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Years after the anal beads chess scandal, a glamorous poker player is accused of using a vibrator to cheat.

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The cheating scandal that shook the chess community has now spread to poker.

With a surprising hero call against seasoned big-money grinder Garrett Adelstein last week to win a $269,000 (£240k) pot on the Hustler Casino Live stream, Robbi Jade Lew, a newcomer to the high-stakes card game, raised eyebrows. Later, after her Adelstein confronted her off-camera, she returned the money to him.

A few weeks prior, young chess player Hans Niemann was accused of using artificially intelligent (AI) analogue beads in a similar manner to surprise world champion Magnus Carlsen. Adelstein has speculated that Lew may have used a similar “hidden device that simply vibrates to indicate you have the best hand.”

World chess champion Carlsen calls Niemann a “cheater” and claims the “Anal beads scandal” is not over.

Lew, 35, chose to go all-in despite having a weak hand because she thought Adelstein was playing a bluff. She later claimed that after their subsequent verbal exchange because she believed she had J3 instead of J4, he had threatened her in a “dark alleyway.”

She posted on Twitter, saying: “Garrett blocked me. As charged, guilty. What a decent person. He backed up and threatened me.

“Imagine what it’s like OFF camera if he has the audacity to give me the death stare ON camera. I was yanked out of the game and made to talk to him in the shadows of a hallway. Details in full to follow.

Adelstein, 36, disputes this and asserts in his social media posts that Lew cheated in some way. He also suggests that she might have hacked the card reader as another possibility. He was clear that Hustler Casino Live are not, in his opinion, involved in any way.

Faraz Jaka, Lew’s knowledgeable coach, argued that cheating would be “very out of character” and provided an explanation for why she called jack-high.

Robbi Jade Lew

“Because she had the Jc, she said, this lessens the likelihood that a club could come IF he had a draw,” he wrote in a tweet. She believed she held a J3 and chose to hero call using a pair of 3.

Remember that she is still learning when and how to apply blockers and to use them. She declines Garret’s request for a small pair of shoes.

Garrett Adelstein

“Based on my initial reading of this, I assumed she believed he meant a pocket pair. I had this feeling because I had heard newer players make the same semantic mistake. She confirmed to Robbi that she had thought of a pocket pair when they spoke about it.

According to HCL, neither player will be invited back until the incident has been thoroughly investigated and match organizers have watched the video.

To carry out a comprehensive investigation, they are assembling a sizable legal team.

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Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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