June 5, 2019 Poker Gossip, Poker News Petr Černý

Isaac Haxton hits out at Sam Soverel for massive WSOP $50k High Roller blunder

Ike Haxton calls for Sam Soverel’s disqualification

The $50k High Roller at the WSOP should have been purely a celebration for the winner Ben Heath, but a highly-controversial incident involving Sam Soverel has seen the focus changed to accusations and recriminations…

As the video below will show, the final four were battling for the bracelet and a top prize of $1,484,085 – with huge payjumps along the way, 2nd spot worth $917,232, third $640,924, and a fourth place finish $458,138.

The along came THAT hand, one that has since gone viral in the poker world…

Soverel’s fold out of turn at such an important moment saw Russian Dmitry Yurasov jump from his seat, his tournament life over barring a lucky runout when Heath called knowing there would be no more action behind him.

Justin Bonomo adds that this is not the first time

A simple mistake by Sam Soverel, albeit a potentially very costly one for Yurasov? Not according to Ike Haxton as the opening tweet suggests, and not according to Justin Bonomo…both tagging Soverel as a serial angleshooter…

Justin Bonomo poker

Soverel has claimed it was a mistake, but Justin Bonomo decided to share a group chat message that seemed to show Soverel laughing off his ‘Cary Katz move’…

That in itself brought Bonomo under fire, others including Doug Polk saying he shouldn’t have shared what was ‘obviously’ a private joke – but according to both Haxton and Bonomo, the villain of the piece Sam Soverel has a histry of such things…

Not everyone was raging at Soverel and screaming ‘angleshooter!’, however, with former WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess setting up a Twitter poll to gauge the poker publics mood…

…although almost everyone was agreed that he deserved a penalty of some sort, Soverel actually escaping scot-free from his huge blunder/angle.

Isaac Haxton poker

Ike Haxton was all for DQ-ing Soverel completely, with a year-long WSOP ban to go with it.

Others were less inclined to lop Soverel’s poker head-off so brutally, although the villain himself felt he deserved a penalty as the following interview shows…

Joe Ingram is investigating already

Enter Joe Ingram and a question many had asked previously – a hugely important tournament and there were no floor staff on hand to give a timely ruling..?

…and the promise of a typically Ingramesque investigation video to follow…

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