Maurice Hawkins Ruffles Some Feathers, Ignores The Haters

"The best way to talk to people is to simply ignore them."

Poker pro Maurice Hawkins is old school when it comes to table talk. He enjoys the psychological warfare that accompanies poker when you talk it up at the table and, maybe, he even tries to get under someone’s skin. This week, at a table in the $5K No Limit Event, he was chatting it up with Maria Ho and some other players (about the ladies) and, by his own admission, ruffled someone’s feathers.

What this led to what an epic post on Two Plus Two, talk of a “poker clique” and a big online dustup over whether these poker pros are treating amateur players with the proper amount of respect. In this video where Hawkins talks with Bluff Magazine, from his perspective the table talk is all part of the game and if this individual wants to take to the internet to complain – that’s fine by him because he simply ignores the haters and cowards that do this stuff.

More: Read the (now very extensive) Two Plus Two thread that talks about what went down with Hawking and Ho.

Bonus: Maria Ho talks with Bluff about the poker clique.

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