From May 14th to June 2nd, partypoker hosted the WPT500 Series with dozens of expensive side events. One of these, with a $ 530 buy-in and a $ 1,000,000 guarantee, was won by British player David Eyfirwork. Considering that the prize pool was exceeded, David received $ 160,210 for the first place.
However, shortly after the victory, the winnings were confiscated – the Briton received a letter from the poker room in which he was accused of ghosting.
The prize money was immediately distributed among all the participants of the tournament, and the victory was awarded to runner-up Henning Andre, who received $ 108,000. The prize money for the second place went to Jamie Staples, who confirmed that he received the payment, which was due for the second place.
However, David disagrees with this decision and is determined to sue partypoker to get his winnings back.
Poker friend in the apartment
On one of the English-language forums, David tried to explain why he was suspected of ghosting. According to the Briton, he has been living with another player in the same apartment for more than six months and playing from the same IP address. David claims that he did not let anyone use his account and is ready for any checks.
The poker pro also made counter-accusations to the poker room – when he lost thousands of pounds in tournaments at the Party, they chose not to see violations. But they immediately noticed him with a big win. In response, David only attached excerpts from the rules, which indicate the actions that fall under the violation.
Many poker pro joined the discussion, advising David to hire a lawyer and try to prove his innocence, and at the same time return his winnings.