Antonio Esfandiari Bad for Poker?

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Poker players love to talk about what's "good for poker" and what is "bad for poker"? This issue once again came up recently with some critical comments by Scott Seiver (among others) about Antonio Esfandiari and Norman Chad. Today I want to examine this and other commonly raised issues about public perception and the health of the game. How important are these matters really in the grand scheme of things?

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