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Sorel Mizzi, Speaks Out Regarding Cheating Accusations

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Feb/22/2011
Sorel Mizzi

PartTimePoker.com describes him as a “lightning rod of controversy”, and rightfully so.  The 2010 Bluff Magazine Player of the Year Sorel Mizzi this week addressed cheating accusations that are being lodged against him on the popular poker forum TwoPlusTwo.com. 

Fellow poker pro Shaun Deeb recounted a story in which Mizzi, who has been banned online in the past for past alleged improprieties, played a game of Chinese Poker this past January against 2010 World Series of Poker 2nd place finisher John Racener.

So they are rotating the deal and the dealer gets the 14th card in 1 of their hands. Racener has played a ton of live poker so he tends to know procedure and what to look for. He notices sorels shuffling is leaving the 2 bottom cards in place they haven’t moved from the deck. As he starts to deal he notices the first card he deals himself is the bottom card of the deck. He keeps watching sorel and once he’s done dealing john says hes going take the hand with 14 cards in it sorel goes into a tantrum saying it’s his hand his deal. John says I know what you were doing picks up the 14 card pile and shows the bottom card which is the joker. He tells sorel he’s not paying him whatever amount hes down 5-20k and that he’s a scumbag etc. 

Sorel blasted Deeb on the TwoPlusTwo forum, offering the following response:

The allegations in this thread are so absurd, far-fetched and severe that the magnitude of the lies almost make me at a complete loss of words. What makes me even more speechless is how many of you jump to conclusions in a situation where it’s one persons word vs my own. I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised when it comes to Me vs anyone else in the community its the other person who gets the immediate credit for telling the truth and people who play against me or I do biz with obv know this.

Racener has since gone on to confirm the story told to Deeb.  Racener also disclosed in a recent interview that Mizzi was “trying to get him drunk” in order to gain an edge in the game of Chinese Poker.  Racener has multiple drunk driving charges filed against him, including one this past December. 

Born in Toronto in 1986, Mizzi sprang onto the poker scene shortly after then unknown Chris Moneymaker won the 2003 World Series of Poker main event.

Mizzi was recently allowed back onto the Full Tilt Poker room following another suspected cheating incident that involved allegations of rigged multi table tournaments.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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