3-Barrels of pure value including the time of Full Tilt’s funeral, 1,500 former American-based Full Tilt players have their petitions denied, and Raising For Effective Giving (REG) look to the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) to change some lives.
James Altucher was talking about minimalism. He wrote a blog post on it, pissed people off, and then followed up with a podcast to respond to those with rattled cages.
Altucher talked about clearing physical items as a way to help clear some mental space. At one point he talked about throwing away his college diploma. It had sentimental value. His award went into the bin along with his sentimentality.
Inspired by the man I opened my wardrobe and tried to be chic when I came face to face with my silver Full Tilt Jersey.
I can appreciate the name may provoke some people into torturing a bunny rabbit. But for me, I have nothing but love. It was my home for many years. I have handed them more of my money than any woman ever got. The first ‘Red Pro’ I knocked out of competition was Erick Lindgren. When my “I Knocked Out a Pro At Full Tilt” t-shirt turned up on my doorstep, I remember writing to them to complain that the name ‘Erick Lindgren’ was not embossed on the back. I had a plan to frame them and place them on the wall in my games room.
They never replied.
May 17 is the date of Full Tilt’s funeral. The most wonderful online poker software ever created will go the way of the Woolly Mammoth. If, like me, you have a Full Tilt account with funds in it, and you also have a PokerStars account, then don’t fret. You needn’t take any action. Your funds, including all your bonuses, VIP points, etc., will be transferred to your Stars account.
If you don’t have a Stars account, then move sharply and remove your funds before the migration takes place.
As for that Mini FTOPS jersey?
It’s still in the cupboard.
Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section Denies The Claims of 1,500 Full Tilt Poker Petitioners
Have I an idea?
Perhaps, I can sell the jersey to one of 1,500 former American-based Full Tilt Poker player’s who may want to burn it after the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section denied their petition to have funds returned.
The announcement arrived on the official website on the 6 May.
Here it is in full:
GCG has been informed that the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section has denied approximately 1,500 Petitions. Petitioners flagged for denial have been notified via email. Please be sure to check your email account’s spam or junk folder to ensure the message was not filtered. Denied petitioners have ten days to appeal the decision.
Those affected by the rebuttal have ten days to appeal.
More than 44,000 former American-based Full Tilt players have seen over $100 million returned after the Black Friday debacle. It’s thought that 3,000 claimants are still sitting in the waiting room waiting to be called.
Raising for Effective Giving Target Spring Champions of Online Poker
With the European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final done and dusted after Jan Bendik became the first Slovakian to win an EPT Main Event, all eyes in the poker world are now squarely set on the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars.
Poker’s effective altruists Raising For Effective Giving (REG) is running the #SCOOP4Charity fundraiser seeking players who are willing to donate 3% or more of their final table earnings to highly effective charities.
REG chieftains Liv Boeree, Igor Kurganov, and Philipp Gruissem have already taken the pledge, as have the likes of Martin Jacobson, Daniel Cates, Jeff Gross, and Mustapha Kanit.
If you want to do some good in the world, then follow this link to get involved.