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Full Tilt Poker Signs Blind Man as Red Pro

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Published on:
Sep/19/2008

Hal Lubarsky isn't a household name in the poker world. If you blinked you may have missed his 15 minutes of fame on the ESPN WSOP broadcast. So here's the short version - He's blind. He plays poker. With the help of an aide telling him his hole cards and the flop, bets, etc.

Apparently Full Tilt Poker signed him as Red Pro according to a thread at popular forum Two Plus Two.com. IF this is true and it appears to be just that, despite the lack of any press release by Full Tilt, then it's either laughable or quite inspiring.

We're not sure which.

For starters it's crass to criticize the move by Full Tilt because he's handicapped. However, according to a few folks he's been playing 6 Pot Limit Omaha tables at the same time since joining the site. Anyone care to explain how a 100 percent blind guy pulls this off? And just how impartial is this "aide" if he's indeed using one?

With the news of multi accounting and collusion jamming the forums nowadays, this may just wind up being a bad PR move for Full Tilt. Time will tell but for now, I really want someone to explain how a blind poker player plays 6 tables simultaneously on an online poker site.

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Source: www.aintluck.com

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