A Letter from Waffles
I noticed a lot of hatred in response to the last post I made. I am sure that you will all be happy to know that I have received full backing in the BBT4. Some of you questioned why a well known break even professional player would need any backing. It is not a matter of need. Us professionals, the Negreanu's, Brunson's, Helmouth's, Matasou*, and of course myself, we all do backing deals. It is just how we roll. Not all of the professional players are open and up front about these deals but we all do it. It is sort of a sign that you have made it to the top when you are backed for events.
I understand how being a member of a privileged group might make some of you who have to do it the hard way angry. I can see you shaking your heads asking "Why was he picked as a named pro for a Bodog contest" or "Why does he get a column of his very own in the Mookie on Full Tilt?". I was just talking with Daniel Negreanu the other day** about this very subject and we were sharing stories about the jealousy of the little people. I told him we just have to forgive them as their underachieving lives make them angry bitter little things. See I am looking out for you.
I also realize that a lot of the hate come from your fear. You were totally owned last time by the break even king and it is only natural for you to not want me to play. I understand this but break even players are good for the game. They generate excitement and interest in poker in general. In the end the money goes back into the poker pool and that is good for everyone. I see myself as causing a Moneymaker type effect in generating interest in the game.
Us professionals also realize that we have been given great gifts in life and have a high sense of giving back to the community. Why I have even started a few of my own charities. I just put together the group AWCFEAW (A Web Cam For Every Asian Woman) out of the generosity of my heart and CSGSDL (Catholic School Girl Skirt Defense League) has always been near and dear to me. When we save a skirt for those girls and they come and sit on our laps and tell us how much it means to them it just makes it all worth it.
I am looking forward to this BBT4. It should be a lot of fun. I really appreciate all the hard work AlCantHang puts in getting these setup and Full Tilt adding some amazing prizes. Good luck to everyone. Remember just play your best and be careful out there.
* All assumptions of other professional players getting backed is pure speculation but from what I hear totally true.
** All conversations with Daniel Negreanu happen inside my head, but if he was really there then this is how they would happen.