Almost a month ago British poker superstars Sam Trickett wrote a message on Twitter that alledged a member of the poker community had effectively stolen a large sum of money from him.
Reading between the lines it appears that Feldman borrowed €25,000 from Trickett whilst in Vienna (presumably when Trickett played in The Big Game) and now Feldman is getting out of poker he does not feel he has to give it back to Trickett
The message read, "I had money stolen from me by a well known poker pro,that i thought was my friend! If he dont call me soon,I going to expose him 4 what he is." Now it appears that so-called pro is none other than Andrew Feldman.
Trickett's tweets also appear on his Facebook wall so when he wrote the above tweet you can imagine the scores of comments that appeared on his Facebook wall. A number of Trickett's fans pointed the finger at Feldman but with Feldman not being the most popular player in the world man many dismissed the thought - myself included - that Feldman would rip off his own friend. But unfortunately that appears to be the case if the weekend's Twitter war is anuthing to go by.
Feldman took to Twitter to say "Fed up of constantly being linked to the #samtrickettscandal. Its been almost a month since he said he would out the thief," and then followed that up with, "I wonder if he is just going this for attention n another case of the boy who cried wolf @Samtrickett1 the poker world deserves an answer!!!"
The duo exchanged a number of heated tweets including Trickett writing, "not going 2 go in 2 detail but please nobody trust @Andrewfeldman1, the guy is a very deluded untrustworthy person.ifound out the hard way," which seems to suggest Feldman is the man to have ripped off Trickett in some way.
Reading between the lines it appears that Feldman borrowed €25,000 from Trickett whilst in Vienna (presumably when Trickett played in The Big Game) and now Feldman is getting out of poker he does not feel he has to give it back to Trickett. This was the impression I received from Trickett's close friend Chris Sly, who himself took to Twitter to give his thoughts on the whole saga.
"@Andrewfeldman1 @Samtrickett1 Are u being serious, I personally witnessed Sam lending you a very large amount of Euros.Now ur getting out of poker so ur not paying him....disgrace." Sly then asked Feldman, "@Andrewfeldman1 @Samtrickett, Are you denying that Sam lent you €25k in Vienna &now refusing to pay him back........disgusting." Feldman refused to comment on Sly's allegations so the saga rolls on.
In what could be the most ironic television programme of all time, Feldman is due to appear on the hit show The Secret Millionaire next Monday. On the show a member of the community swaps their high-flying lifestyle for one of much, much lower standards and takes part in charity work. They then reveal they are actually wealthy people and make large donations to the charity they have been working on. Many are saying that the money Feldman has donated actually belongs to Trickett and that Feldman is far from being a millionaire and is actually broke. Whatever the truth, it should make Monday's show a must-see programme!