Canadian poker player “Yukon” Brad Booth made a teary eyed plea to the online poker world after a thread was made in the 2+2 forums which claimed that he stole money. Brad confirms the rumours that he is broke and pledges to pay back the money he “owes” by playing in the WSOP. See video after the jump.
In the video, Brad Booth claims that he is currently broke and in debt, and has been in financial trouble for the past few years. This comes as a surprise to many because he has been a regular on poker TV shows like “High Stakes Poker” and was thought to be a poker pro who was doing well for himself.
This news come as a chilling reminder that the life of a poker player is not always the glitz and glamour that is portrayed on the TV screen. It shows that even the most skilled players in the game are susceptible to compulsive behaviour and can lose everything in the blink of an eye. It is believed that Brad Booth has lost upwards of $5 Million gambling since 2008.
A native of Vancouver, BC, Brad Booth pledges to rebuild his life the only way he knows how, and we wish the best for him and hope that he gets back on his feet.
Soon after his recent unbanning at Poker Stars, Canadian player Sorel Mizzi has found himself caught in yet another cheating scandal. This time he was accused of dealing from the bottom of the deck during a game of Chinese Poker.
The cheating Scandal allegedly happened on the Poker Stars carribean adventure which took place on January 2011. Shaun Deeb posted on the 2+2 poker forums about a game of Chinese Poker involving Sorel Mizzi and John Racener:
So they are rotating the deal and the dealer gets the 14th card in 1 of their hands. Racener has played a ton of live poker so he tends to know procedure and what to look for. He notices sorels shuffling is leaving the 2 bottom cards in place they haven’t moved from the deck. As he starts to deal he notices the first card he deals himself is the bottom card of the deck. He keeps watching sorel and once he’s done dealing john says hes going take the hand with 14 cards in it sorel goes into a tantrum saying it’s his hand his deal. John says I know what you were doing picks up the 14 card pile and shows the bottom card which is the joker. He tells sorel he’s not paying him whatever amount hes down 5-20k and that he’s a scumbag etc.
Sorel Mizzi went on to dent the allegations in another post on 2+2
I’ll be the first to admit that I have made a ton of mistakes and have several regrets in both my life and profession but cheating in Chinese poker isn’t one of them. The allegations in this thread are so absurd, far-fetched and severe that the magnitude of the lies almost make me at a complete loss of words. What makes me even more speechless is how many of you jump to conclusions in a situation where it’s one persons word vs my own. I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised when it comes to Me vs anyone else in the community its the other person who gets the immediate credit for telling the truth and people who play against me or I do biz with obv know this. This is the primary reason why people take shots at me. Because I took over for someone in the middle of a tournament over 3 years ago no one in the general poker community will believe anything I say and it sucks because no matter what I do, for as long as I’m in this industry, I will always have that stigma attached to my name. I try to seperate myself from most poker players and not get too close to them because (and this may sound really weird to you guys coming from me) I think most of them are douchey and scummy. Maybe its time for me to consider a new career because respect from peers in industry is very important and I clearly have very little.
In an online radio interview John Racener confirms “everything in the story is true”. He also adds that he believes Sorel Mizzi was trying to get him drunk and entice him to play higher stakes with the intention of cheating him. He says during their heads up session he was afraid for his safety as well.
This news comes soon after Sorel Mizzi had his ban lifted at Full Tilt, a ban which he had previously received for cheating. Sorel Mizzi was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It’s a shame to see a Canadian player end up on the list of poker cheaters.
Simon Charette aka “pokerbrat13”, is one of the most promising tournament players coming out of Canada after four WSOP cashes last year. He did not disappoint at the 2012 WSOP winning Event #23 $3,000 NLH 6 Handed, winning $567,624 and his first gold bracelet in the process.
Timothy Adams, from Burlington, Ontario, won Event #28 $2500 NLH 4-max and took home just under $400, 000! It is already the second cash on the WSOP for Timothy Adams at the WSOP this year and he is still looking for more bracelets.
Congratulations to the Canadian poker player Chanracy Khun for winning the WPT Barcelona event. Chanracy is originally from Laval, Quebec but currently resides in Montreal and is a regular at the Playground Poker Club. This win at WPT Barcelona is the first major tournament title
What makes Chanracy Khun’s (@ChanMix123 on twitter) win more interesting is that he managed to eliminate all of his final table opponents himself! This was en route to a $250k+ payday and a $25k entry into the WPT World Championship, which means Canadians will get the chance to see Chanracy Khun lay live on TV!
WPT Barcelona Final Table Results
1.Chanracy Khun – $258,440
2.Benjamin Pollak – $162,822
3.Antonio Alfaia – $107,256
4.Tahiri Nasani Hajib – $80,119
5.Bruno Garcia Cotelo – $59,443
6.Sergio Fernandez – $47,813
Canadian poker icon Daniel Negreanu has won the WSOP Asia Pacific main event tournament! Congratulation to Daniels for winning the first inaugural WSOP APAC in Melbourne, taking home over $1 Million in prize money and another gold bracelet! Canadian Winfred Yu, from Scarborough, Ontario came in 3rd and was eliminated by his countryman Negreanu.
Remember, Canadians can watch live streaming coverage of the 2013 WSOP online (which included the WSOP Asia Pacific), courtesy of 888 poker.
The storied Canadian Poker player Daniel Negreanu fell short in his bid for a WSOP Main Event bracelet when he busted out in 11th place, not quite the ‘Bubble Boy’ but close to it. Daniel still collected $526,778, slthough a WSOP Main Event bracelet surely meant more than the money.
Along with being the face of Canadian poker, Daniel Negreanu is the all-time leading tournament money earner, and is considered an ambassador for the game.
“I think the biggest disappointment is thinking about all the extracurricular things I could have done as part of the November Nine, up the ratings and get people involved. From that aspect, it would have been great if I had made it, but I wasn’t going to alter my play in such a way that I would just squeak in. I was going for the win.” –Daniel Negreanu