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The grapevine has been buzzing with a lot of stories over the weekend and some of the stuff we’re hearing is shocking enough to have you forget the Monday Blues!
Vlogging it seems to have become the latest fad and most of the poker players are taking to it. We already knew six-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu to be an ardent vlogger but there’s a new kid in town this time, Marle Cordeiro, who has taken to vlogging in a big way. Or so it seems, by the fact that she’s been recently introduced by none other than one of the most popular poker vlogger’s – Joey Ingram.
Now, we like Ingram, we really do, and we take his opinion on poker seriously most times. But when Ingram went all the way propelling Cordeiro to the vlogging platform, it didn’t fare well with many people, who had much to say on her vlogging skills and even went on to discuss her personal life!
Coming back to Negreanu, in the latest and fifth week of the Team PokerStars Pro’s ‘Human Lie Detector’ interview, the tables were turned, quite literally. It was Negreanu who was interviewed by Jeff Gross, and he certainly showed us his bluffing prowess.
But what is this we’re hearing about poker pros on Twitter? A recent Twitter poll conducted by Patrick Leonard has confirmed that majority of poker players are unethical with many not minding stealing the blinds in an online game if their heads-up opponent gets disconnected!
Read on, folks, its gossip time!
A new vlogger has surfaced in the poker fraternity and she has the poker circuit laughing and talking about her, not only for her vlogging skills, though.
Last weekend, poker player and vlogger Joey Ingram introduced Marle Cordeiro on Twitter.
We have a new female poker vlogger on YouTube that people have been loving since she started. Her intros are some of the most OOL I’ve seen lol. We are podcasting together this week
I’ve talked with some people that are upset about the angle she is taking, what do you all think? pic.twitter.com/HQ9Eov1DPZ
— Joey Ingram (@Joeingram1) November 6, 2018
He did mention that certain people were upset about the angle she was taking in her vlogs, but went on to inform that Cordeiro would be featured in his upcoming Poker Life podcast.
Will be live in about 1 hour https://t.co/ClZpysjKuM
— Joey Ingram (@Joeingram1) November 8, 2018
But what was talked about more than Cordeiro’s vlogging skills was the question of her finding a poker boyfriend, since Ingram admitted he was getting a lot of messages from people interested in dating her.
There was a tweet from Jamie Kerstetter that had us stumped for a minute.
Pretty sure I staked her in the aria nightly for a bathroom quickie last year
— Jamie Kerstetter (@JamieKerstetter) November 6, 2018
Cordeiro’s response to the comments was as cool. “How many haters do I have in poker?” She vlogged, adding later, “I can’t remember the last time people talked so much about women in poker as they are now.”
On a serious note, she did come to Ingram’s declared podcast to discuss what made her take to vlogging and cleared the air on what people were saying about her tone and her expressions while she talked.
Ingram also had Kelly Minkin talking about Cordeiro in the podcast.
Like her or not, Cordeiro is surely here to stay, and her love life apart, looks determined enough to make a big impact in poker vlogging.
Our favorite poker player and vlogger Daniel Negreanu is quite active on Twitter, so when PokerStars declared the Team PokerStars pro would be running a Human Lie Detector program on Twitter and Facebook, where he’d interview a fellow Team Pro every week, and ask three questions, we were not surprised.
Over the past four weeks, Negreanu has interviewed the likes of Fatima Moreira de Melo, and Maria Konnikova. However, week 5 of the Human Lie Detector saw the roles being reversed. It was Negreanu who had to answer questions. Twitter and Facebook fans who could detect which of his answers were a lie won prizes like tournament tickets, PS4 and goody bags.
Bonus comp incoming! The hunter has become the hunted! #HumanLieDetector@RealKidPoker is under investigation from @JeffGrossPoker. If you can call Daniel’s bluff you could win a $215 #SundayMillion seat or one of 10 Mini Sunday Million seats.
— PokerStars (@PokerStars) November 6, 2018
Poker fans on Twitter were asked to spot the bluff and tweet their answer with the hashtag, #HumanLieDetector along with their Stars ID.
But first, it was Jeff Gross trying to get the lie past Negreanu. From what we’ve heard, round one of Negreanu versus Gross saw Gross answering the questions that included his biggest phobia, and the most romantic thing he has ever done.
And like we saw, the script was flipped in the next round of Negreanu versus Gross. Gross shot questions like one thing about Negreanu that his poker fans didn’t know. Negreanu also talked about an embarrassing moment.
We have to say, Negreanu actually fibbed quite smoothly ‘cause Gross definitely got it wrong. Negreanu effortlessly managed to convince Gross that the embarrassing moment he had talked about was true, which it wasn’t. They don’t call him a poker superstar just like that; Negreanu sure knows his way around bluffing people!
Poker is a game where the rules on the table are very clear and strictly followed. However, there are definitely a few gray areas, the ones that have us pondering over the ethics of it all, and these issues keep popping up from time to time. In a recent poll on Twitter, it came out that a majority of poker players would behave in what many would call unethical behavior in case they had the chance to while playing online.
It began with Patrick Leonard asking on Twitter, what players would do if they’re playing heads-up in a tournament and their opponent disconnects. A total of 7,531 people voted and 83% said that would actively steal the blinds, while only 17% said they would sit out and wait!
You’re playing heads up in a tournament, your opponent disconnects, what do you do and comment why if you feel strongly either way.
— Patrick Leonard (@plenopads) November 3, 2018
Phew some revelation!
Mike Matusow was among the people who responded.
This just shows how disgraceful so many people in our poker community are. There is no way that I wouldn’t sit out to wait for person to comeback.any other decision is flat out stealing .https://t.co/6XZSuXsfoE
— Mike Matusow (@themouthmatusow) November 5, 2018
But what really shocked us was the range of answers people gave. A lot many said, it’s an online tournament so they’d pillage the blinds. Others said they’d blind them out and there were some who disagreed that stealing the blinds was disgraceful at all, with the justification that all they were doing were maximizing their hourly as there was no guarantee their opponent would even reconnect.
As far as the poker ethics of the new age players is concerned, Matusow said it all.
83% would keep raising and stealing from someone not there. The new age of poker players truly have no ettiquttehttps://t.co/6XZSuXsfoE
— Mike Matusow (@themouthmatusow) November 5, 2018
Leonard then put up another poll to test the poker Twitterati’s ethics.
You find out that your favourite poker site has manual error on your account where they pay extra 25% rakeback
— Patrick Leonard (@plenopads) November 5, 2018
His poll that was all about what players would do if they found out that their favorite poker site has manual error on their account where they pay extra 25$ rakeback, got 1,148 votes and a majority i.e. 56% said they’d rake as much as possible. Not very ethical you see.
And then there was this other question. Leonard himself couldn’t believe the results.
You are playing heads up against a player in a HUSNG and he disconnects, he’s sitting 4 other games open, do you sit those tables to steal that ev too? If you don’t somebody will, maybe he would vs you too
— Patrick Leonard (@plenopads) November 4, 2018
All we can say is that Twitterati were commendably honest about their leanings in terms of ethics, even though as Matusow put it, there was a lot wanting in their poker etiquettes!
So this is all for this edition, we’ll be back soon with more interesting tidbits, stay tuned!