ago and he said he was living somewhere in Yorkshire.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BigAdz on February 25, 2014, 12:53:05 PM
I know someone asked about Marc Goodwin, but seems only a single sighting.

Anyone know what he is doing? Was really decent to me when I first started playing, even though I was/am a complete poker nobody, and like to think he is doing ok.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on February 25, 2014, 10:47:47 PM
Spacefrog.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on February 26, 2014, 12:39:23 AM
Cdw1111


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dreenie on February 26, 2014, 01:34:14 AM
He still owes Dempsey for shares in this tournament where Demps paid on and never got weighed in. Think was 20% - will let him confirm.  Been 5.5 years so if he doing alright Dreenie get him to ship some over please, MKKMOO stars,

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=32266

I haven't spoke to him, he was on the same table as my friend who I was railing on stars at the weekend. He finalled the big 55 lol, some life..

I pm'd James, hope he gets his money, would defo bet against it tho :/


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on February 26, 2014, 02:33:16 AM
Space frog where are you my French food expert


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on February 26, 2014, 07:54:58 AM
Praz Bansi
The V0id

I saw Praz a fortnight ago, playing at The Vic.

He is heavily into Sports Betting these days, especially football.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on February 27, 2014, 06:51:27 PM
Helen Saperia from the Empire

Crazy old Chinese lady, former wife of Nigel Saperia, the millionaire former trader..


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Woodsey on February 27, 2014, 07:38:37 PM
Helen Saperia from the Empire

Crazy old Chinese lady, former wife of Nigel Saperia, the millionaire former trader..

lol she's always booting off with somebody whenever I've played with her  :D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on February 27, 2014, 08:19:34 PM
rex008


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on February 27, 2014, 10:34:07 PM
phatomch ?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on February 27, 2014, 10:36:51 PM
phatomch ?

Spooky!

I actually spoke to him on Facebook a few weeks back, when he commented on one of the lovely juices I posted a picture of.

He went on a juice detox himself a while back, and dropped 3 stone over the course of about 7 weeks.

Not sure what he's up to, but it appears he's no longer chained to the mirror and the razor blade :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Woodsey on February 28, 2014, 02:54:53 AM
Camel after the DTD/collusion thread....


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on February 28, 2014, 07:48:48 AM
Started juicing this week..its amazing!

Yeah, I was doing it for a few weeks, but got out of the routine and need to get back into it.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on February 28, 2014, 08:35:53 AM
Camel after the DTD/collusion thread....

Think he is allowed a day off.  He can be found on twitter, where he does his best poker bastard impression daily.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on February 28, 2014, 08:43:17 AM
Camel after the DTD/collusion thread....

Think he is allowed a day off.  He can be found on twitter, where he does his best poker bastard impression daily.

Nah, he is more a sort of Mr Angry on Twitter, chunter chunter chunter. He's a sort of poor man's Piers Morgan.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on February 28, 2014, 09:19:54 AM
Camel after the DTD/collusion thread....

Think he is allowed a day off.  He can be found on twitter, where he does his best poker bastard impression daily.

Nah, he is more a sort of Mr Angry on Twitter, chunter chunter chunter. He's a sort of poor man's Piers Morgan.

(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx68/skyfallen_meli/Gifs/Shocked.gif)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dino1980 on March 01, 2014, 02:03:03 AM
Praz Bansi
The V0id

I saw Praz a fortnight ago, playing at The Vic.

He is heavily into Sports Betting these days, especially football.

He played EPT Deauville as did Javed Abrahams who was another blast from the past.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: JaffaCake on March 01, 2014, 11:25:29 AM
Praz Bansi
The V0id

I saw Praz a fortnight ago, playing at The Vic.

He is heavily into Sports Betting these days, especially football.
cricket tikay, not football! Playing a lot more poker this year, just lazy and doesn't like travelling to uk events
He played EPT Deauville as did Javed Abrahams who was another blast from the past.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on March 01, 2014, 11:35:17 AM
Praz Bansi
The V0id

I saw Praz a fortnight ago, playing at The Vic.

He is heavily into Sports Betting these days, especially football.
cricket tikay, not football! Playing a lot more poker this year, just lazy and doesn't like travelling to uk events
He played EPT Deauville as did Javed Abrahams who was another blast from the past.

Ahh, my bad Jeff. I based that on the fact that I know he was punting with some vigour on Euro12.

Some poker talent that boy has got, think we can agree on that.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jamier-Host on March 02, 2014, 01:06:15 AM
Ram Vaswani?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on March 03, 2014, 10:19:24 PM
Max Hussain.. Skinny fella who used to play at Sheffield Naps a lot and Gala Notts. Always had about 10 seats for every sheffield event which when they were full he used to sell at more than face value (so i heard)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on March 03, 2014, 10:27:08 PM
Rumit 'The Cube' Somaiya


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on March 03, 2014, 10:57:00 PM
Rumit 'The Cube' Somaiya

Lives in London now. Saw him twice in a week over Xmas in DTD, he played the GPS. Doing fine just not playing that much poker.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kano on March 03, 2014, 11:38:26 PM
Luke Patten


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on March 04, 2014, 12:03:45 AM
Pot limit hold em?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on March 04, 2014, 01:05:52 AM
Max Hussain.. Skinny fella who used to play at Sheffield Naps a lot and Gala Notts. Always had about 10 seats for every sheffield event which when they were full he used to sell at more than face value (so i heard)

Sold said seats to the "wrong" people I guess :D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on March 04, 2014, 09:53:22 AM
Pot limit hold em?

On my wrist most days....


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on March 04, 2014, 02:01:50 PM
Lucy Rokash?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on March 04, 2014, 03:09:18 PM
Pot limit hold em?

On my wrist most days....


I got there eventually.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on March 04, 2014, 05:37:25 PM
Pete "the professor" Singleton


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jamier-Host on March 05, 2014, 01:57:07 PM
Lucy Rokash?

Didn't we discuss this one a few pages back?!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on March 05, 2014, 02:57:44 PM
Lucy Rokash?

Didn't we discuss this one a few pages back?!

I didn't believe you so I just went back 20 pages and realised I replied to you asking this with a few paragraphs.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on March 06, 2014, 03:14:06 AM
Chris Moorman?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Nakor on March 06, 2014, 06:28:14 AM
Madasahatstand
IFM
CIAxxxx
Mr F
Dingdell


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on March 06, 2014, 07:02:58 AM
Kinboshi.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: david3103 on March 06, 2014, 09:14:23 AM
The "Hand of the Day" thread.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: philthepower on March 06, 2014, 12:55:22 PM
Max Hussain.. Skinny fella who used to play at Sheffield Naps a lot and Gala Notts. Always had about 10 seats for every sheffield event which when they were full he used to sell at more than face value (so i heard)

Still playing, I saw him at Grosvenor Sheffield over Christmas. We had a spin on their festive wheel of fortune, he won £50 and I got a pair of novelty Santa boots that doubled as wine bottle holders. He was so jealous.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on March 06, 2014, 10:11:55 PM
Max Hussain.. Skinny fella who used to play at Sheffield Naps a lot and Gala Notts. Always had about 10 seats for every sheffield event which when they were full he used to sell at more than face value (so i heard)

Still playing, I saw him at Grosvenor Sheffield over Christmas. We had a spin on their festive wheel of fortune, he won £50 and I got a pair of novelty Santa boots that doubled as wine bottle holders. He was so jealous.

"Good man you"


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on March 15, 2014, 11:10:27 AM
Heid


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: leethefish on March 16, 2014, 12:05:04 AM
Pete Linton


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dakky on March 16, 2014, 12:11:38 AM
Ram Vaswani?

Loads of sports betting afaik


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on March 16, 2014, 10:28:55 AM
That bloody aeroplane.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on March 16, 2014, 10:55:56 AM
Pete Linton

Moved to Lebanon with his new partner


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Woodsey on March 16, 2014, 11:03:55 AM
Pete Linton

Moved to Lebanon with his new partner


lol, one of the more unexpected answers on this thread.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on March 16, 2014, 11:07:03 AM
Pete Linton

Moved to Lebanon with his new partner


lol, one of the more unexpected answers on this thread.

His partner Dave has a 3 year work post out there so Pete set sail too


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on March 16, 2014, 09:02:55 PM
Pete Linton

Moved to Lebanon with his new partner


lol, one of the more unexpected answers on this thread.

His partner Dave has a 3 year work post out there so Pete set sail too


Was going to post Pete's name too but forgot.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on March 16, 2014, 09:57:54 PM
Pete Singleton.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on March 16, 2014, 10:01:20 PM
Pete Singleton.

Was at the vic on Friday night.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on March 17, 2014, 12:06:00 PM
Jim "celtic tiger" Britton?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on March 17, 2014, 12:06:32 PM


Peking.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on March 17, 2014, 06:39:15 PM
Pete Singleton.

still waiting for the aces.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Graham C on March 17, 2014, 06:42:10 PM
Has it been long enough to ask about the Camel yet?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on March 17, 2014, 06:44:36 PM
spent time with him at cheltenham was in great form, also met up with marting green for a few beers also.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: arbboy on March 17, 2014, 06:45:08 PM
Pete 'The RUMPER' Wood


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty77 on March 17, 2014, 07:07:15 PM
Pete 'The RUMPER' Wood

He played in one of the Sky cash games.

Said he doesn't really play much any more, if I remember rightly has a big property project on the way too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on March 17, 2014, 07:15:47 PM
Jim "celtic tiger" Britton?

Think Camel posted about him earlier in the thread.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on March 17, 2014, 07:17:09 PM
Jim "celtic tiger" Britton?

Think Camel posted about him earlier in the thread.

Who?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on March 17, 2014, 08:29:01 PM
Pete Singleton.

still waiting for the aces.

Haha excellent.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: DMorgan on March 18, 2014, 03:04:12 AM
Pete 'The RUMPER' Wood

Remember playing cash with him at GUKPT Cardiff a good 5 years ago. Used to play pretty high heads up SNGs on ipoker too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on March 19, 2014, 10:41:54 PM
John black and his insane hedge


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on March 19, 2014, 10:50:22 PM
John black and his insane hedge

Plays cash at MK


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AlrightJack on March 20, 2014, 06:40:27 PM
Pete Linton is here in Vienna at the Eureka/EPT festival, but only for the cash games. He's retired from tournaments.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on April 13, 2014, 02:12:45 AM
steve bovis


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on April 13, 2014, 02:15:23 AM
steve bovis

Proper blast from the past!

Remember playing with him at the Rendezvous, when the cardroom was still upstairs, and at Southampton.

See from his Herbiemob that he nicked £7k at Thanet in 2012, but nothing since then.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on April 13, 2014, 05:27:32 AM
Surinder Sunar.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tonytats on April 13, 2014, 09:49:53 AM
Surinder Sunar.


Saw him on live feed of last ept


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: byronkincaid on April 13, 2014, 10:08:32 AM
Keith 'The Camel' Hawkins 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on April 13, 2014, 10:13:48 AM
Keith 'The Camel' Hawkins 

Backed the wrong horse in a match.  His was not only tailed off but turned out to be running on bute. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on April 13, 2014, 10:14:58 AM
Keith 'The Camel' Hawkins 

Perhaps he's got the hump.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on April 14, 2014, 11:16:16 PM
Snatty.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on April 14, 2014, 11:53:34 PM
Snatty.

Spoke to him the other day, he is well and enjoying life. Rarely plays poker.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Lucky on April 15, 2014, 12:49:21 AM
Snatty.

He posted in this thread a while back after I drew his attention to it.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: spacefrog on April 24, 2014, 01:04:31 AM
Spacefrog.

Pif paf pof

Bonjour!




Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Woodsey on April 24, 2014, 01:08:20 AM

Where is your fry up pic you promised us?  ;nemesis;


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: spacefrog on April 24, 2014, 01:13:53 AM

Where is your fry up pic you promised us?  ;nemesis;

This is a thing I really would like a *official* "whatever happened to?" ting about!

We can make thgis happens



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Woodsey on April 24, 2014, 01:16:47 AM
Whatever happened to the breakfast pic Space frog promised us! (http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q665/B_Paulsen/Happy%20Faces/Happy%20Faces%20Animated/icon_smile_nono_zpsade1bbd0.gif) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/B_Paulsen/media/Happy%20Faces/Happy%20Faces%20Animated/icon_smile_nono_zpsade1bbd0.gif.html)

There ya go  ;D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Titmus on April 27, 2014, 11:39:30 AM
Pete Singleton.

Who cares.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on April 27, 2014, 12:46:44 PM
Welcome to Blonde, Fred.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Titmus on April 27, 2014, 02:06:53 PM
Welcome to Blonde, Fred.

Titmus


Posts: 5


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on April 27, 2014, 03:31:04 PM
I missed the first 4


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: doubleup on April 27, 2014, 08:17:59 PM
Keith 'The Camel' Hawkins 

he's a zoom plo lolpro now apparently



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on April 27, 2014, 08:28:13 PM
Keith 'The Camel' Hawkins 

he's a zoom plo lolpro now apparently



He was a rec having fun.

Should be welcomed in the game.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: doubleup on April 27, 2014, 08:30:31 PM
Keith 'The Camel' Hawkins 

he's a zoom plo lolpro now apparently



He was a rec having fun.

Should be welcomed in the game.

 ;)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on April 28, 2014, 03:15:32 PM
tony hakki?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on April 28, 2014, 03:29:29 PM
tony hakki?

Think it was mentioned ITT that he is sometimes spotted playing at one of the poker clubs on the outskirts of London.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on April 28, 2014, 03:34:17 PM
tony hakki?

Think it was mentioned ITT that he is sometimes spotted playing at one of the poker clubs on the outskirts of London.

He used to run Big Slick in Croydon, but pretty sure someone else took it over, though I moved away.  Surprised he is making enough through poker to avoid paying maintenance.  I assumed he wasn't really playing much when he had Big Slick, and if he wa giving up playing to run a poker club, back then, you'd think he'd really struggle now?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on April 28, 2014, 03:52:34 PM
tony hakki?

Think it was mentioned ITT that he is sometimes spotted playing at one of the poker clubs on the outskirts of London.

He used to run Big Slick in Croydon, but pretty sure someone else took it over, though I moved away.  Surprised he is making enough through poker to avoid paying maintenance.  I assumed he wasn't really playing much when he had Big Slick, and if he wa giving up playing to run a poker club, back then, you'd think he'd really struggle now?

I remember when my old man took me to the Rendezvous in Brighton for my first >100 tourney, and Tony Hakki was playing it. There were a bunch of them all sponsored by 'Big Slick' or similar, and I was just trying to remember the names with the old man then.

Tony Hakki
Mick Clark
John Falconer

Think there were a couple others, but neither of us could remember them.

Used to love the Rendezvous festivals, so easy to drive up on a Thursday and just plot up in the Seattle? hotel for a long weekend.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on April 28, 2014, 04:13:50 PM
Better post this for those not aware why he was mentioned

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10792772/Poker-player-wins-legal-battle-to-not-support-children-from-winnings.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10792772/Poker-player-wins-legal-battle-to-not-support-children-from-winnings.html)

Could be just a mad coincidence mind.

Going to have to dust off my job seekers allowance claim, always figured it would be very wrong to claim.  Bit like dodging child maintenance.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: arbboy on April 28, 2014, 04:29:52 PM
Great news going forward for anyone worried about poker being taxed as a source of income. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: doubleup on April 28, 2014, 04:35:42 PM
Great news going forward for anyone worried about poker being taxed as a source of income. 

Not really - it is precisely because poker isn't taxable income that he has won the case, not the other way.  And because he obviously appears to be a dead beat and leaves the state to support his family, there is more chance that some bright spark in the treasury has a think about a way to tax winners without affording tax relief to losers.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redarmi on April 28, 2014, 04:49:57 PM
Great news going forward for anyone worried about poker being taxed as a source of income. 

Not really - it is precisely because poker isn't taxable income that he has won the case, not the other way.  And because he obviously appears to be a dead beat and leaves the state to support his family, there is more chance that some bright spark in the treasury has a think about a way to tax winners without affording tax relief to losers.

I have never really understood why the revenue doesn't think they can do this.  The IRS manage to do it fine in the States.  All that said would be nice to see this guy in some future busto posts as he is clearly a scumbag.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on April 28, 2014, 05:01:33 PM
Great news going forward for anyone worried about poker being taxed as a source of income. 

Not really - it is precisely because poker isn't taxable income that he has won the case, not the other way.  And because he obviously appears to be a dead beat and leaves the state to support his family, there is more chance that some bright spark in the treasury has a think about a way to tax winners without affording tax relief to losers.

I have never really understood why the revenue doesn't think they can do this.  The IRS manage to do it fine in the States.  All that said would be nice to see this guy in some future busto posts as he is clearly a scumbag.


Not to take issue with you Mr Red because for all I know you could well be right, but can I ask why he's clearly a scumbag?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redarmi on April 28, 2014, 05:21:28 PM
Just feel that men that try to avoid their responsibilities to their children are deserving of contempt in general.  It appears that he doesn't dispute the fact that he supports himself through playing poker yet is willing to use the legal definition of his profession to get out of paying child support.  Using the letter of the law in this way is pretty low.  All imo of course.  Would you disagree?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on April 28, 2014, 05:29:15 PM
Just feel that men that try to avoid their responsibilities to their children are deserving of contempt in general.  It appears that he doesn't dispute the fact that he supports himself through playing poker yet is willing to use the legal definition of his profession to get out of paying child support.  Using the letter of the law in this way is pretty low.  All imo of course.  Would you disagree?


Only is so far as I don't know the facts. I mean, she might be driving around in a Range Rover and wearing Prada because she's shacked up with some wealthy tosser who the kid / kids are now referring to as 'Dad'.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: arbboy on April 28, 2014, 05:31:55 PM
Just feel that men that try to avoid their responsibilities to their children are deserving of contempt in general.  It appears that he doesn't dispute the fact that he supports himself through playing poker yet is willing to use the legal definition of his profession to get out of paying child support.  Using the letter of the law in this way is pretty low.  All imo of course.  Would you disagree?


Only is so far as I don't know the facts. I mean, she might be driving around in a Range Rover and wearing Prada because she's shacked up with some wealthy tosser who the kid / kids are now referring to as 'Dad'.

even if that was the case why would that stop his financial responsibility as their father?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redarmi on April 28, 2014, 05:34:05 PM
True but even if she was if it was me I would want to know for my own piece of mind that I had done the right thing.  If I am not with her anymore I don't care what she does and I can't control how she behaves but I can control my behaviour and do the right thing by my children.  Even if she is screwing me around and not letting me have access I want to know that in the future I can look them in the eye and say I did the right thing.  Going to court in this manner can only damage his relationship with his kids in the future and surely that is what is important?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on April 28, 2014, 05:40:57 PM
Just feel that men that try to avoid their responsibilities to their children are deserving of contempt in general.  It appears that he doesn't dispute the fact that he supports himself through playing poker yet is willing to use the legal definition of his profession to get out of paying child support.  Using the letter of the law in this way is pretty low.  All imo of course.  Would you disagree?


Only is so far as I don't know the facts. I mean, she might be driving around in a Range Rover and wearing Prada because she's shacked up with some wealthy tosser who the kid / kids are now referring to as 'Dad'.

even if that was the case why would that stop his financial responsibility as their father?


Well I certainly wouldn't be falling over myself to pay maintenance to my well off, unfaithful wife for 15yo son who spits in my eye and calls me a tosser every time I see him.

Of course that may not be the case and Red might be 100% correct, I just don't think it's fair to just assume he's a scumbag.




Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: doubleup on April 28, 2014, 05:43:14 PM

I have never really understood why the revenue doesn't think they can do this.  The IRS manage to do it fine in the States. 

They would have to pass legislation to create a new tax schedule (as the court precedents found that it isn't covered by the existing ones) and require anyone who gambles to make a return and have the systems to process these returns.  So doubtful that it would be viable, but if they thought it was.....  


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: neeko on April 28, 2014, 09:38:19 PM
Link (below) the the judges reasoning on the case.

http://bit.ly/1lbA7Ij (http://bit.ly/1lbA7Ij)

Including all of the gambling related legal previous rulings


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on April 28, 2014, 11:49:26 PM
Shouldn't waste our time discussing whether child benefits should or shouldn't be paid when we don't know the story behind it. If the father isn't entitled to pay support, then he can decide for himself if he still wishes to pay. I am sure most good people would just happily support their children if everything was hunky dory. But it usually isn't.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on May 04, 2014, 11:54:02 AM
Camel's 20 quid notes that he put in the mail


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on May 04, 2014, 12:20:31 PM
Mantis.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on May 04, 2014, 12:29:11 PM
Camel's 20 quid notes that he put in the mail

😀😀


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on May 10, 2014, 11:30:25 AM
Pokerineurope.com and Poker Europa magazine.

For that matter, Nic Szermeta too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on May 10, 2014, 11:39:01 AM
Pokerineurope.com and Poker Europa magazine.

For that matter, Nic Szermeta too.

Weird you mention Nic Szermeta, I spotted his name on the UKIPT @ DTD Chip counts yesterday. Not seen him for a good few years.

Wiki tells me he is over 70 now, good Lord.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic_Szeremeta


Back in the day, PokerEuropa Magazine was a must read for most of us in poker. It was weird, a single magazine printed in 3 or 4 different languages. It had a "Results Section" at the back, too, which we all (or many of us) scoured avidly.

I used to write Tourney Reports for them, think I got £150 a whack, then someone - still in poker - pulled a bit of a stroke on me, by writing Tourney Reports for Poker Europa simply from reading blonde Live Updates, hr never even attended the Events, lol.

It became a quite busy Online Site & Forum later, but it sort of fell behind the times I think.

I seem to recall that Nic was in partnership with Jon Shoreman, who I believe still plays Mixed Cash Games at The Vic.

I had a few business dealings with Jon. Sharp cookie, I'd rather be on his side than against him. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on May 10, 2014, 11:39:35 AM
Pokerineurope.com and Poker Europa magazine.

For that matter, Nic Szermeta too.

Last time I can remember reading those two publications must be about 2007?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on May 10, 2014, 11:42:23 AM
poker europa closed, then a "poker europa 52" magazine launched published and edited out of Russia, focussing on the european scene


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on May 10, 2014, 11:45:02 AM
The pokerineurope forum used to rival thehendonmob as the liveliest poker forum around.

Mark Strahan's pokerintheuk forum always lagged behind for some reason.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on May 10, 2014, 11:47:38 AM
Pokerineurope.com and Poker Europa magazine.

For that matter, Nic Szermeta too.

Weird you mention Nic Szermeta, I spotted his name on the UKIPT @ DTD Chip counts yesterday. Not seen him for a good few years.

Wiki tells me he is over 70 now, good Lord.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic_Szeremeta


Back in the day, PokerEuropa Magazine was a must read for most of us in poker. It was weird, a single magazine printed in 3 or 4 different languages. It had a "Results Section" at the back, too, which we all (or many of us) scoured avidly.

I used to write Tourney Reports for them, think I got £150 a whack, then someone - still in poker - pulled a bit of a stroke on me, by writing Tourney Reports for Poker Europa simply from reading blonde Live Updates, hr never even attended the Events, lol.

It became a quite busy Online Site & Forum later, but it sort of fell behind the times I think.

I seem to recall that Nic was in partnership with Jon Shoreman, who I believe still plays Mixed Cash Games at The Vic.

I had a few business dealings with Jon. Sharp cookie, I'd rather be on his side than against him. 

He's still playing?

Wow, whoever said there's no value in poker tournaments any more was lying.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on May 10, 2014, 11:55:27 AM
I used to read every magazine going every month: card player, poker player, WPT, bluff, flush (remember that?!) and poker europa. Loved them all.

Does Nic Szeremeta still write for the Independent? Think they used to have a rotation in their games section. Jon Speelman did the chess, someone else did Bridge and so on.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on May 10, 2014, 11:57:47 AM
Pokerineurope.com and Poker Europa magazine.

For that matter, Nic Szermeta too.

Weird you mention Nic Szermeta, I spotted his name on the UKIPT @ DTD Chip counts yesterday. Not seen him for a good few years.

Wiki tells me he is over 70 now, good Lord.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic_Szeremeta


Back in the day, PokerEuropa Magazine was a must read for most of us in poker. It was weird, a single magazine printed in 3 or 4 different languages. It had a "Results Section" at the back, too, which we all (or many of us) scoured avidly.

I used to write Tourney Reports for them, think I got £150 a whack, then someone - still in poker - pulled a bit of a stroke on me, by writing Tourney Reports for Poker Europa simply from reading blonde Live Updates, hr never even attended the Events, lol.

It became a quite busy Online Site & Forum later, but it sort of fell behind the times I think.

I seem to recall that Nic was in partnership with Jon Shoreman, who I believe still plays Mixed Cash Games at The Vic.

I had a few business dealings with Jon. Sharp cookie, I'd rather be on his side than against him. 

I walked into the Vic a couple of years agp and there was a promotion running in the casino.

For an hour each day both player and bank paid even money on Punto Banco.

If I remember my maths correctly betting on bank every hand returned a +1.5% ROI in expected value.

If they offered this promotion in a Vegas casino, they'd be swamped by every advantage player in Nevada queuing up to get on the table.

Here, it was just the regular players, not varying from their normal strategy.

Except one poker player, religiously betting £200 on bank every hand.

Jon Shoreman.

A sharp cookie indeed.




Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on May 10, 2014, 11:59:02 AM
I noticed his name on the list of survivors too.

I've not seen him since I played a tourney in Torquay a few years ago at the subterranean casino there, shared a table with his daughter Kate who appeared in the original series of LNP too.

There were quite a few notables there including the ubiquitous Bambos, Des Wilson who is NickS's pal, M3Boy, Albert Sapiano, Camel's old mate Laurence Robjent, Paul Parker and Bruce "Elvis" Atkinson who I think won it.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on May 10, 2014, 12:00:35 PM
Pokerineurope.com and Poker Europa magazine.

For that matter, Nic Szermeta too.

Weird you mention Nic Szermeta, I spotted his name on the UKIPT @ DTD Chip counts yesterday. Not seen him for a good few years.

Wiki tells me he is over 70 now, good Lord.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic_Szeremeta


Back in the day, PokerEuropa Magazine was a must read for most of us in poker. It was weird, a single magazine printed in 3 or 4 different languages. It had a "Results Section" at the back, too, which we all (or many of us) scoured avidly.

I used to write Tourney Reports for them, think I got £150 a whack, then someone - still in poker - pulled a bit of a stroke on me, by writing Tourney Reports for Poker Europa simply from reading blonde Live Updates, hr never even attended the Events, lol.

It became a quite busy Online Site & Forum later, but it sort of fell behind the times I think.

I seem to recall that Nic was in partnership with Jon Shoreman, who I believe still plays Mixed Cash Games at The Vic.

I had a few business dealings with Jon. Sharp cookie, I'd rather be on his side than against him. 

He's still playing?

Wow, whoever said there's no value in poker tournaments any more was lying.

I just had a look, he played UKIPT Day 1c, & survived the day.


Nic Szeremeta    12    5    31900


I do recall he was quite handy at 7 card Stud & the like, pretty sure he won the only Stud Tourney ever run @ DTD - in fact, I am pretty sure he sponsored it.


 http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=266


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on May 10, 2014, 12:04:44 PM
I noticed his name on the list of survivors too.

I've not seen him since I played a tourney in Torquay a few years ago at the subterranean casino there, shared a table with his daughter Kate who appeared in the original series of LNP too.

There were quite a few notables there including the ubiquitous Bambos, Des Wilson who is NickS's pal, M3Boy, Albert Sapiano, Camel's old mate Laurence Robjent, Paul Parker and Bruce "Elvis" Atkinson who I think won it.

Blimey Ralph, a thousand memories & stories come to mind from that one sentence.

Laurence Robjent, wow! "Paper Boy". Never sat at a poker table without his Sporting Life or Racing Post. Think he got mugged in Barca one year. I've shared a Final Table or two with him.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on May 10, 2014, 12:06:28 PM
Pokerineurope.com and Poker Europa magazine.

For that matter, Nic Szermeta too.

Weird you mention Nic Szermeta, I spotted his name on the UKIPT @ DTD Chip counts yesterday. Not seen him for a good few years.

Wiki tells me he is over 70 now, good Lord.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic_Szeremeta


Back in the day, PokerEuropa Magazine was a must read for most of us in poker. It was weird, a single magazine printed in 3 or 4 different languages. It had a "Results Section" at the back, too, which we all (or many of us) scoured avidly.

I used to write Tourney Reports for them, think I got £150 a whack, then someone - still in poker - pulled a bit of a stroke on me, by writing Tourney Reports for Poker Europa simply from reading blonde Live Updates, hr never even attended the Events, lol.

It became a quite busy Online Site & Forum later, but it sort of fell behind the times I think.

I seem to recall that Nic was in partnership with Jon Shoreman, who I believe still plays Mixed Cash Games at The Vic.

I had a few business dealings with Jon. Sharp cookie, I'd rather be on his side than against him. 

He's still playing?

Wow, whoever said there's no value in poker tournaments any more was lying.

I just had a look, he played UKIPT Day 1c, & survived the day.


Nic Szeremeta    12    5    31900


I do recall he was quite handy at 7 card Stud & the like, pretty sure he won the only Stud Tourney ever run @ DTD - in fact, I am pretty sure he sponsored it.


 http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=266

My prediction of his exit from this tournament..

He'll survive to within 80 of the money.

He'll have 6 big blinds left when he gets it all in with AQ suited against a 22 year old hoodie wearing internet genius with 120 bbs who holds K9 offsuit.

9 on the turn, exit Nic muttering about how unlucky he was.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on May 10, 2014, 12:14:16 PM
Kate Szeremeta.

Woof!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on May 10, 2014, 12:15:17 PM
Kate Szeremeta.

Woof!

She attempted to sue Vicky Coren for libel.

Vicky wrote in her book that Kate had a tattoo of Stephen Fry and this was incorrect.

It was Ben Elton.

Kate threatened legal action.

Vicky's publishers made the change for the softback version. IIRC


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mulhuzz on May 10, 2014, 12:20:01 PM
Kate Szeremeta.

Woof!

She attempted to sue Vicky Coren for libel.

Vicky wrote in her book that Kate had a tattoo of Stephen Fry and this was incorrect.

It was Ben Elton.

Kate threatened legal action.

Vicky's publishers made the change for the softback version. IIRC

Details here: http://www.victoriacoren.com/main/blog/archive/clarific

Ridiculous, much?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on May 10, 2014, 12:22:00 PM
Kate Szeremeta.

Woof!

She attempted to sue Vicky Coren for libel.

Vicky wrote in her book that Kate had a tattoo of Stephen Fry and this was incorrect.

It was Ben Elton.

Kate threatened legal action.

Vicky's publishers made the change for the softback version. IIRC

Details here: http://www.victoriacoren.com/main/blog/archive/clarific

Ridiculous, much?

Ooops I should edit my post, she'll be suing me next!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on May 10, 2014, 12:23:40 PM
Kate Szeremeta.

Woof!

She attempted to sue Vicky Coren for libel.

Vicky wrote in her book that Kate had a tattoo of Stephen Fry and this was incorrect.

It was Ben Elton.

Kate threatened legal action.

Vicky's publishers made the change for the softback version. IIRC

Details here: http://www.victoriacoren.com/main/blog/archive/clarific

Ridiculous, much?

Good Lord.

As an exercise in reading between the lines, Vicky's fulsome "apology" had me in bits.

There must, presumably, have been some history.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on May 10, 2014, 12:25:23 PM
Could you imagine getting intimate with a young lady for the first time, and just as the moment is peaking to a crescendo..

You notice she has a tattoo of Ben Elton on her hip.

I would think that might dampen your ardour somewhat


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on May 10, 2014, 12:26:45 PM
That's in the same category of daftness as Posh Spice wanting to sue Peterborough United for nicking her "Posh" as their nickname.

She(Kate) was even worse than her dad at poker from what I saw, nice smile tho'.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on May 10, 2014, 12:28:45 PM
Kate Szeremeta.

Woof!

She attempted to sue Vicky Coren for libel.

Vicky wrote in her book that Kate had a tattoo of Stephen Fry and this was incorrect.

It was Ben Elton.

Kate threatened legal action.

Vicky's publishers made the change for the softback version. IIRC

Details here: http://www.victoriacoren.com/main/blog/archive/clarific

Ridiculous, much?

Good Lord.

As an exercise in reading between the lines, Vicky's fulsome "apology" had me in bits.

There must, presumably, have been some history.

The Szeremeta's like a bit of legal action.

I posted a question on my blog a few years ago.. "Why is the holding company which owns Poker Europa, a magazine concerned with European poker issues, written by Europeans, read by Europeans based in the Carribean?"

And someone in the comments replied "Tax Dodge".

Nic threatened to sue me.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mulhuzz on May 10, 2014, 12:29:27 PM
Victoria has more class than me ofc.

I'd have entirely rewritten the paperback version so that it was only these words in large bold typeface repeated:

'Get a hold of yourself man'


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on May 10, 2014, 12:33:40 PM
Could you imagine getting intimate with a young lady for the first time, and just as the moment is peaking to a crescendo..

You notice she has a tattoo of Ben Elton on her hip.

I would think that might dampen your ardour somewhat


Yes yes, perfectly awful.

I can imagine worse, though. In the "Comments" under that apology on Miss Coren's Blog, I spotted this.....




You have to feel a little bit sorry for Kate in all this.

She has every reason to be highly embarrassed about a Ben Elton tattoo, wherever it is placed.

I know I’m highly ashamed of the twin tattoos of Jim Davidson and Stan Boardman on my buttocks.
 


I wonder what sort of person would write that, or even have such tattoos?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on May 10, 2014, 12:36:27 PM
Could you imagine getting intimate with a young lady for the first time, and just as the moment is peaking to a crescendo..

You notice she has a tattoo of Ben Elton on her hip.

I would think that might dampen your ardour somewhat


Yes yes, perfectly awful.

I can imagine worse, though. In the "Comments" under that apology on Miss Coren's Blog, I spotted this.....




You have to feel a little bit sorry for Kate in all this.

She has every reason to be highly embarrassed about a Ben Elton tattoo, wherever it is placed.

I know I’m highly ashamed of the twin tattoos of Jim Davidson and Stan Boardman on my buttocks.
 


I wonder what sort of person would write that, or even have such tattoos?

I had totally forgotten about that comment!

I know it's rude to laugh at your own jokes, but that's pretty funny even if I say so my myself.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on May 10, 2014, 12:53:31 PM
Could you imagine getting intimate with a young lady for the first time, and just as the moment is peaking to a crescendo..

You notice she has a tattoo of Ben Elton on her hip.

I would think that might dampen your ardour somewhat


Yes yes, perfectly awful.

I can imagine worse, though. In the "Comments" under that apology on Miss Coren's Blog, I spotted this.....




You have to feel a little bit sorry for Kate in all this.

She has every reason to be highly embarrassed about a Ben Elton tattoo, wherever it is placed.

I know I’m highly ashamed of the twin tattoos of Jim Davidson and Stan Boardman on my buttocks.
 


I wonder what sort of person would write that, or even have such tattoos?

I had totally forgotten about that comment!

I know it's rude to laugh at your own jokes, but that's pretty funny even if I say so my myself.


Haha, that is funny.

Although where else to have a tattoo of Jim Davidson than on an arse? Other than maybe a right tit?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on May 10, 2014, 05:48:49 PM
Pokerineurope.com and Poker Europa magazine.

For that matter, Nic Szermeta too.

Weird you mention Nic Szermeta, I spotted his name on the UKIPT @ DTD Chip counts yesterday. Not seen him for a good few years.

Wiki tells me he is over 70 now, good Lord.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic_Szeremeta


Back in the day, PokerEuropa Magazine was a must read for most of us in poker. It was weird, a single magazine printed in 3 or 4 different languages. It had a "Results Section" at the back, too, which we all (or many of us) scoured avidly.

I used to write Tourney Reports for them, think I got £150 a whack, then someone - still in poker - pulled a bit of a stroke on me, by writing Tourney Reports for Poker Europa simply from reading blonde Live Updates, hr never even attended the Events, lol.

It became a quite busy Online Site & Forum later, but it sort of fell behind the times I think.

I seem to recall that Nic was in partnership with Jon Shoreman, who I believe still plays Mixed Cash Games at The Vic.

I had a few business dealings with Jon. Sharp cookie, I'd rather be on his side than against him. 

He's still playing?

Wow, whoever said there's no value in poker tournaments any more was lying.

I just had a look, he played UKIPT Day 1c, & survived the day.


Nic Szeremeta    12    5    31900


I do recall he was quite handy at 7 card Stud & the like, pretty sure he won the only Stud Tourney ever run @ DTD - in fact, I am pretty sure he sponsored it.


 http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=266

My prediction of his exit from this tournament..

He'll survive to within 80 of the money.

He'll have 6 big blinds left when he gets it all in with AQ suited against a 22 year old hoodie wearing internet genius with 120 bbs who holds K9 offsuit.

9 on the turn, exit Nic muttering about how unlucky he was.

No details of the hand but he finished 2 off the money. Careful he don't threaten legal action for getting that wrong Keef.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on May 10, 2014, 06:24:22 PM
Pokerineurope.com and Poker Europa magazine.

For that matter, Nic Szermeta too.

Weird you mention Nic Szermeta, I spotted his name on the UKIPT @ DTD Chip counts yesterday. Not seen him for a good few years.

Wiki tells me he is over 70 now, good Lord.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic_Szeremeta


Back in the day, PokerEuropa Magazine was a must read for most of us in poker. It was weird, a single magazine printed in 3 or 4 different languages. It had a "Results Section" at the back, too, which we all (or many of us) scoured avidly.

I used to write Tourney Reports for them, think I got £150 a whack, then someone - still in poker - pulled a bit of a stroke on me, by writing Tourney Reports for Poker Europa simply from reading blonde Live Updates, hr never even attended the Events, lol.

It became a quite busy Online Site & Forum later, but it sort of fell behind the times I think.

I seem to recall that Nic was in partnership with Jon Shoreman, who I believe still plays Mixed Cash Games at The Vic.

I had a few business dealings with Jon. Sharp cookie, I'd rather be on his side than against him. 

He's still playing?

Wow, whoever said there's no value in poker tournaments any more was lying.

I just had a look, he played UKIPT Day 1c, & survived the day.


Nic Szeremeta    12    5    31900


I do recall he was quite handy at 7 card Stud & the like, pretty sure he won the only Stud Tourney ever run @ DTD - in fact, I am pretty sure he sponsored it.


 http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=266

My prediction of his exit from this tournament..

He'll survive to within 80 of the money.

He'll have 6 big blinds left when he gets it all in with AQ suited against a 22 year old hoodie wearing internet genius with 120 bbs who holds K9 offsuit.

9 on the turn, exit Nic muttering about how unlucky he was.

No details of the hand but he finished 2 off the money. Careful he don't threaten legal action for getting that wrong Keef.

Shame.

The under/over for the amount of big blinds he had left when going all in is 2.2


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: nirvana on May 11, 2014, 07:27:16 PM
Keys - is he still looking for a fight cause Mantis is back recently


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on May 11, 2014, 08:57:05 PM
Keys - is he still looking for a fight cause Mantis is back recently

Lives in Thailand now. He's ok. Think he's planning a trip back to UK soon.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: nirvana on May 11, 2014, 10:10:40 PM
Keys - is he still looking for a fight cause Mantis is back recently

Lives in Thailand now. He's ok. Think he's planning a trip back to UK soon.

What a life all you guys lead. Glad he's doing just fine


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on May 14, 2014, 11:04:52 AM
Chris Bruce


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on May 14, 2014, 12:46:49 PM
Chris Bruce

Seen him a few time recently in dtd. Maybe twice in last 3 months.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bookiebasher on May 14, 2014, 12:55:34 PM
Chris Bruce

Had a chat with Chris at DTD last week. He is not playing as much poker as he used to and is currently
enjoying the high life travelling around the country with a group of lads who trade on betfair in play at the
racecourse to gain an advantage over the mug punter sitting at home watching the racing on a 5- 10 second delay.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobby1 on May 14, 2014, 01:35:59 PM
Could you imagine getting intimate with a young lady for the first time, and just as the moment is peaking to a crescendo..

You notice she has a tattoo of Ben Elton on her hip.

I would think that might dampen your ardour somewhat

I am a fan of Ben Elton, his might sound a little specialist but do you have this girls address?



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on May 14, 2014, 01:37:22 PM
Could you imagine getting intimate with a young lady for the first time, and just as the moment is peaking to a crescendo..

You notice she has a tattoo of Ben Elton on her hip.

I would think that might dampen your ardour somewhat

I am a fan of Ben Elton, his might sound a little specialist but do you have this girls address?


Try asianbabes.com


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on May 19, 2014, 10:06:55 AM
Flushy?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on May 19, 2014, 10:09:04 AM
Flushy?

flew to Vegas for the summer yesterday.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Nakor on May 19, 2014, 12:23:29 PM
Dunk619 ?

do hope he is well.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: KarmaDope on May 19, 2014, 05:52:07 PM
Dunk619 ?

do hope he is well.

Popped up on my FB newsfeed at the weekend. Seems to be well and enjoying life with family.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on May 20, 2014, 01:45:35 AM
Horneris?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on May 25, 2014, 02:26:09 PM
Horneris?

Users active in past 15 minutes:
RED-DOG, BorntoBubble, Tal, dreenie, Horneris,


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on May 25, 2014, 02:28:05 PM
Horneris?

He's still around. Don't think he plays poker anymore though.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on May 25, 2014, 02:29:50 PM
Horneris?

He's still around. Don't think he plays poker anymore though.


But does he play it any less?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on June 01, 2014, 02:29:36 PM
Boldie?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MPOWER on June 01, 2014, 09:59:46 PM
Mr Moves.

Met him in Vegas and he dealt with us at work. Nice chap

Regards

M


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on June 01, 2014, 10:02:36 PM
Mr Moves.

Met him in Vegas and he dealt with us at work. Nice chap

Regards

M

Started his own business selling cosmetics online, and substantially moved away from poker


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on June 02, 2014, 10:08:18 AM
Flushy?

Part time skier, part time poker player, part time golfer


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on June 03, 2014, 01:27:33 PM
Flushy?

Part time skier, part time poker player, part time golfer

WAL indeed


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tonytats on June 03, 2014, 01:56:12 PM
Flushy?

Part time skier, part time poker player, part time golfer
WAL indeed


Moved to Delaware in the night


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on June 04, 2014, 03:15:56 PM
Rooky9


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on June 04, 2014, 05:09:50 PM
MintTrav?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Gamblor21 on June 04, 2014, 05:18:51 PM
Rooky9

Working hard for BA. Got married last year (I was best man) and just had their first baby girl. I'm going to see them all this weekend I think so I'll let him know he is missed!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on June 04, 2014, 06:29:26 PM
Tikay?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on June 04, 2014, 07:20:28 PM
Tikay?

;)

Been sightseeing Ralph, but return to poker today, @ Venetian.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on June 04, 2014, 09:35:19 PM
Tikay?

;)

Been sightseeing Ralph, but return to poker today, @ Venetian.

Oh good.

I was rather hoping that you'd done a Blatch as opposed to a Ted Binion.

Has you disappeared of course.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on June 04, 2014, 10:51:09 PM
Flushy?

Part time skier, part time poker player, part time golfer

k


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on June 08, 2014, 06:17:27 PM
Camel? Has he fallen out with us?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: OverTheBorder on June 08, 2014, 06:20:17 PM
Camel? Has he fallen out with us?

I was guessing it was the fall out from Euros@spotgate, lots of comments about him in his pants, I would have been concerned coming back too if members kept picturing me in my underwear


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on June 08, 2014, 07:05:53 PM
Camel? Has he fallen out with us?

I was guessing it was the fall out from Euros@spotgate, lots of comments about him in his pants, I would have been concerned coming back too if members kept picturing me in my underwear

Not too upset to bring it up on twitter again. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on June 08, 2014, 07:55:26 PM
Camel? Has he fallen out with us?

I was guessing it was the fall out from Euros@spotgate, lots of comments about him in his pants, I would have been concerned coming back too if members kept picturing me in my underwear


I'm guessing white Y fronts & a vest.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: OverTheBorder on June 08, 2014, 08:11:33 PM
Camel? Has he fallen out with us?

I was guessing it was the fall out from Euros@spotgate, lots of comments about him in his pants, I would have been concerned coming back too if members kept picturing me in my underwear


I'm guessing white Y fronts & a vest.

haha that would not be a good look for me


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on June 08, 2014, 08:18:01 PM
James Bord


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on June 08, 2014, 09:31:46 PM
James Bord

I asked Alex on Friday night, and I can't remember what he said. Hope that helps x


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on June 09, 2014, 11:36:40 PM
Camel? Has he fallen out with us?

I was guessing it was the fall out from Euros@spotgate, lots of comments about him in his pants, I would have been concerned coming back too if members kept picturing me in my underwear

Not too upset to bring it up on twitter again.  

I don't want this to sound too melodramatic, because "bloke stops posting on an internet forum" isn't really a big deal, is it?

But a couple of concerned PMs hit my inbox over the last day or two and they touched me rather. So it wouldn't be fair to them (or anyone else who was worried) to just be wondering where if I was ok or not and where I had gone.

I've suffered from clinical depression for most of my adult life.

It comes and goes but it's there sitting in the corner of mind pretty much all of the time.

The last few months have been particularly sticky for me really for lots of different reasons.

I gave up visiting Blondepoker a while ago after some stupid confrontation I overreacted to and was happy with my decision, but tikay asked me to come back, I felt I was in a slightly better place mentally so I gave it a go.

Only to have another flare up almost immediately.

Blondepoker used to make happy, but now it either makes me angry when people like Doobs just makes shit up like he has in the post above, or sad when I am forced to take insults from illiterate half wits which I felt the moderators should have removed immediately.

And as I have very little inclination to play poker at the moment, and seemingly little in common with many posters any more it's best for me to step away until I am better equipped to deal with issues that make me sad or angry.

I get my internet fix on Twitter, where the block button is such a satisfying tool. See some of you there no doubt xx


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Sheriff Fatman on June 09, 2014, 11:49:43 PM
Stay well Keith.  You've made comebacks twice before, so I'll hold out hope of a third one at some point when you're good and ready.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on June 10, 2014, 12:13:05 AM
Stay well Keith. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on June 10, 2014, 12:17:30 AM
Stay well Keith.  You've made comebacks twice before, so I'll hold out hope of a third one at some point when you're good and ready.





Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Longines on June 10, 2014, 12:18:52 AM


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Longy on June 10, 2014, 12:20:29 AM
 :(

Hope you feel ready to comeback at some point.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobby1 on June 10, 2014, 12:44:15 AM
All the best Keith.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BigAdz on June 10, 2014, 12:49:36 AM
All the best Keith.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on June 10, 2014, 01:17:42 AM
Camel? Has he fallen out with us?

I was guessing it was the fall out from Euros@spotgate, lots of comments about him in his pants, I would have been concerned coming back too if members kept picturing me in my underwear

Not too upset to bring it up on twitter again.  

I don't want this to sound too melodramatic, because "bloke stops posting on an internet forum" isn't really a big deal, is it?

But a couple of concerned PMs hit my inbox over the last day or two and they touched me rather. So it wouldn't be fair to them (or anyone else who was worried) to just be wondering where if I was ok or not and where I had gone.

I've suffered from clinical depression for most of my adult life.

It comes and goes but it's there sitting in the corner of mind pretty much all of the time.

The last few months have been particularly sticky for me really for lots of different reasons.

I gave up visiting Blondepoker a while ago after some stupid confrontation I overreacted to and was happy with my decision, but tikay asked me to come back, I felt I was in a slightly better place mentally so I gave it a go.

Only to have another flare up almost immediately.

Blondepoker used to make happy, but now it either makes me angry when people like Doobs just makes shit up like he has in the post above, or sad when I am forced to take insults from illiterate half wits which I felt the moderators should have removed immediately.

And as I have very little inclination to play poker at the moment, and seemingly little in common with many posters any more it's best for me to step away until I am better equipped to deal with issues that make me sad or angry.

I get my internet fix on Twitter, where the block button is such a satisfying tool. See some of you there no doubt xx

All I did was make a throw away comment as you were taking part in the Andrew Teng "banter" on twitter.  I don't make shit up.

Cos ‏@Greekstein  Jun 4
So one UK player just won 450k in the millionaire maker and is now selling his $$ for a 5% vig. That just feels dirty to me.
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 Sam Razavi ‏@Sam_Razavi  Jun 4
@Greekstein Hadn't heard of him before yesterday but my respect went from one end of the spectrum to the other in 24 hours.
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 Keith Hawkins ‏@keiththecamel  Jun 4
@Sam_Razavi @Greekstein Little wonder when Pokernews mentioned his rail it didn't include a single British player.     


amongst others. 

I genuinely hope you get better soon.   Depression can be a terrible illness.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redarmi on June 10, 2014, 01:37:42 AM
Camel? Has he fallen out with us?

I was guessing it was the fall out from Euros@spotgate, lots of comments about him in his pants, I would have been concerned coming back too if members kept picturing me in my underwear

Not too upset to bring it up on twitter again.  

I don't want this to sound too melodramatic, because "bloke stops posting on an internet forum" isn't really a big deal, is it?

But a couple of concerned PMs hit my inbox over the last day or two and they touched me rather. So it wouldn't be fair to them (or anyone else who was worried) to just be wondering where if I was ok or not and where I had gone.

I've suffered from clinical depression for most of my adult life.

It comes and goes but it's there sitting in the corner of mind pretty much all of the time.

The last few months have been particularly sticky for me really for lots of different reasons.

I gave up visiting Blondepoker a while ago after some stupid confrontation I overreacted to and was happy with my decision, but tikay asked me to come back, I felt I was in a slightly better place mentally so I gave it a go.

Only to have another flare up almost immediately.

Blondepoker used to make happy, but now it either makes me angry when people like Doobs just makes shit up like he has in the post above, or sad when I am forced to take insults from illiterate half wits which I felt the moderators should have removed immediately.

And as I have very little inclination to play poker at the moment, and seemingly little in common with many posters any more it's best for me to step away until I am better equipped to deal with issues that make me sad or angry.

I get my internet fix on Twitter, where the block button is such a satisfying tool. See some of you there no doubt xx

You'll be missed mate but Blonde isn't going anywhere.  Funnily enough I sometimes have similar periods and I always know I am feeling better when I can start looking at blonde in small doses but if it aggravates it there is no upside.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mondatoo on June 10, 2014, 01:46:23 AM
All the best Keith.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on June 10, 2014, 02:29:16 AM
Camel? Has he fallen out with us?

I was guessing it was the fall out from Euros@spotgate, lots of comments about him in his pants, I would have been concerned coming back too if members kept picturing me in my underwear

Not too upset to bring it up on twitter again.  

I don't want this to sound too melodramatic, because "bloke stops posting on an internet forum" isn't really a big deal, is it?

But a couple of concerned PMs hit my inbox over the last day or two and they touched me rather. So it wouldn't be fair to them (or anyone else who was worried) to just be wondering where if I was ok or not and where I had gone.

I've suffered from clinical depression for most of my adult life.

It comes and goes but it's there sitting in the corner of mind pretty much all of the time.

The last few months have been particularly sticky for me really for lots of different reasons.

I gave up visiting Blondepoker a while ago after some stupid confrontation I overreacted to and was happy with my decision, but tikay asked me to come back, I felt I was in a slightly better place mentally so I gave it a go.

Only to have another flare up almost immediately.

Blondepoker used to make happy, but now it either makes me angry when people like Doobs just makes shit up like he has in the post above, or sad when I am forced to take insults from illiterate half wits which I felt the moderators should have removed immediately.

And as I have very little inclination to play poker at the moment, and seemingly little in common with many posters any more it's best for me to step away until I am better equipped to deal with issues that make me sad or angry.

I get my internet fix on Twitter, where the block button is such a satisfying tool. See some of you there no doubt xx

All I did was make a throw away comment as you were taking part in the Andrew Teng "banter" on twitter.  I don't make shit up.

Cos ‏@Greekstein  Jun 4
So one UK player just won 450k in the millionaire maker and is now selling his $$ for a 5% vig. That just feels dirty to me.
Details     Reply  Retweet  Favourite   More
 Sam Razavi ‏@Sam_Razavi  Jun 4
@Greekstein Hadn't heard of him before yesterday but my respect went from one end of the spectrum to the other in 24 hours.
Details     Reply  Retweet  Favourite   More
 Keith Hawkins ‏@keiththecamel  Jun 4
@Sam_Razavi @Greekstein Little wonder when Pokernews mentioned his rail it didn't include a single British player.     


amongst others. 

I genuinely hope you get better soon.   Depression can be a terrible illness.

Without wishing to get into an argument.

I stopped posting because of the fallout of the Micheal Piper thread. Of which I regret some of my involvement.

Those tweets are clearly about Andrew Teng. Which I do not regret.

Two completely different subjects.

So you are factually incorrect if not deliberately shit stirring.

On a different note, thankyou for the kind messages and PMs. I am at a very low ebb right now, but I'm sure I'll be back one day.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dreenie on June 11, 2014, 02:13:01 AM
Hi Camel, I had no idea, tbh I thought u may have got depressed cos of the dollars I've knocked in every time you bought :/ (light hearted joke, b4 the police arrive 😃).

I wish you well, I can relate to depression a lot as it goes, I take some silly medication every day to keep on an even keel. I already know I'm mad so that's half my battle lol.

Anyway, I hope you feel better soon, I find it really quite sad when people don't seem to get the whole depression thing, and find a lot of ppl are ignorant with it, specially if you gamble because THAT has to be the reason why we are depressed. utter codge imo, I mean don't get me wrong it gives u much more freedom when you are winning but honestly if someone asked me did the money ever make me happy, I would say no every time, my happiness came from making other people happy funnily enough.

Best wishes Keith and always here if you want a chat xxx


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty77 on June 11, 2014, 02:22:52 AM
Take care Keith. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dreenie on June 11, 2014, 02:24:02 AM
And in relation to blonde members, everyone literally everyone is going to have different opinions, that is fact, I admire your determination of plugging on with what you see is right. half the players these days don't get respect amongst gamblers, I've been guilty of it in the past.

A lot of things on any forum can be taken way out of context. I mean I used to let it bother me when I would specifically ask someone a question and they couldn't be bothered to answer, or you would congratulate people on their success and they would just act all arrogant and Billy big time, nowadays I just laugh inside. I don't dislike these ppl, I just find it weird how a lot of people seem so fickle. I take Mondi as a classic example, if he won 500k 2 morrow still think he would be gracious and dignified with all his posts he would not ignore people who he thought were lesser than him and would still continue his poker professionally. I haven't even met monda and I just know he is a decent boy, and I think if he had anything to say he would come right out and say it.

You and ppl like Cos are good for blonde because you say it how it is and people don't always like to hear the truth.

but remember everyone is going to forge an opinion, most people think I'm a complete mug, but I try to brush it off as if they sat down and had a dinner with me they would probably come to a completely different conclusion.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dreenie on June 11, 2014, 02:30:35 AM
half the things people write on here, they wouldn't dream of saying to your face so honestly wouldn't worry about it.

forums create debates, not everyone agrees and sometimes it can get very heated. It's a shame but that's life I guess, if there was no drama it would be pretty boring, and not being funny but loads of people secretly love some of the debates you create because it creates drama and not everyone will agree which in turn makes it go all like eastenders and we all know that everyone loves a good episode of eastenders x

yabba dabba do


p.s I have not consumed any alcohol this evening. 😃


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dreenie on June 11, 2014, 02:49:13 AM
Sorry but I feel quite strongly about this,  so gonna leave u a song to hopefully cheer you up xx


Michael Buble - Thats Life: http://youtu.be/Li0z_tETXWg


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: aaron1867 on June 11, 2014, 06:14:22 AM
I haven't logged into Blonde for a couple of weeks & like a few others have decided to leave Blonde. Some have different reasons, but mine are purely due to other users and to an extent one of the moderators.

I will also echo what Camel has said in regards to Doobs, I don't think he realises how many people he annoys or insults with all the stuff that he posts. The sly insults Doobs has at numerous members, including myself & others are just sad, so I can see why camel has said what he has. I'm not even sure why the moderators don't see it either, but hey. I'm old enough not to care, but I'm not here to be patronised about stuff or have things brought up from months ago. So Doobs, for this forum, please take a different attitude to people on here.

A few other members also, including mods getting digs in.

It's boring and tedious.

I'm sorry to single Doobs out - but until its been said in a public post then perhaps he will never stop with the attitude he has towards other users, I've shared numerous messages with others saying the exact sane thing! No idea why the moderators don't see it.

I will be involved with the Ascot competition & I think that will be me done with Blonde. It really isn't worth it to be having digs or constantly put down by others.

Aaron


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MereNovice on June 11, 2014, 06:47:27 AM
For what it's worth, I would like to say that I think of Doobs as helpful, accurate, (extremely) patient and supportive.

Obviously, other people can have their own opinions but I would feel remiss if I didn't point out that I view him as one of the most valuable contributors to this forum.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on June 11, 2014, 08:01:07 AM
Everybody's sense of humour?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Longy on June 11, 2014, 09:26:37 AM
Aaron1867 hasn't logged on in weeks, he was involved in ascot competition as well!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on June 21, 2014, 02:06:50 PM
John tabatabai


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: claypole on June 21, 2014, 02:15:55 PM
Had a cool day with Keith on Thursday that only the England team could ruin, met him at Ripon with Trigg, Middy and Ash. Was great to see him and he was certainly in good form after going 2/2 - he may correct me and say 3/3. Still a great judge even when not at his best :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on June 21, 2014, 02:19:57 PM
John tabatabai

Was going to say he went to Colombia, but no posts at all on his twitter for ages.  Saw him at a Betfair event a couple of years ago and he was on good form.  Can't help further.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on June 21, 2014, 02:20:28 PM
John tabatabai

He was out in Malta, but that was last year... He is godfather to the son of a friend of mine, so I'll find out from him what John is up to.

I'm pretty sure he has done the old settle down bit now, and has a mrs etc.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: FUN4FRASER on June 21, 2014, 02:45:22 PM
John tabatabai

He was out in Malta, but that was last year... He is godfather to the son of a friend of mine, so I'll find out from him what John is up to.

I'm pretty sure he has done the old settle down bit now, and has a mrs etc.

Ofc me and you Mark know John KunkuWap from our ladbrokes days 2004/5...I think we all met up at Docklands for the Bad Beat Launch ?

Can you remember how crazy mental and "young" he was then especially with his 1000 words per minute chat abuse ?     :) 

Then he some how gets put in by Punk Floyd for 10 K and comes second to Anette in the first WSOP Europe , then he  gets Betfair Sponsorship  talkabout  right place right time etc 

Really Nice Guy and Great Times.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on June 21, 2014, 03:25:09 PM
John tabatabai

He was out in Malta, but that was last year... He is godfather to the son of a friend of mine, so I'll find out from him what John is up to.

I'm pretty sure he has done the old settle down bit now, and has a mrs etc.

Ofc me and you Mark know John KunkuWap from our ladbrokes days 2004/5...I think we all met up at Docklands for the Bad Beat Launch ?

Can you remember how crazy mental and "young" he was then especially with his 1000 words per minute chat abuse ?     :) 

Then he some how gets put in by Punk Floyd for 10 K and comes second to Anette in the first WSOP Europe , then he  gets Betfair Sponsorship  talkabout  right place right time etc 

Really Nice Guy and Great Times.


The Poker Bunker that was owned/run by Rich Redmond 'Squelch', who now lives out in Australia with his wife and 2 kids.

I remember the first time I met John, he was on Uni placement near me, and we had arranged a night out in Bournemouth. I was in the office working, and this small boy walked through the door asking for Mark. I obviously wondered who it was, and couldn't believe it when he introduced himself :D

John was playing for Badbeat at that time, and  has been doing well, so Chris Smith (Zim) put him in a £1k satellite at the 50 in Mayfair. There was a miscommunication, and John didn't actually know the date of the sat. Chris then says '**** that, I'm not paying another 1k for you not to turn up, lets just put you in the damn tournament'

Worked out pretty well for all concerned :D

Agreed, a top chap indeed!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on June 21, 2014, 04:05:57 PM
John tabatabai

He was out in Malta, but that was last year... He is godfather to the son of a friend of mine, so I'll find out from him what John is up to.

I'm pretty sure he has done the old settle down bit now, and has a mrs etc.

Ofc me and you Mark know John KunkuWap from our ladbrokes days 2004/5...I think we all met up at Docklands for the Bad Beat Launch ?

Can you remember how crazy mental and "young" he was then especially with his 1000 words per minute chat abuse ?     :) 

Then he some how gets put in by Punk Floyd for 10 K and comes second to Anette in the first WSOP Europe , then he  gets Betfair Sponsorship  talkabout  right place right time etc 

Really Nice Guy and Great Times.


The Poker Bunker that was owned/run by Rich Redmond 'Squelch', who now lives out in Australia with his wife and 2 kids.

I remember the first time I met John, he was on Uni placement near me, and we had arranged a night out in Bournemouth. I was in the office working, and this small boy walked through the door asking for Mark. I obviously wondered who it was, and couldn't believe it when he introduced himself :D

John was playing for Badbeat at that time, and  has been doing well, so Chris Smith (Zim) put him in a £1k satellite at the 50 in Mayfair. There was a miscommunication, and John didn't actually know the date of the sat. Chris then says '**** that, I'm not paying another 1k for you not to turn up, lets just put you in the damn tournament'

Worked out pretty well for all concerned :D

Agreed, a top chap indeed!

What is Chris Smith doing these days?

He was incredibly supportive & helpful to blonde, & to me, & took me out to dinner a few times at posh eateies in Kensinhton to discuss various bits of business.

blonde was in deep money trouble at the time, with disaffected Shareholders & the like threatening to close the site down. Chris repeatedly told me "if you ever need a thing - anything - for blonde, be it money or help, just say the word".

I barely knew him really, though we subsequently got to know each other very well, & I visited his office a few times, where WSOP Bracelet winner "James Begins With A V But I've Forgotten His Name Now" was then working as a Trader.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on June 21, 2014, 04:06:47 PM


Remembered his name - James Vogl.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on June 21, 2014, 04:21:17 PM
james occasionally plays at the vic, but went (back, i think) to a high powered career in the city


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on June 21, 2014, 04:39:26 PM
What is Chris Smith doing these days?

He was incredibly supportive & helpful to blonde, & to me, & took me out to dinner a few times at posh eateies in Kensinhton to discuss various bits of business.

blonde was in deep money trouble at the time, with disaffected Shareholders & the like threatening to close the site down. Chris repeatedly told me "if you ever need a thing - anything - for blonde, be it money or help, just say the word".

I barely knew him really, though we subsequently got to know each other very well, & I visited his office a few times, where WSOP Bracelet winner "James Begins With A V But I've Forgotten His Name Now" was then working as a Trader.

Chris moved back to Monte Carlo a few years back, for tax reasons I presume :)

Riccardo's on the Fulham Road?

Chris definitely is an absolute hero, and you know someone loves the game when they're just as happy playing $10 MTTs online, as they are playing £1k comps live.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on June 21, 2014, 04:51:15 PM
What is Chris Smith doing these days?

He was incredibly supportive & helpful to blonde, & to me, & took me out to dinner a few times at posh eateies in Kensinhton to discuss various bits of business.

blonde was in deep money trouble at the time, with disaffected Shareholders & the like threatening to close the site down. Chris repeatedly told me "if you ever need a thing - anything - for blonde, be it money or help, just say the word".

I barely knew him really, though we subsequently got to know each other very well, & I visited his office a few times, where WSOP Bracelet winner "James Begins With A V But I've Forgotten His Name Now" was then working as a Trader.

Chris moved back to Monte Carlo a few years back, for tax reasons I presume :)

Riccardo's on the Fulham Road?

Chris definitely is an absolute hero, and you know someone loves the game when they're just as happy playing $10 MTTs online, as they are playing £1k comps live.




Yes, that was the place, Italian, we usualy dined under a sort of external "awning", sort of on the pavement. I had Spag Bol the first 3 times. Can't remember what I had the next time, think it was Spag Bol.

I'll drop Chris a note this morning, as I'd like to meet up with him again. Fingers crossed, I'll be in Monaco in August, too. Maybe.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on June 21, 2014, 04:54:19 PM
skolsuper been grinding ft recently.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: FUN4FRASER on June 21, 2014, 04:59:03 PM
John tabatabai

He was out in Malta, but that was last year... He is godfather to the son of a friend of mine, so I'll find out from him what John is up to.

I'm pretty sure he has done the old settle down bit now, and has a mrs etc.

Ofc me and you Mark know John KunkuWap from our ladbrokes days 2004/5...I think we all met up at Docklands for the Bad Beat Launch ?

Can you remember how crazy mental and "young" he was then especially with his 1000 words per minute chat abuse ?     :) 

Then he some how gets put in by Punk Floyd for 10 K and comes second to Anette in the first WSOP Europe , then he  gets Betfair Sponsorship  talkabout  right place right time etc 

Really Nice Guy and Great Times.


The Poker Bunker that was owned/run by Rich Redmond 'Squelch', who now lives out in Australia with his wife and 2 kids.

I remember the first time I met John, he was on Uni placement near me, and we had arranged a night out in Bournemouth. I was in the office working, and this small boy walked through the door asking for Mark. I obviously wondered who it was, and couldn't believe it when he introduced himself :D

John was playing for Badbeat at that time, and  has been doing well, so Chris Smith (Zim) put him in a £1k satellite at the 50 in Mayfair. There was a miscommunication, and John didn't actually know the date of the sat. Chris then says '**** that, I'm not paying another 1k for you not to turn up, lets just put you in the damn tournament'

Worked out pretty well for all concerned :D

Agreed, a top chap indeed!

What is Chris Smith doing these days?

He was incredibly supportive & helpful to blonde, & to me, & took me out to dinner a few times at posh eateies in Kensinhton to discuss various bits of business.

blonde was in deep money trouble at the time, with disaffected Shareholders & the like threatening to close the site down. Chris repeatedly told me "if you ever need a thing - anything - for blonde, be it money or help, just say the word".

I barely knew him really, though we subsequently got to know each other very well, & I visited his office a few times, where WSOP Bracelet winner "James Begins With A V But I've Forgotten His Name Now" was then working as a Trader.

Chris Smith (zim) is a top guy

I was out drinking with John Conroy (Punk Floyd) in Ireland this year and he was telling me still has strong dealings with zim... so John probably the best person to ask

James Vogl was/is one of zims banking/poker playing buddies


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on June 21, 2014, 05:33:32 PM
What is Chris Smith doing these days?

He was incredibly supportive & helpful to blonde, & to me, & took me out to dinner a few times at posh eateies in Kensinhton to discuss various bits of business.

blonde was in deep money trouble at the time, with disaffected Shareholders & the like threatening to close the site down. Chris repeatedly told me "if you ever need a thing - anything - for blonde, be it money or help, just say the word".

I barely knew him really, though we subsequently got to know each other very well, & I visited his office a few times, where WSOP Bracelet winner "James Begins With A V But I've Forgotten His Name Now" was then working as a Trader.

Chris moved back to Monte Carlo a few years back, for tax reasons I presume :)

Riccardo's on the Fulham Road?

Chris definitely is an absolute hero, and you know someone loves the game when they're just as happy playing $10 MTTs online, as they are playing £1k comps live.




Yes, that was the place, Italian, we usualy dined under a sort of external "awning", sort of on the pavement. I had Spag Bol the first 3 times. Can't remember what I had the next time, think it was Spag Bol.

I'll drop Chris a note this morning, as I'd like to meet up with him again. Fingers crossed, I'll be in Monaco in August, too. Maybe.

Yeah, I ate there a few times as well. Very nice restaurant, and Chris was on first name terms with almost everyone there.

I'm sure he'll let you buy him dinner in Monte Carlo :D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: arbboy on June 21, 2014, 07:57:46 PM
if its the same Vogl i remember from the early 2000's when he was betting with firms he was a massive arber 10 years ago


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on June 23, 2014, 11:57:56 AM
My poker secretary?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on June 23, 2014, 01:37:03 PM
My poker secretary?



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jamier-Host on June 23, 2014, 02:41:05 PM
Chris Sokrati?

Worked with him on Uncover Poker back in Blue Square days. Used to get the lot playing cash online so hopefully still getting it quietly.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on June 23, 2014, 03:08:30 PM
Chris Sokrati?

Worked with him on Uncover Poker back in Blue Square days. Used to get the lot playing cash online so hopefully still getting it quietly.

ahhh SOXY


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jamier-Host on June 24, 2014, 02:03:17 PM
Chris Sokrati?

Worked with him on Uncover Poker back in Blue Square days. Used to get the lot playing cash online so hopefully still getting it quietly.

ahhh SOXY

That's the one. Another Tribeca stalwart.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on June 26, 2014, 04:56:51 AM
John eames


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Kev B on June 26, 2014, 03:33:35 PM
John eames

Saw John Eames at the Didsbury 25/25.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: arbboy on June 26, 2014, 04:43:28 PM
John eames

Saw John Eames at the Didsbury 25/25.

Was also present at the GUKPT £500 walsall main event last month


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on June 28, 2014, 02:58:35 PM
John eames

In Vegas. Was grinding hard at the mid stakes for a month or so before going.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Amatay on June 28, 2014, 04:01:03 PM
UKGatsby, remember him? Used to have a blog with a roll of honour of all the $1 and $2 mtt's he'd shipped. Grinded William Hill I think back in the day.

Platonic, remember him also? Don't know his name but he used to troll me. Quite funny. Don't know his name?

Milkybar Kid?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Claw75 on June 28, 2014, 07:11:52 PM
Canuck
I Zimbra
redimp
Bundle
12barblues


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on June 28, 2014, 07:26:41 PM
UKGatsby, remember him? Used to have a blog with a roll of honour of all the $1 and $2 mtt's he'd shipped. Grinded William Hill I think back in the day.

Platonic, remember him also? Don't know his name but he used to troll me. Quite funny. Don't know his name?

Milkybar Kid?

Ben Grundy bought himself a humble abode in one of the poorer parts of the Country.  Threw a few baubles around to make it look ok.

http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/home-garden/homes/adding-las-vegas-style-chiswick-party-house (http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/home-garden/homes/adding-las-vegas-style-chiswick-party-house)

Kid done good.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on June 28, 2014, 08:09:40 PM
UKGatsby, remember him? Used to have a blog with a roll of honour of all the $1 and $2 mtt's he'd shipped. Grinded William Hill I think back in the day.

Platonic, remember him also? Don't know his name but he used to troll me. Quite funny. Don't know his name?

Milkybar Kid?

He had various aliases here, all of which are now dormant.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: ripple11 on June 29, 2014, 04:19:56 PM
UKGatsby, remember him? Used to have a blog with a roll of honour of all the $1 and $2 mtt's he'd shipped. Grinded William Hill I think back in the day.

Platonic, remember him also? Don't know his name but he used to troll me. Quite funny. Don't know his name?

Milkybar Kid?

Ben Grundy bought himself a humble abode in one of the poorer parts of the Country.  Threw a few baubles around to make it look ok.

http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/home-garden/homes/adding-las-vegas-style-chiswick-party-house (http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/home-garden/homes/adding-las-vegas-style-chiswick-party-house)

Kid done good.

Ben posts occasionally on the Chiswick forum........useful for lost cats more than hi/low strategy


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on June 29, 2014, 10:06:19 PM
John eames

Stood most days at the off ramp of the 15 north at flamingo holding a cardboard sign.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on July 12, 2014, 01:16:04 PM
Dingdell


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Jamier-Host on July 16, 2014, 06:04:56 PM
Thinking back to early GUKPT days, there are a few who i don't hear mentioned much any more.

Stuart Fox
Roy Brindley
Jac Arama
Steve Holden
Ryan Fronda
Adam Wilkinson
Iwan Jones


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on July 16, 2014, 06:14:46 PM
Thinking back to early GUKPT days, there are a few who i don't hear mentioned much any more.

Stuart Fox
Roy Brindley
Jac Arama
Steve Holden
Ryan Fronda
Adam Wilkinson
Iwan Jones



I see Stewart regularly.

Ewan won the Genting thing at Stoke recently.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: George2Loose on July 16, 2014, 06:16:23 PM
Adam stlll plays- think he bust Hellmuth in a WSOP this year


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on July 16, 2014, 06:34:01 PM
Thinking back to early GUKPT days, there are a few who i don't hear mentioned much any more.

Stuart Fox
Roy Brindley
Jac Arama
Steve Holden
Ryan Fronda
Adam Wilkinson
Iwan Jones



I see Stuart regularly.

Ewan won the Genting thing at Stoke recently.

FYP



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: 77dave on July 16, 2014, 06:38:22 PM
Ewan was playing PLO in the Vic last night.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on July 16, 2014, 06:53:35 PM
Iwan was playing PLO in the Vic last night.

In before George.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on July 17, 2014, 10:22:23 AM
Thinking back to early GUKPT days, there are a few who i don't hear mentioned much any more.

Stuart Fox
Roy Brindley
Jac Arama
Steve Holden
Ryan Fronda
Adam Wilkinson
Iwan Jones


Adam cashed twice in Vegas this year, including in a WSOP event. Along with Jeff Kimber & Posh Bloke Tal, we were in the same Vegas bar watching the NBA Finals one afternoon. He was with Andy Bradshaw, who had binked $63,000 the previous day @ Venetian. Adam ran with Woodley & Iwan Jones in various MTT's around town, too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on July 17, 2014, 10:44:28 AM
Stuart Fox still seen regularly on the local casino circuit.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: arbboy on July 17, 2014, 10:46:00 AM
Played cash with Steve Holden at Walsall at the 25/25 couple of weeks ago. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on July 17, 2014, 09:14:01 PM
Ryan Fronda on my table in UKIPT recently at DTD


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: SolarCarro on July 18, 2014, 04:02:27 PM
Jac Arama was playing at Cromwell Mint, I had the pleasure of sharing a table with him and his son. Very funny guy and was always playing side games, 1 quid a card each and every time it came out on the flop you got a quid from each of the other participants, it was only a 40 quid freezeout


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on July 18, 2014, 04:09:11 PM
Joe Sebok?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on July 18, 2014, 04:24:02 PM
Pads1161


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: icles test on July 18, 2014, 04:59:47 PM
Pads1161

Variance


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: OverTheBorder on July 18, 2014, 08:17:19 PM
Pads1161

He folded KK pre to a mis click and imploded


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Amatay on July 18, 2014, 08:55:13 PM
Juha Helpi


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bagel on July 18, 2014, 08:58:37 PM
lizzy the screamer?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on July 18, 2014, 10:05:01 PM
Juha Helpi

Saw his name in one of the 10k mixed game events at the wsop


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Longy on July 19, 2014, 11:31:52 AM
Joe Sebok?

Last I heard he was involved in a wine company in California, that was last year.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tinsel Town on July 19, 2014, 11:55:26 PM
Brian Wilson?

 Th Td


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on July 20, 2014, 12:01:52 AM
Brian Wilson?

 Th Td

Last I heard from Red-dog and MattT he's back on the road with The Beachboys.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: arbboy on July 20, 2014, 12:09:03 AM
Blackpool 2010 gukpt winner dave Johnson


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: OverTheBorder on July 20, 2014, 12:13:15 AM
Blackpool 2010 gukpt winner dave Johnson

He never recovered from the end of the Luton league on here I guess....


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tinsel Town on July 20, 2014, 12:15:43 AM
Brian Wilson?

 Th Td

Last I heard from Red-dog and MattT he's back on the road with The Beachboys.

He gets around...round...round...he gets around....


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on July 20, 2014, 12:35:43 AM
Blackpool 2010 gukpt winner dave Johnson

❤️DJ. Took a couple of years off, been looking after his mum. Just getting back into poker over the last few months. On here v occasionally as jonnyplums.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: arbboy on July 20, 2014, 12:47:31 AM
Blackpool 2010 gukpt winner dave Johnson

❤️DJ. Took a couple of years off, been looking after his mum. Just getting back into poker over the last few months. On here v occasionally as jonnyplums.

Ok cheers.  He used to be a fixture at literally every uk major festival for every side event as well then just disappeared even though he won plenty.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty77 on July 20, 2014, 02:28:14 AM
Who's Dave Johnson? :p


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on July 20, 2014, 03:18:03 AM
Who's Dave Johnson? :p

:)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on August 04, 2014, 09:50:32 PM
Millidonk ?

Not been on site sine 01/07/14?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: George2Loose on August 04, 2014, 10:01:02 PM
Millidonk ?

Not been on site sine 01/07/14?

Ipokergate i assume


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: jezza777 on August 04, 2014, 11:10:06 PM
Bolide?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: George2Loose on August 04, 2014, 11:17:12 PM
Bolide?
[/quote

Vegasgate i assume


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: sweet potata! on August 04, 2014, 11:32:00 PM
Millidonk ?

Not been on site sine 01/07/14?

Ipokergate i assume

go on, spill.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tonytats on August 05, 2014, 07:39:53 AM
Played a sat to last sky poker series £1100
Somebody complained about the bubble play
I assume he was joking when he said
me n x never divulged our hole cards whilst playing from the same address - or words to that effect
Their chips were taken out of play at dtd and banned from dtd nandos the showcase cinema etc


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on August 05, 2014, 07:50:15 AM
Saw Boldie was friends on FB with a friend of mine, think he works as a Personal Trainer ?

Never paid back all the £s he stole as far as I know. I said he should give the amount he stole from me to Charity but never heard if he did.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on August 05, 2014, 07:39:54 PM
Has Dubai stopped posting? Or just less frequently?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: buzzharvey22 on August 05, 2014, 07:43:08 PM
aaah never realised boldie grimmed

thought he had a nervous breakdown or something


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Dubai on August 05, 2014, 07:50:44 PM
Has Dubai stopped posting? Or just less frequently?

Been away and had loads on- always quiet on here post vegas and before football kicks off


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on August 05, 2014, 08:56:36 PM
Has Dubai stopped posting? Or just less frequently?

Been away and had loads on- always quiet on here post vegas and before football kicks off

Ninja reply.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on August 06, 2014, 02:19:45 PM
aaah never realised boldie grimmed

thought he had a nervous breakdown or something

He did, he had it in Vegas with what was left from his investors money.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dreenie on August 07, 2014, 01:01:04 AM
Has Dubai stopped posting? Or just less frequently?

Been away and had loads on- always quiet on here post vegas and before football kicks off

who will win the league in your opinion ?

have u been cooking much lately?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Dubai on August 07, 2014, 02:15:22 AM
City- Been concentrating on smoking, bought couple smokers last year so been experimenting, will be entering professional BBQ competitions next year-  the ones that you get 24hrs to cook etc


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Graham C on August 08, 2014, 04:28:59 PM
City- Been concentrating on smoking, bought couple smokers last year so been experimenting, will be entering professional BBQ competitions next year-  the ones that you get 24hrs to cook etc

Please post about it when it happens!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: booder on August 18, 2014, 08:20:00 PM
Tal  ?


Last posted on  August 17


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on August 18, 2014, 08:26:21 PM
Tal  ?


Last posted on  August 17

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m69awxTR251r5gma3.gif)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on August 18, 2014, 10:30:37 PM
Tal  ?


Last posted on  August 17

;applause;


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobby1 on August 23, 2014, 02:26:01 AM
Eli Manning?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: 77dave on August 23, 2014, 04:00:13 AM
The bloke that used to drive the truck delivering glass bottles of fizzy pop that had a deposit on them.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on August 23, 2014, 07:11:06 AM
The bloke that used to drive the truck delivering glass bottles of fizzy pop that had a deposit on them.

Santa?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on August 24, 2014, 12:43:02 AM
Kingpoker


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on August 24, 2014, 01:37:57 AM
Kingpoker

Don't think he plays any more, but he's doing well outside poker from what I've seen on facebook.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: I KNOW IT on August 28, 2014, 12:53:14 PM
Laxie


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AndrewT on August 28, 2014, 02:30:23 PM
Laxie

Moved back to America, recently got married.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on August 28, 2014, 11:13:45 PM
Laxie

Moved back to America, recently got married.

brave man

what happened to technolog? havent heard from him in what seems like ages


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on August 28, 2014, 11:45:30 PM
Laxie

Moved back to America, recently got married.

brave man

what happened to technolog? havent heard from him in what seems like ages

Fairly sure he went with her 😀


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: ForthThistle on August 28, 2014, 11:50:14 PM
Tighty's updates for Blonde Poker at DTD.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on August 29, 2014, 02:13:56 PM
Tighty's updates for Blonde Poker at DTD.


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=64140.0


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: booder on September 09, 2014, 07:05:25 PM
Paul Ho Ho Ho


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: KarmaDope on September 09, 2014, 08:03:42 PM
Paul Ho Ho Ho

See him in Manc playing cash occasionally...


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on September 10, 2014, 04:01:24 PM
Henrik777 ?




Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on September 25, 2014, 08:54:19 AM
Harry Demetriou


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on September 25, 2014, 08:59:43 AM
Harry Demetriou

Good question.

I liked Harry, & enjoyed his company, & writing.

He held 10% of the blonde shares at one stage, he got them from Dave C, but I believe he eventually sold them to either Dennis O'Mahoney or Flushy. Flushy has them now, anyway. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on September 25, 2014, 12:06:24 PM
Simon Zach


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 01, 2014, 02:40:54 PM
Gregior


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: ForthThistle on October 02, 2014, 05:20:54 PM
Bandit?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 02, 2014, 05:44:39 PM
Bandit?

He's probably still posting under some name or another.

Had more usernames than ISIS


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on October 02, 2014, 05:56:33 PM
Bandit?

He's probably still posting under some name or another.

Had more usernames than ISIS

Jim the bandit Britton?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 02, 2014, 06:17:10 PM
Bandit?

He's probably still posting under some name or another.

Had more usernames than ISIS

Jim the bandit Britton?

I think he's meaning Glasgow Bandit.

Top poster, always made me laugh.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: ForthThistle on October 02, 2014, 06:21:29 PM
Think his name was Gary Dick or something like that.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on October 02, 2014, 06:22:05 PM
what did happen to jim the bandit britton?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on October 02, 2014, 06:23:21 PM
Think his name was Gary Dick or something like that.

thought his surname was cahill still see his name pop up on peoples facebook every now and then i know celtic is/was in contact with him


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: doubleup on October 02, 2014, 06:31:28 PM

madasahatstand


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on October 02, 2014, 06:33:05 PM
He's still alive, saw him a few weeks back. Still shite at poker. :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: OverTheBorder on October 02, 2014, 07:04:14 PM
He's still alive, saw him a few weeks back. Still shite at poker. :)

Davie would have seen him if he bothered turning up that Friday lol


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: ForthThistle on October 02, 2014, 07:20:26 PM
He's still alive, saw him a few weeks back. Still shite at poker. :)

Davie would have seen him if he bothered turning up that Friday lol

FFS Still not got over that.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on October 02, 2014, 10:05:31 PM
Gregior

Sat at my $15 plo8 hyper table right now


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BangBang on October 05, 2014, 03:31:14 PM
Crazy Chinese Helen....



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bergeroo on October 10, 2014, 04:29:26 PM
Tony Jones? Winner of the Poker Million in 2005 Did he ever play again outside of Greater Manchester?
http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=48006


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: rfgqqabc on October 11, 2014, 01:52:29 PM
What a hendon mob!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on October 11, 2014, 01:58:41 PM
Tony is from Essex, so he must have done most of that milly on petrol and hotel bills :D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on October 11, 2014, 02:03:55 PM
5 year gap to burn through the milly having fun and then back to grinding bowls or just nitty BRM?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on October 11, 2014, 02:13:13 PM
5 year gap to burn through the milly having fun and then back to grinding bowls or just nitty BRM?

Just a different person, I think.

Went to Clacton a couple years back for a memorial tourney for one of our members next door, and I think he was there with his mrs*

*3 bottles of sambuca went on the first night, so might not be accurate


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on October 11, 2014, 04:34:49 PM
Malcolm Muskett?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on October 11, 2014, 07:53:49 PM
Malcolm Muskett?

I asked greek jack about him a few months ago. He and jack speak fairly regularly. He is very busy with work, lives away and hardly plays poker. Havent seen him for ages.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Royal Flush on October 11, 2014, 08:49:16 PM
Malcolm Muskett?

I asked greek jack about him a few months ago. He and jack speak fairly regularly. He is very busy with work, lives away and hardly plays poker. Havent seen him for ages.

He is one of my favourite people from 'back in the day'


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on October 11, 2014, 10:19:48 PM
Ronnie Debollox?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on October 11, 2014, 11:39:12 PM
Ronnie Debollox?


Is now at uni. I asked him why and he said, and I quote, "Hot student chicks".


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on October 12, 2014, 07:04:18 AM
Isabelle Mercier

Dario Minieri


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on October 12, 2014, 08:04:33 AM
Isabelle Mercier

Dario Minieri

Isabelle has a jewellery business now.......



http://www.nomercymaking.com/


She is still involved in poker, & has a deal with The Grand Casino in Monte Carlo.


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10407926_10152438862746309_2371060114698003766_n.jpg?oh=47f137f7bc3b2003a5a00ccecd716e25&oe=54A9E37A&__gda__=1422067077_04293a90c2d1df259a707198236c03a8)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobAlike on October 12, 2014, 12:04:48 PM
Milidonk


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bergeroo on October 15, 2014, 01:24:47 PM
Clonie Gowen


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: buzzharvey22 on October 15, 2014, 10:18:50 PM
Clonie Gowen

think she dissapeared up her own nose


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: suzanne on October 16, 2014, 12:43:32 AM
Who was the Welsh kid that was playing mental high stakes online without his parents knowledge and did one of the best blogs i ever read?

Thinking back I thought it was 888 concentrate but a google search has come up blank.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: rfgqqabc on October 16, 2014, 12:56:31 AM
Bluescouse?

http://88percent.blogspot.hu/


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: suzanne on October 16, 2014, 01:04:05 AM
Bluescouse?

http://88percent.blogspot.hu/

Thats him!!  :)up

Nowt since 2008...

http://www.pokerkingblog.com/2007/12/30/the-curious-story-of-ed-hollis-bluescouse/

Now that was fun reading. I hope he is well, it cant be easy surviving swings like that.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: baldock92 on October 16, 2014, 01:44:00 AM
Bluescouse?

http://88percent.blogspot.hu/

Thats him!!  :)up

Nowt since 2008...

http://www.pokerkingblog.com/2007/12/30/the-curious-story-of-ed-hollis-bluescouse/

Now that was fun reading. I hope he is well, it cant be easy surviving swings like that.


Wow, unbelievable swings and a shame he couldn't control himself when he up big!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on October 16, 2014, 01:56:37 AM
Clonie Gowen

think she dissapeared up her own nose

Can someone explain this comment. It's completely whooshed me.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Kmac84 on October 16, 2014, 02:33:14 AM
Clonie Gowen

think she dissapeared up her own nose

Can someone explain this comment. It's completely whooshed me.

Coke head innit.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 16, 2014, 03:39:22 AM
Harry Demetriou

Good question.

I liked Harry, & enjoyed his company, & writing.

He held 10% of the blonde shares at one stage, he got them from Dave C, but I believe he eventually sold them to either Dennis O'Mahoney or Flushy. Flushy has them now, anyway.  

Harry was playing the Main Event at the WSOP Australia apparently http://www.pokernews.com/news/2014/10/2014-wsop-apac-day-14-19543.htm


Here's the man himself: http://www.pokernews.com/live-reporting/2014-wsop-apac/main-event/chips.106086.htm


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: alfiesdad on October 16, 2014, 02:14:19 PM
Matt ,B4Matt' Tyler?
Paul 'M3BOY' Garnham?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on October 16, 2014, 02:23:13 PM
Matt was playing a DTD comp a few months ago

works hard running his own building supplies business iirc.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on October 16, 2014, 02:31:42 PM
Matt ,B4Matt' Tyler?
Paul 'M3BOY' Garnham?



I see M3BOY fairly regularly. We used to butt heads on here all the time but we seem to get on well now. Perhaps I've matured a bit.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: alfiesdad on October 16, 2014, 02:33:53 PM
Cheers, hope they are both well.
Anyone know what is Marc 'Mr cool' Goodwin up to nowadays?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on October 16, 2014, 02:51:15 PM
Cheers, hope they are both well.
Anyone know what is Marc 'Mr cool' Goodwin up to nowadays?

He's currently travelling the world in his private jet with an army of beautiful women. He has a different woman for each day of the week. He doesn't need to play poker any more since he makes so much money from sports betting and he also has a sponsorship with Budweiser.

Or so he tells me.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: alfiesdad on October 17, 2014, 10:08:52 AM
Cheers, hope they are both well.
Anyone know what is Marc 'Mr cool' Goodwin up to nowadays?

He's currently travelling the world in his private jet with an army of beautiful women. He has a different woman for each day of the week. He doesn't need to play poker any more since he makes so much money from sports betting and he also has a sponsorship with Budweiser.

Or so he tells me.

Is that high on the Sarcasmeter or is he doing well but exaggerates?!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on October 17, 2014, 10:39:41 AM
The Duke.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on October 17, 2014, 10:41:23 AM
The Duke.

still around, posts on APAT

recently celebrated his 60th in Vegas with technolog, Laxie, Aceontheriver et al


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: lucky_scrote on October 17, 2014, 01:11:43 PM
Cheers, hope they are both well.
Anyone know what is Marc 'Mr cool' Goodwin up to nowadays?

He's currently travelling the world in his private jet with an army of beautiful women. He has a different woman for each day of the week. He doesn't need to play poker any more since he makes so much money from sports betting and he also has a sponsorship with Budweiser.

Or so he tells me.


Is that high on the Sarcasmeter or is he doing well but exaggerates?!

Let me check.

Sarcasmeter:

Deadly serious [--------------------------0-] Sarcastic


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on October 21, 2014, 10:44:35 AM
I haven't logged into Blonde for a couple of weeks & like a few others have decided to leave Blonde. Some have different reasons, but mine are purely due to other users and to an extent one of the moderators.

I will also echo what Camel has said in regards to Doobs, I don't think he realises how many people he annoys or insults with all the stuff that he posts. The sly insults Doobs has at numerous members, including myself & others are just sad, so I can see why camel has said what he has. I'm not even sure why the moderators don't see it either, but hey. I'm old enough not to care, but I'm not here to be patronised about stuff or have things brought up from months ago. So Doobs, for this forum, please take a different attitude to people on here.

A few other members also, including mods getting digs in.

It's boring and tedious.

I'm sorry to single Doobs out - but until its been said in a public post then perhaps he will never stop with the attitude he has towards other users, I've shared numerous messages with others saying the exact sane thing! No idea why the moderators don't see it.

I will be involved with the Ascot competition & I think that will be me done with Blonde. It really isn't worth it to be having digs or constantly put down by others.

Aaron

Aaron has now returned to blonde.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on October 21, 2014, 07:12:43 PM
I haven't logged into Blonde for a couple of weeks & like a few others have decided to leave Blonde. Some have different reasons, but mine are purely due to other users and to an extent one of the moderators.

I will also echo what Camel has said in regards to Doobs, I don't think he realises how many people he annoys or insults with all the stuff that he posts. The sly insults Doobs has at numerous members, including myself & others are just sad, so I can see why camel has said what he has. I'm not even sure why the moderators don't see it either, but hey. I'm old enough not to care, but I'm not here to be patronised about stuff or have things brought up from months ago. So Doobs, for this forum, please take a different attitude to people on here.

A few other members also, including mods getting digs in.

It's boring and tedious.

I'm sorry to single Doobs out - but until its been said in a public post then perhaps he will never stop with the attitude he has towards other users, I've shared numerous messages with others saying the exact sane thing! No idea why the moderators don't see it.

I will be involved with the Ascot competition & I think that will be me done with Blonde. It really isn't worth it to be having digs or constantly put down by others.

Aaron

Aaron has now returned to blonde.

Comedy misclick Tikay, or have I pissed you off too? 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on October 21, 2014, 07:41:59 PM
I haven't logged into Blonde for a couple of weeks & like a few others have decided to leave Blonde. Some have different reasons, but mine are purely due to other users and to an extent one of the moderators.

I will also echo what Camel has said in regards to Doobs, I don't think he realises how many people he annoys or insults with all the stuff that he posts. The sly insults Doobs has at numerous members, including myself & others are just sad, so I can see why camel has said what he has. I'm not even sure why the moderators don't see it either, but hey. I'm old enough not to care, but I'm not here to be patronised about stuff or have things brought up from months ago. So Doobs, for this forum, please take a different attitude to people on here.

A few other members also, including mods getting digs in.

It's boring and tedious.

I'm sorry to single Doobs out - but until its been said in a public post then perhaps he will never stop with the attitude he has towards other users, I've shared numerous messages with others saying the exact sane thing! No idea why the moderators don't see it.

I will be involved with the Ascot competition & I think that will be me done with Blonde. It really isn't worth it to be having digs or constantly put down by others.

Aaron

Aaron has now returned to blonde.

Comedy misclick Tikay, or have I pissed you off too? 

Don't think you could ever do that, Doobs.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: degston77 on October 23, 2014, 01:20:20 PM
Also....


James Bord

Harry Demetriou

Chufty

Arshad Hussain

Andrew Feldman

Hemish Shah

C T Law

unfortunately passed away this morning.

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sun-Lok-Curry-House/179931992028377


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on October 23, 2014, 02:02:08 PM

John Law passed away this morning?

No?

That is absolutely terrible news.

I don't have Facebook, but I'd be keen to hear more as to the circumstances, & pass on my condolescences to his family.

RIP John, a truly lovely man.

Wow, that is so sad.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on October 23, 2014, 02:15:38 PM
Very sad news.

RIP John.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: degston77 on October 23, 2014, 03:14:43 PM
sorry, thats all i know as of now. maybe someone who still plays at gala teesside will know a little more.

rip john.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on October 23, 2014, 06:46:05 PM
Very nice man.

RIP John.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on October 23, 2014, 07:25:05 PM
RIP


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redarmi on November 11, 2014, 06:03:01 AM
Just read a tweet that made me remember Luke Schwartz......what happened to him?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on November 11, 2014, 06:38:34 AM
3rd in supersonic last night


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty77 on November 11, 2014, 06:48:03 AM
He plays at the Vic a lot.  Saw him play cash there a few weeks ago and was on his table at the last gukpt there


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on November 13, 2014, 07:48:28 PM
Malcolm Muskett?




Wpt

Malcolm Muskett    11    9    180000


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: strak33 on November 13, 2014, 08:35:50 PM
Just read a tweet that made me remember Luke Schwartz......what happened to him?

His stars account is up $200k in 48 hours i read.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redarmi on November 13, 2014, 11:56:51 PM
Just read a tweet that made me remember Luke Schwartz......what happened to him?

His stars account is up $200k in 48 hours i read.

If it is the last 48 hours I think I deserve a cut for motivating him by mentioning him in a "whatever happened to thread" 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: AndrewT on November 14, 2014, 12:08:19 AM
Just read a tweet that made me remember Luke Schwartz......what happened to him?

His stars account is up $200k in 48 hours i read.

If it is the last 48 hours I think I deserve a cut for motivating him by mentioning him in a "whatever happened to thread" 

Congratulations, he's going to give you a sandwich.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on November 14, 2014, 12:46:53 AM
sad new about JT Law i am sure it was tikay that introduced him to me in blackpool
he made sure i got my wheels across the tram lines and i didnt get mugged on way back from casino to my hotel
he didnt understand i wasnt bothered about getting mugged and a blow to the balls normally stops a mugger
and i never have much money anyway but its the thought that counts

RIP


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on November 15, 2014, 07:17:30 PM
Spacefrog's breakfast pics?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: maldini32 on November 17, 2014, 12:11:08 AM

John Law passed away this morning?

No?

That is absolutely terrible news.

I don't have Facebook, but I'd be keen to hear more as to the circumstances, & pass on my condolescences to his family.

RIP John, a truly lovely man.

Wow, that is so sad.

Really sad news.

When I was at Teesside University and first started playing poker at gala teesside circa 2003ish he was one of the regulars and got to know him. He was such a nice man and an excellent player.

I remember when he finished 2nd in a WSOP event and the whole of teesside cardroom was cheering him on, he was very unlucky not to win it losing a huge pot heads up when he had the best of it til the river - ak v a5 if i remember correctly.

Genuinely nice man and had a great smile.

There is a tournament at Rainbow Casino Teesside on 5th of December £10 rebuy tournament with  a percentage going to charity in memory of John.

I moved away from Middlesbrough a few years ago so thats all the info I have through friends.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: rfgqqabc on November 17, 2014, 03:09:47 AM
Just seen the posts regarding John Law, guys obviously a massive hero, really had some heart and could play when he didn't just want to gamble. One of the most fun guys to have at the table, never saw him get in the slightest bit angry. I got a seat in the £10r and could ask about getting anyone else in who fancied it. Not sure if there are any seats remaining though. 24hr cash game supposed to be running at some point too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on November 17, 2014, 05:09:09 AM
Acidmouse?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Acidmouse on November 17, 2014, 12:26:16 PM
Acidmouse?

Still reading forums generally on my phone which refuses to let me login to them. :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on November 18, 2014, 06:43:52 PM
Jimmy Hill


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: horseplayer on November 18, 2014, 06:54:06 PM
Jimmy Hill

Got Alzheimers

Was a really good feature on him on BBC local south east news last night (well with his wife actually)

He is in a home and does not recognise anybody e.t.c

If you meant another Jimmy Hill then apologies!



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: JK on November 18, 2014, 07:45:59 PM

John Law passed away this morning?

No?

That is absolutely terrible news.

I don't have Facebook, but I'd be keen to hear more as to the circumstances, & pass on my condolescences to his family.

RIP John, a truly lovely man.

Wow, that is so sad.

I bluffed off an above average stack to him in a big DTD 500 deepstack. He never forgot me, and we laughed alot about it afterwards.

Always had a smile, always had a nice word to say. RIP.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on November 18, 2014, 07:58:49 PM
Jimmy Hill

Got Alzheimers

Was a really good feature on him on BBC local south east news last night (well with his wife actually)

He is in a home and does not recognise anybody e.t.c

If you meant another Jimmy Hill then apologies!



That's very sad to hear.

He did, almost literally, everything in football. I doubt any man in football has held the number of roles he held, &, for the most part, he was a force for good. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on November 18, 2014, 08:06:41 PM
Jimmy Hill

Got Alzheimers

Was a really good feature on him on BBC local south east news last night (well with his wife actually)

He is in a home and does not recognise anybody e.t.c

If you meant another Jimmy Hill then apologies!



Ahh, that's very sad. I didn't know. Was always a fan of his. Thanks horsey.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: horseplayer on November 18, 2014, 08:14:05 PM
Jimmy Hill
[/quote

Yep made me cry tbh it's not something I had heard like you



Got Alzheimers

Was a really good feature on him on BBC local south east news last night (well with his wife actually)

He is in a home and does not recognise anybody e.t.c

If you meant another Jimmy Hill then apologies!



Ahh, that's very sad. I didn't know. Was always a fan of his. Thanks horsey.

Yep made me cry tbh

Was not something I expected guess you never do


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on December 28, 2014, 07:32:56 PM
Frankie Knight.

That bloke that used to kiss everyone smack on the chops given half a chance.

Not suggesting that they've run off together..


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 28, 2014, 07:38:08 PM
Frankie Knight.

That bloke that used to kiss everyone smack on the chops given half a chance.

Not suggesting that they've run off together..

Kiss bloke was Bob The Butcher.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on December 28, 2014, 08:03:36 PM
Frankie Knight.

That bloke that used to kiss everyone smack on the chops given half a chance.

Not suggesting that they've run off together..

Kiss bloke was Bob The Butcher.


I remember him. I hear he's a big name in the construction industry these days.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 28, 2014, 08:20:28 PM
Frankie Knight.

That bloke that used to kiss everyone smack on the chops given half a chance.

Not suggesting that they've run off together..

Kiss bloke was Bob The Butcher.


I remember him. I hear he's a big name in the construction industry these days.


No no, that's his brother.


(http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1378743.ece/alternates/s2197/Bob%20the%20Builder)



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on December 28, 2014, 08:41:20 PM
Frankie Knight is one on the old guard. He does this thing where he plays poker standing sideways on to the table, lifting the corner of his cards nonchalantly with one hand whilst regaling his fellow players with quality gambling stories.

He never struck me as being particularly well breached, but he didn't let that stop him from disappearing to Vegas for months at a time.

I'd be interested to know how he's doing.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 06:52:17 PM
Frankie Knight is one on the old guard. He does this thing where he plays poker standing sideways on to the table, lifting the corner of his cards nonchalantly with one hand whilst regaling his fellow players with quality gambling stories.

He never struck me as being particularly well breached, but he didn't let that stop him from disappearing to Vegas for months at a time.

I'd be interested to know how he's doing.

I may be wrong but I believe Frankie upped sticks and moved to Thailand, the Phillipinnes or somewhere similar.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 06:52:50 PM
Greg "The Axxeman" Winters.

Strange fellow.

Just did a search for his posts on here and it seems like he's "done a Keys" and deleted everything he ever posted.

His only posts that seem to remain are ones that have been quoted by other posters.

Impressive HM listing though

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=1993


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on December 31, 2014, 06:56:12 PM
Arbboy?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 07:02:15 PM
Arbboy?

Got annoyed over an argument on the LFC thread when someone called him a troll.

Hasn't posted since.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 07:05:53 PM
Greg "The Axxeman" Winters.

Strange fellow.

Just did a search for his posts on here and it seems like he's "done a Keys" and deleted everything he ever posted.

His only posts that seem to remain are ones that have been quoted by other posters.

Impressive HM listing though

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=1993

In a parallel universe somewhere another Greg Winters has got all the gigs Tikay got from appearing on Poker Night Live.

He's TVs Mr Poker, this site is called axxemanpoker.com, he hobnobs with all sorts of Sky bigwigs and has had 3 or 4 sponsorship deals.

While the other Tikay is sitting in an old folks home sipping horlicks and mumbling manicly about Robbie Williams, concrete, Kara Scott, the railway network and allotments.

Until the nurse arrives with his latest dose of medication.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 07:10:07 PM
Hmmm.

I wonder if I have somehow stumbled across the identity of the internet person who caused Tony so much hassle a few years ago.

[ x ] Motive. Must have been super jealous at Tikay's success of which he thought he was more deserving as far superior poker analyst/personality.

[ x ] Opportunity. He used to spend all bloody day on internet poker forums.

[ x ] Personality. He was one strange cat.

I think I've cracked it.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty77 on December 31, 2014, 07:20:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsN45S6vqbM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsN45S6vqbM)

interesting moment at just past 3mins.

Bob the Butcher also features.  Played with him at a cash game in Luton about 3 years ago.  As I was sat next to him, he liked to impart his advice on poker between hands.  He lost a lot and always moaned about his opponents play.  Also came up with stories about lots of names from the old days and just bitched about them.  Not a nice person IMO but was great for the game and was sad when he left.  Liked to kiss people too.

Making me jealous just watching a few seconds of that cash game they are featuring there.  How on earth was there so much money flying around then?!

Also this looks like his new venture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXQ1-O3oniU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXQ1-O3oniU)

Certainly seems like a character!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 07:26:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsN45S6vqbM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsN45S6vqbM)

interesting moment at just past 3mins.

Bob the Butcher also features.  Played with him at a cash game in Luton about 3 years ago.  As I was sat next to him, he liked to impart his advice on poker between hands.  He lost a lot and always moaned about his opponents play.  Also came up with stories about lots of names from the old days and just bitched about them.  Not a nice person IMO but was great for the game and was sad when he left.  Liked to kiss people too.

Making me jealous just watching a few seconds of that cash game they are featuring there.  How on earth was there so much money flying around then?!

Also this looks like his new venture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXQ1-O3oniU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXQ1-O3oniU)

Certainly seems like a character!

He used to be convinced internet poker was bent.

Which is all well and good.

Unless you happened to be employed by an internet poker company to be an analyst on internet poker!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 07:30:18 PM
Greg "The Axxeman" Winters.

Strange fellow.

Just did a search for his posts on here and it seems like he's "done a Keys" and deleted everything he ever posted.

His only posts that seem to remain are ones that have been quoted by other posters.

Impressive HM listing though

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=1993

Interesting chap, yes.

He caled blonde, the blondes, & me in particular, everything from a pig to a dog, & eventually he was either banned, or some sort of flounce of Chompyesque proportions arose & he disappeared, never to be seen again.

But wait.........


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 07:32:41 PM
To be fair, he is pretty damn good at this guitar playing lark.

I was impressed until he opened his mouth and started "singing".

Oh dear.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 07:36:35 PM
Like all good blonde haters, what was the most logical thing to do after disappearing from blonde?

Correct - open a new account with a "hidden" alias.

Why?

Because he needed a question answering, so help was required from the good (& bad) Ladies & Gents of blonde.

So, on September 16th, 2008, a new account appeared - "0800". (Or it may be O8OO I'm not exactly sure).

That account also eventually ended in tears, after a 5 year uneasy relationship.

So, for your New Years Eve Fun Quiz question.......


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 07:36:58 PM
Greg "The Axxeman" Winters.

Strange fellow.

Just did a search for his posts on here and it seems like he's "done a Keys" and deleted everything he ever posted.

His only posts that seem to remain are ones that have been quoted by other posters.

Impressive HM listing though

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=1993

Interesting chap, yes.

He caled blonde, the blondes, & me in particular, everything from a pig to a dog, & eventually he was either banned, or some sort of flounce of Chompyesque proportions arose & he disappeared, never to be seen again.

But wait.........

Why?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 07:38:49 PM

His last ever Post was this.

And the question is, who (whom?) was he addressing?

"....Showing complete disregard for other road users.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like an overgrown 14 year old 'cause if you maim or kill someone doing this, your life will, effectively, be over.

I've long held the belief that you are an idiot and now I have the proof.  A complete waste of space..."


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty77 on December 31, 2014, 07:39:48 PM
Found this blog

http://www.pokerpages.com/articles/players/greg-winters01.htm (http://www.pokerpages.com/articles/players/greg-winters01.htm)

This is funny, when you consider what the market now decides is a good structure for a £50BI:

The blinds start at the usual 25/50 but they have given us - rather generously I feel - 3000 chips for our buy in. This could be a long night.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 07:40:41 PM
Like all good blonde haters, what was the most logical thing to do after disappearing from blonde?

Correct - open a new account with a "hidden" alias.

Why?

Because he needed a question answering, so help was required from the good (& bad) Ladies & Gents of blonde.

So, on September 16th, 2008, a new account appeared - "0800". (Or it may be O8OO I'm not exactly sure).

That account also eventually ended in tears, after a 5 year uneasy relationship.

So, for your New Years Eve Fun Quiz question.......

0800 was still active last year!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 07:44:30 PM

His last ever Post was this.

And the question is, who (whom?) was he addressing?

"....Showing complete disregard for other road users.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like an overgrown 14 year old 'cause if you maim or kill someone doing this, your life will, effectively, be over.

I've long held the belief that you are an idiot and now I have the proof.  A complete waste of space..."


4/11 You
11/4 Tighty
33/1 Bar two.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 07:46:51 PM
He's done the delete thing for many of his 0800 posts too.

Meany.

Can't find that post you refer to, was that deleted too?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Geo the Sarge on December 31, 2014, 07:48:46 PM

His last ever Post was this.

And the question is, who (whom?) was he addressing?

"....Showing complete disregard for other road users.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like an overgrown 14 year old 'cause if you maim or kill someone doing this, your life will, effectively, be over.

I've long held the belief that you are an idiot and now I have the proof.  A complete waste of space..."


4/11 You
11/4 Tighty
33/1 Bar two.

Boshi?

Geo


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 07:49:06 PM
Why did he hate blonde?

Was it pure jealousy of your success or something else?

I seem to remember some racist incident somewhere in the dim and distant past.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 07:50:14 PM

His last ever Post was this.

And the question is, who (whom?) was he addressing?

"....Showing complete disregard for other road users.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like an overgrown 14 year old 'cause if you maim or kill someone doing this, your life will, effectively, be over.

I've long held the belief that you are an idiot and now I have the proof.  A complete waste of space..."


4/11 You
11/4 Tighty
33/1 Bar two.

Boshi?

Geo

 ;tightend;


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 07:51:58 PM

His last ever Post was this.

And the question is, who (whom?) was he addressing?

"....Showing complete disregard for other road users.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like an overgrown 14 year old 'cause if you maim or kill someone doing this, your life will, effectively, be over.

I've long held the belief that you are an idiot and now I have the proof.  A complete waste of space..."


4/11 You
11/4 Tighty
33/1 Bar two.

No no, it was not Tighty or I, it was, in fact, someone very popular here.

The Post was Deleted, so you won't find it.

Have to go, my tea is on the Table. I expect the correct answer when I return.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 07:52:48 PM

His last ever Post was this.

And the question is, who (whom?) was he addressing?

"....Showing complete disregard for other road users.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like an overgrown 14 year old 'cause if you maim or kill someone doing this, your life will, effectively, be over.

I've long held the belief that you are an idiot and now I have the proof.  A complete waste of space..."


4/11 You
11/4 Tighty
33/1 Bar two.

Boshi?

Geo

BOOM!

If only it were true.

But no.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on December 31, 2014, 07:56:07 PM

His last ever Post was this.

And the question is, who (whom?) was he addressing?

"....Showing complete disregard for other road users.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like an overgrown 14 year old 'cause if you maim or kill someone doing this, your life will, effectively, be over.

I've long held the belief that you are an idiot and now I have the proof.  A complete waste of space..."


Had cometely forgot about this post, I had to
Check who it was about, and now it has made me laugh.

0800 was right all along 😀😀


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 07:59:32 PM

His last ever Post was this.

And the question is, who (whom?) was he addressing?

"....Showing complete disregard for other road users.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like an overgrown 14 year old 'cause if you maim or kill someone doing this, your life will, effectively, be over.

I've long held the belief that you are an idiot and now I have the proof.  A complete waste of space..."


Had cometely forgot about this post, I had to
Check who it was about, and now it has made me laugh.

0800 was right all along 😀😀

Chompy?

(ps, what are those things after the word along, I see them occasioanally on Twitter and stuff. No clue what they are)



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 08:12:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsN45S6vqbM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsN45S6vqbM)

interesting moment at just past 3mins.

Bob the Butcher also features.  Played with him at a cash game in Luton about 3 years ago.  As I was sat next to him, he liked to impart his advice on poker between hands.  He lost a lot and always moaned about his opponents play.  Also came up with stories about lots of names from the old days and just bitched about them.  Not a nice person IMO but was great for the game and was sad when he left.  Liked to kiss people too.

Making me jealous just watching a few seconds of that cash game they are featuring there.  How on earth was there so much money flying around then?!

Also this looks like his new venture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXQ1-O3oniU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXQ1-O3oniU)

Certainly seems like a character!

No wonder you're so good at poker with dead reads on people like this.

Ryan can read souls baby.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on December 31, 2014, 08:20:39 PM

His last ever Post was this.

And the question is, who (whom?) was he addressing?

"....Showing complete disregard for other road users.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like an overgrown 14 year old 'cause if you maim or kill someone doing this, your life will, effectively, be over.

I've long held the belief that you are an idiot and now I have the proof.  A complete waste of space..."


Had cometely forgot about this post, I had to
Check who it was about, and now it has made me laugh.

0800 was right all along 😀😀

Chompy?

(ps, what are those things after the word along, I see them occasioanally on Twitter and stuff. No clue what they are)



Not CH10 MPY. But so could be.

The things are smiley faces posted from an iPhone. I guess they are pretty pointless if you're reading in a pc!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 08:23:44 PM

His last ever Post was this.

And the question is, who (whom?) was he addressing?

"....Showing complete disregard for other road users.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like an overgrown 14 year old 'cause if you maim or kill someone doing this, your life will, effectively, be over.

I've long held the belief that you are an idiot and now I have the proof.  A complete waste of space..."


Had cometely forgot about this post, I had to
Check who it was about, and now it has made me laugh.

0800 was right all along 😀😀

Chompy?

(ps, what are those things after the word along, I see them occasioanally on Twitter and stuff. No clue what they are)



Not CH10 MPY. But so could be.

The things are smiley faces posted from an iPhone. I guess they are pretty pointless if you're reading in a pc!

Saddo that I am, I had to check on my phone :-)

Was it Nirvana or Greeky?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 08:26:59 PM

His last ever Post was this.

And the question is, who (whom?) was he addressing?

"....Showing complete disregard for other road users.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like an overgrown 14 year old 'cause if you maim or kill someone doing this, your life will, effectively, be over.

I've long held the belief that you are an idiot and now I have the proof.  A complete waste of space..."


Had cometely forgot about this post, I had to
Check who it was about, and now it has made me laugh.

0800 was right all along 😀😀

Chompy?

(ps, what are those things after the word along, I see them occasioanally on Twitter and stuff. No clue what they are)



Not CH10 MPY. But so could be.

The things are smiley faces posted from an iPhone. I guess they are pretty pointless if you're reading in a pc!

Saddo that I am, I had to check on my phone :-)

Was it Nirvana or Greeky?

No no, you are missing my clues - I said "someone very popular here".


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on December 31, 2014, 08:43:12 PM
Think I'm losing it, but never heard of Axxeman? Feel this is a NYE whooshing session :(


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 08:46:32 PM
Think I'm losing it, but never heard of Axxeman? Feel this is a NYE whooshing session :(

He was quality entertainment.

But not in the way he imagined he would be.

Has he got a new alias here?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on December 31, 2014, 08:46:35 PM

His last ever Post was this.

And the question is, who (whom?) was he addressing?

"....Showing complete disregard for other road users.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like an overgrown 14 year old 'cause if you maim or kill someone doing this, your life will, effectively, be over.

I've long held the belief that you are an idiot and now I have the proof.  A complete waste of space..."


Had cometely forgot about this post, I had to
Check who it was about, and now it has made me laugh.

0800 was right all along 😀😀

Chompy?

(ps, what are those things after the word along, I see them occasioanally on Twitter and stuff. No clue what they are)



Not CH10 MPY. But so could be.

The things are smiley faces posted from an iPhone. I guess they are pretty pointless if you're reading in a pc!

Saddo that I am, I had to check on my phone :-)

Was it Nirvana or Greeky?

No no, you are missing my clues - I said "someone very popular here".

and no it wasnt me

oh popular ok that rules out most of blonde unless its pokergirlie she was quite universally popular


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 08:48:55 PM
Think I'm losing it, but never heard of Axxeman? Feel this is a NYE whooshing session :(

He was quality entertainment.

But not in the way he imagined he would be.

Has he got a new alias here?

from 0800s posts he seemed to have an interest in women's tennis.

Is MereNovice's real identity Greg Winters?

Or maybe it is Hector?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 09:01:50 PM
Think I'm losing it, but never heard of Axxeman? Feel this is a NYE whooshing session :(

He was quality entertainment.

But not in the way he imagined he would be.

Has he got a new alias here?

from 0800s posts he seemed to have an interest in women's tennis.

Is MereNovice's real identity Greg Winters?

Or maybe it is Hector?

Can't be Mere, he greatly admires, in many ways, the various attributes of female tennis players. Greg was slightly less enthusiastic about them.

Hector? I can barely imagine anyone less likely to be rude to anyone, or create a duplicate alias.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 09:04:40 PM
Think I'm losing it, but never heard of Axxeman? Feel this is a NYE whooshing session :(

He was quality entertainment.

But not in the way he imagined he would be.

Has he got a new alias here?

from 0800s posts he seemed to have an interest in women's tennis.

Is MereNovice's real identity Greg Winters?

Or maybe it is Hector?

Can't be Mere, he greatly admires, in many ways, the various attributes of female tennis players. Greg was slightly less enthusiastic about them.

Hector? I can barely imagine anyone less likely to be rude to anyone, or create a duplicate alias.

Go on then, you've stumped us.

Who was Mr Winters refering to in that post?

And you still haven't divulged why he hated blondepoker.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 09:09:42 PM
Think I'm losing it, but never heard of Axxeman? Feel this is a NYE whooshing session :(

He was quality entertainment.

But not in the way he imagined he would be.

Has he got a new alias here?

from 0800s posts he seemed to have an interest in women's tennis.

Is MereNovice's real identity Greg Winters?

Or maybe it is Hector?

Can't be Mere, he greatly admires, in many ways, the various attributes of female tennis players. Greg was slightly less enthusiastic about them.

Hector? I can barely imagine anyone less likely to be rude to anyone, or create a duplicate alias.

Go on then, you've stumped us.

Who was Mr Winters refering to in that post?

And you still haven't divulged why he hated blondepoker.

The "waste of space" to whom he referred was......

(http://pnimg.net/w/articles/1/528/0cb0fd4072.jpg)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on December 31, 2014, 09:14:29 PM
Who is it? I can only see his nose.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 09:14:50 PM
Think I'm losing it, but never heard of Axxeman? Feel this is a NYE whooshing session :(

He was quality entertainment.

But not in the way he imagined he would be.

Has he got a new alias here?

from 0800s posts he seemed to have an interest in women's tennis.

Is MereNovice's real identity Greg Winters?

Or maybe it is Hector?

Can't be Mere, he greatly admires, in many ways, the various attributes of female tennis players. Greg was slightly less enthusiastic about them.

Hector? I can barely imagine anyone less likely to be rude to anyone, or create a duplicate alias.

Go on then, you've stumped us.

Who was Mr Winters refering to in that post?

And you still haven't divulged why he hated blondepoker.

The "waste of space" to whom he referred was......

(http://pnimg.net/w/articles/1/528/0cb0fd4072.jpg)

WTF? Why on earth?

Inflicted a bad beat on him after 3 betting with 85s and thereafter was a deadly enemy?

Was there a post from Alex which led to this retribution? Or an unexpected attack?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on December 31, 2014, 09:19:32 PM
Found this blog

http://www.pokerpages.com/articles/players/greg-winters01.htm (http://www.pokerpages.com/articles/players/greg-winters01.htm)

This is funny, when you consider what the market now decides is a good structure for a £50BI:

The blinds start at the usual 25/50 but they have given us - rather generously I feel - 3000 chips for our buy in. This could be a long night.



That TR is amazing, even features The Camel. Good spot! And yes that would deffo be a Deepstack in 2003 :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 09:20:52 PM
Think I'm losing it, but never heard of Axxeman? Feel this is a NYE whooshing session :(

He was quality entertainment.

But not in the way he imagined he would be.

Has he got a new alias here?

from 0800s posts he seemed to have an interest in women's tennis.

Is MereNovice's real identity Greg Winters?

Or maybe it is Hector?

Can't be Mere, he greatly admires, in many ways, the various attributes of female tennis players. Greg was slightly less enthusiastic about them.

Hector? I can barely imagine anyone less likely to be rude to anyone, or create a duplicate alias.

Go on then, you've stumped us.

Who was Mr Winters refering to in that post?

And you still haven't divulged why he hated blondepoker.

I've no idea really, but given one thing & another, I believe it to be so.

I don't think he singled blonde out for his distaste - he was one of those people who disliked, passionately, many things & people. He's not alone there, not by any means, it's the sort of society we live in now, especially via the internet. We have current, & very active Members here who have a default of "hate/dislike" almost everything & everyone, it is just the way they are. Some of us are haters, some of us are lovers.

You mentioned jealousy earlier. Jealous of what, exactly? Paying good money to keep blonde open, & receiving more moany woany PM's, Texts & e-Mails because of that than enough is not exactly something most would enjoy. I have an illogical & expensive affection for blonde, not sure why, and it has, at times, given me immense pleasure & satisfaction, but at a hefty cost. There'd be no rush to assume the responsibilities.

Sure, he was not best pleased that he never got the gig at Sky Poker, but that was a less likely fit than that glove in the O J Simpson trial, they are just not compatible, Sky Poker is a very odd place to work, & Greg would not have been willing to "conform" to the Corporate culture there.     


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 09:23:18 PM
Found this blog

http://www.pokerpages.com/articles/players/greg-winters01.htm (http://www.pokerpages.com/articles/players/greg-winters01.htm)

This is funny, when you consider what the market now decides is a good structure for a £50BI:

The blinds start at the usual 25/50 but they have given us - rather generously I feel - 3000 chips for our buy in. This could be a long night.



That TR is amazing, even features The Camel. Good spot! And yes that would deffo be a Deepstack in 2003 :)

He bloody insulted me too!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 09:28:23 PM
Think I'm losing it, but never heard of Axxeman? Feel this is a NYE whooshing session :(

He was quality entertainment.

But not in the way he imagined he would be.

Has he got a new alias here?

from 0800s posts he seemed to have an interest in women's tennis.

Is MereNovice's real identity Greg Winters?

Or maybe it is Hector?

Can't be Mere, he greatly admires, in many ways, the various attributes of female tennis players. Greg was slightly less enthusiastic about them.

Hector? I can barely imagine anyone less likely to be rude to anyone, or create a duplicate alias.

Go on then, you've stumped us.

Who was Mr Winters refering to in that post?

And you still haven't divulged why he hated blondepoker.

The "waste of space" to whom he referred was......

(http://pnimg.net/w/articles/1/528/0cb0fd4072.jpg)

WTF? Why on earth?

Inflicted a bad beat on him after 3 betting with 85s and thereafter was a deadly enemy?

Was there a post from Alex which led to this retribution? Or an unexpected attack?

There had been a bit of a long running saga of little "digs" at Alex, so presumably there was some animosity there somewhere. I don't really know why, but I suspect it was a class thing, Alex is well bred & all that, "establishment". Personally, I admire few poker players more than Alex, & I'm not in the least fussed that he had a good start in life, & the old silver spoon thing. Some folks dislike posh peeps because they are posh.   

The Post that caused Greg's rejoinder?

It was this one, by young Alex, which I'm sure employed a "turn of phrase" to coin a turn of phrase....


"After the huge Vegas night out, bowl amount of sleep, 10 hour flight, another bowl amount of sleep - I was falling asleep at the wheel on the way back to Nottingham. It was 11pm when I got in and I was ready to crash.

So I hopped in the shower and drove straight to Alea"


It's entirely possible that the word "crash" was misinterpreted - it could mean sleep, or, literally, crash.

Just struck me as a semi-whimsical post which was misinterpreted. I'm pretty sure it would not have been said to his face, man to man, as it were.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on December 31, 2014, 09:29:22 PM
Think I'm losing it, but never heard of Axxeman? Feel this is a NYE whooshing session :(

He was quality entertainment.

But not in the way he imagined he would be.

Has he got a new alias here?

from 0800s posts he seemed to have an interest in women's tennis.

Is MereNovice's real identity Greg Winters?

Or maybe it is Hector?

Can't be Mere, he greatly admires, in many ways, the various attributes of female tennis players. Greg was slightly less enthusiastic about them.

Hector? I can barely imagine anyone less likely to be rude to anyone, or create a duplicate alias.

Go on then, you've stumped us.

Who was Mr Winters refering to in that post?

And you still haven't divulged why he hated blondepoker.

I've no idea really, but given one thing & another, I believe it to be so.

I don't think he singled blonde out for his distaste - he was one of those people who disliked, passionately, many things & people. He's not alone there, not by any means, it's the sort of society we live in now, especially via the internet. We have current, & very active Members here who have a default of "hate/dislike" almost everything & everyone, it is just the way they are. Some of us are haters, some of us are lovers.

You mentioned jealousy earlier. Jealous of what, exactly? Paying good money to keep blonde open, & receiving more moany woany PM's, Texts & e-Mails because of that than enough is not exactly something most would enjoy. I have an illogical & expensive affection for blonde, not sure why, and it has, at times, given me immense pleasure & satisfacton, but at a hefty cost. There'd be no rush to assume the responsibilities.

Sure, he was not best pleased that he never got the gig at Sky Poker, but that was a less likely fit than that glove in the O J Simpson trial, they are just not compatible, Sky Poker is a very odd place to work, & Greg would not have been willing to "conform" to the Corporate culture there.     


You have a great life Tony. You moan a little bit now and again, but I'm sure you love it.

Of all the people who ever appeared on TV talking about, joking about or analysing about poker, you have proved to be the best and now you are the Daddy.

I'm sure you get bundles from Sky for your job and you deserve every penny. There isn't enough money in the world they could pay me to do what you do.

But many of the people who aren't as good as you at your job will be jealous of your success.

Unfortunately that goes with the territory.

Now I'm off to a NY Eve party I don't really want to go to. But you have to do stuff you don't want to sometimes.

So, Happy New Year everybody. Play nice.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: redsimon on December 31, 2014, 09:30:56 PM
Removed my post, knew it was to do with cars but my post looks a bit (lot) bad :(


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 09:38:47 PM
Think I'm losing it, but never heard of Axxeman? Feel this is a NYE whooshing session :(

He was quality entertainment.

But not in the way he imagined he would be.

Has he got a new alias here?

from 0800s posts he seemed to have an interest in women's tennis.

Is MereNovice's real identity Greg Winters?

Or maybe it is Hector?

Can't be Mere, he greatly admires, in many ways, the various attributes of female tennis players. Greg was slightly less enthusiastic about them.

Hector? I can barely imagine anyone less likely to be rude to anyone, or create a duplicate alias.

Go on then, you've stumped us.

Who was Mr Winters refering to in that post?

And you still haven't divulged why he hated blondepoker.

I've no idea really, but given one thing & another, I believe it to be so.

I don't think he singled blonde out for his distaste - he was one of those people who disliked, passionately, many things & people. He's not alone there, not by any means, it's the sort of society we live in now, especially via the internet. We have current, & very active Members here who have a default of "hate/dislike" almost everything & everyone, it is just the way they are. Some of us are haters, some of us are lovers.

You mentioned jealousy earlier. Jealous of what, exactly? Paying good money to keep blonde open, & receiving more moany woany PM's, Texts & e-Mails because of that than enough is not exactly something most would enjoy. I have an illogical & expensive affection for blonde, not sure why, and it has, at times, given me immense pleasure & satisfacton, but at a hefty cost. There'd be no rush to assume the responsibilities.

Sure, he was not best pleased that he never got the gig at Sky Poker, but that was a less likely fit than that glove in the O J Simpson trial, they are just not compatible, Sky Poker is a very odd place to work, & Greg would not have been willing to "conform" to the Corporate culture there.     


You have a great life Tony. You moan a little bit now and again, but I'm sure you love it.

Of all the people who ever appeared on TV talking about, joking about or analysing about poker, you have proved to be the best and now you are the Daddy.

I'm sure you get bundles from Sky for your job and you deserve every penny. There isn't enough money in the world they could pay me to do what you do.

But many of the people who aren't as good as you at your job will be jealous of your success.

Unfortunately that goes with the territory.

Now I'm off to a NY Eve party I don't really want to go to. But you have to do stuff you don't want to sometimes.

So, Happy New Year everybody. Play nice.

I certainly agree with that (enbolded), & I'm grateful for it every single day.

I do have a chunter now & then - my age, my aches & pains don't help, & rude people "abusing" the free facilities of blonde certainly make me cross - but I've had a wonderful life. There's a skeleton or two in the cupboard though, for sure.

I honestly don't understand all the jealousy & hate in the world these days. You read some of the blonde Football Club threads lately? Dislike someone (e.g, Pardew) because you think they do a bad job? How can that ever make sense? Doing a (arguably) bad job does not make someone a bad person, or a candidate for derision.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on December 31, 2014, 09:42:57 PM
We all like a chunter, now and again... It's good to get rid of some hot air, and helps to calm the mood :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 09:47:33 PM
Think I'm losing it, but never heard of Axxeman? Feel this is a NYE whooshing session :(

He was quality entertainment.

But not in the way he imagined he would be.

Has he got a new alias here?

from 0800s posts he seemed to have an interest in women's tennis.

Is MereNovice's real identity Greg Winters?

Or maybe it is Hector?

Can't be Mere, he greatly admires, in many ways, the various attributes of female tennis players. Greg was slightly less enthusiastic about them.

Hector? I can barely imagine anyone less likely to be rude to anyone, or create a duplicate alias.

Go on then, you've stumped us.

Who was Mr Winters refering to in that post?

And you still haven't divulged why he hated blondepoker.

I've no idea really, but given one thing & another, I believe it to be so.

I don't think he singled blonde out for his distaste - he was one of those people who disliked, passionately, many things & people. He's not alone there, not by any means, it's the sort of society we live in now, especially via the internet. We have current, & very active Members here who have a default of "hate/dislike" almost everything & everyone, it is just the way they are. Some of us are haters, some of us are lovers.

You mentioned jealousy earlier. Jealous of what, exactly? Paying good money to keep blonde open, & receiving more moany woany PM's, Texts & e-Mails because of that than enough is not exactly something most would enjoy. I have an illogical & expensive affection for blonde, not sure why, and it has, at times, given me immense pleasure & satisfacton, but at a hefty cost. There'd be no rush to assume the responsibilities.

Sure, he was not best pleased that he never got the gig at Sky Poker, but that was a less likely fit than that glove in the O J Simpson trial, they are just not compatible, Sky Poker is a very odd place to work, & Greg would not have been willing to "conform" to the Corporate culture there.     


You have a great life Tony. You moan a little bit now and again, but I'm sure you love it.

Of all the people who ever appeared on TV talking about, joking about or analysing about poker, you have proved to be the best and now you are the Daddy.

I'm sure you get bundles from Sky for your job and you deserve every penny. There isn't enough money in the world they could pay me to do what you do.

But many of the people who aren't as good as you at your job will be jealous of your success.

Unfortunately that goes with the territory.

Now I'm off to a NY Eve party I don't really want to go to. But you have to do stuff you don't want to sometimes.

So, Happy New Year everybody. Play nice.

Ladies & Gentlemen, let me decode, or translate that, for you.

What Keith is really saying is that he has voted in this....

http://www.thebritishpokerawards.com/

Keith, in truth, loves Poker Awards & personal number plates. He does.



(http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article4683240.ece/alternates/s615/Jalil-Ahmedj-%C2%A319m-fraud-gang-Arrogant-number-plate.jpg)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MPOWER on December 31, 2014, 11:00:09 PM
Private Plates Tikay

You must chuckle every time you walk up to your car.

Used to make me laugh.

HappyNewYear

Regards

M


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on December 31, 2014, 11:02:48 PM
Private Plates Tikay

You must chuckle every time you walk up to your car.

Used to make me laugh.

HappyNewYear

Regards

M

FML.

And for others, no, I don't have a personalised plate.

It is "FML" though, remarkably.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: kinboshi on January 01, 2015, 02:18:05 AM
2014


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on January 01, 2015, 09:13:48 AM
2015


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on January 07, 2015, 07:33:32 AM
Gutshot


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: cambridgealex on January 07, 2015, 01:39:35 PM
Ha! I never check this thread but I felt my virtual ears burning this morning and just decided to check in.

I remember this incident, not nice. It's things like that that made my blogs more boring! You just can't say anything without getting pulled up on it.

Express frustration about an unlucky hand, or run - you've got the variance police "You won so and so, you can never complain about running bad"

An off the cuff comment "I was falling asleep at the wheel" and you've got this guy "You'll kill someone one day you ****" etc etc!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on January 07, 2015, 02:00:50 PM
Ha! I never check this thread but I felt my virtual ears burning this morning and just decided to check in.

I remember this incident, not nice. It's things like that that made my blogs more boring! You just can't say anything without getting pulled up on it.

Express frustration about an unlucky hand, or run - you've got the variance police "You won so and so, you can never complain about running bad"

An off the cuff comment "I was falling asleep at the wheel" and you've got this guy "You'll kill someone one day you ****" etc etc!

I would not concern yourself too much with the comment, Alex.

Anyone knows it was just a turn of phrase.

It sort of felt like there was some sort of vendetta, rather than just this incident, & he was looking for a spot to have a pop. 

It's bound to happen to successful young men, especially when they are as pretty as you. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: jakally on January 07, 2015, 02:32:59 PM
Ha! I never check this thread but I felt my virtual ears burning this morning and just decided to check in.

I remember this incident, not nice. It's things like that that made my blogs more boring! You just can't say anything without getting pulled up on it.

Express frustration about an unlucky hand, or run - you've got the variance police "You won so and so, you can never complain about running bad"

An off the cuff comment "I was falling asleep at the wheel" and you've got this guy "You'll kill someone one day you ****" etc etc!

Surely you are not saying your blogs are boring just because of this guy?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BrumBilly on January 18, 2015, 12:03:22 AM
Gutshot

I LOVED the Gutshot!...used to play there while doing a PGCE in London then continued to play there when I returned to Brum (Train down, check in to hotel, hit the bars/clubs, head to Gutshot and play all night then checkout hotel without having slept there...).

Enjoyed meeting Tikay and a bunch of other faces while playing one of the side events in the 2005 London Masters (won by Ian Oldershaw). Probably one of my luckiest venues playing cash.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on March 28, 2015, 12:30:14 PM
Think he was mentioned earlier ITT...

Roy Brindley just popped up on ATR as their 'Formula 1 expert'


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on March 29, 2015, 03:07:30 PM
Harold 'Kato' Lee?

anyone recall this 'unique' individual.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on March 29, 2015, 03:48:05 PM
Ben Calanhan.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Mr F on April 01, 2015, 09:18:46 PM
Madasahatstand
IFM
CIAxxxx
Mr F
Dingdell

Lol, BB 1 must have made some impression!!  Still come and have a read every now and then maybe 3 times a year.  Saw this thread and some of the names on the first few pages brought back memories so read all 74 pages!!  I was always a hobby micro player who didn't really fit with all the names on here but the commuity feel was what I loved and took me to Broadway (ten years ago!!) I remember Blonde fondly and the first Blnde Bash was amazing.  Left my "tired and emotional" days behind me when I moved to Uni but settled here got married and am loving life.  Hope you're doing well mate, and if you ever hear from Matt the monkey say hi from me!!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on April 01, 2015, 11:18:47 PM
Madasahatstand
IFM
CIAxxxx
Mr F
Dingdell

Lol, BB 1 must have made some impression!!  Still come and have a read every now and then maybe 3 times a year.  Saw this thread and some of the names on the first few pages brought back memories so read all 74 pages!!  I was always a hobby micro player who didn't really fit with all the names on here but the commuity feel was what I loved and took me to Broadway (ten years ago!!) I remember Blonde fondly and the first Blnde Bash was amazing.  Left my "tired and emotional" days behind me when I moved to Uni but settled here got married and am loving life.  Hope you're doing well mate, and if you ever hear from Matt the monkey say hi from me!!
hi mr f



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Longines on April 02, 2015, 01:06:06 AM
Ben Calanhan.

The ex-Walsall Ben? http://www.maxpokerbonus.co.uk/poker-blog/397/poker-player-jailed-for-money-laundering/


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on April 02, 2015, 08:17:39 AM
Ben Calanhan.

The ex-Walsall Ben? http://www.maxpokerbonus.co.uk/poker-blog/397/poker-player-jailed-for-money-laundering/


Wow!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on April 02, 2015, 08:29:35 AM
Ben Calanhan.

The ex-Walsall Ben? http://www.maxpokerbonus.co.uk/poker-blog/397/poker-player-jailed-for-money-laundering/


Wow!

My thoughts exactly. Ben was a regular at Walsall in 2004 onwards, & also down at Grosvenor Cardiff & Swansea.

I heard he had packed up poker, & was backing horses on Betfair, using what was, at the time, supposedly a "super-fast" internet to give him a time advantage.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on April 17, 2015, 07:40:01 PM
Paul Ho?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on April 17, 2015, 08:32:01 PM
Paul Ho?

Still around on Facebook. Don't think he really plays anymore.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on April 21, 2015, 06:42:44 PM
Ariston?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Mohican on April 22, 2015, 10:38:25 AM
Ben Calanhan.

The ex-Walsall Ben? http://www.maxpokerbonus.co.uk/poker-blog/397/poker-player-jailed-for-money-laundering/


Wow!
I've always thought that playing poker would be a gd way to launder money.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: doubleup on April 22, 2015, 10:48:39 AM
Ben Calanhan.

The ex-Walsall Ben? http://www.maxpokerbonus.co.uk/poker-blog/397/poker-player-jailed-for-money-laundering/


Wow!
I've always thought that playing poker would be a gd way to launder money.

To a certain extent, but it only really supplies an apparent source of cash.  Most banks will be extremely wary of running an account that receives regular substantial cash deposits from that source and will almost definitely report the activity as suspicious or at least close down the account.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: suzanne on April 23, 2015, 03:23:30 AM
Wardonkey?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: TightEnd on April 23, 2015, 09:47:58 AM
Wardonkey?

was working at Alea in Leeds

got married, had a child.

afaik not playing poker or in the industry since


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on April 23, 2015, 09:32:45 PM
Mark Goodwin


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: pleno1 on April 23, 2015, 09:57:49 PM
Ian Frazer


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: George2Loose on April 23, 2015, 09:58:48 PM
Ian Frazer

He played the UKPC


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Tal on April 23, 2015, 10:06:51 PM
Mark Goodwin

Saw him playing a few months back in Brum.  Still got moves :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on April 23, 2015, 10:57:08 PM
John Hewston?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on April 23, 2015, 11:11:01 PM
John Hewston?

Saw him a couple of times last year at DTD where he goes by the rather catchy name of "anon" in a very expensive(£500kish)and quite rare limo.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on April 26, 2015, 01:02:32 PM
Ariston?

Still yakking about on Facebook.

Got married recently I believe.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on April 28, 2015, 10:29:42 AM
leethefish


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: George2Loose on May 04, 2015, 05:25:43 PM
Arshad "Ash" Hussain


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Kev B on May 04, 2015, 06:21:46 PM
Arshad "Ash" Hussain

Ash still playing some of the Grosvenor 25/25's, mostly Manchester and surrounding areas.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on May 10, 2015, 11:13:59 PM
Gregior


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on May 14, 2015, 03:44:50 PM
Gregior

He was at my table on Stars the other night.  Doesn't seem to play as high as he used to.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on May 15, 2015, 05:18:36 PM


Pete Linton.

Saw him in Vegas last year, can't recall seeing or hearing of him since.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: George2Loose on May 15, 2015, 05:37:51 PM


Pete Linton.

Saw him in Vegas last year, can't recall seeing or hearing of him since.

Think Pete moved with him Mrs to somewhere in Europe so she can finish her studies (could be wrong)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on May 15, 2015, 07:05:44 PM


Pete Linton.

Saw him in Vegas last year, can't recall seeing or hearing of him since.

Think Pete moved with him Mrs to somewhere in Europe so she can finish her studies (could be wrong)

Yes you are wrong lol.

Pete is single an living in London where he plays mostly live cash games.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on May 15, 2015, 07:15:00 PM


Pete Linton.

Saw him in Vegas last year, can't recall seeing or hearing of him since.

Think Pete moved with him Mrs to somewhere in Europe so she can finish her studies (could be wrong)

Yes you are wrong lol.

Pete is single an living in London where he plays mostly live cash games.

I'm sure that I read something you wrote several months back that Pete had moved with his partner to live in Beirut.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: George2Loose on May 15, 2015, 07:22:21 PM


Pete Linton.

Saw him in Vegas last year, can't recall seeing or hearing of him since.

Think Pete moved with him Mrs to somewhere in Europe so she can finish her studies (could be wrong)

Yes you are wrong lol.

Pete is single an living in London where he plays mostly live cash games.

Yes just been told I've very much mistaken!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on May 15, 2015, 07:35:05 PM


Pete Linton.

Saw him in Vegas last year, can't recall seeing or hearing of him since.

Think Pete moved with him Mrs to somewhere in Europe so she can finish her studies (could be wrong)

Yes you are wrong lol.

Pete is single an living in London where he plays mostly live cash games.

I'm sure that I read something you wrote several months back that Pete had moved with his partner to live in Beirut.

I could have written something about being with Pete in Beirut. Would have been talking about the kebab place on Edgeware road by the Vic tho :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: cambridgealex on May 16, 2015, 10:33:41 PM
Dubai?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: jakally on May 16, 2015, 10:46:29 PM
Dubai?

Was in the United Arab Emirates last I heard.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: cambridgealex on May 17, 2015, 01:42:27 AM
Dubai?

Was in the United Arab Emirates last I heard.

A tap-in, but a good one


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on May 21, 2015, 12:20:02 AM
Dubai?

Was in the United Arab Emirates last I heard.

A tap-in, but a good one

Was pissed off by something that happened on TFT I think.

Has not posted since.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: arbboy on May 21, 2015, 12:28:27 AM
Dubai?

Was in the United Arab Emirates last I heard.

A tap-in, but a good one

Was pissed off by something that happened on TFT I think.

Has not posted since.

Think it was his first goalscorer ew bets at 365 and someone smashed in before him early in the season and he missed the price.  He is still alive and punting his tits off.  Don't worry about that. He has just been moaning to me how much he has knocked out backing Arsenal tonight.  Still in top form.  Massively missed on TFT that is for sure.  His April fool with Mardle was the funniest all time post ever on blonde for me!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: leethefish on May 23, 2015, 12:07:44 AM
leethefish

Just had a little break Tom 😃


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on May 23, 2015, 12:50:49 AM
leethefish

Just had a little break Tom 😃

Glad to have you back mate.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BigAdz on May 28, 2015, 01:14:05 PM
Its been that long I have forgotten his name.

Jim kerrigan. One of the original hit squad even if unofficially.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on May 28, 2015, 02:24:48 PM
Its been that long I have forgotten his name.

Jim kerrigan. One of the original hit squad even if unofficially.

Why am I thinking the name of the 6th hitsquadder wasn't Jim Kerrigan but something else?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on June 01, 2015, 09:55:58 AM
The sequel to Rounders?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on June 03, 2015, 09:36:02 AM
kinboshi


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobAlike on June 03, 2015, 04:56:03 PM
kinboshi

I think David Cameron has had him disposed of.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on June 03, 2015, 05:01:35 PM
Its been that long I have forgotten his name.

Jim kerrigan. One of the original hit squad even if unofficially.

Why am I thinking the name of the 6th hitsquadder wasn't Jim Kerrigan but something else?

Pretty sure it was Jim Kerrigan, but I can't help with his whereabouts nowadays...


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on June 03, 2015, 06:29:00 PM
kinboshi

I usually spell that 'kinboshi.

I think he's about to or may have already tied the knot.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: maccol on June 03, 2015, 08:17:13 PM
kinboshi

I think   God has had him disposed of.
FYP


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on June 03, 2015, 08:29:12 PM
kinboshi

I usually spell that 'kinboshi.




It took a long time Ralph, but I got there.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on June 03, 2015, 08:36:13 PM
kinboshi

I usually spell that 'kinboshi.




It took a long time Ralph, but I got there.

I got there quite quickly. Which funnily enough is a frequent complaint from my wife.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on June 04, 2015, 01:08:00 AM
Tillerman


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Boba Fett on June 04, 2015, 02:50:31 PM
Tillerman

See him around Glasgow now and again, think hes spending most f his time enjoying life as everytime I see him he is out drinking with friends.  Think hes playing $100/200 NL on stars here and there


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on June 05, 2015, 12:17:14 AM
Tillerman

See him around Glasgow now and again, think hes spending most f his time enjoying life as everytime I see him he is out drinking with friends.  Think hes playing $100/200 NL on stars here and there

Wow, that takes me back! Used to really like his blog.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Rupert on June 05, 2015, 09:31:41 AM
Harold 'Kato' Lee?

anyone recall this 'unique' individual.

If it's who I'm thinking of, once followed me into Gutshot toilets and watched me piss saying I should be a male model


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on June 05, 2015, 09:44:10 AM
Harold 'Kato' Lee?

anyone recall this 'unique' individual.

If it's who I'm thinking of, once followed me into Gutshot toilets and watched me piss saying I should be a male model

Yes that is Kato!

He used to wear a selection of different school uniforms/blazers etc and was absolutely enamoured by anyone under 20.

One of the first places I used to start playing was the 77 Club in Hendon every now and again because they would let anyone play and round there was a bunch of Jewish kids with money so several 15/16/17 year olds would play and Kato certainly put the chills in a few of them. Hopefully that's all he put in them.

Probably the single most strange character I've ever shared a table with.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on June 05, 2015, 12:47:02 PM
Harold 'Kato' Lee?

anyone recall this 'unique' individual.

If it's who I'm thinking of, once followed me into Gutshot toilets and watched me piss saying I should be a male model

Haha, not weird at all.

Here he is with the Sicilian (just after his boob job by the looks of it) at big bluff in London about 18 months ago.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on June 05, 2015, 12:58:50 PM
Tillerman

See him around Glasgow now and again, think hes spending most f his time enjoying life as everytime I see him he is out drinking with friends.  Think hes playing $100/200 NL on stars here and there

Wow, that takes me back! Used to really like his blog.

Yeah, same as that.

Good stuff, glad to hear all is well.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on June 05, 2015, 01:51:57 PM
Stu Rutter. 

Miss his annual WSOP staking thread.  It is probably a good thing, because I can't do any big tsake sthis year.  Is he still going this time?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on June 05, 2015, 02:04:27 PM
Stu Rutter. 

Miss his annual WSOP staking thread.  It is probably a good thing, because I can't do any big tsake sthis year.  Is he still going this time?

Was trying to find out what Matt Ashton was up to, and have been told that he and Stu are house sharing out there.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on June 05, 2015, 02:06:13 PM
Stu Rutter. 

Miss his annual WSOP staking thread.  It is probably a good thing, because I can't do any big tsake sthis year.  Is he still going this time?

Was trying to find out what Matt Ashton was up to, and have been told that he and Stu are house sharing out there.



That makes sense, will probably bump in to him at the plo8. 

Cheers


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: doubleup on June 05, 2015, 02:34:32 PM
Tillerman

See him around Glasgow now and again, think hes spending most f his time enjoying life as everytime I see him he is out drinking with friends.  Think hes playing $100/200 NL on stars here and there

Wow, that takes me back! Used to really like his blog.

Yeah, same as that.

Good stuff, glad to hear all is well.

Think he got a bit burnt out going for SNE playing 100/200nl a couple of years ago.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on June 05, 2015, 04:48:37 PM
Tillerman

See him around Glasgow now and again, think hes spending most f his time enjoying life as everytime I see him he is out drinking with friends.  Think hes playing $100/200 NL on stars here and there

Wow, that takes me back! Used to really like his blog.

Yeah, same as that.

Good stuff, glad to hear all is well.

Think he got a bit burnt out going for SNE playing 100/200nl a couple of years ago.


I can only imagine.

I feel burnt out after playing on a Sunday nowadays ;D


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Rupert on June 05, 2015, 05:12:07 PM
Harold 'Kato' Lee?

anyone recall this 'unique' individual.

If it's who I'm thinking of, once followed me into Gutshot toilets and watched me piss saying I should be a male model

Yes that is Kato!

He used to wear a selection of different school uniforms/blazers etc and was absolutely enamoured by anyone under 20.

One of the first places I used to start playing was the 77 Club in Hendon every now and again because they would let anyone play and round there was a bunch of Jewish kids with money so several 15/16/17 year olds would play and Kato certainly put the chills in a few of them. Hopefully that's all he put in them.

Probably the single most strange character I've ever shared a table with.

Way to make a guy feel special


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on June 06, 2015, 07:22:55 PM
Harold 'Kato' Lee?

anyone recall this 'unique' individual.

If it's who I'm thinking of, once followed me into Gutshot toilets and watched me piss saying I should be a male model

Yes that is Kato!

He used to wear a selection of different school uniforms/blazers etc and was absolutely enamoured by anyone under 20.

One of the first places I used to start playing was the 77 Club in Hendon every now and again because they would let anyone play and round there was a bunch of Jewish kids with money so several 15/16/17 year olds would play and Kato certainly put the chills in a few of them. Hopefully that's all he put in them.

Probably the single most strange character I've ever shared a table with.

Way to make a guy feel special

If it helps he creeped far harder on the most handsome guys.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on June 06, 2015, 07:53:03 PM

The Crow


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: booder on June 06, 2015, 08:15:41 PM

The Crow

Haha   He was mad as a box of frogs.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on June 08, 2015, 11:34:16 AM
Stu Rutter. 

Miss his annual WSOP staking thread.  It is probably a good thing, because I can't do any big tsake sthis year.  Is he still going this time?

Was trying to find out what Matt Ashton was up to, and have been told that he and Stu are house sharing out there.



That makes sense, will probably bump in to him at the plo8. 

Cheers

Too late for a WSOP staking thread? 

9/29 in the WSOP Turbo

http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/chipcounts.asp?grid=1136&tid=14218 (http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/chipcounts.asp?grid=1136&tid=14218)

Stuart Rutter 368,000     


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on June 08, 2015, 11:36:08 AM
Eskimo Clark.

RIP.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on June 08, 2015, 12:07:54 PM

The Crow

Haha   He was mad as a box of frogs.

Frogs will be lining up to sue for defamation.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on June 08, 2015, 12:54:41 PM
john tabatabai


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on June 08, 2015, 12:56:55 PM
john tabatabai

Just turned 30, had a spell in Malta, and I think he's back in London now.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: titaniumbean on June 08, 2015, 12:59:41 PM
Harold 'Kato' Lee?

anyone recall this 'unique' individual.

If it's who I'm thinking of, once followed me into Gutshot toilets and watched me piss saying I should be a male model

Yes that is Kato!

He used to wear a selection of different school uniforms/blazers etc and was absolutely enamoured by anyone under 20.

One of the first places I used to start playing was the 77 Club in Hendon every now and again because they would let anyone play and round there was a bunch of Jewish kids with money so several 15/16/17 year olds would play and Kato certainly put the chills in a few of them. Hopefully that's all he put in them.

Probably the single most strange character I've ever shared a table with.

Way to make a guy feel special

so good


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on June 16, 2015, 10:13:13 PM
Louis Savva.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: arbboy on June 16, 2015, 10:39:13 PM
john tabatabai

Just turned 30, had a spell in Malta, and I think he's back in London now.

Doing what? Working for betfair?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: I KNOW IT on June 17, 2015, 01:21:13 AM
Louis Savva.

I doubt there will be many people who know that name on Blonde Ralph. I will ask about him when I return to the UK in August . Always enjoyed his company . Talking of Louis , how about Stephen Au Yung


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on June 21, 2015, 11:22:17 PM
Those machines in Clarke's shoe shops where you stuck your feet in the bottom and looked through the binocular type things on top to see a green x-ray shot of your feet in the shoes so your mum could see if they were a good fit.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on June 23, 2015, 11:48:10 AM
Louis Savva.

I doubt there will be many people who know that name on Blonde Ralph. I will ask about him when I return to the UK in August . Always enjoyed his company . Talking of Louis , how about Stephen Au Yung

He was the guy who bought the domain names camelpoker.com and keiththecamel.com and attempted to sell them to me for £10,000.

He will be alright.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobAlike on June 23, 2015, 05:00:42 PM
Louis Savva.

I doubt there will be many people who know that name on Blonde Ralph. I will ask about him when I return to the UK in August . Always enjoyed his company . Talking of Louis , how about Stephen Au Yung

He was the guy who bought the domain names camelpoker.com and keiththecamel.com and attempted to sell them to me for £10,000.

He will be alright.

Seems to be a bit of an entrepreneur.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casino_hold_'em
I once followed him out of the toilets in Walsall and he never washed his hands and then went straight to the fruit buffet   ;gobsmacked;


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: david3103 on June 23, 2015, 05:43:51 PM
Louis Savva.

I doubt there will be many people who know that name on Blonde Ralph. I will ask about him when I return to the UK in August . Always enjoyed his company . Talking of Louis , how about Stephen Au Yung

He was the guy who bought the domain names camelpoker.com and keiththecamel.com and attempted to sell them to me for £10,000.

He will be alright.

Seems to be a bit of an entrepreneur.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casino_hold_'em
I once followed him out of the toilets in Walsall and he never washed his hands and then went straight to the fruit buffet   ;gobsmacked;

That's amazing!!

Walsall Casino has a fruit buffet??


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobAlike on June 23, 2015, 05:56:43 PM
Louis Savva.

I doubt there will be many people who know that name on Blonde Ralph. I will ask about him when I return to the UK in August . Always enjoyed his company . Talking of Louis , how about Stephen Au Yung

He was the guy who bought the domain names camelpoker.com and keiththecamel.com and attempted to sell them to me for £10,000.

He will be alright.

Seems to be a bit of an entrepreneur.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casino_hold_'em
I once followed him out of the toilets in Walsall and he never washed his hands and then went straight to the fruit buffet   ;gobsmacked;

That's amazing!!

Walsall Casino has a fruit buffet??

10 years ago it did. I never touched after that though.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: MANTIS01 on June 23, 2015, 07:40:40 PM
Lol the fruit buffet. Always thought it was the weirdest thing to serve up to the motley crew of unhealthy bastards at the final table.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: action man on June 25, 2015, 10:15:12 PM
any news on dave compton tony?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on June 26, 2015, 05:42:49 AM
any news on dave compton tony?

Sort of, Rick.

Two part answer, here's part one.

A guy who worked for Ch 861, Sky Poker TV, told me about a year or so ago that he had seen Dave in Bishops Stortford (where he used to, or hopefully still does, live) 3 times in a week. This guy knew Dave almost as well as I did, he worked with Compo on dozens of TV Shows.

He was 100% certain it was Dave, but when he tried to catch Dave's attention, Dave looked away. He said Dave had grown a long, full facial, beard. Dave simply would not acknowledge, or make eye contact.

That sort of makes sense to me. He'd probably want to sever all connections with his past life, I don't know, but it would make sense.

Dave got himself in a hole - there but for the grace of God go you or me - & it caused all sorts of bad blood with his family, & others.

I think he eventually faced the music & came home. I hope he did anyway.

For the record, I adored Dave, he was a great mate to me, & he was an immensely talented guy. He could turn his hand to TV work on horse racing or poker with equal aplomb, & he had the perfect voice for commentary & analysis.

I still miss him very much, we were extremely close, & we have a few secrets which will remain exactly that. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas sort of thing.

I hope he is in good heart, & all is well with him & his family.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on June 26, 2015, 06:01:42 AM
Compo, part two.

There is a Twitter account in his name. You can be the judge if you think it's really him. If it is, Dave has changed a lot.

His Profile says.....

Ex At the Races best presenter, now play cards for a living.

Ex ATR Presenter? True.

Best presenter? True.

Plays cards for a living? Do me a favour, he could no more play cards for a living than I could.

Read the tweets, he tweets about coming fifth for £110 in a tenner rebuy, & "won a 6 seater £20 turbo". Is that consistent with someone who plays cards for a living? I don't think so.

Or these 2 Tweets.....

Oi fucking oi, had the nuts against some ipod wearing non entity, took the little prick for 58 pounds.


A fucking joke. Some spotty students pair of dogs hold up against my Kings - Games a fucking joke.

So that was "Live" poker. If Dave were playing Live Poker, word would soon spread, he's extremely well known. Yet not one poker player has ever reported seeing him in a poker room.

His language & tone is not even remotely like Dave, either. He tweets using "c**t", "retard" & "twat". Dave Compton speaks like that?

Go back to his Tweets in October 2011, & an exchange with a chap called Steve Meehan. (@steve_meehan). Steve is "wormster" on blonde. Steve worked with Dave & me for years, Steve was - is - a TV producer of horse racing & previously, poker & greyhound racing shows. They - we - all got along famously, we travelled & worked together all over the UK, Europe, Vegas, the lot, & we never had a cross word.  Steve tweeted that the account was an imposter, a troll from Betfair Forum, & Compo - or the account holder - was grossly offensive in his replies. The account disses ATR, & just sounds like some troll with an axe to grind. Why would Dave have bad blood with ATR?

I originally thought the account was genuine, & tweeted a reply, & sent him a Direct Message. He never replied, & he deleted my Tweet. He & I never had a cross word, & we share all sorts of secrets. We never had a fallout ever, even though we got into some sticky spots with his family as they never knew where he was when he went AWOL, but I did. He even rung me from Vegas at the time & thanked me for holding the line.

If that account is the real Dave, I'd be amazed.

The Twitter account is under the alias of "@_compo_" & was started in 2011, which was long after Dave went AWOL.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on June 28, 2015, 07:56:03 PM
Amatay?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on June 28, 2015, 10:08:29 PM
Amatay?

Think he went to work for Gordon Ramsay.


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/04/article-2183699-14604947000005DC-717_1024x615_large.jpg)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on June 28, 2015, 11:17:42 PM
Amatay?

He's teaching now and playing far less poker.

After a stint in Boston he's back in the UK. He posts here now for some weird reason as donkeybob1


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on June 28, 2015, 11:26:25 PM
Nemesis


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on June 29, 2015, 10:28:25 AM
Nemesis

Still around, posts on here occasionally but more on Twitter.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on June 29, 2015, 10:36:23 AM
David Young , think that was his name was an opioniated blogged from London area, think camel at him were bestest of buddies


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on June 29, 2015, 11:36:01 AM
David Young , think that was his name was an opioniated blogged from London area, think camel at him were bestest of buddies

Works in security and game integrity (basically looking for collusion) at Pokerstars.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: I KNOW IT on June 29, 2015, 03:34:21 PM
Surrinder Sunar


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: doubleup on June 29, 2015, 07:31:19 PM
David Young , think that was his name was an opioniated blogged from London area, think camel at him were bestest of buddies

Works in security and game integrity (basically looking for collusion) at Pokerstars.

hmmmmm


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Amatay on July 02, 2015, 11:25:42 PM
Amatay?

He's teaching now and playing far less poker.

After a stint in Boston he's back in the UK. He posts here now for some weird reason as donkeybob1

Alright, not been logged in here since late last year but still browse Cos and Patrick's diaries.

I was lecturing at a university for 2 days a wk and still playing Poker alongside. The teaching was great but it was a temporary position and finished last summer. Also, I almost moved to Boston with my ex-girlfriend but that didn't happen. Been playing 'full time' for a living again the past 12 months and it's going ok. Got another interview at a good Uni in London for a 0.5 position lecturing position soon. A combination of teaching and poker is perfect for me so fingers crossed. Feeling the best I've maybe ever felt at the moment tbh. Life's great! :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: mondatoo on July 03, 2015, 04:49:21 AM
Amatay?

He's teaching now and playing far less poker.

After a stint in Boston he's back in the UK. He posts here now for some weird reason as donkeybob1

Alright, not been logged in here since late last year but still browse Cos and Patrick's diaries.

I was lecturing at a university for 2 days a wk and still playing Poker alongside. The teaching was great but it was a temporary position and finished last summer. Also, I almost moved to Boston with my ex-girlfriend but that didn't happen. Been playing 'full time' for a living again the past 12 months and it's going ok. Got another interview at a good Uni in London for a 0.5 position lecturing position soon. A combination of teaching and poker is perfect for me so fingers crossed. Feeling the best I've maybe ever felt at the moment tbh. Life's great! :)

Yessss Donkeybob, keep crushing <3


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Geo the Sarge on July 11, 2015, 07:04:55 AM
ChippieLeicester?

One of the nicest and funniest guys I've had the pleasure to meet.

Geo


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: philthepower on July 14, 2015, 01:18:46 PM
ChippieLeicester?

One of the nicest and funniest guys I've had the pleasure to meet.

Geo

Met a girl from St.Neots and moved there.

He made a swashbuckling appearance in the D.C. game at Alea on a Tuesday night a few weeks ago. After losing gradually for the first hour, he patiently waited for a premium hand and was rewarded with  Kh Jh 3h in Superstud, with the 9c as his first up card, which he knocked his last £130 in with. After scooping with a pair of threes, he proceeded to run over the table before kindly allowing us to return to our small game by slinking back off to Cambridgeshire with over a £1,000 of our money.

Despite this, it was still great to see him again.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Dewi_cool on July 15, 2015, 12:16:36 PM
Howard Lederer


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on July 15, 2015, 12:21:05 PM
Howard Lederer

Wasn't there some sightings mentioned on 2 plus 2 of him starting to play in the cash games round Vegas?

He showed up at Danny's Hall of fame ceremony

http://www.pokerupdate.com/news/tournaments-and-miscellaneous/howard-lederer-appears-at-daniel-negreanu-s-poker-hof-induction/ (http://www.pokerupdate.com/news/tournaments-and-miscellaneous/howard-lederer-appears-at-daniel-negreanu-s-poker-hof-induction/)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Dewi_cool on July 15, 2015, 05:11:14 PM
tx  :)up


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: I KNOW IT on July 16, 2015, 12:20:56 AM
dik9


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on July 16, 2015, 12:22:29 AM
dik9

Works at DTD these days, a Pit Boss I think. Always looks very smart indeed.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: I KNOW IT on July 16, 2015, 12:29:53 AM
dik9

Works at DTD these days, a Pit Boss I think. Always looks very smart indeed.

im glad hes ok, good lad and always helpful


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on July 16, 2015, 12:31:20 AM
dik9

Works at DTD these days, a Pit Boss I think. Always looks very smart indeed.

im glad hes ok, good lad and always helpful

Aye, I like him a lot.

He's on FB if you are.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on July 16, 2015, 12:31:45 AM

Matt Dale, think he was "mango99" on blonde.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: I KNOW IT on July 16, 2015, 12:34:27 AM
dik9

Works at DTD these days, a Pit Boss I think. Always looks very smart indeed.

im glad hes ok, good lad and always helpful

Aye, I like him a lot.

He's on FB if you are.
Yes im FB friends with him but not easy to access in China unfortunately. Hence the belated birthday wishes from me haha


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on July 16, 2015, 12:54:17 AM

Matt Dale, think he was "mango99" on blonde.

Isn't he something to do with APAT now?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: swinebag22 on July 16, 2015, 01:45:09 AM

Matt Dale, think he was "mango99" on blonde.

Isn't he something to do with APAT now?

Matt sold the Poker.co.uk name for a decent price and the poker skin to APAT becoming a partner.

Not sure on exact details but his involvement is less now but he still runs the online side of APAT

Now works '9 to 5'

Still has 'the best laugh in poker'


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: atdc21 on July 16, 2015, 09:16:41 AM
Matt Dale, think he was "mango99" on blonde.

Dont know him personally but have seen him playing in Bristol Harbourside a few times.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on July 16, 2015, 09:23:52 AM
Matt Dale, think he was "mango99" on blonde.

Dont know him personally but have seen him playing in Bristol Harbourside a few times.

Yup, he was a Bristol "local", & used to post on blonde as Mango99.

He had a very valuable domain name "poker.co.uk" on the old Boss network which he sold to APAT, & he became the APAT Online Director as I recall, but I've not heard or seen of him since.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The_nun on July 16, 2015, 09:32:11 AM
Matt is a top fella. Not seen him in yonks,  heart of gold.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The_nun on July 16, 2015, 09:32:28 AM
Where's Bongo these day.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on July 16, 2015, 09:36:46 AM
Where's Bongo these day.

He escaped to the real world, got his hair cut & everything.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The_nun on July 16, 2015, 09:39:42 AM
Cheers.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: KarmaDope on July 16, 2015, 04:39:12 PM
Where's Bongo these day.

Got married, settled down, doesnt play poker any more afaik. Asa speaks to him occasionally cos we all play the same online cricket game.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: david3103 on July 16, 2015, 07:59:34 PM
Matt Dale, think he was "mango99" on blonde.

Dont know him personally but have seen him playing in Bristol Harbourside a few times.

Yup, he was a Bristol "local", & used to post on blonde as Mango99.

He had a very valuable domain name "poker.co.uk" on the old Boss network which he sold to APAT, & he became the APAT Online Director as I recall, but I've not heard or seen of him since.

Still around and part of the APAT hierarchy.

Smashing bloke, was great fun in St Kitts, plays exceptionally good drunk poker as you would expect of an APAT man :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: I KNOW IT on July 17, 2015, 08:47:56 AM
The Sweeney


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bobAlike on July 17, 2015, 09:37:57 AM
The Sweeney

Shut It!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: I KNOW IT on July 17, 2015, 10:01:55 AM

You Slag!!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: BigAdz on July 17, 2015, 10:06:20 AM
Matt Dale, think he was "mango99" on blonde.

Dont know him personally but have seen him playing in Bristol Harbourside a few times.

Yup, he was a Bristol "local", & used to post on blonde as Mango99.

He had a very valuable domain name "poker.co.uk" on the old Boss network which he sold to APAT, & he became the APAT Online Director as I recall, but I've not heard or seen of him since.

Still around and part of the APAT hierarchy.

Smashing bloke, was great fun in St Kitts, plays exceptionally good drunk poker as you would expect of an APAT man :)

Spends most of his time doing various daredevil stuff. He certainly doesn't live a quiet life.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on July 17, 2015, 10:07:53 AM
Matt Dale, think he was "mango99" on blonde.

Dont know him personally but have seen him playing in Bristol Harbourside a few times.

Yup, he was a Bristol "local", & used to post on blonde as Mango99.

He had a very valuable domain name "poker.co.uk" on the old Boss network which he sold to APAT, & he became the APAT Online Director as I recall, but I've not heard or seen of him since.

Still around and part of the APAT hierarchy.

Smashing bloke, was great fun in St Kitts, plays exceptionally good drunk poker as you would expect of an APAT man :)

Spends most of his time doing various daredevil stuff. He certainly doesn't live a quiet life.


Example?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: KarmaDope on July 17, 2015, 10:09:11 AM
Wakeboarding is something I know Matt does regularly, pretty intense.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Karabiner on July 17, 2015, 10:31:06 AM
The Sweeney

Not seen big Dave Mac for ages, he was my BF team-mate for WSOP 2005.

Last I heard he was working at Broadway but that was a few years ago.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: strak33 on July 18, 2015, 06:43:56 PM
PokerStars, Omaha Pot Limit - $50/$100 - 2 players
Rail Hand History Converter

Lottenice (BU): $10000 (100 bb)
riverdave (BB): $11325 (113 bb)

Pre Flop: ($150)
Lottenice (BU) raises to $300, riverdave (BB) calls $200

Flop: ($600) J 3 9 (2 players)
riverdave (BB) checks, Lottenice (BU) bets $448.50, riverdave (BB) raises to $1943.50, Lottenice (BU) calls $1495

Turn: ($4487) 4 (2 players)
riverdave (BB) bets $4485, Lottenice (BU) raises to $7756.50 (all-in), riverdave (BB) calls $3271.50

River: ($20000) T (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $20000 (Rake: $2)

Showdown:
riverdave (BB) shows 8 T J Q (a straight, Eight to Queen)
(Equity - pre: 43%, flop: 59%, turn: 40%, river: 100%)

Lottenice (BU) shows 8 9 J A (two pair, Jacks and Nines)
(Equity - pre: 58%, flop: 41%, turn: 60%, river: 0%)

riverdave (BB) wins $19998

This was yesterday.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on July 18, 2015, 07:36:11 PM
PokerStars, Omaha Pot Limit - $50/$100 - 2 players
Rail Hand History Converter

Lottenice (BU): $10000 (100 bb)
riverdave (BB): $11325 (113 bb)

Pre Flop: ($150)
Lottenice (BU) raises to $300, riverdave (BB) calls $200

Flop: ($600) J 3 9 (2 players)
riverdave (BB) checks, Lottenice (BU) bets $448.50, riverdave (BB) raises to $1943.50, Lottenice (BU) calls $1495

Turn: ($4487) 4 (2 players)
riverdave (BB) bets $4485, Lottenice (BU) raises to $7756.50 (all-in), riverdave (BB) calls $3271.50

River: ($20000) T (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $20000 (Rake: $2)

Showdown:
riverdave (BB) shows 8 T J Q (a straight, Eight to Queen)
(Equity - pre: 43%, flop: 59%, turn: 40%, river: 100%)

Lottenice (BU) shows 8 9 J A (two pair, Jacks and Nines)
(Equity - pre: 58%, flop: 41%, turn: 60%, river: 0%)

riverdave (BB) wins $19998

This was yesterday.

Will anyone lay me a price that he'll be playing FPP freerolls within a week?

I know Mr Thew is known as yoyo, but the nickname is better suited to Dave.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on July 18, 2015, 08:47:21 PM
PokerStars, Omaha Pot Limit - $50/$100 - 2 players
Rail Hand History Converter

Lottenice (BU): $10000 (100 bb)
riverdave (BB): $11325 (113 bb)

Pre Flop: ($150)
Lottenice (BU) raises to $300, riverdave (BB) calls $200

Flop: ($600) J 3 9 (2 players)
riverdave (BB) checks, Lottenice (BU) bets $448.50, riverdave (BB) raises to $1943.50, Lottenice (BU) calls $1495

Turn: ($4487) 4 (2 players)
riverdave (BB) bets $4485, Lottenice (BU) raises to $7756.50 (all-in), riverdave (BB) calls $3271.50

River: ($20000) T (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $20000 (Rake: $2)

Showdown:
riverdave (BB) shows 8 T J Q (a straight, Eight to Queen)
(Equity - pre: 43%, flop: 59%, turn: 40%, river: 100%)

Lottenice (BU) shows 8 9 J A (two pair, Jacks and Nines)
(Equity - pre: 58%, flop: 41%, turn: 60%, river: 0%)

riverdave (BB) wins $19998

This was yesterday.

Will anyone lay me a price that he'll be playing FPP freerolls within a week?

I know Mr Thew is known as yoyo, but the nickname is better suited to Dave.

Bet he spun that up from about a tenner, too.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: GreekStein on July 19, 2015, 05:00:48 AM
PokerStars, Omaha Pot Limit - $50/$100 - 2 players
Rail Hand History Converter

Lottenice (BU): $10000 (100 bb)
riverdave (BB): $11325 (113 bb)

Pre Flop: ($150)
Lottenice (BU) raises to $300, riverdave (BB) calls $200

Flop: ($600) J 3 9 (2 players)
riverdave (BB) checks, Lottenice (BU) bets $448.50, riverdave (BB) raises to $1943.50, Lottenice (BU) calls $1495

Turn: ($4487) 4 (2 players)
riverdave (BB) bets $4485, Lottenice (BU) raises to $7756.50 (all-in), riverdave (BB) calls $3271.50

River: ($20000) T (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $20000 (Rake: $2)

Showdown:
riverdave (BB) shows 8 T J Q (a straight, Eight to Queen)
(Equity - pre: 43%, flop: 59%, turn: 40%, river: 100%)

Lottenice (BU) shows 8 9 J A (two pair, Jacks and Nines)
(Equity - pre: 58%, flop: 41%, turn: 60%, river: 0%)

riverdave (BB) wins $19998

This was yesterday.

Will anyone lay me a price that he'll be playing FPP freerolls within a week?

I know Mr Thew is known as yoyo, but the nickname is better suited to Dave.

Bet he spun that up from about a tenner, too.

and i bet the tenner wasnt his!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on July 19, 2015, 09:49:54 AM
and i bet the tenner didn't get returned afterwards...


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Doobs on July 19, 2015, 09:53:11 AM
and i bet the 20k didn't get returned afterwards...

Fyp


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on July 19, 2015, 02:11:00 PM
When a man with money meets a man with experience, the man with experience leaves with the money and the man with money leaves with the experience.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on July 19, 2015, 02:51:27 PM
When a man with money meets a man with experience, the man with experience leaves with the money and the man with money leaves with the experience.


I love that quote.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on July 19, 2015, 03:10:48 PM
:) No idea who gets credit for it, but according to a brief Google search it was Harvey Mackay, which still leaves me none the wiser.

I do like the quote though, it is one of those ones that you forget all about, until you happen to be eavesdropping on a deal going down where you can see someone getting completely tucked up.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on July 19, 2015, 08:11:18 PM
:) No idea who gets credit for it, but according to a brief Google search it was Harvey Mackay, which still leaves me none the wiser.

I do like the quote though, it is one of those ones that you forget all about, until you happen to be eavesdropping on a deal going down where you can see someone getting completely tucked up.


I like it because it highlights the fact that even the loser gains something and every cloud has a silver lining.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: arbboy on July 19, 2015, 08:19:25 PM
I really liked the quote as well.  But in my experience gambling the guy with the experience usually also obviously has the money as well.  It is a great quote though.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on July 19, 2015, 08:28:43 PM
I really liked the quote as well.  But in my experience gambling the guy with the experience usually also obviously has the money as well.  It is a great quote though.

IMO every bookies, casino and card room is filled with people who have a lifetime of gambling experience and no money.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Simon Galloway on July 19, 2015, 10:22:11 PM
Some people like to gamble more than they like money. 


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: HOLDorFOLD on July 20, 2015, 12:09:02 AM
ChippieLeicester?

One of the nicest and funniest guys I've had the pleasure to meet.

Geo

Met a girl from St.Neots and moved there.

He made a swashbuckling appearance in the D.C. game at Alea on a Tuesday night a few weeks ago. After losing gradually for the first hour, he patiently waited for a premium hand and was rewarded with  Kh Jh 3h in Superstud, with the 9c as his first up card, which he knocked his last £130 in with. After scooping with a pair of threes, he proceeded to run over the table before kindly allowing us to return to our small game by slinking back off to Cambridgeshire with over a £1,000 of our money.

Despite this, it was still great to see him again.

He frequents Luton Gentings a lot, great fella, love him to bits. Have such a laugh when he is on the table despite him calling with bottom pair and always runner runner'ing me!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Geo the Sarge on July 21, 2015, 08:56:46 PM
ChippieLeicester?

One of the nicest and funniest guys I've had the pleasure to meet.

Geo

Met a girl from St.Neots and moved there.

He made a swashbuckling appearance in the D.C. game at Alea on a Tuesday night a few weeks ago. After losing gradually for the first hour, he patiently waited for a premium hand and was rewarded with  Kh Jh 3h in Superstud, with the 9c as his first up card, which he knocked his last £130 in with. After scooping with a pair of threes, he proceeded to run over the table before kindly allowing us to return to our small game by slinking back off to Cambridgeshire with over a £1,000 of our money.

Despite this, it was still great to see him again.

He frequents Luton Gentings a lot, great fella, love him to bits. Have such a laugh when he is on the table despite him calling with bottom pair and always runner runner'ing me!

Thanks both.

Pass on my regards next time he runner runners you Michelle.  ;D

Geo


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: HOLDorFOLD on July 21, 2015, 09:05:19 PM
Will do Geo.  Hope you are well  :)up


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on July 23, 2015, 04:58:06 PM


Ivey Poker.


(http://www.pokerupdate.com/assets/Managed/NewsArticles/Ivey_Poker-1140x318.jpg)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Marky147 on July 23, 2015, 07:56:51 PM


Ivey Poker.


(http://www.pokerupdate.com/assets/Managed/NewsArticles/Ivey_Poker-1140x318.jpg)

Too many 7s?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ransom on July 23, 2015, 10:20:04 PM
ChippieLeicester?

One of the nicest and funniest guys I've had the pleasure to meet.

Geo

Met a girl from St.Neots and moved there.

He made a swashbuckling appearance in the D.C. game at Alea on a Tuesday night a few weeks ago. After losing gradually for the first hour, he patiently waited for a premium hand and was rewarded with  Kh Jh 3h in Superstud, with the 9c as his first up card, which he knocked his last £130 in with. After scooping with a pair of threes, he proceeded to run over the table before kindly allowing us to return to our small game by slinking back off to Cambridgeshire with over a £1,000 of our money.

Despite this, it was still great to see him again.

He frequents Luton Gentings a lot, great fella, love him to bits. Have such a laugh when he is on the table despite him calling with bottom pair and always runner runner'ing me!

Can confirm.

"Go on then, I'll spin ya" are usually the last words I hear before heading home.



Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: celtic on July 24, 2015, 12:29:05 AM
Bergeroo


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: bergeroo1 on July 24, 2015, 01:38:24 AM
Bergeroo

I'm a technological idiot. You've officially inspired me to try to sort it out. I've been locked out of my account for ages. I don't know the password and I can't reset it cus I guess it is an old email address and the question thing doesn't work. Anyhow, I've still been reading and enjoying the forum, I will message someone and try to sort out my account tomorrow!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: dino1980 on July 24, 2015, 02:03:59 PM
PokerStars, Omaha Pot Limit - $50/$100 - 2 players
Rail Hand History Converter

Lottenice (BU): $10000 (100 bb)
riverdave (BB): $11325 (113 bb)

Pre Flop: ($150)
Lottenice (BU) raises to $300, riverdave (BB) calls $200

Flop: ($600) J 3 9 (2 players)
riverdave (BB) checks, Lottenice (BU) bets $448.50, riverdave (BB) raises to $1943.50, Lottenice (BU) calls $1495

Turn: ($4487) 4 (2 players)
riverdave (BB) bets $4485, Lottenice (BU) raises to $7756.50 (all-in), riverdave (BB) calls $3271.50

River: ($20000) T (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $20000 (Rake: $2)

Showdown:
riverdave (BB) shows 8 T J Q (a straight, Eight to Queen)
(Equity - pre: 43%, flop: 59%, turn: 40%, river: 100%)

Lottenice (BU) shows 8 9 J A (two pair, Jacks and Nines)
(Equity - pre: 58%, flop: 41%, turn: 60%, river: 0%)

riverdave (BB) wins $19998

This was yesterday.

Will anyone lay me a price that he'll be playing FPP freerolls within a week?

I know Mr Thew is known as yoyo, but the nickname is better suited to Dave.
He was on my left in a £33 online satellite to a £250 event at The Hippodrome last night, so I Sharkscoped him. Can confirm he played FPP freerolls on 19th/20th July but it appears that was only to actually use FPPs as he also won a £1K HU the same day and has been playing tournaments ranging from $3 to $109 since.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on July 24, 2015, 02:51:29 PM
madasahatstand.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Junior Senior on July 25, 2015, 10:52:38 PM
Bergeroo

I'm a technological idiot. You've officially inspired me to try to sort it out. I've been locked out of my account for ages. I don't know the password and I can't reset it cus I guess it is an old email address and the question thing doesn't work. Anyhow, I've still been reading and enjoying the forum, I will message someone and try to sort out my account tomorrow!

Get it sorted quick! Only 2 weeks to FPL deadline and you have a pm waiting.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Ironside on July 26, 2015, 02:55:41 AM
Bergeroo

I'm a technological idiot. You've officially inspired me to try to sort it out. I've been locked out of my account for ages. I don't know the password and I can't reset it cus I guess it is an old email address and the question thing doesn't work. Anyhow, I've still been reading and enjoying the forum, I will message someone and try to sort out my account tomorrow!

Get it sorted quick! Only 2 weeks to FPL deadline and you have a pm waiting.

can confirm no contact with me yet


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on July 26, 2015, 09:48:16 AM
A real treasure trove of "where are they now?" here.

Just have a look through these photos.

Also included are Karabiner, Tighty & Camel as young men.


https://web.archive.org/web/20070630050141/http://www.cheeseypoker.co.uk/casino/AllPlayersPictures.aspx


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on July 27, 2015, 04:38:25 PM
 Chili


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on July 27, 2015, 04:51:56 PM
A real treasure trove of "where are they now?" here.

Just have a look through these photos.

Also included are Karabiner, Tighty & Camel as young men.


https://web.archive.org/web/20070630050141/http://www.cheeseypoker.co.uk/casino/AllPlayersPictures.aspx

Damon D'Cruz!

Do you remember his friend who changed his name to Father Christmas for a year to win a bet?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: arbboy on July 27, 2015, 05:02:48 PM
A real treasure trove of "where are they now?" here.

Just have a look through these photos.

Also included are Karabiner, Tighty & Camel as young men.


https://web.archive.org/web/20070630050141/http://www.cheeseypoker.co.uk/casino/AllPlayersPictures.aspx

Real name?  James ARBER?  Reallyyyyyyy?  Imagine how quickly he must get his accounts closed!!!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Chili on July 28, 2015, 04:45:23 PM
Chili

I'm still about, just more like a menstrual cycle these days.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: RED-DOG on July 28, 2015, 04:49:56 PM
Chili

I'm still about, just more like a menstrual cycle these days.

What, a bloody nuisance?


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: Chili on July 28, 2015, 05:39:33 PM
Chili

I'm still about, just more like a menstrual cycle these days.

What, a bloody nuisance?

Tap in Tom. Bravo :)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: buzzharvey22 on July 29, 2015, 12:36:36 AM
Chili

I'm still about, just more like a menstrual cycle these days.

What, a bloody nuisance?

Tap in Tom. Bravo :)

Urgh I wouldn't


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on August 05, 2015, 09:32:25 AM

A rich harvest of "whatever happened to" here, including.....

Paul Moss

Cemal Alp

Robert Binelli

Nick Whiten

Adrian Swingler

Camel


It's posted on the Sky Poker "Latest News" site, but it's spam-free. Almost.


https://www.skypoker.com/secure/poker/sky_lobby/poker-news/poker-through-the-rear-view-mirror

It was intended to be the first of a series "10 years ago this week", but it got lost in the wash somewhere 3 months ago.

It refers to this tournament, the 2005 Blackpool Bonanza.

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=12209


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty77 on August 05, 2015, 11:32:21 AM
Really enjoyed that.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on August 05, 2015, 11:39:25 AM
Really enjoyed that.

Thanks Ryan, will probably pen a few more along the same lines.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on August 05, 2015, 12:00:30 PM
Robert Binelli rivaled Jeff Buffenbarger for the title "nicest man in poker".

Lovely bloke, haven't seen him in years. Last time I saw him was, I guess, about 7 years ago at the Rio yomping down that long corridor to the Amazon Room at the Rio. He hugged me like I was his longest lost friend. Bloody over emotional Italians.

He was getting disillilusioned with poker and was in a relationship with a dealer on the Italian Poker Tour (whatever that was). They were thinking of getting out of the game altogether.

He doesn't seem to do the facebook thing so I have no idea what became of him.

Hope he's doing well whatever he's up to.





Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on August 05, 2015, 12:25:05 PM
Robert Binelli rivaled Jeff Buffenbarger for the title "nicest man in poker".

Lovely bloke, haven't seen him in years. Last time I saw him was, I guess, about 7 years ago at the Rio yomping down that long corridor to the Amazon Room at the Rio. He hugged me like I was his longest lost friend. Bloody over emotional Italians.

He was getting disillilusioned with poker and was in a relationship with a dealer on the Italian Poker Tour (whatever that was). They were thinking of getting out of the game altogether.

He doesn't seem to do the facebook thing so I have no idea what became of him.

Hope he's doing well whatever he's up to.





Funny you should ask, he's running a vehicle repair shop, a sort of little garage, in Italy, & doing OK. Not been in poker for a while now.

You may remember his "running mate", a lad named Mark Bartlog, used to play a lot of SNG's in the early days on 'Stars, then started travelling the circuit with Robert. They both lived in Vienna at the time, but later moved to Budapest or somesuch.

I went and sat at a Big O Cash Table at The Rio this year, & suddenly, I realised I was sat next to Mark, not seen him since 2005, so we had a proper chinwag, & I asked Mark to pass my best regards to Robert.

Mark, Robert & I used to play the biggest SNG's on 'Stars - $100 & $200 at the time (ha!), and I had a regular "saver" with Mark, if we finished 1st & 2nd we'd chop it up.  It would sound a bit dodgy these days, but they were different times, & we'd openly discuss it in the chat box. "Chop it up Mark?" sorta thing. We'd get banned for that now I suppose, or have "theyarethieves.com" websites named in our honour. We never messed about though, we played properly, it was only effective once we got heads up, just saved time so we could get onto the next one. We just single tabled then of course. We'd play 8 or 10 every day, then just do a Stars transfer to settle up.

We used to describe Robert Binelli as the "Walking Scarecrow", strewth he had some interesting wardrobe.

We were at an illegal poker tournament in Jesolo one year, Colclough, Binelli, Thewy, all the usual crew, & we had all busted so were sitting on the beach at dusk, & Phil Shaw - the SNG chap - & I had a bit of a fallout, as a great big spliff was being passed around between all of us, but I declined & Phil got a bit arsey with me. I really could be an obdurate sod in those days, fortunately I've mellowed now.  

Here's a few photos of Robert & Mark, & one or two other blasts from the past.

(http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/pictures/RobertBinelli.JPG)


(http://blondepoker.com/files/images/DSC_2560.jpg)


(http://blondepoker.com/files/images/Bambos&MarkBartlog.jpg)


(http://www.pokerolymp.com/picture/resized/580/25981.jpg)


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on August 05, 2015, 12:36:47 PM
Robert Binelli rivaled Jeff Buffenbarger for the title "nicest man in poker".

Lovely bloke, haven't seen him in years. Last time I saw him was, I guess, about 7 years ago at the Rio yomping down that long corridor to the Amazon Room at the Rio. He hugged me like I was his longest lost friend. Bloody over emotional Italians.

He was getting disillilusioned with poker and was in a relationship with a dealer on the Italian Poker Tour (whatever that was). They were thinking of getting out of the game altogether.

He doesn't seem to do the facebook thing so I have no idea what became of him.

Hope he's doing well whatever he's up to.





Funny you should ask, he's running a vehicle repair shop, a sort of little garage, in Italy, & doing OK. Not been in poker for a while now.

You may remember his "running mate", a lad named Mark Bartlog, used to play a lot of SNG's in the early days on 'Stars, then started travelling the circuit with Robert. They both lived in Vienna at the time, but later moved to Budapest or somesuch.

I went and sat at a Big O Cash Table at The Rio this year, & suddenly, I realised I was sat next to Mark, not seen him since 2005, so we had a proper chinwag, & I asked Mark to pass my best regards to Robert.

Mark, Robert & I used to play the biggest SNG's on 'Stars - $100 & $200 at the time (ha!), and I had a regular "saver" with Mark, if we finished 1st & 2nd we'd chop it up.  It would sound a bit dodgy these days, but they were different times, & we'd openly discuss it in the chat box. "Chop it up Mark?" sorta thing. We'd get banned for that now I suppose, or have "theyarethieves.com" websites named in our honour. We never messed about though, we played properly, it was only effective once we got heads up, just saved time so we could get onto the next one. We just single tabled then of course. We'd play 8 or 10 every day, then just do a Stars transfer to settle up.

We used to describe Robert Binelli as the "Walking Scarecrow", strewth he had some interesting wardrobe.

We were at an illegal poker tournament in Jesolo one year, Colclough, Binelli, Thewy, all the usual crew, & we had all busted so were sitting on the beach at dusk, & Phil Shaw - the SNG chap - & I had a bit of a fallout, as a great big spliff was being passed around between all of us, but I declined & Phil got a bit arsey with me. I really could be an obdurate sod in those days, fortunately I've mellowed now.  

Here's a few photos of Robert & Mark, & one or two other blasts from the past.

(http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/pictures/RobertBinelli.JPG)


(http://blondepoker.com/files/images/DSC_2560.jpg)


(http://blondepoker.com/files/images/Bambos&MarkBartlog.jpg)


(http://www.pokerolymp.com/picture/resized/580/25981.jpg)

Blimey, yes I was friendly with Mark too. He was "Demian" on Stars IIRC.

Another nice bloke. Fearsome beard, not such a fearsome fellow.

Don't get me started on Phil Shaw. Not my favourite person in poker to put it mildly.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: tikay on August 05, 2015, 12:49:25 PM
Robert Binelli rivaled Jeff Buffenbarger for the title "nicest man in poker".

Lovely bloke, haven't seen him in years. Last time I saw him was, I guess, about 7 years ago at the Rio yomping down that long corridor to the Amazon Room at the Rio. He hugged me like I was his longest lost friend. Bloody over emotional Italians.

He was getting disillilusioned with poker and was in a relationship with a dealer on the Italian Poker Tour (whatever that was). They were thinking of getting out of the game altogether.

He doesn't seem to do the facebook thing so I have no idea what became of him.

Hope he's doing well whatever he's up to.





Funny you should ask, he's running a vehicle repair shop, a sort of little garage, in Italy, & doing OK. Not been in poker for a while now.

You may remember his "running mate", a lad named Mark Bartlog, used to play a lot of SNG's in the early days on 'Stars, then started travelling the circuit with Robert. They both lived in Vienna at the time, but later moved to Budapest or somesuch.

I went and sat at a Big O Cash Table at The Rio this year, & suddenly, I realised I was sat next to Mark, not seen him since 2005, so we had a proper chinwag, & I asked Mark to pass my best regards to Robert.

Mark, Robert & I used to play the biggest SNG's on 'Stars - $100 & $200 at the time (ha!), and I had a regular "saver" with Mark, if we finished 1st & 2nd we'd chop it up.  It would sound a bit dodgy these days, but they were different times, & we'd openly discuss it in the chat box. "Chop it up Mark?" sorta thing. We'd get banned for that now I suppose, or have "theyarethieves.com" websites named in our honour. We never messed about though, we played properly, it was only effective once we got heads up, just saved time so we could get onto the next one. We just single tabled then of course. We'd play 8 or 10 every day, then just do a Stars transfer to settle up.

We used to describe Robert Binelli as the "Walking Scarecrow", strewth he had some interesting wardrobe.

We were at an illegal poker tournament in Jesolo one year, Colclough, Binelli, Thewy, all the usual crew, & we had all busted so were sitting on the beach at dusk, & Phil Shaw - the SNG chap - & I had a bit of a fallout, as a great big spliff was being passed around between all of us, but I declined & Phil got a bit arsey with me. I really could be an obdurate sod in those days, fortunately I've mellowed now.  

Here's a few photos of Robert & Mark, & one or two other blasts from the past.

(http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/pictures/RobertBinelli.JPG)


(http://blondepoker.com/files/images/DSC_2560.jpg)


(http://blondepoker.com/files/images/Bambos&MarkBartlog.jpg)


(http://www.pokerolymp.com/picture/resized/580/25981.jpg)

Blimey, yes I was friendly with Mark too. He was "Demian" on Stars IIRC.

Another nice bloke. Fearsome beard, not such a fearsome fellow.

Don't get me started on Phil Shaw. Not my favourite person in poker to put it mildly.

BOOM, thank you, I've been racking my brains to recall his Stars ID.

Phil Shaw was shown as a Coach on the Ivey Poker site last time I looked.


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: The Camel on August 05, 2015, 12:56:31 PM
Robert Binelli rivaled Jeff Buffenbarger for the title "nicest man in poker".

Lovely bloke, haven't seen him in years. Last time I saw him was, I guess, about 7 years ago at the Rio yomping down that long corridor to the Amazon Room at the Rio. He hugged me like I was his longest lost friend. Bloody over emotional Italians.

He was getting disillilusioned with poker and was in a relationship with a dealer on the Italian Poker Tour (whatever that was). They were thinking of getting out of the game altogether.

He doesn't seem to do the facebook thing so I have no idea what became of him.

Hope he's doing well whatever he's up to.





Funny you should ask, he's running a vehicle repair shop, a sort of little garage, in Italy, & doing OK. Not been in poker for a while now.

You may remember his "running mate", a lad named Mark Bartlog, used to play a lot of SNG's in the early days on 'Stars, then started travelling the circuit with Robert. They both lived in Vienna at the time, but later moved to Budapest or somesuch.

I went and sat at a Big O Cash Table at The Rio this year, & suddenly, I realised I was sat next to Mark, not seen him since 2005, so we had a proper chinwag, & I asked Mark to pass my best regards to Robert.

Mark, Robert & I used to play the biggest SNG's on 'Stars - $100 & $200 at the time (ha!), and I had a regular "saver" with Mark, if we finished 1st & 2nd we'd chop it up.  It would sound a bit dodgy these days, but they were different times, & we'd openly discuss it in the chat box. "Chop it up Mark?" sorta thing. We'd get banned for that now I suppose, or have "theyarethieves.com" websites named in our honour. We never messed about though, we played properly, it was only effective once we got heads up, just saved time so we could get onto the next one. We just single tabled then of course. We'd play 8 or 10 every day, then just do a Stars transfer to settle up.

We used to describe Robert Binelli as the "Walking Scarecrow", strewth he had some interesting wardrobe.

We were at an illegal poker tournament in Jesolo one year, Colclough, Binelli, Thewy, all the usual crew, & we had all busted so were sitting on the beach at dusk, & Phil Shaw - the SNG chap - & I had a bit of a fallout, as a great big spliff was being passed around between all of us, but I declined & Phil got a bit arsey with me. I really could be an obdurate sod in those days, fortunately I've mellowed now.  

Here's a few photos of Robert & Mark, & one or two other blasts from the past.

(http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/pictures/RobertBinelli.JPG)


(http://blondepoker.com/files/images/DSC_2560.jpg)


(http://blondepoker.com/files/images/Bambos&MarkBartlog.jpg)


(http://www.pokerolymp.com/picture/resized/580/25981.jpg)

Blimey, yes I was friendly with Mark too. He was "Demian" on Stars IIRC.

Another nice bloke. Fearsome beard, not such a fearsome fellow.

Don't get me started on Phil Shaw. Not my favourite person in poker to put it mildly.

BOOM, thank you, I've been racking my brains to recall his Stars ID.

Phil Shaw was shown as a Coach on the Ivey Poker site last time I looked.

Funny how people's minds work. I couldn't remember his real name if you put a gun to my head.

But could just about remember his Stars name!


Title: Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread
Post by: scotty77 on August 05, 2015, 02:00:13 PM
Roland De Wolfe there too

Last seen on TV here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JseHcs0EH