Originally Posted by dj11
Cliff notes on the backstory please?
A supposed new poker prodigy, Jose Macadeo appeared several months ago. On the basis of support/vouching from Dogishead, Jungleman, and to a lesser extent Sauce 123 along with alleged wins totaling 1.6 million he was made a sponsored pro on Lock and a coach at one of the training video sites.
It has since been revealed that Jose super used against a group of high stakes players that he was "coaching". He used team viewer to "sweat" them and then played against them on another account, while seeing their hole cards and stole around 30K.
DIH and Jungleman were staking him at the time. It has since come out that Jungleman played on Jose's account to get action from, among others, Tyler Smith and won 10K off of Smith. Smith knew Jungle, thought they were friends, and never would have played him. He thought (legitimately) that he was playing Jose.
DIH orchestrated a chip dump of 10k to Jose using the screen name Sam chuan (sp) which is the name of Jungle's life coach. The chilp dump was allegedly just to fund Jose's stake but it also allowed him to win a competition that Lock was sponsoring.
No one thinks that JM or DIH had anything to do with the super using and they did help get the skype group paid back. The ghosting, multi-accounting and chip dumping has done sever damage to their reputations however.
Jose was fired by Lock and the training site. Most now believe that he was never a "prodigy" and that his supposed wins were fabricated.
DIH was fired by cardrunners, has self banned from 2+2 and is supposedly quitting poker to travel the world.
JM is taking a lot of heat for ghosting vs. Tyler and is no longer seen as one of the good guys. Laura is allegedly (there is some question) JM's publicist who has been attempting and largely failing at damage control.
If you check a certain other widely read poker forum
you can have around 6-7 hours of fun if you want to read the whole story in multiple threads in NVG and in the HSNl forums.
I think that"s the gist of it. If I missed something big feel free to correct me.
Quick edit: Dog is head, who is a pretty fair writer, has admitted to writing/editing a lot of Jose's posts etc. Many feel that virtually all of the strategy that came out under Jose's name was done by DIH, who at one time was a high stakes HU specialist and had made some strong videos in the past.