Originally Posted by pantin007
its not like he sat at a table with both accounts.. i dont consider what he did cheating but it is unethical imo
he got 6 months btw
Indeed - I mean how different is it really
to what Phil Laak did at the start of last year's Main Event?
Eli Elezra has stated on TV that he's got multiple Full Tilt accounts. Did they do the same thing to him? No. Nobody seems to care if Guy Laliberte plays multiple accounts either.
To be fair I think there have been other red pros that have been booted for similar violations. Names escape me though, and it certainly hasn't been any of the higher profile players.
And (getting back to the OP) much though I hate to say it, learning to deal with cheats has been something poker players have had to do since year dot. It's always
been an issue with live poker and while yes the AP/UB situation was terrible and needed to be addressed, it's a drop in the ocean compared to what's gone on in live poker over the years.
The important thing is that legit players recognised the signs, warned each other about it and tried to get something done about it.
That's all we can ever do, really. If we waited until poker was 100% free of cheaters, we'd never play another game again - live or online. If that's more risk than you're willing to accept then OK, but if you've made the choice to play I certainly wouldn't want to stay a "small timer" on that basis alone.