There are two ways to steal money at a poker tournament: with guns, like in the recent German poker heist, or with sleight of hand, like this week in the World Series of keluaran hk . Instead of prison, the thief now faces a humiliating lifetime ban.

In the third level of play of a $1,000 NLHE tournament, a man tried to enhance a pot by putting in extra chips from his neighbor’s stack. He was somehow detected, and left the Amazon Room with a permanent ban and no hopes of ever winning a gold bracelet. The story was first reported on Michael Craig’s Full Tilt blog.


Tournament director Jack Effel described the situation to curious players as the perpetrator was thrown out of the game. The unknown man, a gray haired person around fifty years old with a baseball cap, tried to steal chips from the player to his side while he was away. He made a clever attempt, but was spotted.


The grab happened during a hand where the thief was heads-up against another opponent. The director signaled for a 20 minute break and, thinking their stacks were safe, the players not involved in the hand got up and left. The thief won the pot and made his move while he was raking in the chips. He gathered the chips with one hand while he put his other hand on the table, appearing to support himself so that he could lean forward. The off-hand was actually on top of another players chips. As soon as he saw the dealer glance away, he swept those chips into the pot, appearing to rake them in with the rest.


It is unknown how his attempt was detected. Perhaps the player noticed the missing chips or perhaps a security camera or an observer saw the move. Regardless, the unknown player’s swipe was caught on tape and the theft was confirmed.


According to Jack Effel, “He’ll be banned from the World Series forever.”


New Tournament Promotion from PokerStars Twitter League


For a site typically known for its huge prize pools, the new PokerStars Twitter League promotion is ideal for small bankrolls.

For only $1.10, players can compete in a big tournament and stand to win lots of money. The Twitter Poker League has also added a bonus of $25,000 in prizes to the best players. The tournament runs every week for eight weeks, and the bonus prizes are awarded at the end of that time to the top players. After that, the bi-monthly leaderboard resets. At the end of the year, the top players from the annual leaderboard get a part of a $17,000 bonus prize fund.


The tournaments run every Sunday at 14:00 under the name “Twitter Poker League” (in light blue text). With relatively big prize pools every game and with plenty of bonus cash, this is a great weekly event for low stakes players.


The Twitter League also has bonuses for the top live tweeters, so you can make money just by spreading the word.