Player with 600,000 chips disqualified from the WSOP Main Event.

/Player with 600,000 chips disqualified from the WSOP Main Event.

A player was ejected last night despite having 630,000 chips (A very healthy stack, the current chip leader has 1.4 million) because he registered with a false identity.

The official WSOP Statement:

It turns out that this player had been banned from all Caesars properties and thus barred from entering World Series of Poker tournaments. The player had knowingly bypassed security, going to great lengths to hide his real identity when registering for this tournament. When tournament organizers found out, his stack was terminated, and the chips were removed from the tournament. He left the premises without incident. His tournament buy-in remains in the prize pool, so the payout is not affected by this incident.

The speculation within the poker community is that this player had previously been caught counting cards at a Caesars venue in Baltimore and had also previously been barred from all their events for causing a scene multiple times.

2017-07-18T19:54:13+02:00July 18th, 2017|