Fedor Kruse speaking about the RTA cheating allegations for the first time
Fedor Kruse has spoken publicly for the first time about the recent Real Time Assistance (RTA) scandal that saw him outed by his roommates for using Real Time Assistance. Kruse claims that he is only banned from one site and says he shouldn’t have had so much money confiscated, citing Mike Postle getting off scot-free as a comparison.
Update: Fedor Kruse contacted us personally to refute the allegations made by 2+2 user “TreadLightly” and commented them personally.
German online pro Kruse hit the headlines almost two months ago when his flatmates went public with claims that he had used a ‘dream machine’ computer setup to run RTA during play.
Fellow players had already been building a case against Kruse who had quickly gone from being regarded as a ‘shit reg’ to playing the biggest games and highest stakes on several sites.
This week Kruse, known in online poker as ‘GlitchSystem’, spoke about the scandal for the first time, answering questions while streaming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
One forumite on 2plus2 shared translated versions of the German-language chat, and it makes for shocking reading. Kruse claims his cheating setup would cost $50-60k to buy.
Among the various incredible admissions on the stream, Fedor Kruse states:
- He is only banned from GGPoker, who took $250k from him
- Other sites returned his money and locked his accounts
- Claims he never cheated on PokerStars
- He still has “enough money to buy a house”
- Has made enough money from poker to “chill for a bit”
- Claims his roommates run a “ghosting” operation
- Claims “everyone cheats”…even at $0.02.0.05 stakes
Fedor Kruse contacted us to comment on the above allegations
Here is what Fedor Kruse told us about the above claims in a personal conversation we had with him this afternoon:
In our Skype conversation, Fedor insisted that he never said that using Real Time Assistance (RTA) was not as bad as ghosting.
“My ex-roommates are cheating as well”
Fedor Kruse further explained:
“I just wanted to make clear that my ex-roommates are not unguilty and are cheating as well.”
He refers to his former two roommates, who outed him for Real Time Assistance use, one of them being Niklas Lehnert-Rappel also known as “DerRappler” or “Djabber1” online, while the other roommate is still unknown.
Kruse also explained that he was not referring to NL5, when he mentioned that everybody was cheating there, but to $5 Sit & Gos.
We asked Fedor Kruse for an interview
We took the chance to ask Fedor for an interview on the cheating allegations as it would be very interesting to hear his site of the story and we believe that the poker world is waiting for that.
In addition to that, it would be the chance for Kruse to either set things straight or to come clean about the cheating.
Fedor replied that he will need some time to think about our interview request and will get back to us, when he has an answer.
So far, Fedor Kruse has remained silent regarding the cheating allegations, but we believe that the poker world is eagerly waiting for his statement and that you should always listen to both sides of the story.
Henri Buehler staking Kruse
He also discussed the involvement of fellow German pro Henri ‘Buehlero’ Buehler, who made at least $42,000 staking Fedor Kruse as we revealed a few weeks ago.
Henri Buehler staking Kruse
Kruse claims that he only sent Buehler graphs of his massive recent upswing. Apparently that was enough to convince his friend to stake him at 20kNL.
N8 pro Buehler previously made a brief statement on his involvement in the scandal, saying that he only staked Fedor Kruse for a limited time.
However, he has since closed or locked his social media accounts and made no statement after being sacked as an ambassador for DTO Poker Trainer.
tldr: we ended our partnership with Henri.
Even though this obviously had nothing to do with DTO we take RTA extremely serious and would never make it possible for our app to be used in that way!
— DTO Poker Trainer (@DTOPoker) September 28, 2020
This has led to him being called ‘Scamlero’ by the general poker public. Many refused to believe he wasn’t aware of Kruse’s cheating.
“To think that a guy who skips mtts because “lobby is too reg-heavy” would autobook his close friend in nl20k because of “nice looking graphs” is mindblowing. Its pretty obvious the guy knew what was going on,” was how one forumite put it.
Back to Kruse himself, and the now self-confessed cheat claims that what he did was less egregious than many and was banned ‘for having simple postflop open.’
Fedor Kruse switches back from online poker to Call of Duty
Going by the gaming nickname ‘iLoveCookiiezz’, in 2015 he made multiple copies of VIP Fast Passes allowing him and his friends to abuse the limited time slots available to play games at the GameCom convention. That didn’t sit well with fellow gamers…
— Gustaf Gabel (@GustafGabel) August 10, 2015
VIP Grinders will continue to bring you updates on this and other cheating scandals. It is important the poker community knows who and what to be aware of when playing.
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