Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Poker Forum Regular is a Contender in Video Contest on YouTube

Unless someone can do better, GiveMeMyLeg likely to win $10,000 prize

An avid online poker player who’s active at popular poker forum,, is poised to win’s $10,000 video contest on YouTube. His rivals at FTR – or any other online poker community for that matter – have until March 31st to enter their own video clip in the contest. The video that best shows what it means to be a “player” will win $10,000 and a night out with PO hostess (and Playboy/FHM model) Carrie Stroup.

Known as “GiveMeMyLeg” at where he’s active in online poker discussions, and at YouTube where he’s posted seven other videos, the Michigan contestant’s clip is about a “Pretend Player”.

“Sometimes you feel like a bit of a player,” he said. “Then reality kicks in.”

In his clip, a wannabe player may blow his nose and wipe his butt with twenty-dollar bills – but when it comes to wheels his old beater shows he’s definitely not player material.

“Being a player means different things to different people,” said Stroup. “Most people agree a real player’s gotta have confidence. And style. A Rolex and a Ferrari sure help. But using money for toilet paper might be going a bit far!”

“Who wouldn't want to be a player? (or "baller" as some of my friends call it),” admits GiveMeMyLeg. “I'm pretty far off from it right now, but I know if I were to win the 10k and a night out with Carrie, it would definitely change a lot of things!”

Contest entries can be viewed at where anyone can enter the free contest. Details, including complete contest rules, are available at