A little bit of scandal is rocking the poker world as the reigning Borgata East Coast Champion Sorel Mizzi has been accused of cheating by John Racener, who has also been known to frequent A.C. poker tables.
Mizzi has strenuously denied he cheated during a hand of Chinese poker at the PokerStars Caribbean adventure in January and is basically calling Racener a liar.
The accusation came at the 2+2 forums when Shaun Deeb, saying he was recounting a story from Racener, claimed Racener saw Mizzi dealing off the bottom of the deck. Racener later confirmed the story.
Mizzi calls the accusations “absurd” in his own post to the forum.
It’s all kind of complicated, but you can read a good account at parttimepoker.com.
Anyway, Mizzi won the Borgata’s first East Coast Championship at its inaugural spring open in April. He was Bluff magazine’s player of the year for 2010.
Racener made the final table of the WSOP main event last year, and has been a regular in A.C. scoring some of his biggest cashes (after the WSOP main event) at WSOP circuit events and Borgata events in the city.