Justin Bonomo has joined the chorus of players unhappy with the amount of alleged cheating in the high-stakes community. Alex Foxen recently outed Ali Imsirovic as an alleged prolific cheater who has been banned from GGPoker for multi-accounting, and the use of real-time assistance.
Suspicions of recently peeking at Paul Phua’s cards in a high-stakes event have left some prominent figures in the poker community to say enough is enough. Justin Bonomo Gives His Thoughts
Only a few weeks ago, big hitters in high-stakes poker Jason Koon and Fedor Holz were hypothesising about a poker blacklist for online cheaters where they would be banned from prestigious live events.
Now, this idea is gaining momentum given the ongoing uproar over the behaviour of Ali Imsirovic. Poker black-list can’t come soon enough.
Ali is banned from GG for Multi-accounting and RTA. I have witnessed numerous chip dumps to horses, and many suspicious changes in play from people known to be his horses when deep in online MTTs. — Alex Foxen (@WAFoxen) April 18, 2022 Justin Bonomo started his response by asking the poker community to refrain from abusing Alex Foxen for taking the lead on this matter, given his sometimes controversial views and previous accusations of his own transgressions. Here is a conversation with ACR support followed by email from stars. Seems pretty clear we were unfairly targeted despite no evidence on both accounts. We both can play EPTs still and were able to cash out, neither of which is allowed for anyone banned for collusion. pic.twitter.com/EZY5ZbSWfZ — Alex Foxen (@WAFoxen) April 19, 2022 “Foxen’s worldview is very different from mine, and I strongly disagree with some things he’s done and said But I have respect for people who knowingly risk putting themselves through shit storms, seeking no personal gain, for the good of the community,”
Bonomo says that we should pick another time to call Foxen out but to let him do his thing today to avoid impeding the message. More than fair.
Back in September 2020, GGPoker banned 40 accounts, with 13 of them having their balances confiscated to the tune of […]
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