Ali Imsirovic broke out on the high-stakes match scene in 2018, profitable the Poker Masters. The subsequent few years have been filled with quite a few excessive curler wins, and in 2021 he was named the Player of the Year.
Even throughout the pandemic when reside poker was fully shut down, it appeared like Imsirovic may do no incorrect, taking part in enormous stakes on-line and profitable a then-record pot.
But because it turned out, not all of Imsirovic’s on-line wins have been official. In April of 2022, the Washington-raised, Bosnia-born Imsirovic was accused of dishonest by different members of the high-stakes neighborhood.
Imsirovic was referred to as out for allegedly being banned by on-line poker web site GG Poker, together with fellow professionals Jake Schindler and Bryn Kenney, for multi-accounting, ghosting, and the usage of RTAs (real-time help).
Despite the accusations, Imsirovic declined to make any public assertion, getting the chilly shoulder therapy whereas taking part in in WSOP occasions. He was subsequently banned from PokerGO occasions, and it was rumored that one other ban existed for EPT tournaments as properly. As a outcome, the 28-year-old has largely stayed away from the poker world.
This weekend, nevertheless, after greater than a yr of silence, Imsirovic launched a video with a view to “set the record straight.”
“I still love poker, and I still want to play some,” he said. “Hopefully this can be the start of moving on past this.”
In the 30-minute recording, Imsirovic admitted to getting banned for multi-accounting on-line, in addition to having $320,000 seized by the positioning.
“While I’m here letting you guys know what claims are complete bullshit, I’m also here to admit to what I’ve done. I have multi-accounted a bunch, so I have no interest in denying that. It happened. I regret it, but it happened.”
Later within the video, he additionally clarified that he even went again to multi-accounting for a brief time frame after he had been outed for his authentic ban.
“I knew it was a mistake,” he added. “I don’t have any excuses for it.”
An inventory of Imsirovic’s display screen names have been subsequently posted on-line, however not verified. There have been greater than a dozen, together with the brazenly-named ‘MultiAccount.’
However, one factor that Imsirovic was adamant about was that he didn’t use real-time help, nor did he ghost some other participant accounts. He additionally denied any involvement with Schindler, regardless of calling him a “good friend.”
The video didn’t obtain a great response from a lot of the poker world. Many felt that Imsirovic spent most of his time explaining what he didn’t do slightly than atoning for what he did. Imsirovic additionally not-so-subtlety hinted that he was not the one one who was dishonest the sport.
“[There was] a lot of shady shit happening in those games. I knew there were people card-sharing, multi-ing, and working as teams… I will say, for some of the main accusers, a lot of you don’t even have your own house in order.”
Imsirovic’s final reside match money got here within the 2022 WSOP most important occasion, the place he completed in 229th place for $46,800.
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