Doug Polk and Ike Haxton have been going at it on Twitter over a perceived feud that stems back to Polk’s public spat with Ben Tollerene.
And just to be clear, you only behave this way vs me because your buddy ben86 scammed me
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) October 10, 2021
The feud with Ike Haxton reopened when Polk joined in a Twitter thread where YouTube vlogger Andrew Neeme was questioning why the Venetian Resort poker room bans players taking photographs of their chip stack.
He then recanted when it happened to him, with Ike Haxton loudly supporting the ruling from the same table.
Polk then told everyone in the thread that the only reason Haxton behaves this way against him is because of a long-standing feud with PLO wizard Ben Tollerene.
“This happened to me in a Florida 25k once. Told the floor it was a horrible ruling. “Actually its an awesome rule” I hear from the peanut gallery. I turn around, its @ikepoker gloating. “Everywhere should do this” Thanks Ike.”
Ike Haxton responded:
“You were asking the dealer to hold up so that you could record and narrate your all ins in a 25k turbo. Everyone at the table thought you were being obnoxious.”
“And just to be clear, this wasn’t a situation I stumbled on and commented from “the peanut gallery.” I was sitting right next to you and I was the one who called the floor.”
Did Ben Tollerene Scam Doug Polk?
The story with Ben Tollerene, a good friend of Ike Haxton, goes back more than five years.
Doug Polk publicly outed Tollerene as a scammer who arranged a coaching swap deal which was then reneged upon.
At the time Doug Polk was thought of as possibly the best heads-up NL player in the world, with Tollerene the same in PLO.
The pair were to give each other some coaching sessions in each of their preferred disciplines, but Tollerene later backed out of his commitment once he had received NL coaching from Polk.
This is obviously poor behaviour which Tollerene tried to justify by claiming his partner in a specialist software project wouldn’t allow him to share the product with Doug Polk.
Surely this would have been known before any agreement was drawn up between Polk and Tollerene.
Readers can watch the following two videos to get a more detailed history of the story.
Although Ben Tollerene and Ike Haxton are friends and you would expect them to support each other, it’s difficult not to understand why Doug Polk feel hard done by in the exchange.
Maybe Ike Haxton and Polk have other history that isn’t commonly known. But the pair definitely don’t look like they’ll be sorting out their issues any time soon.
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