Possible cheater caught at Full Tilt Poker

In yet another online poker world scandal, the winner of one of the bigger monthly tournaments has been stripped of his championship title and winnings. And, it's rumored, a top online pro has been banned due to his association with the rescinded victory.

Approximately a month ago, "BluffMagCV," an alias allegedly used by a Bluff Magazine employee named Chris Vaughn, made a rare double win by taking down the Full Tilt Poker $1 Million Guaranteed tournament and, the next weekend, the PokerStars' Sunday $1 Million Guaranteed event.

The first victory, however, has engendered the most discussion.

After he received an e-mail from Full Tilt, European poker pro Soren Kongsgaard, who was the runner-up in the tournament in question, stated that he had been elevated to the first-place money because BluffMagCV had passed off the play of his account to another person.

The player who took over the BluffMagCV account is allegedly Sorel "Imper1um" Mizzi, who routinely terrorizes the online tournament world and has also enjoyed great success as a live tournament player in 2007 with approximately $500,000 in winnings.

Word on 2+2 and other online forums has it that both BluffMagCV and Mizzi have both been banned from further play at Full Tilt while security staff there conduct an investigation. There have also been some rumblings in the forums about the win at PokerStars, but no action has been taken with regard to that outcome.

Playing in these large-field, high-dollar tournaments is grueling. On most occasions, a tournament can start in the afternoon East Coast time and in the early evening in Europe. Because of the size of the field, it can stretch well into the wee hours of the next day. This means players focused on a healthy win have no alternative but to remain chained to their computers for the better part of half a day.

To reduce the temptation for players to resort to tag-teaming in order to last into the late goings, online rooms could take the route of splitting these types of tournaments into two-day events. Nowhere in the live poker world are players subjected to playing in such an important tournament without the benefit of rest at some point.

Most of the time, events as important as these are scheduled as two-day tournaments at the minimum. Not only players but also the online rooms themselves would benefit from switching to such an arrangement.

That said, however, poker players are learning the hard way that the online poker rooms are now being extremely vigilant in enforcing the one-user, one-account principle. As "BluffMagCV" and Mizzi are now allegedly aware, trying to put one over on the online poker rooms has just become a lot harder.

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About Earl Burton

A former United States Marine, Earl has been playing poker for almost thirty years and writing about the game for the last five. He covered the 2005 and 2006 World Series of Poker and has also been tableside for multiple World Poker Tour championship tournaments as well as other smaller events. He constantly keeps his finger on the pulse of the tournament poker world and the players that are a part of it.

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Howard Lederer 2011-07-26 21:56:52

Hey doomswitchdan... i had my greasy finger on that button and i milked you harder than a freaking cow. Now Ive got a whole lot more with FT circling down the pan. giving a poker site to a failed poker player is like giving a sweet shop to a fat greedy kid... yeeehaaaa!!!

DOOMSWITCHDAN 2011-07-26 21:53:06

BEWARE of the dreaded doom switch. Make a request for a payout and you go on the doomswitch register. You can upgrade to the BOOM SWITCH if you make a deposit where you will double your money but lederer and his cronies has their greasy fingers on that switch and can flick it anytime you get cocky!

JUNO 2011-07-09 07:11:40

WOW.ALL THIS MONEY I LOST!!!
ALMOST 3000 DOLLARS
THINKING OH I MUST BE RUNNING BAD,THE PROS SAY YOU CAN RUN BAD FOR WEEKS EVEN MONTHS
POCKET KK ....ALL IN ...LOST 4 TIMES IN ONE NIGHT WHY ME
THEN AFTER FLUSH HANDS LOST BOATS TO BIGGER BOATS I FINALLY SAID ITS OVER THE BAD RUN WILL STOP
HEADS UP 5 10 GAME I GET THE POCKET ROCKETS AA I RAISE 50 DOLLARS HE RAISES 100... I RAISE 250 HE RAISES 500 ..OK WE BOTH HAVE AA .....LOL I PUSH ALL IN.....HE CALLS 1680.00 TOTAL YES... HE HAS KK HAHA THE BAD BEATS ARE OVER ITS TIME FOR ME TO SMACK HIM A WET WILLY.... HAHAHA THE RIVER SPIKES A GREAT K THANK YOU FULL TILT FOR ALL THE LIES AND CHEATING YOUR DOING YOU LIE TO THE GOVERNMENT AND CHEAT I HOPE YOUR CEO SPENDS TIME BEHIND BARS

Peter Pan 2011-07-07 02:05:13

Hello
After reading this posts i think that 1, 2 or 3 bad experiences don´t say much. Any player had them. My own experience is made of bad beats at this and other softwares. Not just because of the badbeatings all the time, the neverending "rivers of bad luck", but because this companys are registered in countries where if you had any legal issue it won´t matter because you can´t reach them. If they bend any legal issue it happens just to maintain image markting. So with so much money and no law problems: 1-why stay with just the rakes? why not win more, a lot more? Can anyone answer me? Ultimatebet and absolute poker players have been caught using superuser accounts making a lot of money and making statistics the only real weapon against cheating... Full tilt went down, pokerstars, absolute executives arrested maybe for tax escape... just a bunch of honest people making an honest living.
Card Variation is the best indicator.

alex 2011-07-03 07:24:32

lol,i see only stupid comments >They say clearly that they cought 1 pro cheating wth cooperation wth another1 .The cheters shoul pay wth prison in front of real players ,is like they steal from all of us.

George 2011-06-30 01:56:32

They don't cheat on freerolls. I've cashed several times on freerolls and cheap tournies. I've also seen the same bad beats in live games.

mark 2011-06-03 08:49:14

why wont they cash everyone out pokerstars did they up to no good
also i got scammed by bluefire they reactivated and charged my creditcard over 8 months after my service that i paid for ended they got 3monhts before i caught it becareful lot of gutless crooks out there

radar2016 2011-05-29 03:44:36

on cash table $5/$10 b4 flop i call raise of $60 as have jj flop hits j 10 3 all not suited so i have a set of jacks, i check guy bets $80 so i obviously all in he calls with k 10?????(clubs)
so he needs runners clubs or ace 2 kings
yep on full scam 2 clubs,not impossible however on odd calls/hits on full scam poker are totally screaming a scam.
Its clear that the site has bots/fake site computer generated players of franky site employees on its tables.
the site tryed to scam a goverment and got caught so would it be a surprise they scam on tables???i think not,
Why are sites fighting regulation so hard if they have nothing to hide???????????????????
we cant see dealler or players so its obviously open to a scam

full tilt poker cheats 2011-05-10 00:07:42

it's incredible...there's a secure ways to play poker without risk and with the possibility to play seriously...

j 2011-04-27 08:42:36

Nothing about this shit being rigged, but that kid who said he caught a pair of aces with seven high and the other who caught aces with 5 high and you were wondering why you chopped? Probably cuz all the other cards were higher or the board paired dummy

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