Alex O’Brien Versus Vanessa Kade Would Be a Fairytale Ending to Poker’s Unfortunate Bilzerian Chapter
O’Brien chooses Kade
Alex O’Brien spoke with VegasSlotsOnline News earlier nowadays to convey her displeasure with Dan Bilzerian and GGPoker after a year of becoming left on tenterhooks about a promised heads-up encounter. Within minutes of that article’s release, the canny men and women more than at Americas Cardroom (ACR) swooped in to make factors proper for her, supplying a $10,000 heads-up freeroll against any person from their roster of pros.
Would she select Chris Moneymaker? Perhaps it would be Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet? Each would definitely be robust adversaries. Both would make for engrossing encounters. There was, nonetheless, an additional selection and one particular that felt right in an practically fairytale sense.
without a moment’s hesitation, O’Brien named poker superstar Vanessa Kade
Without a moment’s hesitation, O’Brien named poker superstar Vanessa Kade as her preferred opponent, one more particular person who has had unfortunate dealings with Bilzerian. The details of the match are however to be finalized, but anticipate it to take location in the really near future.
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Regardless of constructive early dealings with GGPoker, O’Brien has been frustrated throughout the latter half of 2021 as time wore on without having any definite program in place for her hotly anticipated encounter versus Bilzerian. There had been long periods of non-communication which created O’Brien really feel like the match was “hanging more than [her] like a cloud.” The point of a poker promotion is to create excitement for the winner. Instead, this became the trigger of tension that made O’Brien really feel disregarded.
Yesterday, with her patience wearing thin, specifically a single year to the day because 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 ambassador to live up to his commitment then maybe they could make a charitable donation 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 regrets about going public with her issue. “Here’s the factor – girls in society, even if the most modern of societies, are often fighting to be heard, to be noticed and to get the validation they deserve. That’s why this has been so particularly disappointing. Even as the recipient of a prize, I have had to fight for my location at the table. I do not wish to antagonize GG but there is also no way that I’m going to be a pushover.”
Definitely no shrinking violet, O’Brien was completely appropriate to fight her corner. GGPoker finally responded to her tweet, saying that they would be satisfied to discuss a charitable donation.
All that matters now is how significantly good this match never ever being played is in fact going to do!”
“I am so pleased that GG has pledged to donate funds to charity,” said O’Brien, “This will make a huge constructive and considerably needed influence to a lot of men and women in want especially this year. All that matters now is how much excellent this match in no way becoming played is truly going to do!”
While credit is due to GGPoker for their charitable intention, this came hours right after their competitor had pounced on the chance to do correct by her. One can only picture how O’Brien’s tweet sent the wheels spinning at ACR HQ, who earlier these days made her an offer she couldn’t refuse:
O’Brien didn’t hesitate.
When you consider the disgusting therapy of Vanessa Kade by GGPoker and Bilzerian himself over the past year, it is difficult to believe the satisfied ending that came when she got signed by ACR and then shortly after won the PokerStars Million.
When you think about the indolent remedy of promotion winner Alex O’Brien by GGPoker and Bilzerian himself more than the previous year, it is challenging to think the content ending that has just come thanks to ACR’s generosity.
it’s not possible to say if Bilzerian has a particular aversion to the probably outcome of losing to a female”
Speaking to VegasSlotsOnline News, Kade provided her opinion on Bilzerian’s selection to renege. “A year on, it is not possible to say if Bilzerian has a particular aversion to the likely outcome of losing to a female following his public comments about how ladies can’t play poker – anything I suspect he feels would be a large public embarrassment that he wouldn’t reside down – or if it’s unrelated to this and he’d have welched either way.”
A pleased ending
O’Brien is in the final stages of writing a poker book called The Truth Detective and, far be it from me to prompt, but books require endings. The reality that O’Brien and Kade, two great poker function models, will now face off against a single one more in a celebration of what’s great about poker beautifully brings their stories complete circle.
I sincerely hope she wins.”
“I’m glad ACR has agreed to step in and give Alex a match in the interim, and I’m honored that she chose me to play,” said Kade, “I’ve won a lot of tournaments, but I’m not specifically a heads-up pro by any signifies and although I’m not going to soft play her, I sincerely hope she wins. I feel that result would make the most individuals pleased, specifically Alex, which would make me content. She is clearly a really intelligent lady who has place in a lot of study time and I believe it will be a tough match.”
This also, 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 told the tallest of tales about where his cash came from. Offered an actual function in the game for the past year, all he did was blowhard and bluster whilst presumably cashing a huge verify. Then, on cue as the year was nearly up, there’s a $100m heads-up match in the works…yeah certain.
Let’s hope this is excellent riddance to the trust fund baby who spoofed his way into the poker globe. Let’s hope this is the final time his ilk pull the wool more than the eyes of a main operator.