WSOP Starts Investigation on Martin Kabrhel

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The World Series of Poker has announced that it has begun an official inquiry into Martin Kabrhel following cheating allegations made by a fellow competitor during a live TV event.

The issue began during a $250,000 buy-in WSOP event Sunday when Kabrhel delivered a knockout blow to fellow professional player Dan Smith. Following Smith's elimination, he wished the other players seated at the table well and expressed his disapproval to Kabrhel, stating, "I hope you get barred."

He further added, "Out of all the players I've ever encountered, your behavior and actions stand out as the most unpleasant."

The outburst had started generating controversy in the poker gambling circles, with more poker players coming out to accuse Kabrhel of cheating.

However, the embattled star refuted the accusations stating that labeling him a cheat was damaging to his reputation and family. He also revealed his intention to pursue legal recourse against Andrew Robl, another fellow poker player who accused him of cheating.

He added, "You can accuse me of controversial manners, bad jokes, uncomfortable play, or whatever stickers you put on my autistic behavior, you can call me pain in the a— but calling me a cheater is something completely out of line."

Although WSOP stated that it is taking a serious look at the allegations, it didn't provide a specific timeframe for the completion of its investigation.

If a player is found guilty of cheating in a WSOP event, they could face severe consequences, including but not limited to disqualification from the tournament, forfeiture of any winnings, suspension from future events, and potential bans from participating in WSOP tournaments.

Cheating scandals are a common occurrence in the poker world. Several top poker stars have been accused of cheating in the past. They include Russ Hamilton, Mike Postle, Phil Ivey, Bryan Kenney, Garret Adelstein, and more.

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