Thursday, June 9th. 2022 WSOP Day #10
It was an awkward moment when Jake Schindler sat down under the bright lights of the WSOP’s cameras in order to play with five other players for the $1.3 million first prize in the $50k high roller.
None of those other five could have been unaware that Schindler was there beneath a cloud. Over the last few months, Schindler has been accused by several in the poker community — most prominently Kahle Burns and Chance Kornuth — of having used real-time assistance while playing online.
He has not yet made any comment regarding these accusations.
Not much of a talker but a thread on RTA and the Ali and Jake news.
There was a time 25Ks were running every day online on GG prior to people being forced real names. Jake and Ali played every single day and I remember playing vs them for my short time playing as Pinger Slinger
— Kahle Burns (@ROFLshove) April 20, 2022
Several big names had to grin and bear it at the $50k High Roller final table with Schindler. Among them were Shannon Shorr, Punnat Punsri, and David Peters (who was hot off his own bracelet win last week.)
Without conclusive proof either way there is little to be done about potential cheats.
Still, the accusations did make it awkward last night, when Schindler won his first bracelet just as the poker world was reckoning with the possibility that some of the biggest names in the game haven’t been playing fair.
@rob_yong_ made a good point, what about those who you find out later weren’t actually cheating? I have heard from reliable sources that GGPoker has the ability to record our screen during sessions, so the evidence they have of these transgressors is beyond a reasonable doubt.
— Chance Kornuth (@ChancesCards) April 21, 2022
While Schindler was negotiating the awkward stares of the rail, Michael Moncek was winning his first bracelet in Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold’em.
He admitted in his post-game interview that he had never played limit hold’em before.
He earned $145,856 for his win.
Bracelets awarded to date
FT DateEvent NamePlayer NamePayoutThu, June 9Event #12: $50,000 High RollerJake Schindler$1,328,068Thu, June 9Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold’emMichael Moncek$145,856
WSOP coverage on Poker.org
Previous WSOP round-ups:
Tweet of the Day
For anyone worrying about our reference to Alex Livingston losing his bracelet in our last update, you can now rest easy. The gold has found its way back to his wrist.
“Bracelet has been found and returned by security,” wrote Livingston. “Thanks everyone for the retweets and help. Shoutout to my haters and trolls in the comments. And yes, I am an idiot.”
Bracelet has been found and returned by security, thanks everyone for the retweets and help. Shoutout to my haters and trolls in the comments. And yes, I am an idiot 🐋 https://t.co/Hgso0kUSDF
— Alex Livingston (@rumnchess) June 9, 2022
Featured image source: PokerGO