The poker world has weighed in on Robbi Jade Lew’s return to poker livestreams. [Image: YouTube / Live at the Bike]
Lew sharing the highlight
Robbie Jade Lew has returned to live-streamed poker for the primary time since September 2022 when Garrett Adelstein accused her of dishonest.
LATB upped the ante, although, by inviting Lew to its stream
Each Reside on the Bike (LATB) and Hustler On line casino Reside (HCL) constructed their Valentine’s Day video games round Phil Hellmuth this 12 months. LATB upped the ante, although, by inviting Lew to its stream. The HCL stream actively courts controversy, so it was stunning that it was crushed to the Lew invitation. Nonetheless, after LATB introduced the line-up, HCL struck again by that includes an interview with Bryan Sagbigsal.
Sagbigsal is the HCL worker accused of stealing $15,000 from Lew’s stack on the day she was accused of dishonest. He’s nonetheless wished by L.A. County regulation enforcement over that affair.
Sagbigsal appeared on the HCL stream to tease a YouTube documentary that he’s been engaged on during which he plans to provide his facet of the story.
The poker world reacts
Final night time’s LATB stream noticed loads of posts echoing Alex Jacob’s sentiment: “LOL, he made her right into a star.”
Lew’s supporters additionally included WeePro, who wrote: “Gotta love the self-righteous keyboard warriors out right here hating on every thing they both don’t have or can’t get.”
These keyboard warriors have been in surprisingly quick provide. Some, like Nick Palma, nonetheless imagine Lew to be a cheat. Palma wrote: “I heard Bryan is making a comeback and dealing the management room at Reside on the Bike tomorrow. Not like anybody’s gonna do something about it anyway the Cheater is being paraded round.”
Plainly the poker world appears has largely moved on from the Lew debacle, leaving Lew in a a lot better place than she was earlier than the accusations. As to what Adelstein’s been as much as since then, that’s anybody’s guess.
What occurred with Lew and Adelstein
The now notorious hand noticed Lew make a unprecedented all-in name on the flip with J-4 and the board studying Th-Tc-9c-3h. Astonishingly, Lew’s name was right as Adelstein solely had 8c-7c and was behind.
Within the aftermath of the hand, Adelstein accused Lew of dishonest. He later wrote on Twitter that he “strongly believed” that the hand “wasn’t performed legitimately by [his] opponent.”
a case of Lew “making the improper transfer on the proper time”
A subsequent HCL investigation cleared Lew of wrongdoing. Widespread opinion appears to have accepted this standpoint, with most gamers selecting the concept this hand was a case of Lew “making the improper transfer on the proper time” as The Cincinnati Child’s Lancey “The Man” Howard would have put it.
The story was given a further twist when the accusations towards Sagbigsal went public.
What checked out one level prefer it is likely to be the tip of Lew’s poker profession, turned out to have revitalized it.