Online bracelet winner Rafael Caiaffa, a veteran with a career spanning more than 15 years, faces a lifetime ban from PokerstarsBSOP Millions, the most important Brazilian tournament and therefore part of the Latin American Poker Tour, the local Brazilian circuit once again takes part in this tournament after the revival of the brand.
The fact that attracted him was sanctioned in the controversy about the Parallel Mysterious KO, which, like other events at the São Paulo Festival, was a great success among the public.
The influx of players necessitated the establishment of a waiting list. At some point, the pace of elimination allowed a new table to be opened consisting entirely of newcomers to the tournament. There is a dealer and a starting stack of chips at each position in front of each chair on the table.
Meanwhile, a member of the tournament committee unknowingly handed over the ticket to his agent. New tables and a new set of chips to Caiaffa. Surveillance cameras captured the moment Kayafa realized he had two sets of chips. Instead of reporting the situation to management, he had chips in his backpack equal to the starting chips.
Later, when changing tables, he used these chips to make up for the points he had suffered earlier. He lost 90% of his stack and was suddenly left with a new, larger stack, a fact that didn’t go unnoticed by his opponent.
The local organization’s decision is to immediately disqualify him and ban him from registering for further BSOP Millions tournaments, according to a brief statement provided by tournament management to MundoPoker Disposal. be corrected or tightened at a later meeting, when his case will be investigated in more detail. The Brazilian portal explains the entire incident in detail.
“The player violated some articles of the rules and was therefore subject to the sanctions stipulated therein. The tournament management understood that the violation was serious and therefore excluded him from the competition with immediate effect and as a precautionary measure and a temporary ban on him from other matches.
After the event, an internal committee will meet to review what type of match he will be subjected to and whether it will be temporary or permanent…”
Caiaffa is not the only player to be mistakenly given a second set of chips. assignment, but it turned out that he was just a guy who didn’t immediately notice this and returned a view that didn’t sit well with him, and if it did anything, his situation in front of the sanctions committee would only get worse.