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Mansion Poker Lied (allegedly), Or Said Something Untrue, Claims Full Tilt Poker

Fulltilt_3Mansionpoker_3When Mansion Poker sent out a press release last week about its upcoming MANSION Speed Poker™ shootout, it boasted that Full Tilt Poker pros Phil Ivey and Jennifer Hartman were confirmed to play and that fellow Full Tilt-ers Mike Matusow and Howard Lederer would coach the internet qualifiers.

The press release also used the word "classiest" to describe poker players, which isn't the story here, unfortunately.

What is the story is that Mansion Poker lied. Allegedly. Or as Full Tilt's "Open Letter to the Poker Industry" claims, Mansion said something "untrue," which is the same as saying they "lied" but without all the lawyers and crap.

Here's the just-released letter from Full Tilt's management:

“On June 9, 2006, Mansion Poker issued an inaccurate press release regarding their upcoming Mansion Superstar Challenge. The release stated that Team Full Tilt member, Phil Ivey is confirmed to participate in a series of elimination tournaments. This is untrue.

The improper release also stated that Team Full Tilt members Howard Lederer and Mike Matusow had been “…hand selected to fill the all-important shoes of poker “wingman.” Again, this is untrue.

Not only did Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer and Mike Matusow never agree to participate in this event in any way, they were not even contacted by Mansion Poker about participating.

A fourth member of Team Full Tilt, Jennifer Harman was in discussions to participate in the event, however, due to Mansion Poker’s obvious disregard for the truth and egregious actions, she will no longer participate.”

Let the games begin.

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maria...great to hear back from you and awesome about your documentary. we'll be in Vegas for a month this July/August so we'll definitely meet up. i'll shoot you an email soon.

blackspy, we're still waiting on the brumsey in brazil stories...disappointed we have gotten the full account yet.


Do you know Brumsey?


Snake? All Chops- one of you left a comment on my blog (http://needanace.blogspot.com/) saying "I wish I understood portuguese!" - i wish you understood it too... Briefly: I am a screen writer and director who also happens to play poker and in January I started making a feature documentary in Brazil with the players that have the best results, and my blog is sort of a "diary" of the filming and my poker "adventures". I recommend your site as the funniest poker site on the internet (and it is!). I am coming to Vegas in July for the WSOP to film them (and play some...) hopefully I will cross paths with you guys!

All the best,

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