Sheikhan vs. Viffer…Place Your Bets
By Ian Hiaring, Rakeback.com Poker News Staff Writer
Todd Brunson posted a short message to Twitter alluding some sort of confrontation between high stakes poker players David ‘Viffer’ Peat and Shawn ‘Sheiky’ Sheikhan at The Aria poker room on Tuesday.
No other details are available about the incident which has set the Two Plus Two forums abuzz, but we’re sure to hear more in the coming days.
Both players are no strangers to controversy. Sheikhan is notorious for his 2005 run-in at The World Series of Poker where he and Mike Matusow both received penalties The confrontation played out in front of the ESPN television cameras.
Peat is infamous for posting the following on the 2+2 forums last September:
“So I’m playin poker with Dan Blitz, and he shows me a picture of his face Tattooed on the Victory Poker camera mans calf. So he says there is plenty of prime real estate still up for grabs. So I’m thinking I wanna do something with me ****ting on phil helmuths face, and that’s where you guys come in. I need someone to Photoshop/draw whatever a pic of me ****ting on helmuth to memorialize me punking him on tv for over 200 with the king nine ball. I’m shipping 100 bucks to guy w best photo. “
Yep…that confirms it… both of these guys are mature business-oriented men.