Friday, June 23, 2006

PokerStars.com: Five Aces


A buddy of mine forwarded me the screenshot from a PokerStars.com online game. Is this the real deal? I've heard about a couple cases of cheating/fraud with online poker, but this is a bad beat to to beat all bad beats.

I Google'd this one, but couldn't find any evidence corroborating it. Does anyone out there know if this is the real thing or a Photoshop job?

Click on the screenshot for a larger view.

Link (thanks, Burt!)

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15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

MY friend did this, it was insane, it wasnt cheating or anything, i think it was like a glitch that wasnt fixed in the game, i have had this happen to me but with Kings.
Big Devin is not a cheater.

Mon Jun 04, 07:57:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PokerStars Tournament #14705493, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $10.00/$1.00
1059 players
Total Prize Pool: $10590.00
Tournament started - 2005/11/12 - 12:00:00 (ET)
Tournament finished - 2005/11/12 - 23:24:23 (ET)
1: gamblninfla (Royal Palm Beach), $2647.51 (25%)
2: MiketheKid2 (Selden), $1482.61 (14%)
3: twiceasright (Cambridge), $953.11 (9%)
4: witzy2004 (springfield), $688.36 (6.50%)
5: papp (nort olmsted), $561.28 (5.30%)
6: fishbones11 (Ottawa), $455.38 (4.30%)
7: shew80 (greenfield), $349.48 (3.30%)
8: hoff_stylee (Saint Louis), $243.58 (2.30%)
9: Skinnyville (Louisville), $158.86 (1.50%)
10: gguzzo (Atherton), $95.32 (0.90%)
11: HEBB007 (Regina), $95.32 (0.90%)
12: weegee (Forest Hills), $95.32 (0.90%)
13: mikeyb32 (miami), $95.32 (0.90%)
14: TheDarkOne (London), $95.32 (0.90%)
15: UFOLDEM (seattle), $95.32 (0.90%)
16: K. Al Terego (Chat Revoked), $95.32 (0.90%)
17: Greek Nikos (Fort Myers), $95.32 (0.90%)
18: DUMPED (LaVista), $95.32 (0.90%)
19: ASAjr (Brumunddal), $47.66 (0.45%)
20: djdragon1028 (staten island), $47.66 (0.45%)

>>>No Big Devin?<<<

Thu Jun 07, 10:24:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Danny said...

A very Bad Photoshop of the ace a diamonds just look at it. beleave me its fake

Wed Aug 15, 07:16:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you look at the chat window the dealer states that "TWICEASRIGHT wins pot" We can't see his cards but I would really like to know what cards he has that beat Big Devin's 5 aces.

I would think that this might be an "adjusted" screencap.

Fri Aug 17, 10:55:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@anonymous

"If you look at the chat window the dealer states that "TWICEASRIGHT wins pot" We can't see his cards but I would really like to know what cards he has that beat Big Devin's 5 aces."

That was the previous game. Look at the game numbers in the upleft corner

Sun Aug 19, 07:10:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

read it carefully... in the chat someone says, "that's bull****", "he has 5 aces", and someone report this *******", followed by a tournament has been cancelled

Sun Sep 09, 10:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger brad77 said...

Good info, guys! None of this alone seems to be enough to confirm or deny, but it seems that the burden of proof should lie in proving this out. It's far too easy to mock up something like this.

@danny: You're clearly seeing something I am not. I can't see how the Ace of diamonds is a bad Photoshop. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to cut and paste, and no one would be the wiser. It's a white card.

Sun Sep 09, 11:44:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Photoshopped. I zoomed in the aces 500% and compared the two aces...they are pretty far from similar.

Thu Oct 04, 07:04:00 AM PDT  
Blogger brad77 said...

@Anonymous:

I don't buy it. Here's a sample of the two Aces of Diamonds side-by-side and enlarged 500%.

Image Link

Aside from the compression artifacts from the source image (which are normal since it was a jpeg), they are identical.

Believe me, I think this is a Photoshop, but it's not a bad one. What's your reasoning?

Thu Oct 04, 10:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Csaba said...

Yeah its just a fake.The turn and the river aren't in the same row with the flop! just zoom it! and see

Sun Nov 25, 10:52:00 AM PST  
Anonymous The Dragon said...

C'mon people, look at the size of the turn and river cards, they don't even match up with the size of the flop!

Definite fake, but funny to see folks get worked up. Stars makes tooooo much money to let stuff like this happen, and with the BILLIONS of hands played, if something like this was possible, it would have happened more than once, and we all would have heard about it (a la Absolute Poker Scandal).

So everyone just pop a pill and get back to your tables...

Mon Jan 14, 08:13:00 AM PST  
Anonymous I WIN said...

AND PLUS!!!!! If this was real ANY NORMAL person would have gone all in with 5 aces. Since it was before the river, he could have gone in.

Photoshop Ideas:

1. Copy and paste the matching aces.

2. Go to a new room, screenshot the chat, copy and paste whatever letters where.

3. Whoever took this much time to PS had to have no life...except for online poker.

Thu Jan 31, 11:08:00 PM PST  
Blogger clkplzbware said...

Poker stars is 100 percent fixed at times. I know for a fact it sets hands up for big pots and and has weaker hand suk out. The pic probably isn't real, they are smart enough to do things in a way so they don't get caught. At least they were when i worked for them

Mon Jul 28, 05:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Tiago said...

FAKE!

The stupiedest fake ever...

The whole chat windows is fake because in pstars chat windows have theses dark lines between blank lines. And this chat windows as whole blank background. The turn and river are not aligned and Big Devin didnt play in that Tournament.

FAKES FTW!

POKERSTARS SUCKS! DONKS SUCK!

Mon Jan 25, 10:26:00 AM PST  
Anonymous learn to play poker said...

Glitches happen in the games, though some players take it as a cheat.

Wed Sep 14, 06:55:00 PM PDT  

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