On Friday, two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Russell “Dutch” Boyd saw a federal appeals court uphold the decision to make a judgment against him to the tune of $60k which he now owes to Two Plus Two Publishing LLC.
This was for allegedly cybersquatting to purchase the website domain called Twoplustwopoker.com. The court agreed that this was done in bad faith and was designed purely to attract customers away from TwoPlusTwo.com. Two Plus Two themselves provided a wealth of evidence that showed they have more than 250k members on their forums and that they had sold around two million books over the years.
Boyd himself has written books in the past and has just completed his latest one, though we are sure this judgment may take a little of the shine off of that.
— Dutch Boyd (@DutchBoyd) April 24, 2014
In a statement to Pokernews regarding the news yesterday Boyd said “[It's] definitely a bad beat. I guess there is one more person rooting for me to have a really successful Series this summer”. The judgment is broken down into $25,000 in damages and $33,985 to pay for the attorney fees.