Goodbye from Subject: Poker

February 4, 2012 - 5:21 PM EDT

Subject: Poker will not be publishing any more articles.

Currently, Thomas Bakker and I are starting a poker security consulting company.1 As a result, I can no longer guarantee my independence as editor-in-chief. Subject: Poker‘s founding principle is independence, so it would be inappropriate for me to continue Subject: Poker.

The website will stay up with all articles intact for the foreseeable future, but it will naturally become a bit of a relic as time passes and no new articles are added. I hope that it will continue to prove a useful resource for the poker community.

Diamond Flush has decided to start a new poker news site, Diamond Flush Poker. Diamond has been an incredible member of our team who’s written many of our most important articles, including the first story to mention Full Tilt’s french investorour story correcting the AGCC’s false numbers; all stories related to the pending deal between GBT, FTP, and the DOJ; our recent story exposing Chris Ferguson’s secret bank accounts; and many others. DFP will be inheriting much of our data, sources, and research as well. We look forward to getting our news from there, and we recommend that our readers do the same.

Subject: Poker‘s farewell has been in the works for a while now. In particular, to avoid accepting money under false pretenses, we simply broke our donations link two weeks ago, and nobody has donated to us since. We will now restore the link. Our modest sum of unspent donations and any future donations to Subject: Poker will go to our various maintenance fees, with any surplus going (lovingly) to Diamond’s new site. If any of our donors do not agree with this decision, they can simply e-mail for a prompt refund (less PayPal’s transaction fees).

Subject: Poker‘s only payments have been for various maintenance fees, PACER bills, transport costs, and two company lunches. In particular, nobody has profited off of the site.


So, goodbye. We’ve enjoyed keeping the poker community informed for the past eight or nine months. Thanks for being a part of that. We hope Diamond Flush will be able to bring us some good news.


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43 Responses to Goodbye from Subject: Poker

  1. Thomas Bakker
    February 4, 2012 at 5:24 PM EDT


    • David
      February 5, 2012 at 4:20 AM EDT

      GG Thomas. You guys did a heck of a job turning nothing into something of integral importance really fast! Cheers go out to all the S:P contributors and writers as well!

  2. MomWasRight
    February 4, 2012 at 5:24 PM EDT

    nice work, keep your head up

  3. Christian
    February 4, 2012 at 5:27 PM EDT

    Thanks for the good work.

  4. sajeffe
    February 4, 2012 at 5:32 PM EDT

    We hardly knew ya. But seriously, you guys did great work for the short time you were here. Good luck to all of you in your endeavors.

  5. Andrew
    February 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM EDT

    Sorry to see the site go, but hard to complain about losing a free resource. Thanks for all you did, and best of luck with the new company!

  6. Mycology
    February 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM EDT

    Truly a sad day for the poker community. You will be missed.


  7. mudbone
    February 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM EDT

    sorry to hear this, but the work you’ve done appreciated. gl in providing better poker security than we’ve been used to, and will be following DFlush’s new site. ty gg

  8. SuitedAces
    February 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM EDT

    Very sorry to hear this S:P. I have really loved your posts, and appreciate the hard work you have put in to bring the true to us. Wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

  9. ftplayer
    February 4, 2012 at 6:36 PM EDT

    gg. good decision. ty for the hard work.

  10. Ryan
    February 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM EDT

    Did GBT finally realize that hiring you guys for poker security is the best way to stop the bleeding from your stories?

    Just kidding!

    Good luck, always loved this site, I hope Diamond continues the great work and wish you and Thomas the best of luck in your new venture.

  11. Drew
    February 4, 2012 at 6:59 PM EDT

    Very impressed with the work put in and the professionalism that was maintained. Sad to see it end but I’m sure the future will see even brighter things for the team. Best of luck guys!

  12. kamikaze baby
    February 4, 2012 at 7:08 PM EDT

    This was the one poker news site I trusted! Thanks for all your hard work, and all the best with your new venture. I’ll be reading DF’s site now! :-)

  13. DJRiccoLaw
    February 4, 2012 at 9:37 PM EDT

    Thanks so much for all your hard work, and dedication to professional journalism. Best of luck to Noah and Diamond in their new ventures. You guys will be sorely missed!!!!!!:(

  14. Kevin
    February 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM EDT

    Too bad to see you guys stop posting here, but good luck in your new adventures!


  15. Roger Mainfield
    February 5, 2012 at 1:52 AM EDT

    Shame your leaving, it was great while it lasted.

  16. David
    February 5, 2012 at 6:51 AM EDT

    I will miss the articles :(

    Will you hire me to try and exploit the sites you are trying to protect?

  17. thasquirrel
    February 5, 2012 at 8:07 AM EDT

    that sucks,..
    thanks allot for your integrity and high quality work,…

  18. Quinn Sivage
    February 5, 2012 at 11:26 AM EDT

    It was great while it lasted. GL to you all.

  19. Paul Christopher Hoppe
    February 5, 2012 at 1:34 PM EDT

    “Currently, Thomas Bakker and I are starting a poker security consulting company.”

    When I wrote about online poker’s need for an independent security and auditing firm, Noah SD was the first name which jumped into my head. Subject: Poker will be missed, but hopefully the poker world will benefit from your skills in other ways now.

  20. Justian Bet
    February 5, 2012 at 2:17 PM EDT

    Good luck :)

    And thx for all the hard work.

  21. dwayman
    February 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM EDT

    WP Sirs. .Thank You !

  22. dwayman
    February 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM EDT

    WP Sirs. Thank You !

  23. Lee Jones
    February 6, 2012 at 3:48 AM EDT

    I guess it was too much to hope that you guys would continue doing this labor of love for little/no money. I am sure we will be seeing more of both of you soon; best wishes for whatever that is.

  24. Realist Who Knows Stuff
    February 6, 2012 at 3:53 AM EDT

    Any chance of giving any personal opinions before you go of what percentage chance you give for the Tapie deal to come to fruition after recent disclosures and comments from Tapie and his Lawyer?

  25. NVGindex
    February 6, 2012 at 6:26 AM EDT

    that sucks :(
    thx for all the hard work!
    gl in your new ventures in security consulting :)

  26. Pokernyhed
    February 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM EDT

    Farewell mighty subject: Poker – Its been great knwing you :(

  27. David Bingham
    February 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM EDT

    So what is a poker security company do exactly?

  28. dwayman
    February 9, 2012 at 2:22 PM EDT

    It’s a pity. When you google poker news, you come up second. Right behind the obvious

  29. Realist Who Knows Stuff
    February 12, 2012 at 8:27 PM EDT

    Why has Subject Poker never covered Tapie’s involvement with Atlas Poker which went broke under his watch stiffing the players a few years back?

    Is Diamond Flush ever going to publish anything unsupportive of Tapie?

    Just seems that SP and DF have been very sympathetic and supportive of Tapie to date which is rather strange as you would think all the good and bad associated with Tapie and/or FTP was fiar game in the journalistic world and search for truth and reporting of facts.

  30. ManInBlack
    February 17, 2012 at 11:11 PM EDT

    Thanx for everything. And good luck in your future business endeavora

  31. peace brew
    February 19, 2012 at 12:02 AM EDT

    Read your site…followed your stories on 2plus2 AND your comments, you two have passion and integrity…Yes To Peace

  32. PokerStars
    May 16, 2012 at 9:38 AM EDT

    Its a shame you guys are closing down, this site seemed to have a good load of articles for people to read. Good luck for the future!

  33. Amanda
    August 22, 2012 at 10:38 AM EDT

    Good luck to you all, been an interesting read over the last few months. Good luck for the future.

  34. Pokerhighway
    August 22, 2012 at 10:58 AM EDT

    Good luck!

  35. Pokerplays
    August 23, 2012 at 9:26 AM EDT

    Wish you all the best with that!

  36. PokerHighlights
    September 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM EDT

    You will be missed, really enjoyed reading your articles.

  37. Holdem Reporter
    September 12, 2012 at 9:52 AM EDT

    I LOVED the articles this site once produced. I used to check it almost religiously to keep up to date with the latest news int the Poker world. Sad to see it go.

  38. Poker
    September 24, 2012 at 12:08 PM EDT

    All the best. You provided the world of Poker with some great stories.

    September 25, 2012 at 4:45 PM EDT

    Thanks a lot for your hard work and content. And good luck!

  40. Hold'Em Genius
    October 3, 2012 at 10:19 AM EDT

    Such a valued website in the poker community, wish you all the best of luck in new (and probably now current) ventures!

  41. flintsword
    November 29, 2012 at 3:42 PM EDT

    First of all, congratulations on your new venture, which makes your departure from “Subject:Poker” logical. Good luck in your new venture.

    Please try to find someone that can take “Subject: Poker” on and make it grow. There some great people out there that could do it. Sell it and get paid over ten years!

    You have done such a good job it is sad to see you stop like this :)

  42. Shark4life
    December 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM EDT

    Sorry to hear that. Always loved reading this site -.-

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