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PokerStars Founder Wins UKIPT High Roller Event

Isai Scheinberg Takes Down UKIPT Isle of Man High Roller

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Isai Scheinberg, the founder of industry heavyweight PokerStars, won the £2000+£200 buy-in high roller event at the UKIPT Isle of Man this weekend, according to F5 poker.

Scheinberg outlasted a small field of 15 players to take £13,850 ($22,253). It’s chump change to him.

Just this summer, PokerStars was sold to Amaya Gaming Group for $4.9 billion. The sale marked the end of Scheinberg’s era with the company. The move was seen as giving PokerStars a better chance at re-entry into the American market after it left suddenly in April of 2011.

Scheinberg still faces charges in the U.S. stemming from the Black Friday indictments.

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