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Greg Raymer gets poker account hacked
2004 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion Greg Raymer recently had one of his poker accounts hacked. The scam was revealed when people watching the games saw "FossilMan" lose lots of money through very strange plays.
Greg Raymer was playing a number of heads-up sit-and-gos against "Ikeyrson," a player none of the railbirds had seen playing at the high-stakes tables before, and the Fossilman was losing big time.
The spectators soon realized something was wrong with Raymer's game, and the poker site's support was alerted.
This is the hand history of one of the many strange plays made by Raymer in the heads-up matches against Ikeyrson:
Seat 1: FossilMan (1500 in chips)
Seat 2: Ikeyrson (1500 in chips)
FossilMan: posts small blind 10
Ikeyrson: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
FossilMan: calls 10
Ikeyrson: raises 1420 to 1440
FossilMan: calls 1420
*** FLOP *** [Ah 3s Tc]
*** TURN *** [Ah 3s Tc] [3h]
Ikeyrson collected 2880 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2880 | Rake 0
Board [Ah 3s Tc 3h]
Seat 1: FossilMan (button) (small blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 2: Ikeyrson (big blind) collected (2880)
In this hand, Raymer folded on the turn when he had the option to check, with almost his entire stack at stake. Not a play worthy of a former world champion.
When the poker site was notified about what was going on, immediate action was taken; Raymer was contacted and when he confirmed he wasn't playing, the games were stopped, and both Ikeyrson's and Raymer's accounts were frozen.
All the money Raymer lost to player Ikeyrson has been returned to Raymer's account.
No official statements about the incident have been made, either by the poker site in question, or Greg Raymer.
Raymer has, however, made a few comments in a poker forum on the Internet, where he said they would try to get the person behind the nickname Ikeyrson banned for life from all poker sites.
Raymer also said that the hacker probably must have tried hundered of times to crack the password.