Trust No One - And Do Your Own Data Mining
"Trust Everyone, but always cut the cards" is a well known
saying by Benny Binion. With online poker, we should probably change that to "Trust
no one and do your own data mining. "
When the first reports came out regarding Jose Macedo, the
"Portuguese Poker Prodigy," I was among the players that
called bullshit. A lot about the story seemed fabricated and
read like the poker equivalent of the "Movie of the Week.
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Qureshi Admits to Chip Dumping and Cover-up for Prodigy Scam
A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog about the Portuguese
Scamming Prodigy, aka Jose "Girah" Macedo. In that blog, I talked about Girah's admissions of guilt in
his blog, etc. Now, even more evidence has come out
regarding the case, including an admission by Haseeb Qureshi
that makes things look even worse. On Wednesday, Bluff Magazine posted a interview with Qureshi
where he admitted to chip dumping to Macedo,
multi-accounting on numerous occasions on both Lock Poker
and on TwoPlusTwo, helping to cover up the scandal, and even
admitted that he didn't verify that Girah's stats were real.
Portuguese Scamming Prodigy
The Portuguese Scamming Prodigy Strikes Again
In the "Gee, I never saw that coming. not" category we have
Jose Macedo, aka Girah.
Portuguese Poker Prodigy