As you may have read from our previous post, 2012 World Series of Poker National Champion and all around hot head Ryan Eriquezzo landed in some scalding water this weekend when he was booted from the Parx Poker Room and disqualified from a tournament after “crumpling” a pair of losing aces and throwing a bit of a temper tantrum.
While it’s generally accepted by just about everyone that a professional poker player like Eriquezzo should have contained himself, one part about the story that was put into question was the threat that he would “blow torch the place.”
You see, Ryan at first thought that this would be accepted as he’s seen others do it and that makes it ok, right?
Next think you know though, as he was being escorted out, he allegedly said he was going to torch the place… “on Twitter.”
One floor man heard the original quote as Parx Poker Room ambassador Matt Glantz originally tweeted, but another seems to have heard something slightly different – the fact that Ryan’s extremely poor choice of threatening words was directed at the reputation of the Parx Poker Room online, not the physical establishment itself.
Good thing right? Would hate to have Ryan had said something that was out of line.
Ooops. Looks like, according to the Parx, Ryan indeed called the dealer a “fat motherf***er” and that was the crushing blow to his tournament.
For the record Ryan, denies saying it. But with so much scrutiny on the situation it’s hard for anyone to know exactly what was said and to whom.