Troubles at Lock Poker
Yet another pro has left Lock Poker, this time Brett Jungblutt, AKA Gank, amid player cash-out concerns and the banning of player-to-player tranfers. Check out his post on the 2+2 forum:
“After much thought and due diligence over the past few weeks, I have come to conclusion that it is time for me to no longer represent Lock. This was not an easy decision, having been with Lock for over 3 and 1…/2 years, but one that I feel must be made at this point. Since Lock is currently unable to provide adequate customer service or reliable payouts to the USA, and since current conditions may remain that way indefinitely, I just no longer feel it is responsible for me to represent the site. I have listened to many of my peers and do not make this decision lightly. It is my hope that Lock will continue to make strides to improve customer satisfaction & reduce payout delays. The last thing I would ever want is my fellow poker players harmed by a brand I represented. I want to make clear that my departure is not based on any ‘inside’ knowledge, and I do not believe that there are any internal ill intentions. However there are many unknowns at this time, and because so much is up in the air, I feel it is now the correct decision for me to leave the company. Lastly, I know many Lock players have recently felt betrayed in one way or another, and for any part I may have played in you feeling that way, I truly am sorry.”
Won my first ever major online poker tournament. This last two months has been the sickest run of my career. So thankful and SO FUN!
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) May 26, 2013.
Players to watch at this year’s WSOP:
Daniel Negreanu: Seems strange to say watch out for Daniel because he’s a perennial favorite to do something but this year might be ridiculous. ‘Kid Poker’ is heading into the series on a sick run….just took down a 5k pot-limit Omaha SCOOP event for $216,000. His coffers have been over-flowing lately; in the past 8 weeks he’s also done the following:
•4th place in the WSOP APAC 8-Game Mix Event
•1st place in the WSOP APAC Main Event
•4th place in the European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo
•7th place in the WPT Championships at Bellagio
One word – Wow!