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Trust No One - And Do Your Own Data Mining

14 August 2011 , By: compncards
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"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.
Categories: Benny Binion, Jose Macedo, Online Poker Players

Qureshi Admits to Chip Dumping and Cover-up for Prodigy Scam

1 12 August 2011 , By: compncards
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.
Categories: Girah, Haseeb Qureshi, Jose Macedo, Portuguese Scamming Prodigy