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    Infamous poker player/railbird/groupie Brandi Hawbaker (who recently changed her name to Naami Dea) is the subject of another wild series of threads on internet poker forums, but for a very serious situation this time.

    The 26-year-old who has had her named dragged in and out of the mud by notable pros such as Tom Franklin, David Sklansky and Brian Micon, among others, reportedly committed suicide on Sunday.

    Given the woman's history of alleged scamming, stripping, drug abuse and fraud, the report could be just another swipe at the reputation of the aspiring professional poker player. However, professional player Alex Jacob, who may not have any personal involvement with Hawbaker, has said in the twoplustwo forums, that he had heard, and also could confirm, that this was true.

    Hawbaker's place in the poker world has come from her association with many mid-level professionals, and her antics have been widely discussed on internet forums, including many posts by Hawbaker herself.

    She has been accused of swindling players for staking, performing sex for staking, and stealing from people she befriended. The first, and maybe most famous incident, when she came forth in the forums, was when Franklin apparently started mentoring Hawbaker. The pair were going to rest in the same bed when Hawbaker said Franklin asked her to snuggle. She later said that as she slept she could "feel his penis on my back."

    Other notable incidents include a bizarre mentor relationship with Sklansky, and the posting of a youtube video of Micon showing Hawbaker's stripper license, which he tried to sell on Ebay, and a very publicly discussed relationship with a man that ended up posting most of his feelings on the relationship in the posting forums.

    There is also the famous picture of her with the FullTiltPoker logo exposed on her breast. There are several interviews of her on the internet during breaks of tournaments she has played in, although her official major tournament stats show just four cashes for a total of approximately $40,000.

    Because of all the stories and burned bridges, the apparently sad story has erupted into another flaming war on the popular poker forums.

    The story could end up so bizarre and has so much published information that it could easily make a national news story or even a movie.
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    I'm guessing dave skalanski wishes he'd never sent this email:



    ------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
    Subject: Now That My Anger Has Subsided
    From: Dsklansky@Iwishicoulddodamagecontrol... situation.edu
    Date: Sat, March 1, 2008 5:12 pm
    To: brandi@Icouldbemakingthis****upbecau...llycraz y.net
    Cc: nocluewhotheCCis@gmail.com
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    So you see that it is probably not neccessary for me to do anythig illegal
    to make sure you get what you deserve. HOWEVER it is important to
    understand
    that you might be in such jeapardy without my knowledge. For instance you
    know I have young friends, who have friends, who have friends who do nasty
    things at the blink of an eye. Drive by shootings etc. To do something
    like throw
    some paint on a good dress would be nothing to them. If I ever told my
    friends that your obsession with your looks means that you would be
    appalled if
    that happened to you once, let alone a dozen times, they might do that
    behind my
    back just to please me. Asking nothing in return They might even think I'd
    like it better if it was acid rather than paint since that would mean people
    would say "guess you can't talk about Sue now". I would never want them
    to to
    do that but you never know about those guys.

    The reason I am telling you this is not because there is something you could
    do to change things. There is nothing you can do either for me or to me. No,
    the reason I am telling you is because the anticipation of wondering what
    will happen is at least as bad as the act itself. You proved that to me
    when you
    put me through the anguish of worrying about Sue. Basically the only option
    available is to leave the poker world forever. Ply your trade elsewhere.
    Suicide wouldn't be a bad option either. If you do that I will promise to
    stop
    badmouthing you.
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    Crazy story.....hope it's bogus, but it doesn't sound like it.
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    Sklansky is creepy looking
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    Suicide is not something people should aspire to be successful at.
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    just looked her up on youtube.

    How pathetic are Sklansky and Micon . 2 lonely dirtbags.
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    I've read quite a few thread s about her over at 2+2 over the months and that is (was?) one screwed up girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texansfan View Post
    I've read quite a few thread s about her over at 2+2 over the months and that is (was?) one screwed up girl.
    do you have any links???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Melchor View Post
    do you have any links???

    Brandi Rose Hawbaker Gossip - Captain Tom Franklin and Mark "newhizzle" Newhouse


    Brandi Hawbaker posts this, now epic thread, in the 2+2 poker forum. If you are new to the drama, I honestly wouldn't bother starting that thread. It is over 400+ pages with literally thousands and thousands of posts...

    You need a Brandi Hawbaker Recap thread - it will save you countless hours you can't get back. To recap the recap thread, Brandi posts that Cap'n Tom Franklin took $12k of her bankroll and also put his penis on her back one night in the hotel room. A bunch of others then post about how Brandi is less than credible, including the recount of Mark Newhouse aka newhizzle, who let her play online with his PokerStars account and she managed to burn through $30,000 of his bankroll while he was downstairs playing high stakes cash games (and getting crushed or so it seems).

    There is a whole lot more to the story including sex, drugs and a whole lot of money. Dutch Boyd was even slightly involved early, and is proving to be a complete wack job... just check out this thread in the forum for some of the Brandi Hawbaker highlights.

    Here is a Photographic recap of all of the pictures of relevance used in the epic hawbaker thread.
    *Updates - Brandi Hawbaker vs David Sklansky On 2+2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Melchor View Post
    do you have any links???
    Sorry Don, was surfing around. Max put up some for you though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texansfan View Post
    I've read quite a few thread s about her over at 2+2 over the months and that is (was?) one screwed up girl.

    Even more screwed is the dirtbags that post about her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Railbird View Post
    Even more screwed is the dirtbags that post about her.
    I'm not a member of that forum but I like to read over there every so often. She was brought up in the 1st place I think because of her actions regarding that 30K. Don't feel bad for her though, she posted over there quite often herself.
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    For someone to post regularly in a thread that goes on for over 400+ pages tells me a story of obsessive/compulsive behavior. I'm not an expert but that alone would make me want to steer clear of anyone like that. Kind of like RoxyGurl here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by festeringZit View Post
    Is that her?
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    yes, there are some better ones out there I will try to locate if she is proven o be indeed not dead.
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    hopfully they can put this scumbag sklansky in prison for this.
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    Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

    Anybody post anything about anybody anybody actually gives a shit about ............
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    She IS or WAS a Freak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Railbird View Post
    hopfully they can put this scumbag sklansky in prison for this.
    Jail for wishing suicide on someone? Let's get real here. Not against any law what so ever.
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    terroristic threats is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Railbird View Post
    terroristic threats is.
    Yea, that's a charge but it won't happen, your complainant is dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Railbird View Post
    hopfully they can put this scumbag sklansky in prison for this.

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    When you are on Rails shitlist, you are REALLY on his SHIT list!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TTinCO View Post
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    I feel honored...
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