Two Pros Suspect Of Plotting High Stakes Poker Scam
Canadian poker pro Matt Marafioti has come under fire from the online poker community after allegations that he had been conspiring with Swedish poker player and IT expert Samer Rahman to take part in a hole-card hacking scheme were posted on TwoPlusTwo.
Speculation began last week when an anonymous poster submitted an alleged Skype conversation between Marafioti and Rahman in which they appeared to be discussing the logistics of hacking the computer of Will “molswi47” Molson so that Marafioti could access his hole cards.
“Let’s get molswi,” Marafioti allegedly said in the chat transcript, adding “I can access his computers and I think he will play me all day,” in reference to the need for someone to be able to get hold of a victim’s computer in order to download the software that would enable the scame to take place.
Since the conversation was posted, Marafioti have had very different responses to allegations that they were conspiring to cheat. Marafioti explained that he and Rahman were friends, but the conversation had clearly been “doctored”, while Rahman denied that they were even acquaintances.
Several photos of Marafioti and Rahman together have since been posted on the thread, suggesting that the pair do indeed know each other and Marafioti’s friend William Reynolds has added further fuel to the fire by posting a series of Twitter messages to him from Marafioti concerning Molson.
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