The debate on online poker tournaments being rigged seems to be going on for a while now, and it looks like it’s not ending anytime soon. But imagine a brand like World Series of Poker (WSOP) being accused of hosting tournaments which are allegedly rigged. Yes! What you just read is all over Twitter. There’s a group of people who are claiming that tournaments on WSOP.com are rigged.
Mike Holtz aka ‘BrockLesnar’, recently posted a video on his Twitter of a hand he recently played on the WSOP.com site. “This is why people think WSOP is rigged,” he wrote. In the video, Holtz is seen having T9s.
This is why people think WSOP is rigged pic.twitter.com/NTSjeXrOcF
— Mike Holtz (@MikeHoltzPoker) January 28, 2023
A player named ‘Angelfire’ calls the $720 raise made by Holtz preflop from the big blind. Another player, ‘sand_deep’ also called. The flop revealed 8d Jh 6c. ‘Angelfire’ bet $1,480, and was called by ‘sand_deep.’ Here, Holtz raised to $7,030 with a straight draw. To this, ‘Angelfire’ folds, and ‘sand_deep’ makes the call.
The river shows 8h and both the players checked. The river showed Ah. On seeing the river, ‘sand_deep’ shoved his stack of $7,500. Holtz called and the former flipped 5d 4d.
It is very unlikely for a player to go all-in on a board like that with 5d 4d hole cards. All they were playing was a mid-order card like 5. Holtz expressed his views openly on his Twitter handle that this hand proves that WSOP Online tourney was rigged.
Several players voiced their views on Holtz’ post and the hand that played out. Some players expressed their astonishment over how the hand played out.
hey man, im barney1958 WHAT THE HELL BRO
— Jesse Sylvia (@MrJesseJames4) January 28, 2023
I’m dumber for watching this
— spider is ok (@spiderisok) January 28, 2023
ROFL. Worst playing I ever saw. Hilarious even
— AlphaOmegaEnergy – 100% Change The World Charge. (@AOEvcBreakthru) January 28, 2023
— Kevin Olsta (@olsta) January 28, 2023
What the fuck lmfao snap call the 10 high.
— Poker&Stocks (@StocksPoker) January 28, 2023
— Johnnie VIBES (@JohnnieVibes) January 28, 2023
Am I missing something? Calling off with 10 high is terrible.
— Jason Cole_WorldWide (@JasonCole) January 28, 2023
A couple of players even called this chip-dumping.
Clearly chip dumping 🤣
— Owais Ahmed (@oerockets) January 28, 2023
Chip dumping humps.
— Ball.IS.Life (@JordanThaG0AT) January 28, 2023
A bunch of players even compared the incident as the online version of the Robbi Lew-Garrett Adelstein cheating scandal that happened at the Hustler Casino Live.
Almost as good as Robbi's call
— 49ers good season! (@MrHeavyMetaI) January 28, 2023
Robbi vs Garrett online?
— Saint_Can_Sam 🦍 (@SamCanSuperman) January 28, 2023
What’s your take on the above situation? Let us know in the comments section below!
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by expressing herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in anything that satisfies her creative self, like drawing and DIY crafts.
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