Will Kassouf went on Doug Polk’s podcast to handle – 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 concerning the matter. Whereas Polk did handle to get a couple of questions in edgewise on Tuesday, Kassouf stored up a reasonably 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 Foremost 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 buddy’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 12 months’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 might be collected.
After a protracted preamble, Kassouf’s rationalization of what occurred is—by his account—completely nothing. He claims that he left the desk and the chips earlier than not working from the cardboard room. His idea for why his opponent was shorted within the pot was that his stack was most probably scraped into the aspect pot.
Polk manages to be an even-handed, if toothless interviewer, however it’s not clear that this interview will sway anybody’s opinion a lot on both aspect.