Brian Horton

E-mail: brian@subjectpoker.com

Brian graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2006 with a BS in Business Management. He has been a professional poker player for 5 years, playing nearly every different facet of poker during his career. Over the past 2 years he has mainly played Multi Table Tournaments at the highest stakes both live and online. His major accomplishments include chopping the PokerStars Sunday Million, winning the Full Tilt Poker Weekly 1K, and final tabling the Winstar "River" Tournament 2 times within 3 years. He has just over 1 million dollars in total lifetime cashes.

While away from the tables, Brian has been a moderator of the 2+2 internet community for 5 years. He is the eldest moderator in the Multi Table Tournament Community section and was added as a moderator for the Poker Legislation section in late 2010. Over the years, he has been a constant fixture in threads pertaining to the poker industry and poker legislation.

Brian has used his inside sources within the online poker industry to inform the community of breaking news before it was announced by the actual sites. He broke the story of PokerStars' major overhauls to their VIP system including the addition of the ability to buy cash rewards, Stars' decision to stay in the US Market after the passing of the UIGEA, Party Poker's and 888's decision to leave the market after the passing of the UIGEA, and numerous updates from the Reid Bill during the last minute attempt at legislation in December of 2010.

Brian takes his role within the community very seriously, and he looks forward to bringing content to Subject: Poker from an unaffiliated and uninfluenced point of view.





FTP Sold to European Investors?

June 30, 2011 - 10:10 PM EDT
FTP Sold to European Investors?

Updated 7/1/2011, 3:40 PM EDT. An article written by the Los Angeles Times is quoting lawyers from Full Tilt Poker, saying that European investors have agreed to take over a majority share in the troubled poker site. The article mentions that the investors would invest enough money in FTP to pay back players, thereby acquiring a majority stake: Attorneys associated with Full Tilt said the company signed an agreement Thursday with a group of investors who would put up enough money to pay back players and in doing so attain a majority stake in Full Tilt's Irish parent company, Pocket Kings. The attorneys spoke anonymously because of the sensitivity of ongoing negotiations with the federal prosecutors in Manhattan who brought the charges. It goes on to discuss the dismissal of the lawsuit that Phil...

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AGCC Suspends FTP Licenses

June 29, 2011 - 10:03 AM EDT
AGCC Suspends FTP Licenses

The Alderney Gaming Control Commission, which supplies FTP's licenses to offer poker games, has announced the suspension of Full Tilt Poker's licenses. This means that FTP can no longer legally offer poker games through their Alderney licenses, nor can they process any deposits or withdrawals. In a press release, the AGCC issues a Hearing Notice...

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Dispute Between FTP and Moneybookers

June 26, 2011 - 8:15 PM EDT
Dispute Between FTP and Moneybookers

Subject: Poker has learned from several reliable sources of a rift in the relationship between Moneybookers and Full Tilt Poker. The dispute centers around FTP's apparent selective processing of withdrawals to the e-wallet. Since Black Friday, Full Tilt has been disabling Moneybookers withdrawals for players from various countries in a seemingly arbitrary pattern. This has been a significant financial burden for the payment processor. ...

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Merge Refusing New Players from Some States

May 24, 2011 - 8:10 PM EDT
Merge Refusing New Players from Some States

We continue to see possible fallout from the new indictments handed down yesterday as the Merge Poker Network has decided to stop accepting new customers from Washington D.C., Louisiana, Missouri, and Maryland. They have also reiterated their continued desire to not accept new customers from the state of New York. Some of these states should come as no surprise, as many of them have been hostile towards online gambling. In particular, Maryland participated in...

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