Disgraced WPT Champ Ali Tekintamgac Goes Directly To Jail For Being A Cheater

Ali getting three and change for organized poker cheating.

Remember this Ali Tekintamgac guy?

He’s the former WPT champion who allegedly used fake “poker bloggers” to relay to him the holdings of his opponents so he’d know if he should bet, raise, fold or what.

Back in 2010 Ali got busted for stealing signs at the now defunct Partouche Poker Tour (which Vanessa Selbst went on to win) and then again, this time for real, this past September by German authorities.

Turns out that Ali is going to have plenty of time to work on his game as last Friday he was sentenced to 3 years and 5 months in the pokey for cheating at the pokers.

According to PokerNews, Ali was busted back in September for fraud and running an “international cheating organization” that ran its game both at tournaments and live cash games. Ali, to his credit (we guess), reportedly pled guilty and the Augsburg District Court threw the book at him.

With good behavior and a little luck, Ali could be out in time for the 2017 November Nine.

Check out this video of Tatjana Pasalic interviewing Tekintamgac after he won the 2010 World Poker Tour Barcelona Stop:

Wow, that was intense!

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