Hacked PokerStars Account Gets $35K Returned

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Patrick Flanigan
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Hacked PokerStars Account Gets $35K Returned

The PokerStars account of Doug “WCGRider” Polk was compromised this past spring, it was revealed by Polk himself on the TwoPlusTwo.com posting forum. 

After Stars concluded an investigation, $35,000 was returned to Polk late in June.

PokerNews.com recounted what happened:

During a session on PokerStars on March 26, Polk lost around $35,000 to an unknown "fish" named "Forbidden536." Polk first sat down at the $5/$10 no-limit hold'em tables, lower than he usually plays, and after a brief match he and "Forbidden536" moved up to $25/$50, and then even higher to $50/$100. Polk was getting crushed, and he started to notice some unusual trends in his opponent's play.

"I began to get absolutely wrecked," Polk explained. "He was leading 45%, min 3-betting and calling huge 4 bets with 83o, and then also c/r and c/f 28%. In 3 bet pots he raised every spot I didn't have it, and was c/f at an alarming frequency when I had the goods. I was beginning to get worried."

Polk suggests that the true identity of “Forbidden536” is one Joshua Tyler, an IT specialist from the U.K, that he met through fellow high stakes poker pro Dan "Jungleman" Cates.

- Patrick Flanagan, Gambling911.com