Daniel Negreanu is calling on poker sites to ban accused cheater Ali Imsirovic
In a Wednesday tweet Daniel Negreanu said this accused poker cheat Ali Imsirovic is still busy with his dirty tricks and has urged all poker sites and card rooms to ban the high roller.
Last year with Jake Schindler, the 2021 GPI Player of the Year, has been temporarily suspended from PokerGO Tour events. He was accused of collusion in live poker tournaments and use Real Time Assistance (RTA) tools on the internet.
Imsirovic, the high-stakes crusher who fell out of favor over the allegations last year, is reportedly set to be permanently banned GGPoker as part of an RTA crackdown. The Poker Integrity Council (PIC) at GGPoker, led by the poker site’s ambassador Jason Koonwas formed last summer to investigate potential online fraud allegations.
Is Imsirovic still cheating?
On a case-by-case basis, some players who were originally banned were given a second chance to return to the poker site. However, the PIC didn’t think Imsirovic deserved reinstatement. If the claims of Negreanu’s recent tweet are true, the council appears to have made a wise decision.
Before I knew about Ali Imsirovic’s transgressions I thought he was a lifesaver who loved the game and would be touring… https://t.co/J4xY3y91zk
According to our sources, Imsirovic is now playing on unregulated poker sites as he can no longer compete on big regulated sites like GGPoker. He apparently still stuck to his old ways, using RTAs and multi-accounting.
Negreanu tweeted that the accused poker cheater is “the opposite of remorseful and actually boastful, bragging about robbing former friends.” He also called his former high-stakes opponent “probably uncollectible at this point.”
According to the Hendon Mob, Imsirovic has over $18 million in live tournament funds and is still only 28 years old. Without question, he was on his way to the Poker Hall of Fame before any cheating allegations came to light.
Alex Fox was the first high-profile poker player in 2022 to publicly out Imsirovic and Schindler. Chance Kornuth and others then followed shortly after Foxen called for a “Poker Blacklist.”
Almost a year later, Negreanu is doing the same, but he’s not the only one wanting change in the poker community. you can add Matt Berkey And Mike Matusow to the list of players who responded to the “Kid Poker” tweet.
“We’ve all been a little quiet on further swirling rumours. I think online operators face a long, cold, hard look in the mirror. We need to get MA under control, KYC protocols need a massive overhaul in the gray/black markets & finally AI-based RTA detection is mandatory,” Berkey wrote.
“I think we should all bow to him and give him an award!” Matusow tweeted sarcastically.
What did he supposedly do?
Imsirovic and Schindler were allegedly part of a poker cheating scandal involving the use of RTAs online, multi-accounting and collusion at live high rollers. The most damaging hard evidence publicly known against the accused is the GGPoker ban.
GGPoker and a competing poker site PokerStars, have taken strong action against multi-accounting and RTA usage. However, these sites are heavily regulated American Chart Room (ACR)a site where Imsirovic has reportedly played recently is unregulated and therefore theoretically more prone to fraud.
Imsirovic was caught by GGPoker using RTAs, a tool that gives an online poker player an unfair advantage. Real-time assistance tools are frowned upon by many poker professionals and recreational players, and are illegal at most poker sites.
What is real time support in poker?
If a player uses an RTA that helps make correct decisions at every point, they could be practically unbeatable. Even a novice poker player could dominate a crusher with RTAs.
Imsirovic and Schindler have not been spotted playing live poker tournaments this year and it’s unclear how long the PokerGO Tour suspension will last. But despite the harsh allegations, both competed at numerous major events in 2022. Schindler even won his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet last summer, and the poker community wasn’t exactly thrilled with the outcome. Unsurprisingly, he then declined an interview with the media.
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