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11 Nov 12 09:57
Date Joined: 28 Feb 04
| Topic/replies: 1,279 | Blogger: southlodge's blog
Had to put up with some drunk idiot of a bounty player from Betfair yesterday ,by his own admission he didn't play much poker!!!!  But Betfair needed players to work as bountys. Guy was half pi55ed when tournament started, then proceeded to order drinks at a rapid rate - two pints at a time at one point.  Did he think the bar was going to close?  he was throwing his chips in, going for impossible outs and just spoiling the game.  As this was a turbo game, chips were of a premium, he was going all in with 8,5 etc and hitting two pair against premium hands.
I would like to thank him for totally wasting my time and wasting what should have been an enjoyable day.
Dont suppose he will be able to read this just now as he will probably have a hangover for the next two days.
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Report southlodge November 11, 2012 10:02 AM GMT
who do I write to to complain?
Report jc30 November 11, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
"who do I write to to complain?"

Hmm let me think............... You want to complain about a Betfair bounty player...................ahh yes, contact Ladbrokes support! Laugh
Report quack November 11, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
lol another Betfair special ExcitedExcitedExcitedExcited
Report singlecask November 11, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
might just be that it helps to be drunk if you work for Betfair Tongue Out
Report shudacuda November 11, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
Live poker is ****.
Report shudacuda November 11, 2012 6:52 PM GMT

Proves my point when they hide it.
Report EdwardWoowardWould November 11, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
I would personally like to thank ALL of the drunken players in Bristol this week at the UKIPT

So much better than online poker where you can isolate pisssed up fools who think aggression goes well with beer you sad mugs

It was a lisence to print money

As for online , you can keep that shiiit , I reckon a very large % of cash tables are full of colluding teams who are carving it up based on what was being said in Bristol

One group claim to have 30+ players playing as a team in tourneys and cash tables and have lists of "fish" who like to play decent money who they isolate and target aand have even had 5 players on 6 seater table against these players

Seeing 10 cards on the flop then strategically staying in the hand meens they cannot lose.

I will NEVER play online poker as long as my arse points south

ADD to that the amount of sponsored "TEAM" players and the schmucks with large banks or buy ins have NO CHANCE
Report chipfire227 November 11, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
I take it nobody off here won then ?
Report gnashersblackpool November 12, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
we waiting for u to win the 1 upnorth chip.
Report chipfire227 November 12, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
Aye like I said to Klup at the weekend, dont worry Dinos the Chelse shindig was the puffs event. The tournament for the top players takes place in Newcastle January time. Be too cold up here for most Southerners then anyway, half of em would freeze to death before they got out of the train station. Sad
Report chipfire227 November 12, 2012 5:37 PM GMT
It would be like watching a Shackleton doccumentary. Laugh
Report The Klup November 12, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
Thanks chip - i do get a bit frustrated that i don't get invites to these events (well not in the last few years) but as per your very valid comments, they cost more to attend than it would to play a $100/200 buy in event online.

I dont play any real volume on betfair these days so they dont show an interest in inviting me. I used to know all the betfair poker crew, but now have no idea who is where other than the excellent live events team and the affiliates managers - many of whom who have also changed, but the new faces there also seem to be a good bunch but I only know them through email. 

if u scroll the forum, will notice I havent started a thread on here for several moons - I have lost most of my passion for the site. Long gone are the days when people complained I was on here far too much.
Report chipfire227 November 13, 2012 11:12 AM GMT
The entry criteria is fairly straightforward-its for anyone at Master Status or above, which means 14,000 player points. If you dont put the volume in, you dont get an invite, which seems fair to me. Unfortunately getting 2-3 weeks notice for an event at the other end of the country makes it tough to justify financially. I cashed last year and just about broke even.

They have said they are putting an event on for Masters players North of Watford this time around- I'm not holding my breath. 

Still got no idea how the forum lot got on. I assume if anyone off here had won it wewould know by now ?
Report Dooberama November 13, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
I made it to 3 tables out.  Hans Vogl managed teh rare double of winning big pots off me with both aces and 23 suited (klup would have been proud).  Outlasted most of the regular forumites.  Chelsea M was still in, but don't know if he cashed.  I don't think there was anyone else I recognised still in at that point.

Most of the forumites were last seen playing a sit and go with rules that were unfathomable with guest players David Baddiel and Barry Chuckle.

I won the far more illustrious premiership result/goals prediction competition which had a decent prize.

Top trolling OP
Report Mrs.Keith.A November 13, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
It was a good night

The staff looked after us well

The STT was amusing

It was all good until Wonky bought out the wine with dinner!
Report Betfair Customer Services November 14, 2012 8:53 AM GMT
Dear southlodge and all Betfair Poker forumites,

We’re writing to inform you that we take allegations such as the one in this thread extremely seriously.

Many Betfair staff worked hard in the past few weeks to ensure that the day would run as smoothly as possible, and this has been reflected by the overwhelmingly positive feedback received during and after the event.

We are in the process of understanding the full facts in this instance and won’t be discussing this issue further on a public forum. Please do feel free though to contact us via our Helpdesk should you wish to provide feedback on the event.

Best wishes,

Betfair Poker Team
Report fergie81 November 14, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
Get a life! Everyone was enjoying themselves, so what if a Betfair member of staff had a couple of drinks and was playing like a donk. I, for one, enjoy playing against donks. Thanks for a good day BF.
Report chipfire227 November 14, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
There were 2 BF Bounties on the Final Table last year, both seemed to be good players.
Report lawslaw November 14, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
What a stupid thread.

How on earth can you moan because a bounty player is trying to give his bounty away? Not his fault if he hits. You should be celebrating the fact his range is 85+ not slating it..... you want him to call you with better hands? Confused

Man up cry baby. Cry
Report Wonky November 15, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
For what it's worth I had a great time and all the BF staff were great... i didnt notice anyone under influence (apart from myself- and I blame that on the Singa Beer on tap).   

Seems the OPs major complaint is how the individual in question played poker... and last time I checked people were free to play how they want!   Try limit imo.
Report The Klup November 15, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
I totally agree with Wonky - how you play is entirely your own. And a few drinks at a social event - completely expected. I would get more upset if a Betfair employee didnt have a drink with me at the tables!

This industry is a leisure one and needs a touch of the lifestyle element.
Report chipfire227 November 15, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
I just found out Hille was there...devastated. Sad
Report gnashersblackpool November 15, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
serves u right u skin flint. i only found out when i read thrappers report.
Report southlodge November 15, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
LAWSLAW maybe if you had to travel 700 mile round trip you wouldnt think it poinless.
Take it you didnt travel further than the M25?
And as for man up please introduce yourself to me at a live tournament
Typical keyboard warriorTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue OutTongue Out
Report shudacuda November 15, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
Report oldie November 15, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
When i used to play live events with bf poker think its was the done thing for them to get smashed.
Will, Ruru, was allways a laugh :)
Report lawslaw November 15, 2012 7:59 PM GMT
Actually southlodge I have in the past traveled across europe to play various betfair events, not just across the country I still think your thread is stupid.

Also now think you are a bit of a **** for being a keyboard warrior> lol is all  Laugh
Report lawslaw November 15, 2012 8:09 PM GMT
Oh and lets just get this chose to travel 700 to play a freeroll.

You didn't have to like you say, you chose to.

If your 'premium' held against 85 then you wouldn't even be writing this thread.

So stop crying like a little biatch cos it seems live poker and you don't mix.
Report southlodge November 15, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
wasn't in the hand when he played 85, you assumed I was ,
,seems you have opinions on a lot of things when you dont have the factsWinkWinkWink
Now go away you bore.
Report southlodge November 15, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
Oh and lets get this clear .... I choose to avoid drunks .
Report Wonky November 15, 2012 10:57 PM GMT

Oh and lets get this clear .... I choose to avoid drunks .

Try Islam/Mormonism/United Methodist Church imo
Report southlodge November 15, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
yeah, Ill change my religion, jog on
Report Helmuthian Folds November 16, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
A good old fashioned forum ruck!!  Takes me back to the good old days!!

As soon as you read the term 'Keyboard Warrior' then you know you have an official ruck!  ExcitedExcitedExcited
Report Mrs.Keith.A November 16, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
Its not a proper ruck until Kirk gets out the popcorn
Report Helmuthian Folds November 17, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
Report Waheyyyy November 19, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
Report Waheyyyy November 19, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
I never did get round to getting a picture of me naked in a bath full of popcorn Devil
Report HarryHandi November 20, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
Over the years the betfair staff have and still are excellent at live events.I would be more annoyed if the bounty players did play like rocks and drink coffee all night.The function of tea and coffee is to wake people up in the morning, especially after a heavy night.Coffee should be banned from poker tournies as it smells, i need to drink ten pints just to phase out the smell of coffee.The tournament was a generous freeroll and some teetolling tightwad tries to get a staff member repremanded !
Report HarryHandi November 20, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
teetotalling i meant to say but teetolling does have a ring to it Happy
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