selects Kade Alex O’Brien spoke with VegasSlotsOnline News earlier today to convey her displeasure with Dan Bilzerian and GGPoker after a year of being left on tenterhooks about a guaranteed heads-up encounter. Within minutes of that post’s release, the canny individuals over at Americas Cardroom (ACR) dove in to make things right for her, offering a $10,000 heads-up freeroll against anyone from their roster of pros.
Would she pick Chris Moneymaker? Possibly it would be Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet? Both would certainly be robust foes. Both would make for immersing encounters. There was, nevertheless, another option and one that felt right in a nearly fairytale sense.
without a moment’s doubt, O’Brien named poker superstar Vanessa Kade
Without a minute’s doubt, O’Brien named poker superstar Vanessa Kade as her desired opponent, another individual who has had unfortunate negotiations with Bilzerian. The information of the match are yet to be completed, however anticipate it to occur in the really future.
Delighted Birthday Dan Bilzerian?
In spite of positive early negotiations with GGPoker, O’Brien has actually been frustrated throughout the latter half of 2021 as time wore on with no definite plan in place for her hotly expected encounter versus Bilzerian. There were long periods of non-communication that made O’Brien seem like the match was “hanging over [her] like a cloud.” The point of a poker promo is to produce enjoyment for the winner. Rather, this ended up being the reason for stress that made O’Brien feel ignored.
The other day, with her persistence wearing thin, precisely one year to the day considering that she won the GGPoker $100,000 Dan Bilzerian Birthday freeroll, O’Brien fired off a tweet:
Or perhaps if GGPoker couldn’t get their brand name ambassador to live up to his dedication then perhaps they might make a charitable contribution in lieu. From O’Brien’s point of view, either would suffice and draw a line under the saga.
Speaking exclusively to VegasSlotsOnline News, O’Brien expressed no remorses about going public with her concern. “Here’s the thing– ladies in society, even if the most modern-day of societies, are always combating to be heard, to be seen and to get the recognition they should have. That’s why this has actually been so especially frustrating. Even as the recipient of a prize, I have needed to fight for my place at the table. I do not wish to antagonize GG but there is likewise no way that I’m going to be a piece of cake.”
Certainly no diminishing violet, O’Brien was absolutely right to combat her corner. GGPoker lastly responded to her tweet, stating that they would be happy to talk about a charitable contribution.
All that matters now is just how much great this match never ever being played is in fact going to do!”
“I am so delighted that GG has vowed to donate cash to charity,” said O’Brien, “This will make a big favorable and much needed impact to a lot of individuals in need especially this year. All that matters now is just how much good this match never being played is in fact going to do!”
Go into ACR
While credit is due to GGPoker for their charitable intent, this came hours after their competitor had caught the opportunity to do right by her. One can only envision how O’Brien’s tweet sent the wheels spinning at ACR HQ, who earlier today made her a deal she couldn’t decline:
O’Brien didn’t think twice.
When you think about the revolting treatment of Vanessa Kade by GGPoker and Bilzerian himself over the past year, it’s difficult to think the pleased ending that came when she got signed by ACR and then shortly after won the PokerStars Million.
When you think about the indolent treatment of promo winner Alex O’Brien by GGPoker and Bilzerian himself over the past year, it’s hard to think the delighted ending that has just come thanks to ACR’s generosity.
it’s difficult to state if Bilzerian has a particular hostility to the likely result of losing to a woman”
Talking to VegasSlotsOnline News, Kade offered her opinion on Bilzerian’s decision to renege. “A year on, it’s impossible to say if Bilzerian has a particular hostility to the likely outcome of losing to a woman after his public comments about how women can’t play poker– something I presume he feels would be a big public embarrassment that he wouldn’t live down– or if it’s unrelated to this and he ‘d have welched either way.”
A pleased ending
O’Brien remains in the final stages of composing a poker book called The Reality Detective and, far be it from me to prompt, however books require endings. The reality that O’Brien and Kade, 2 excellent poker role models, will now take on versus one another in a celebration of what’s great about poker perfectly brings their stories cycle.
I regards hope she wins.”
“I’m pleased ACR has accepted action in and offer Alex a match in the interim, and I’m honored that she picked me to play,” stated Kade, “I have actually won a great deal of tournaments, but I’m not particularly a heads-up pro by any methods and although I’m not going to soft play her, I seriously hope she wins. I believe that result would make one of the most individuals delighted, especially Alex, which would make me delighted. She is clearly a very intelligent female who has put in a great deal of research study time and I believe it will be a tough match.”
This likewise, hopefully, closes the chapter on Bilzerian and his pretend contributions to our game. The only real poker skill he ever had was bluffing. All façade and braggadocio, he has actually informed the tallest of tales about where his cash originated from. Provided an actual role in the game for the past year, all he did was blowhard and bluster while presumably cashing a big check. Then, on hint as the year was practically up, there’s a $100m heads-up match in the works … yeah sure.
Let’s hope this is excellent riddance to the trust fund infant who spoofed his way into the poker world. Let’s hope this is the last time his ilk pull the wool over the eyes of a significant operator.