A highly controversial move at a Los Angeles’ Hustler Casino poker game led to allegations of cheating between two players.
Going All in with a Jack High and Winning?
On Thursday last week, Garrett Adelstein, a famous American professional poker player from Tuscon, Arizona, played a high-stakes game at their favourite casino. One of their opponents was Robbi Jade Lew, a professional gamer from California. A hand dubbed “one of the weirdest poker hands of all time” began with Adelstein’s bets. Lew called, but Adelstein moved all in on the turn.
Nevertheless, his opponent Lew called his semi-bluff, which turned out to be highly controversial. Last Thursday, Garrett Adelstein, a famous American professional poker player from Tuscon, Arizona, played in a high-stakes game at their favourite casino. One of their opponents was Robbi Jade Lew, a professional gamer from California. A hand dubbed “one of the strangest poker hands of all time” began with Adelstein’s bet. Lew called, but Adelstein moved all in on the turn.
When the poker pro went all-in, he had the more substantial hand. Despite this, his opponent Lew called his semi-bluff, which turned out to be highly controversial.
Accusations of Cheating Emerged
Adelstein stated via Twitter, discussing the situation. He acknowledged that poker is a complex and complicated game, but explained why Lew’s move was controversial. According to him, the “scariest/easiest” way to cheat during a live stream is to use a device that vibrates when the player has the best hand. Adelstein claimed that once Lew went all in, he couldn’t call that move unless he used that device. I’m sure the plan was to mini-raise on the turn and win the hand on the river if things didn’t improve.
But that all changed when I read that he was frail on the turn and made an unorthodox play by raising all in. Poker Pro pointed out that there is another cheating method related to card reader hacking technology. “In the end, at this point, there’s no way of knowing exactly how I was tricked,” Adelstein wrote.
He revealed that even if he was conned, he doesn’t doubt HCL. Lew, Adelstein, and co-owner Ryan Feldman then engaged in a primarily off-camera conversation. After the discussion, Lew agreed to return the money. Adelstein. He wrote that he accepted the offer because it was the closest thing he could to a confession while at the same time knowing that it’s almost “impossible to get a refund in these cheating scandals.”
No evidence of cheating as yet:
Despite Adelstein’s allegations that Lew cheated “100 per cent,” Adelstein and Vertucci clearly say there’s still no evidence that Lew cheated in any way. The alternative to a finding is that Lew cheated. An unusual call against all odds that turned out to be lucky. The poker world is still very divided on this issue. He believes Lew combined a solid read with some tilt calls.
Adelstein quickly pocketed his chips and exited the HCL set while Lew continued to play. Since then, the two have clashed vicariously in other ways, most notably on Twitter. Adelstein explained that she accepted the return of half of the massive pot as Lew’s “guilty”, while Lew reiterated that there had been no cheating and that she felt pressured and threatened to return the money.