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Easy Game Episode 2: Matt “ADZ124” Marafioti (Video Mini-Doc)

Created By: PokerListings.com
20 August 2012
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog

The last few months have been a controversial time for Canadian poker pro Matthew Marafioti.

From allegations of multi-accounting and playing on PokerStars from Las Vegas to the Twitter tirade following his breakup with Lauren Kling, Marafioti was already in hot water in the poker community when accusations of cheating surfaced on poker forum 2 + 2.

Marafioti maintains his innocence and has said that the chat logs posted online were doctored.

In May of 2012, before the most recent allegations came to light, PokerListings.com traveled to Marafioti’s home in Toronto to shoot the second episode in our ongoing video interview series Easy Game.

The interview doesn’t touch on the cheating allegations but rather seeks to present a picture of the person behind Matt Marafioti’s public persona.

In the following video we find out how ADZ124’s career began as a full-fledged online poker addiction and developed into a multi-million dollar enterprise that involves much support from his father Sam, who appears in the interview material.

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doug 2012-10-11 21:24:47

Give the kid a break - its so easy to jump on the bandwagon and assume he's guilty. Maybe its just 'cause he's successful that he's an easy target.

LFC Blog 2012-08-31 19:33:46

"Always follow the rules" You should listen to your daddy, punk.

"Theres a lot of shady characters in poker that aren't from good families." Samer Rahman, anyone??

Ezbakeoven 2012-08-23 22:27:05

cheating SCUM!! THIS IS NOT THE FACE OF POKER!!!!!!

Atlantic City Strip Online 2012-08-23 13:09:45

I agree with Bob, need more about the cheating!

PokerListings 2012-08-23 11:14:09

@Bob

The interviews were filmed in February and May, before any allegations surfaced.

Bob 2012-08-23 07:58:20

"The interview doesn’t touch on the cheating allegations but rather seeks to present a picture of the person behind Matt Marafioti’s public persona."

Then no one gives a shit. Cover something people would actually care to watch

P 2012-08-21 00:27:41

I hope that kid get robbed ... I mean he's full of himself and looks like a gay version of tobey maguire . Fuck you i hope you go broke and you will flip my fucking burgers douchebag

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