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Poker News | The Inside Shuffle

The Inside Shuffle - The Lederer Files & Player Responses; Trickett Dominates; Burtnick Pleads

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The Lederer Files produce the complexity of the rise and fall of Full Tilt Poker. An all night interview by and Howard Lederer bring over seven hours of video to the public.

Sam Trickett Wins three categories in the Third Annual British Poker Awards. Trickett is a hot ticket right now, not only can he play poker but he dominated the 2012 British Poker Awards.

Players and Full Tilt Poker owners are responding to The Lederer Files. The poker community rarely misses an opportunity to open up and vent their point of view so listen up to get a quick burst of player noise in your face. Then kick back and listen to all the videos to form your own opinion.

Nelson Burtnick, former Full tilt Poker executive, has pleaded guilty to gambling and conspiracy charges. Burtnick was one of 11 men indicted by the U.S. Government on Black Friday.

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The Lederer Files held a video interview with Howard Lederer at his request. Some of the interview is frustrating. If you're one of the players that have been waiting for 15 months since Black Friday to hear news from Howard Lederer or any of the owners behind Full Tilt Poker - and your funds have been in jail all that time - it's probably doubly frustrating.

There are questions answered and questions left unanswered but perhaps with Lederer giving this interview, other Full Tilt Poker owners and shareholders will come forward and break the silence.

We have all the interviews here at PokerWorks - find them here - courtesy of

Who has more fun than Tony G?

Seriously! The G always has something shaking, some new feat, a new adventure, a new enterprise, and he loves to share the news.

Phil Hellmuth and Tony G added a little spice to the World Poker Tour Malta with the Maltese Matchup Triathalon. Both poker super stars agreed to compete in three matches, basketball, swimming and running.

Check out the running video - especially The G's snack before the race:

The rules of the contest can be found at the PartyPoker Blog.

Players and Owners Respond to The Lederer Files

The Lederer Files have taken over the main thread of poker news this week. It's not slowing down as some of the industry's biggest names are speaking out on Lederer's comments to

Phil Ivey and Erick Lindgren are tinged with a negative light in Lederer's view of them. The June 2011 lawsuit by Ivey against the company was called "horrific" by Lederer due to the avaricious nature of it but Barry Greenstein has argued in Ivey's defense in a TwoPlusTwo post.

"Phil never thought about the lawsuit in terms of money, only in terms of leverage to get out," Greenstein said. "He had given them an ultimatum to get the company sold by a certain time, and they failed. They had rejected a potential offer that Phil was involved with as being a bad deal."

With a negative tone towards Lindgren due to a double-credited $2 million loan before Black Friday and no repayment of the additional $2 million that did not belong to him, Lederer was not on Daniel Negreanu's friend's list. Of course Negreanu jumped on it.

The tweets are flying:

John Juanda wasn't happy about Lederer's statement that he was the second largest sharehold of FTP and he sent out a few tweets too.

Look for more player responses at

Sam Trickett Scores in the Third Annual British Poker Awards

British poker pro Sam Trickett dominated the 2012 British Poker Awards. Trickett was up for two awards after being one of the top players on the international poker scene during the last year.

The awards show was held aboard the H.M.S. President with Trickett taking home two awards that were voted on by the poker community - Best tournament Player and Best Cash Game Player. Trickett beat out some of poker's best to take the honors.

Player of the Year was the big award of the evening, given by a select panel of judges rather than a fan vote, and Trickett picked up the honors. This brings Trickett's British Poker Awards to a total of five - 2010 Best Newcomer and 2011 Best Cash Game Player.


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