The world of the high roller has always been small, but it could get even smaller if pros like Alex Foxen get what they want.
Foxen talks on Twitter about rampant cheating in the high-risk community. As a result, he supports lobbying for an industry-wide blacklist, which would prevent proven cheaters in one arena from participating in games and events in another.
“The poker blacklist can’t come soon enough,” Foxen wrote.
The idea, float by partypokerhas been around for years but has gained some momentum in the last week as more and more players have been fired for suspicious and immoral behaviour.
The high stakes community is, for the most part, a very honorable group of people that I consider myself fortunate to join. This nonsense should not be tolerated and should be called out more often.
– Alex Foxen (@WAFoxen) April 18 2022
Foxen was backed by Chance Kornuth, who believed that online poker sites that find scammers should expose them so that everyone can know their identities.
When the poker site definitively determines that someone is cheating, it blocks them, keeps their identity confidential and distributes the money as it sees fit. The current system in place is inappropriate and unacceptable. We need a poker blacklist.
Chance Cornoth (ChancesCards) April 21, 2022
In September of 2020, GGPoker She revealed she has banned 40 online poker accounts For fraud, he issued another 40 ultimatums, and forfeited nearly $1.2 million, which was returned to the victims. However, none of the players directly involved have been named.
The catalyst for Foxen’s tweets was the play of the player of the year Ali Emserovic in first place and more. Super High Roller Bowl in Cyprus. Foxen Imsirovic accused of multiple accounting and the use of real-time assistance (Roads and Transport Authority), while also being one of the banned players on GGPoker.
“Ali is known almost as a cheater in the high roller community, but without hard evidence, most of them remain silent,” Foxen said.
Although he was not involved in the manual, Foxen was adamant that he was “100% sure” and that he was backed by many other drummers who had been warned about the same.
Imsirovic was one of the biggest players on the site and even won what was at the time a record-breaking No-Limit Hold’em bet at GGPoker cash, but he is said to have not played or profited from the site since the accounts reported were removed.
Emserovic has yet to respond to the allegations. In the days after he won the Aria Big Rolling event and was also a participant in PokerGO’s Heads-Up Championship, however, he was eliminated in the first round and left quickly before making a statement.
Foxen’s tweets were confirmed by Justin Bonomo, who said he had been told the banned players were guilty of everything from looking at pre-schemes, to accidentals. Roads and Transport Authority Use, for full complicity with the stable of horses that were also used Roads and Transport Authority.
Bonomo said he lost more than a million dollars on these shady games, and that while Ali was the second biggest offender, the main culprit was a player whose first name begins with “Ja.”
4) I was told that the evidence goes way beyond the history of the hand, and cannot be completely refuted. I haven’t seen it in person, but I trust the source
– Bonologic (JustinBonomo) April 18 2022
Although he didn’t go into detail, others were quick to name Jake Schindler, who ironically won the above. Super High Roller Bowl The event for $3.2 million is also previous POY winner.
Schindler has not yet commented on the accusations.
But perhaps the most unusual finger pointing came from Martin Zamani, who Gone on the Doug Polk podcast To talk about his former supporter, Brian Kenny.
Kenny, who beats Bonomo at the top of all-time poker money with $57.5 million in winnings, allegedly ran a group of players on the site.
Since we are in the midst of summoning cheaters Tweet embed And all his horses are essentially forced to collude on GG esp in satties. “Do what’s best for the team” didn’t allow me to play GG 5k plo events on my account but at the party I could play 10Ks if it was the ghost of said horse.
– Martin Zamani (@martin_zamani) April 21, 2022
Zamani revealed that he was not only asked to hide and use other accounts Roads and Transport AuthorityKenny had very strict lifestyle rules that his horses also had to follow. Kenny’s players have reportedly been forced to eat a plant-based diet, and those caught eating fast food can be dropped from the team.
Then he said that at some point Kenny forced him to visit a shaman who wanted to cut Zamani and use frog poison on his open wound.
Kenny has yet to respond, but Polk stated that he was threatened with legal action from Kenny’s attorney if he continued with the podcast. Polk did it anyway.
What is it Roads and Transport Authority and shadows?
Most know what multiple accounting is and why it’s clearly against the rules, but Roads and Transport Authority Or shadows may be new terms to some.
Roads and Transport AuthorityReal-time assistance is any scheme or software that assists a poker player in making his or her decisions while a game or hand is progressing.
these Roads and Transport Authority The programs use optimal game theory (GTO) in the game, allowing players to remain perfectly balanced and to play correct and untrustworthy sports. This results in an advantage that can add up to millions of dollars each year in these high stakes games.
While Roads and Transport Authority Programs that scrape an online poker site for data were easy to spot, and players could make spotting sites more difficult by using a separate computer and entering cards manually to find the answer they were looking for.
Stealth is a form of collusion when one player takes charge of another player either in a cash game or in an online tournament. Sometimes a better player “buys” the account from a weaker player, or the coach just instructs his player what to do. Other times, the player will simply use a different account to hide their identity.
Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates has been accused of being shadowed in 2020 by high-stakes cash game player Bill Perkins. Eventually, Keats admitted the error, but stated that the practice was rampant in the locations the games were working on.