I heard about what Tony G had to say about me and am happy to be given the opportunity of a right of reply.
I never thought I would see the day when the Fish blogged on PartyPoker.com but I appreciate this chance to have right to reply to the Lithuanian child.
Tony was talking about pictures in my new book ‘Devilfish – Life and Times of a Poker Legend’ which is out on September 9th.
Do you like the picture on the right I took of Tony at the Poker Million recently? He is uncharacteristically smiling. He loves to give the verbals but quite simply he isn’t in the same league as the Fish.
At the Poker Million he just sat there quiet and motionless – perhaps it was because he was too close to my right hook? If Tony has chips he starts getting chirpy (and boy does he like to eat his chips) – if not, he’s more like a mouse and easy prey for the true professional player. I respect him as a businessman but as a player he needs to go back to school.
A big tournament on my doorstep
He wrote about ‘tickling the Devilfish’ – quite frankly I don’t have a clue what he is on about, I have bigger things to worry about. I am currently on vacation in Majorca, I have been working out in the gym – when I walked out of the sea people thought I was Daniel Craig.
As well as looking forward to the launch of my book – you can pre-order here. I am going to be playing the WPT London Poker Classic at the Palm Beach Casino on the 30th – the staff there have always been very friendly and I am really looking forward to it – it is about time there was a WPT in London.
A big tournament on my doorstep is definitely a big advantage – so many times I fly abroad and have to get over jetlag – now these players will be coming to me. I have an edge.
That said, I don’t doubt that some young monkey in a hoodie will knock me out to try and make a name for themselves but I have got used to that now. I also heard about the high rollers and Bobby’s Room style cash games coming to Crockfords during that time. The Fish wants to mix it up baby – let’s just not have some hold’em – let’s throw in a bit of Omaha!