email from stars, i feel bad for elky, i think stars rule is stupid, but he should receive what i got. This is stars email. (he cashed for 10k in the 500r)
Thank you for your email. As you are no doubt aware, agreeing in chat to
go all-in blind(flipping) in our rebuy events is in violation of our
Such agreements violate tournament rule # 9 which states in part...
"Poker is an individual (not a team) game. Any action or chat intended to
help another player is unethical and is prohibited."
This is further reinforced in one of the examples on the prohibited
tournament chat examples web page.
Example #3 states in part... "Poker is an individual game, not a team
sport. Players may not act as a group in any way, nor may a player even
suggest or mention such an idea.".
'ElkY' has built up a wealth of tournament experience in both online and
brick and mortar card rooms. As such PokerStars considers that 'ElkY'
should have been well aware of our rules.
After discussions between senior management, the decision has been made
to disqualify 'ElkY' from T#200800029. He will forfeit his winnings in
that event and all players will move up accordingly. Those players moving
up in pay brackets will shortly be credited.
Further management discussions are ongoing as to a suitable timeout period
from PokerStars for 'ElkY'. This decision process requires input from
people who are in different timezones and with it being a weekend this
decision is not likely to be made for a few days. Suffice to say that it
will be for a minimum of one week.
ElkY is an ambassador for PokerStars and should not have acted in this
manner. He has been educated as to why his actions were wrong, in order to
prevent any repeat occurance.
Thank you for reporting this matter and for helping to protect the
integrity of our games.
Manager, Collusion Investigation Team
PokerStars Game Security.