Will Kassouf went on Doug Polk’s podcast to deal with – and deny – allegations of scams on the Irish Open. [Image: Flickr.com / World Poker Tour]
Allegations of chip stealing on the Irish Poker Open just lately flew at Will Kassouf, so the poker participant has gone on the offensive, talking with Doug Polk in regards to the matter. Whereas Polk did handle to get a number of questions in edgewise on Tuesday, Kassouf stored up a fairly relentless wall of verbiage for the boss’s share of the one-hour interview.
Polk eased Kassouf into the interview with a recap of Kassouf’s (in)well-known 2016 WSOP Major Occasion run. Nevertheless, the place the interview begins to get some meat on it’s when Polk transitions to the story of Kassouf palming a pal’s chips in 2015. Kassouf’s deluge of phrases turns into far choppier at this level, as he slips into an account of his model of the occasion.
The interview then turned to newer scandals, together with this yr’s Irish Open, the place Kassouf was accused of going all-in, shedding his stack, then making off along with his chips earlier than they may very well be collected.
After a protracted preamble, Kassouf’s clarification of what occurred is—by his account—completely nothing. He claims that he left the desk and the chips earlier than not operating from the cardboard room. His principle for why his opponent was shorted within the pot was that his stack was more than likely scraped into the aspect pot.
Polk manages to be an even-handed, if toothless interviewer, but it surely’s not clear that this interview will sway anybody’s opinion a lot on both aspect.