William Reynolds has caused some controversy during the WSOP after a very honest interview with Quadjacks Radio. Reynolds lashed out at several big names in the game, including Phil Ivey and Annie Duke.
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William has stirred the waters at the ongoing World Series of Poker after giving a highly controversial interview to Quadjacks Radio.
In the interview, Reynolds lashed out at several of the biggest names in the game, starting with Annie Duke and ending with Jean-Robert Bellande.
Reynolds began his rant by bashing former Epic League Commissioner and co-founder Annie Duke for having guaranteed the Epic Poker League $1 million freeroll
without being able to back it up after the league went belly-up with Federated Sports+Gaming's bankruptcy in February.
"Where I'm from, when you guarantee something you back it up. Where she is from you can just guarantee something and then walk away," Reynolds said.
Reynolds then moved on to criticize fan favorite Phil Ivey
, calling him out for hiding during the Full Tilt Poker controversy and not standing up for his fellow players.
"He's our poker hero, but he is not our poker spokesperson. He doesn't have the personality to stand up on an issue like this."
Finally, Reynolds also took a swing at Jean-Robert Bellande, famously known for his ability to keep up a millionaire lifestyle despite being constantly broke.
Bellande, Reynolds said, is "an atrocious player", whose only real talent consists in securing himself large staking deals to keep him from going bust.
Bellande is among the around 40 players who have signed up for the $1 million BIG ONE For ONE DROP tournament at the 2012 WSOP, using exactly a staking deal to secure himself a seat.
To this end, Reynolds argued that it "would make more sense for whoever is backing Belland to just invest $1 million straight into the One Drop Foundation, rather than wasting it on him."
William Reynolds is himself a very accomplished live tournament player with cashes for more than $1.5 million since 2007.
His biggest result - which also helped propel him to fame and start his career - came in the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller, which he won for a $576,240 first prize.
See the full-length interview with Reynolds here