Sunday 2 October 2022 02:06 PM Poker player and coach insist she didn't cheat way to $269k win in Las Vegas ... trends now

Sunday 2 October 2022 02:06 PM Poker player and coach insist she didn't cheat way to $269k win in Las Vegas ... trends now
Sunday 2 October 2022 02:06 PM Poker player and coach insist she didn't cheat way to $269k win in Las Vegas ... trends now

Sunday 2 October 2022 02:06 PM Poker player and coach insist she didn't cheat way to $269k win in Las Vegas ... trends now

The professional poker player accused of using a vibrating ring to cheat during a tournament and her coach took to Twitter to say her behavior was driven by her own misinterpretation, and the sexist behavior of her opponent.

'Nailed it,' Robbi Jade Lew, wrote, retweeting professional player Matt Glantz's sexism-driven driven interpretation of her brazen all-in move.

'She thought she had J3. She feels men are always trying to run her over & she's dying make big calls,' Glantz wrote, 'She was embarrassed she actually had J4 & told nonsensical fibs in an attempt to cover up an innocent mistake. If she had turned over J3, Garrett would have said 'nice hand'.' 

Lew, 35, a glamorous newcomer to the sport, stunned the poker world on Thursday at the Hustler Casino Live game, going all-in with a Jack high to win the $269,000 pot. 

Her flabbergasted rival Garrett Adelstein, a top player in livestreamed no-limit hold 'em, openly accused her of cheating by using a 'device hidden that simply vibrates to indicate you have the best hand.'

Lew's coach, Faraz Jaka, also tweeted out his view of the match, saying it appeared his student did not understand her hand when she made the move, and that cheating would have been 'very out of character' for her.

'Having worked w/ her over the last year, cheating would be very out of character from my interactions with Robbie,' her wrote. 'Robbi’s only been playing for about a year. Like any new player, she has trouble repeating back HHs & mixes up terminology.' 

Robbi Jade Lew, 35, only started taking poker seriously after the coronavirus pandemic

Robbi Jade Lew, 35, only started taking poker seriously after the coronavirus pandemic

Lew said professional poker player Matt Glantz's interpretation of her staggering all-in move was correct

Lew said professional poker player Matt Glantz's interpretation of her staggering all-in move was correct

Lew's poker coach, Faraz Jaka, tweeted out his view of the match, saying it appeared his student did not understand her hand when she made the move, and that cheating would have been 'very out of character' for her

Lew's poker coach, Faraz Jaka, tweeted out his view of the match, saying it appeared his student did not understand her hand when she made the move, and that cheating would have been 'very out of character' for her

Footage from the match showed bizarre behavior from Lew, which some fans say is evidence of a cheating scheme which would have required her to work with another person monitoring the live broadcast of the game, which reveals each player's 'hole cards' that are not visible to the others at the table.

Eagle-eyed fans believed they may have spotted a key clue in the emerging scandal in the moments after Lew revealed her winning cards.

As the hole cards were revealed, the light banter at the table suddenly stopped, and Adelstein stared silently at Lew for upwards of a minute, with one commentator remarking 'it's literally the most disturbed look I've ever seen Garrett give.'

Lew, growing visibly uncomfortable, began to fiddle with the rings on her right hand, including a distinctive round red one on her middle finger. 

Seconds later, after she placed her hand below the table, the ring's large setting was no longer visible, after she either rotated it or slipped it off.

Eagle-eyed fans believe they've spotted a key clue in the game footage, when Lew appears to fiddle with a ring and remove or rotate it under the table after the hand

Eagle-eyed fans believe they've spotted a key clue in the game footage, when Lew appears to fiddle with a ring and remove or rotate it under the table after the hand

Lew's poker coach, Faraz Jaka, said it is likely she misinterpreted her hand and terminology, saying it was a common mistake for new players

Lew's poker coach, Faraz Jaka, said it is likely she misinterpreted her hand and terminology, saying it was a common mistake for new players

Eagle-eyed fans believe the disappearing ring could be a key clue in the scandal

Eagle-eyed fans believe the disappearing ring could be a key clue in the scandal

'Why unnaturally slap your hand down on the table, nervously clear your throat, then take the red ring off of your right middle finger and put it elsewhere?' wrote Twitter user @MigTheTig. 

The fan added: '100% a signaling device. Excessive amounts of other jewelry to blend it in, took one piece off when the heat was on you…'

During the hand, Lew was holding offsuit Jack-four in the hole, while Adelstein had the seven and eight of clubs. 

The flop came out 10 of hearts, 10 of clubs, nine of clubs, meaning that Adelstein needed any club, jack, or six to achieve a flush or straight for a near-certain win. 

At this point Lew called Adelstein’s $2,500 bet, and the turn brought a three of hearts, which was no help to either player.

Adelstein initially bet $10,000, which Lew saw and raised to $20,000. Adelstein then went all-in for for $129,000. 

At this point, with only one card left to be revealed, Adelstein had a 53 percent chance of winning, according to live odds from the broadcast. 

After crossing her arms and fiddling with her chips briefly, Lew called the all-in bet, stunning the announcers.

'She calls?!' exclaimed one announcer, going on to speculate that the on-screen graphics showing Lew's Jack-four hole cards might be incorrect. 

The river card came up Ace of spades, again helping neither player. Lew's Jack-high won the pot.

Poker newcomer Robbi Jade Lew, 35, right,  won an all-in hand for a pot of $269,000 against Garrett Adelstein, 36, who lost the hand, who believes she cheated during the game

Poker newcomer Robbi Jade Lew, 35, right,  won an all-in hand for a pot of $269,000 against Garrett Adelstein, 36, who lost the hand, who believes she cheated during the game

The river card came up Ace of spades, again helping neither player. Lew's Jack-high won the pot.

The river card came up Ace of spades, again helping neither player. Lew's Jack-high won the pot. 

Lew denies cheating, and has said that she mis-remembered her low hole card as a three, believing the turn gave her a pair of threes.

But after the hand, Lew returned the money she won to Adelstein in a puzzling move that only further fueled suspicions. 

Lew claims she was taken outside of the gambling hall and threatened in a 'dark hallway,' by Adelstein.

'Garrett blocked me. Guilty as charged. What an honest man. He cornered me & threatened me. If he has the audacity to give me the death stare ON camera, picture what it’s like OFF camera.'

Adelstein, 36, from Arizona, is a regular at the 24-hour Hustler Casino in California

Those commentating on the game were in disbelief because the odds were stacked against her with online betting casino DraftKings calculating there were around 150 ways for Lew to lose, but only six ways for her to win - which she proceeded to do. 

Adelstein forced Lew to go all in with her $130,000 hand and appeared shocked as her cards revealed her to have a 'Jack high', winning the game and taking the entire $269,000

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