Eli Elezra’s AMA fires back big time!
Eli Elezra’s Ask Me Anything session on the 2+2 forum quickly went downhill. While the plan was to promote his book “Pulling the Trigger” it was instead revealed that he still hasn’t paid back his debts to Shaun Deeb and Cole South.
Elezra took to the famous 2+2 Forums to drum up publicity for his upcoming memoir. He invited the forum users to submit questions to him – however, some sensitive issues came up quickly in the AMA thread.
Posts started to appear inquiring about Elezra’s alleged debt to other famous players. Initially, Elezra denied the accusations writing: “Poker players always lending each other money. I always pay my debts”.
Cole South Makes Serious Allegations
In response to that, one of Elezra’s alleged creditors, former online poker pro Cole South jumped into the thread. South claims he lent $100,000 to Elezra in Bobby’s Room in July 2010.
According to South, Elezra initially paid back $60,000 of his debt via Full Tilt transfers but then he ceased payments and the communications with him.
Elezra stopped answering questions on the thread shortly after that. To make matters even worse, someone spotted that Elezra’s user was reading a thread about him owning huge sums of money to other players.
What makes the situation especially complicated is that the platform where this PR disaster happened, the 2+2 Forum, is the very same company that is behind publishing Elezra’s book. Perhaps this is the reason why the infamous thread is no longer available on the site.
Doug Polk Covers the Elezra Story
Polk, who has the most subscribed poker channel on YouTube, decided to make a video on the subject.
In the video, Polk seems to be believing South’s side to the story since, as he put it, he’s a well-known player with a good reputation and with no motive to lie. He also did some research of his own and contacted Shaun Deeb, another person Elezra supposedly owes money.
Doug Polk stated in the above video:
“ I reached out to Shaun Deeb and asked him what was going on between Eli and him. And he said that payments have been irregular and he has not been fully paid. So, certainly some stuff to dissect here.”
So far there’s no word on whether or not this will affect the publication of the Eli Elezra autobiography.
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