Not sure I get you. Sideboards? I thought I said it quite clearly...your friend is beat...Push came to shove and your friend lost in the end. May not have intended to do so, but wise guys inevitably end up doing it. Indeed, it happened to me...it is howe you learn. However I was fortunate enough to get in back in spades because of my own persistance and let me tell you that guy sent me a message from his cell in upstate jail apologizing. vIf your friend was in the life he could find the answer on his own but to turn to another for help is not in the cards period. Indeed, I had the occasion to try to collect 300,000 for aguy who lent it out to an associate of John. When John found out that I had the guy with me now he wished me well but forgetabout it in terms of even thinking they were going to give it back to a johnny-come-lately. In other words it would have beeen different only if your friend was on record with another guy equal to sideboasrds and then it would have been wrong for sideboards to take advantage of another made guy's interest! Gobish. If I've missed something let me know. As for whether this guy is all that...so what; who cares. He is not ever going to be a friend or foe to me because you have already shown me his true colors with what he did to a boyhood friend. No.