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Poker Pro Marle Cordeiro Files Separate Lawsuit Against Mike Postle

Cordeiro Cities Specific Examples Of Alleged Cheating In $250,000 Lawsuit

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A poker player involved in the multi-million-dollar lawsuit against alleged poker cheat Mike Postle is now filing her own lawsuit against him.

Poker pro and vlogger Marle Cordeiro is suing Postle for $250,000 in damages after filing a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court in Southern Nevada. The suit, initially reported by TMZ, charged Postle with violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and two counts of negligence.

Cordeiro is being represented by Mac VerStandig, the gaming attorney also handling the larger lawsuit against Postle. VerStandig filed the suit on April 4.

The suit alleges that Postle, who won roughly $250,000 in small-stakes live streamed cash games at Stone Gambling Hall, had information about his opponents’ hole cards sent to his phone in real time.

“While playing in Stones Live Poker games, Mr. Postle would stare – often repeatedly – between his legs, at his cellular telephone, so as to study the Hole Cards of other players, and would then use the superior knowledge gleaned from such study (the ultimate form of poker cheating) to defraud those players in a systematic and highly-effective manner,” read the lawsuit.

Court documents also cited the fact that Postle never played on any other live streamed poker game, despite being invited to play on Live at the Bike! shortly after the cheating allegations broke last October, and that his 94 percent win rate at Stones was simply unachievable.

“In short, Mr Postle’s poker winnings – considered in both prism of both metrics and hand-for-hand decision making – on Stones Live Poker have been not merely outliers, but in fact, exponential outliers representing a quality of play multiple degrees higher than that achieved by the best poker players in the world,” read the suit.

Cordeiro alleges that Postle was aided by “one or more confederates” that helped get him the live stream information to his phone. Many high-stakes players and poker experts in the community believe that person to be Justin Kuraitis, Stones’ tournament director that also was in charge of live streams.

Card Player had previously reached out to Stones about the employment status of Kuraitis, but the staff would not comment on the situation.

The suit also points out that when Kuraitis was out of town, Postle’s results weren’t as superhuman as they normally seemed. As well as one time where Postle may have unintentionally implicated himself.

Court documents pointed to a specific instance on May 6, 2019 where Postle left the pot-limit Omaha game and visited the commentary booth to talk about his on-the-felt actions. During his commentary stint, he admitted that he had knowledge that the stream only displayed two of the four hole cards.

Given that he was in the game the entire time, the suit alleges that there was no way that Postle could have that information without having prior knowledge of what was happening on-stream.

Finally, Cordeiro points to a hand she played against Postle in one of the lone high-stakes streamed games. In a $10-$25-$50 no-limit hold’em game, Cordeiro flopped the nut straight with Q-10 on a J-9-8 flop against Postle’s Q-J.

Postle checked and called a bet on the flop before checking and folding to a single bet on the turn.

“In a vacuum, this could be attributed to the Defendant having a conservative demeanor, having a quality ‘read’ on Ms. Cordeiro, or being exhausted at the end of a long night of poker; in the context of his fraudulent cheating operation, and realizing he was playing with the illicit advantage of knowing Ms. Cordeiro’s Hole Cards, this is only attributable to his tortious conduct,” read the suit.