ya know - this gets old -
well known online pro gets caught cheating - he goes "Well, that wasn't what I originally intended, but easy money and all - hey haven't you broken the rules? - They'll take your money too!!!"- It's become the standard response - and several other big online pros have remained strangely silent on the topic - LOL.
I have a pretty strong moral compass - I consider it a basic extension of the Golden Rule - and I will admit I'm not as good a player as ZeeJustin, but I have honor and I can hold my head up high and say I've never cheated at poker -
and that's worth a lot more then the 200K they took from him and JJprodigy. It's worth over 200K to me anyways.
They just don't get it - but then if their honor and the integrity of the game is worth nothing to them, the money won't hurt too badly either, I suspect.
I've submitted the story to Slashdot.org -- there is a general undercurrent amongst the vast majority of poker writers with something to lose that writing bad stuff about poker is a fast way to unemployment - editors who won't write about colluding allegations cause it could "hurt" poker are worse then the guys actually cheating. Not rumormongering obviously, but the outcry from the Poker Community, esp. outside online, has been sadly silent for the most part - maybe after the WPT invitational or something.
But I would like to push the story into mainstream media - we gotta air our laundry and clean house folks - and this is the dirtiest shit I've seen since I started playing the game.
I actually remember a bible verse in times like this that may be the truest thing i've ever read regarding matters like this.
Luke 16:10 - The one who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and the one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.