Online poker legend Todd Terry has died at 48 from a neurological illness. The American was a highly-respected member of the poker community and one of the most prolific posters on the 2+2 forum.
Online Tournament Legend Todd Terry Dead at 48 from Neurological Illness
So sad to hear about todd terry knew of his issues shortly after he left the scene was sad to see one of the best minds just be cheated out of what would have been a great career. Def top 5 posters on 2p2 I learned most from in my early career
— shaun deeb (@shaundeeb) May 20, 2022
Todd Terry’s obituary reported that he succumbed “after a nearly decade-long battle with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), a devastating, incurable, neurological disease.”
The Ohio native graduated from Harvard College and New York University Law School becoming a practicing attorney who was involved in many high-profile, front-page cases.
One such case was the lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker where four plaintiffs sued for $450 million compensation after the firm was closed down following the Black Friday debacle. The case was settled for an undisclosed amount.
He later gave up his law career to focus on his passion for poker and travel the world playing in tournaments.
This gives me chills. I was walking in Madrid and started thinking of Todd, 3 days ago so I went home and looked up his Twitter and saw his wife tweet his last tweet in 2017 that he was sick, I had no idea. He must of tapped me on the shoulder on his way up to meet Gods. RIP TT pic.twitter.com/8O7AkZB1Vq
— Jason Koon (@JasonKoon) May 20, 2022
Todd Terry the Fearless Tournament Player
Todd Terry was known for his aggressive and fearless playing style, as shown by the many hand reviews in his 16,301 posts on the 2+2 forum. There are very few players who commanded the same level of respect on the legendary website.
He was always quick to out scammers and post helpful warnings whenever he could. He also wasn’t averse to calling those out for bad behaviour at the table, once publicly shaming Michael Souza for being rude to his opponents.
Terry was one of the most prolific online tournament players in the pre-Black Friday era, eventually focussing on the live game as it became difficult for American players to continue their careers.
He racked up an impressive $2,366,635 in live tournament earnings and picked up a WSOP Circuit ring in Atlantic City.
His career-best score of $434,767 came from a runner-up finish at the 2009 Borgata Winter Open in the $3,000 NL Hold’em Championship event.
RIP to Todd Terry, an OG tournament grinder and prolific poster on 2+2. Todd was always curious and courteous, no matter how much flak he caught for posting crazy hands. We’ll miss you on the felt man.
— TonyDunstTV (@tonydunsttv) May 20, 2022
Sadly, Todd Terry was forced to retire from poker in 2015 as his health worsened but he was clearly never forgotten as we can see from the many tweets posted by big names over the last few days.
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