Did she or didn’t she? Breaking down the cheating allegation and $269K hand rocking the poker world – Yahoo Sports

Cheating scandals are en vogue.

The competitive fishing world is outraged after two guys put lead weights in their fish. In chess, a 19-year-old grandmaster stands accused of cheating in more than 100 games.

So poker — a game of incomplete information ripe for cheats — isn’t sitting this one out. The game is embroiled in a did-she or didn’t-she debate after a bizarre hand in a h…….

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Chess, fishing, poker cheating scandals pop up – Axios

Niche sports have seen a fair share of drama in recent weeks.

The intrigue: There have been at least five investigations launched across five different sports connected to cheating in the last month.

The investigations have already led to some suspensions and disqualifications for major tournaments and competitions.Here’s a rundown of the allegations so far.Chess

A Chess.com investig…….

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Chess Is Just Poker Now – The Atlantic

It was as if a bottom seed had knocked out the top team in March Madness: At the Sinquefield Cup chess tournament in St. Louis earlier this month, an upstart American teenager named Hans Niemann snapped the 53-game unbeaten streak of world champion Magnus Carlsen, perhaps the game’s best player of all time. But the real uproar came the following day, when …….

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Hellmuth Controversy at WSOP: Poker Brat’s Chips Swiped on Break – PokerNews.com

Controversy struck the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #38: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship when Phil Hellmuth went on break only to discover his chips had been swiped by defending champion Farzad Bonyadi, who wasn’t at-fault in the incident.

On break, as the tournament dwindled down to 21 players, the staff broke the fourth table, leaving just three rema…….

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Steve Albini wins £160,000 at World Series of Poker tournament – NME

Steve Albini won big at the World Series of Poker tournament this the weekend, picking up $196,089 (£160,000) in prize money.

Albini, a legendary producer and keen poker player, had won the major prize at the World Series once before in 2018, and returned on Saturday night (June 18) to reign supreme again.

According to Pitchfork, Albini took part in the H.O.R.S.E. event, which re…….

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Mark Davis Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown; Denies Elias 5th WPT Title – PokerNews.com

After a six-week hiatus, the final six players from a 2,010-entry field in the $3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown reconvened at the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas at Luxor.

Four-time WPT champ Darren Elias began the final table as chip leader and was looking to extend his record to five titles. That would have put two titles between himse…….

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Bob Barnes, the World Poker Tour and the growth of the entire Choctaw Nation – Sporting News

His name is Bob Barnes, Table Games Manager at Choctaw Casino. He is one of many who prepare for the entire World Poker Tour Festival, including the Main Event and 72 other poker tournaments, seeing it through to the end. He does it every year in addition to his regular day job of overseeing all table games across more than 218,000 square feet of casino space.

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