Andy Robl Is A Shameful Internet Player Says Tony G

Aussie poker pro Antanas “Tony G” Guoga seems to be having a whale of a time at the 2011 WSOP Europe, and he was in a buoyant and optimistic mood when he wrote in his blog: 
“I am loving Cannes and the WSOPE, this place is all about fun and as I write this I was still in the €10,400 No-Limit Hold’em (Split Format). By the time you read this I may even have a bracelet – I have the heart.”
However, there is one thing that seems to have got Tony G’s goat while at the idyllic French Riviera resort, and that is none other than US pro Andrew Robl.
The two pros have a history dating back to an appearance on the TV program “The Big Game,” in which Tony G took exception to what he described as Robl’s slow tempo game before later exploding with rage and shouting:
“He’s thinking for 20 f-ing minutes every f-ing hand he’s playing. F-ing nit!”
The incident created a great deal of controversy at the time and now a while on the two players are at it again, this time while playing at the same WSOPE Main Event table. During a particular hand between the two pros, Tony G announced all-in on the river but Robl was listening to headphones at the time and only registered the 11k chips Tony G pushed across the line.
Consequently, on a Kd-6s-4s-3s-8d board, Robl (7c-5c) placed 11k into the pot and overturned his cards only for Tony G (9s-7s) to reitarate he was “all-in.” Robl then got WSOPE Tournament Director Jack Effel involved, who backed-up Tony G’s move as legal and live, eventually leading to Robl calling the rest of the bet and losing with a straight to G’s flush. As Tony G later wrote on his blg:
“I called all in and Robl didn’t hear me. …It was because he was wearing a pair of Dr Dre’s Beats headphones. All I can say is that if Robl is deaf I will lend him Zasko as a guide dog – he needs a guiding hand – he is a shameful example of a modern internet player and this cost him his respect.”
“Was he waiting for the end of a track? Was it ‘Clocks’ by Coldplay? Would an all-in button have helped? The fact is that yet again Robl has found that he needs to find more steel or he’ll get eaten by bigger predators. Live poker should be about banter, fun and social engagement.”
The latest incident has done much to rekindle the ongoing feud between Tony G and Robl who, in addition to losing a stack of chips, also had to sit out a one-orbit penalty for exposing his hand during the hand.

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