2022 WSOP Day #10: cheating accusations overshadow Jake Schindler's first bracelet win

Jon Pill
Posted on: June 09, 2022 11:00 PDT

Thursday, June 9th. 2022 WSOP Day #10

It was an awkward moment when Jake Schindler sat down under the bright lights of the WSOP's cameras in order to play with five other players for the $1.3 million first prize in the $50k high roller.

None of those other five could have been unaware that Schindler was there beneath a cloud. Over the last few months, Schindler has been accused by several in the poker community — most prominently Kahle Burns and Chance Kornuth — of having used real-time assistance while playing online.

He has not yet made any comment regarding these accusations.

Several big names had to grin and bear it at the $50k High Roller final table with Schindler. Among them were Shannon Shorr, Punnat Punsri, and David Peters (who was hot off his own bracelet win last week.)

Without conclusive proof either way there is little to be done about potential cheats.

Still, the accusations did make it awkward last night, when Schindler won his first bracelet just as the poker world was reckoning with the possibility that some of the biggest names in the game haven't been playing fair.

While Schindler was negotiating the awkward stares of the rail, Michael Moncek was winning his first bracelet in Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em.

He admitted in his post-game interview that he had never played limit hold'em before.

He earned $145,856 for his win.

Bracelets awarded to date

FT Date Event Name Player Name Payout
Thu, June 9 Event #12: $50,000 High Roller Jake Schindler $1,328,068
Thu, June 9 Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Michael Moncek $145,856

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For anyone worrying about our reference to Alex Livingston losing his bracelet in our last update, you can now rest easy. The gold has found its way back to his wrist.

"Bracelet has been found and returned by security," wrote Livingston. "Thanks everyone for the retweets and help. Shoutout to my haters and trolls in the comments. And yes, I am an idiot."

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