Ari Engle Fights For Grinder’s Rights

Confronts Card Player's Shulman over Lock Poker ads.

It’s a long video from the good folks at PokerNews and it addresses a number of topics, but here’s the quick and dirty: Poker pro Ari Engle wants a few changes made for the everyday poker player at the World Series of Poker.

He wants the Daily Deepstacks at the Rio to be more manageable when it comes to time spent playing (they can run 17 hours straight), he’d like a lower buy-in bracelet event (even lower than a $1k) to attract even more to the game and he wants Barry Shulman from Card Player to know that it was most certainly not cool to affiliate for Lock Poker looooong after it was known that Lock was the worst and allegedly a super scam.

In fact, when playing at the WSOP, Barry and Ari were seated at the same table and Ari thought that it was the perfect time to simply speak his mind about what he (and many others) thought was a pretty big misstep from Card Player in continuing to promote Lock Poker well after the reports of non-payment were widely known. The two got in a verbal tussle that ended with a dealer warning and nothing more came of it but as Ari puts it (roughly) – the WSOP is the poker player’s house and when at home, you speak your mind.

Bonus: In the above video Ari talks about his own video blog…which we’ve got for you right here.

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