Andrew Robl and other poker pros have accused Martin Kabrhel of marking cards. Kabrhel has just finished 3rd in the $250,000 Super High Roller at the 2023 WSOP for $2,279,038.
How is Martin Kabrhel not banned from the WSOP? He makes any tournament no fun for anyone and on top of it I’ve seen him mark cards in every tournament I’ve ever played with him.
— Andrew Robl (@Andrew_Robl) June 18, 2023
Translation: this guy likely marked the ace of spades♠️, so he knew a few hands later his opponent was bluffing with that same ace of spades, and was able to make a perfect play against him.
Very concerning if true this could happen even at WSOP televised tables. https://t.co/eVlhE0kOyl
— Amanda Botfeld (@amandabotfeld) June 19, 2023
The high roller community says Martin Kabrhel cheats by marking cards. Interesting stuff, stay tuned for developments. pic.twitter.com/YzTHzHM4YS
— Barstool Poker: Cracking Aces (@CrackingAAces) June 18, 2023
Michigan-born Robl spoke out against the 40-year-old Kings Casino reg after Kabrhel reached the final table of the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller at the ongoing World Series of Poker.
Daniel Negreanu ranked Martin Kabrhel as worst company at the poker table last year.
He fired off two very expensive bullets and mixed a big mouth and big hands en route to a final table spot, disposing of Phil Ivey to bust the money bubble and bluffing his way past other giants of the game…
With king-high on a paired flop, Kabrhel clicks back Artur Martirosyan’s three bet to take down a huge pot.
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) June 18, 2023
However, Robl was unimpressed by Robl’s behaviour, stating: “If I knew he was going to be in any tournament I’d rather not play, imagine how recreational players must feel.”
He also added a pic of Kabrhel staring at his opponent’s card, and added the title: “Reading his card markings or is he just using his X-Ray vision superpower?”
When quizzed as to why he chose to out Kabrhel after rather than before the $250k SHR, Robl insisted: “Not a new take, most pros have felt this way for years.
He added: “Every player in the tournament cringed when he entered, if there was a player vote from the high roller field if he should be banned it would likely be unanimous and poker players can’t agree on everything.”
He was far from alone in singling out Kabrhel as being one of poker’s worst…
There is basically no Czech poker player with positive experience with Martin Kabrhel as he scammed most of them already.
Very untrustworthy and mean person on personal and professional level as well (I worked with him 1+ year and it was the worst job experience of my life).…
— Obviously obvious (@Obviously_Obv) June 18, 2023
Texan pro Kyle Cartwright tweeted: “I played with him one time and it was awful. One of the worst player experiences I’ve ever encountered.”
.@DanSmithHolla had some choice words in the direction of Martin Kabrhel after being eliminated in 6th place ($912,022) in the WSOP $250,000 Super High Roller 💰
👀 In his interview with PokerGO, Smith said: “Martin’s antics are worse than anyone I’ve played with. People were… pic.twitter.com/zuVsDs89gm
— Poker Org (@pokerorg) June 19, 2023
English highroller, Paul Newey, was of a different opinion, sharing: “Personally I find it very enjoyable sitting with him in a tournament. Card marking allegations I had not heard of previously.”
As some pointed out, it is unlikely the WSOP would ban Kabrhel for unsubstantiated allegations of card marking, given that they haven’t banned confirmed online cheats Jake Schindler and Ali Imsirovic.
Andrew Robl and Dan Smith’s accusations, though, will likely have players, fans and officials watching the Czech pro a bit closer than usual as he battles it out for WSOP gold and the $5,293,556 top prize…
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