Cheating Scandal at Final Table of Partouche Tour

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Posted on Nov 5th 2010  -  Subject: Cheating Scandal at Final Table of Partouche Tour

Ali Tekintamgac has been disqualified from the Partouche Tour Main Event final table due to cheating.  The German player had won the 2010 Spanish Championship in May for 278k Euro.

According to Ouest-France.fr, a "good source" revealed that Tekintamgac had been helped by a "fake reporter" who had apparently managed to spot some of the cards that had been held by other players and signal this information to Tekintamgac. This activity was apparently spotted using videotapes of the tournament. The Partouche Group has apparently stated that "the video speaks for itself".

The tournament director said in a translated official blog that "Ali Tekintamgac excluded from the final table of the Partouche Poker Tour. After investigation, it appears that the German player Tekintamgac Ali was guilty of fraud to enter the final table of the Partouche Poker Tour Season 3."

Prior to his disqualification, here were the chip counts for the Final Table:

Vanessa Selbst, 3,951,000
Fabrice Soulier, 3,652,000
Raouf Ibrahim, 3,492,000
*Ali Tekintamgac, 3,289,000
Tommi Etelapera, 3,129,000
Raphael Kroll, 2,390,000
Soren Konsgaard, 1,073,000
Tobias Reinkemeier, 819,000
Cyril Andre, 600,000

The eventual winner of this event will take home 1.3 million EUR, which works out to about $1.65 million USD.

Source: PKB

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