I wanted to respond to you as soon as I saw this completely false review. The first thing I would like to state is that Live Events Inc. had nothing to do with the UPS tournament which was held in Aug at the Artemis Hotel and Casino. No Logos, no branding and certainly no responsibility. If someone could find one promotional guide and or advertisement showing Live Events involvement I would give them a free Main Event seat in any of our events. Unfortunately its not there.
This deal between myself personally and Alexi was a favor I believed I was doing to Alexi. HE originally wanted to do the event at Malpas Hotel, then decided to change his mind and do it at Artemis Hotel in Cyprus. I disagreed but decided to help him. We drove to the site and on the way there, there were 4 of us. Myself, Alexi, Yunus and Oleg Udovenko. I specifically asked him that if I myself couldn't bring the required 20 players you are asking for could you cover the guarantee? He assured me we would. So I agreed to go ahead with the plans even though I sled him many times not to run these events with guarantees that are unattainable. HE assured me he would have 50 package players and there would not be a problem.
Prior to the start of the first event I had told him that we must announce that all fees would be cut from the prize pool regardless of the guarantee. He agreed. Yet before the tournament he didn't announce it. When I heard the news that he hadn't announce it I simply went to the poker room and announced that the full guarantee would be paid. End of story.
As far as UPS selling 50 packages , well they fell a little short. They sold 8. The rest of the players were qualifiers and most qualifiers left after the first event. We literally had 8 package players and 4-5 random Turkish players in the whole hotel. Well according to UPS rules they must start the tournament with 18 players in order to guarantee the event. So if every player, who was in the hotel came to play the event there would not even be enough players to offer the guarantee. Whats the point of waisting peoples time and dealers, and staffs energy to accommodate a tournament that will not offer the guarantees do to UPS rules. I explained this to Yunus and he and Alexi and Sasha their finance manager all decided we need to cancel the event. Thats about the whole story.
As far as the tickets they paid for turkish players. I would kindly ask them to prove the ticket purchases? Just post the names and tickets here. Show the world that Mike Peltekci received even 1 dollar. On the contrary I paid all my staff. Charged him zero for marketing. Paid the hotel 12,000$ to complete his incompetence. These are all documented. I can certainly post a copy of the check on this forum if need be. Anyone who would like to call the GM of Kaya Artemis in Cyprus can confirm this. It was a group and a panel of 7 people there. Sasha, his Finance guy, Yunus, his GM. Alexi, Bobby my CFO, Serkan the GM of the hotel and Elvira Alieva the GM of Live Events.
THere is one finance issue that needs to be solved with the casino about a 2075€ balance that is do to UPS and Alexi and that will be paid by the casino today or tomorrow when the reports are completed. This can be confirmed by the Casino GM, Kurshat Bey. THe rest of this email is slander and an attack on my character. I have been in this business long enough to have made deals with such companies like, WSOP, WPT, Fulltilt, Bet888, winimax. Casino Austria, Hilton hotels, Marriott hotel, Splendid, Sheratons, and I could go on but I think readers get the point.
To me the UPS event was just bad timing. after the RPT and before Merit and I warned him about it. Another reason why I never allowed our brand to take part in it. Thats all. No one got cheated. Myself and UPS Lost money and it was an unfortunate situation. There is nothing more to it then that. I still respect Alexi and understand how things could be frustrating him.
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