In a recent article written by legendary poker player (and poker cheat for many) Doyle Brunson for Cardplayer magazine, the old poker-face of poker took on the cheating allegations head on. He wrote, "My daughter Pam called my attention to a blog written for Cardplayer by Dusty Schmidt and the comments that were posted. The comments were insane and some of them are downright comical. The one I like best was that I cheated Andy Beal and was threatened by Andy and had to return 16 million dollars. Do people actually hear these kind of stories or do they make them up? Did Andy say he would kill me if I didn?t give him all that money? Do you supposed he would have intimidated me more than Tony Spilotro did when he tried to get me into his cheating schemes? The next time I see Andy, we will have a good laugh about this little gem.
As far as the other negative stuff about the old time cheating, I spent two long years defending myself about that. I don?t intend to go through it again. For the record, I never had any involvement in cheating in poker from any era. This is America, believe me or not, I really don?t care any longer. It does look like there would be some evidence somewhere besides wild stories."
My take: LOL! Come on, Doyle, you are (or better said, "were") at least as big a cheat to poker as I was to casinos! You're right, this is America, the land of the home and the brave...and the cheats!
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