Professional poker player Dan Smith had a heated moment with Martin Kabrhel on Sunday after he was knocked out of the $250,000 World Series of Poker Super High Roller Bowl.

Smith and Kabrhel met in Smith’s final hand of the night. Kabrhel took out Smith with pocket sixes and as Smith left the table, he fired at Kabrhel.

«Good luck to most of you. I hope you shut them out,» Smith said, pointing at Kabrhel.


A deck of cards arranged in the shape of a fan, with the jokers in the center. (SSPL/fake images)

Kabrhel asked what he meant by «forbidden.» Smith replied, «banned.»

«Your antics are the worst I’ve ever played with,» Smith added as he removed his microphone. «Everyone else, it was great playing.»

When the PokerGo clip went viral, fellow poker player Hayley Hanna accused Kabrhel of cheating.

«Dan is 100% right. Martin should be banned. He has a history of repeatedly marking cards to try to cheat and everyone in the high roller community knows it,» he wrote on Twitter. «Not only that, but Martin makes the experience unpleasant by being rude, yelling into people’s ears non-stop, taking full time when he knows he’s folding, standing over people to ‘check his stack’ when clearly is trying to tip I have never seen such an egregious and blatant attempt to tip and cheat in a tournament in my life.

«Whether you think Martin is entertaining or not is irrelevant. The guy is a known scum who will always try to cheat and angle and should not be allowed to play with the other players who are the best in the world who have the utmost integrity to the game. Maintain the integrity of the game! Ban cheaters!»

World Series of Poker Bracelet

The WSOP Main Event bracelet at Bally’s Las Vegas on July 6, 2022. (Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment)

Andrew Robl also wondered how Kabrhel didn’t get kicked out of the World Series of Poker.

“He makes any tournament not fun for anyone and on top of that I have seen him score cards in every tournament I have played with him,” he tweeted.

Kabrhel fought back on Monday.


«On behalf of yesterday’s situation, I feel the need to speak,» he wrote on Twitter. «@Andrew_Robl posted on Twitter yesterday an accusation that I’m marking cards and cheating in poker tournaments. I was shocked at how quickly people took it as a straight and true statement with no evidence and started a media storm on the internet.» that appears to me as a cheater.

«You can accuse me of controversial manners, bad jokes, awkward games, or whatever sticker you put on my autistic behavior, you can call me a pain in the ass, but calling me a cheater is completely out of character.

Playing cards in Las Vegas

Cards on a table during the World Series of Poker at the RIO All-Suite Hotel & Casino on October 6, 2021 in Las Vegas. (Diego Ribas/PxImages)

«I am not a cheater, this is not true! This gossip is hurting not only me as a poker player, but also my business activities and my family. That is why I have decided to take legal action against Andrew Robl, because in such professional tournament series such as WSOP.

«It’s very easy to show that such accusations are pure lies. I just can’t believe how easy it is for people to join such accusations just because of their personal dislike of me.»

Kabrhel finished third in the event.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Kabrhel was facing an investigation into the allegations.


«While we do not discuss the specific security protocols used to monitor players and gaming equipment, the integrity of the game remains paramount and we can assure our other sponsors that we are taking these allegations very seriously,» organizers said in a statement. a statement to the media. «As this is an ongoing investigation, there is no further comment on the matter at this time.»