Monday, March 23, 2009

Was Gus on tilt, or was it collusion?

Today I have a 2 part video of Gus playing Andy Bloch on FTP. Gus is admittedly a little drunk and makes a few comments about the already infamous game with OMG, durrr, phil Ivey and Urindanger, where there is a suggestion of collusion on the ring table. I watched the hand in question and thought it was little suspicious too, especially when Phil Ivey typed in the chat box, "Phil Ivey: definitely collusion lol". Here is a link to the story on Part Time Poker News , and here's a "link" to a forum post of the hand log.

I think we all suspect collusion on the internet sometimes, but when we see the pros suspecting each other of improper or unethical play it raises a lot of eyebrows on the control and regulations of on-line gaming. As players all we can do is monitor and report unusual or suspicious play to the sites we see it on. Now I'm not going to point fingers at any players in this particular hand, that's not what this blog is about. I just think it was worth mentioning to my readers and fellow poker players that collusion does happen and it is up to us to keep the integrity and etiquette on the tables, so we can all enjoy the games on-line.

Part 1.


Part 2




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