|Crazy Poker Scandals That Rocked The Pro World
|Where there is
money, there is always some sort of cheating. Check out some insane Poker
scandals that occurred in real professional tournaments.
Biggest Amazing Poker Scandals In
Cheating is an inevitable reality of tournaments. Or at
least, attempts at cheating are inevitable. But, who would possibly try and get
away with cheating in a professional setting? Who would try cheat where there
are literally half a dozen cameras on them, and hundreds of thousands of
viewers watching at home?
Some of these people on our list, apparently.
These are some of the most outrageous cheating scandals that occurred it
the real world of professional Poker. Or at least, these are
the ones that got caught red handed.
Partouche Poker Tour 2009
As already said, some
Poker cheats are so brazen that they attempted to get away with it in front of
thousands of pairs of eyes. The most notorious example is that of Jean-Paul
Pasqualini and Cedric Rossi, who colluded during the Partouche Poker Tour Main
Event in 2009. The pair had devised a set of subtle signals in order to
communicate with one another, allowing them to work as a team against the other
The most fascinating fact of all is that you can still
entertaining videos of the two, employing their cheating, and pick up that
something isnt exactly right. A head scratch here, an eye scratch there.
But what exactly they are communicating to one another is anyones
Borgata Winter Poker
Imagine youve saved up to enter into a Poker
tournament, only to find youre not doing as well as youd hoped.
Best put in some extra practice, and do better next time. Or, if youre
Christian Lusardi, you might just buy some counterfeit chips and sneak them
It sounds like something only a fool would try and do, but
that is indeed what Lusardi attempted during the Borgata, Winter Poker Open in
2014. When the police stormed his hotel room, they caught the fraud attempting
to flush illegal gambling chips down his toilet. Shockingly, Lusardi got off
pretty light, serving only 6 months of an 8 year sentence.
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World Series Of Poker 2015
Moldovan Valeriu Coca
is known as one of the most infamous cheats in Poker history, mostly because he
got away with it for so long. He was even cleared after a World Series Of Poker
investigation, when it was reported that his run in the WSOP 2015 $10k Bracelet
event was extremely suspicious. The WSOP even allowed him to keep winnings of
However, after intensive research revealed that Coca had been
banned from Prague casinos for
cards, the whole façade came crashing down. It turned out that Coca
often marked aces and kings in decks, as a way to keep track of them during
play. It is, however, remarkable that the man was so good at marking cards, and
keeping it a secret, that an official WSOP investigation was unable to spot his