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Time for the Anonymous to Put Up or Shut Up

by Roy Winston |  Published: Aug 08, '08


So I happened across a two plus two thread where someone commented on my blog and what I wrote about going out of the first FTOP's event after flopping a straight against a flush. If that's the worst cooler I get this week either live or online I'd be surprised. I am amazed that the folks on 2+2 would go so crazy about it. If they bothered reading the whole blog or taking it in context where I said I was excited to play the next event. My blogs are written tongue in cheek with lots of fun poked in every direction, especially at myself. I remember one instance of Barry Greenstein playing on a different online site when he came from behind and sucked out and jokingly said "rigged." The forums went crazy, come on people grow up. I play 4-10 hours a day 3-6 days per week and I do get some bad beats and coolers, but the good news is I'm still here to talk about it. I am really shocked after reading the thread by the way some of the people commented. Let me be crystal clear; I was just bummed. When I sit down in a live or online event I feel like I can win it. Going out on one of the first hands disappointed me and I shared that disappointment with my readers who latched onto what I said and ran with it. I never intended to imply or insinuate that the events are anything other than fair. If I didn't think it was I wouldn't be playing on it and writing about it on a regular basis, I really enjoy playing on Full Tilt. As a poker player I take my share of bad beats and coolers, and yes at times it would seem that someone is stacking the deck against you but that's just it, it seems that way. So come on people grow up, maybe you need help adding 2+2. I am really shocked at how nasty the anonymous people are who post on that site. Have some guts and sign your real name to it, otherwise you are just scared little people hiding under assumed identities taking no responsibility for your words or actions. Those of you who commented on how easy a player I am to beat, you can find me at the Commerce on a regular basis, in fact I will be there the last week of August, come on down and get some of that easy money. I'm also easy to find on Full Tilt, and I invite you to sit in any game I'm playing. I'm pretty sure those of you with the tough words on 2+2 will still be hiding behind your anonymous identities and way too afraid to play.

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Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: or send an email to: with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

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