Tags: abramovich, chelsea, Isildur1, la repubblica, libel, losing, poker, roman
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Roman Abramovich has just won a large sum of money from a newspaper that published unsubstantiated reports that the eponymous Chelski owner lost a yacht at poker and also his wife love at the same time. They went further to say basically he was such a bad player that he stopped playing poker in casino and stuck to playing online!
Straight away the story was fishy because if a person like Abramovich was playing online he would not be playing €1/2 cash tables would he? So the chances that he would be in nose bleed game with higher stakes than normal and soon enough everyone would know about the guy. Unless he is Isildur1 in disguise….?
Wow! Could he be the Swede who has lost $7 million since winning $5 million? He should be on tilt right now if his emotion was based on the form of Chelsea which is some dysfunctional it is untrue. Hang on err Isildur1 is a SWEDE….! Sorry the continuous, ‘who is Isildur1′ has finally got me thinking silly thoughts such as this being a conspiracy by the illuminati etc.
Anyway back to the Mr Abramovich which had a nice result in the libel case against La Repubblica for printing the story in the first place. Just one question why did the court case take place in London when the offence was in Italy? Also why did a publication such as la Repubblica lose sight of its journalistic instinct to make such a school boy error in printing this story? At least some charity will gain from this episode which is all good.
This brings me to the title of this post. if you are going to lose at poker, I like to lose with a smile on my face since it is only a game and not a metaphor for life as some people like to suggest. By the way if I have suggested in the past that it was a metaphor for life I was under the influence of alcohol and was not in total control of my faculties.
Yes it is better to lose with a smile on your face and not a scowl because when you do win it will not be totally rude to smile. Obviously this does not apply to online poker in which you can be a completely loose cannon and go totally mental at the idiot who called your Aces and won, thereby knocking you out of the game and out of the prize money! I am not bitter at all….