After being accused of cheating, German poker player Ali Tekintamgac was still allowed to play at this year’s WPT championship, much to the chagrin of the poker community, including Daniel Negreanu, who lashed out at the accused cheater on his Twitter.
Tekintamgac was disqualified from last year’s Partouche Poker Tour Main Event after making all the way to the final table via cheating, reportedly.
OnlinePokerNews.net reports, “Allegedly, Tekintamgac was being supplied with information on opponent’s holecards from phony reporters at the event, and after he was disqualified it was believed he would face a ban from all future major tournaments.”
However, this year’s upcoming WPT Championship will include the infamous poker player, despite his prior cheating record.
Daniel Negreanu wasted no time in calling out Tekintamgac on his Twitter, writing, “Ali Tekimtamgac who was caught cheating in Partouche is in #WPTChamp I called him out, and floor told ME I can’t do that! When will we learn.”
“Bellagio/WPT should absolutely not allow this person in the event. He was caught red handed (sic) cheating and should be banned. This is absurd.”
“The cheater just threatened Scott Siever, the floor was alerted and won’t do anything about it. Physical threat, he should call the cops.”
As for Tekintamgac, he has to attend a court hearing next June, but so far, no decision has been made prohibiting him from participating in tournaments.