There’s a lot of talk around the water cool these days regarding a possible “super user” account swindling massive pots away from some of FullTiltPoker’s biggest names. Though not yet substantiated, the rumors also accuse Full Tilt Poker of covering up the alleged incident.
Most of the talk is coming from the 2+2 poker forums, the industries top forum for discussing online poker sites, where it’s becoming more and more evident that a super user account may have appeared on Full Tilt Poker. Someone using the nickname “TexasLimitKing” allegedly raked in enormous amounts of money from multiple players, including Full Tilt Pro Phil Ivey and then-Pro David Benyamine in high-stakes, heads-up ring games. Afterwards, the player and username vanished from the online poker room.
In the summer of 2008, just as the World Series of Poker was getting underway, Full Tilt Pro Howard Lederer made an appearance on Poker30.net where, during his interview, he explained at length how it was technically impossible for a super user account to infiltrate the Full Tilt servers.
The current rumors, however, state otherwise, and it’s not helping that FullTiltPoker is either unable or unwilling to provide the hand histories requested by players who feel they fell victim to the possible super user. One poster on the poker forum who demanded hand histories from Full tilt posted the email communications, in which Full Tilt Poker stated they no longer had the records in question.
One player actually claims to have heard that FullTilt Poker administrators were aware of the problem and made a deal with TexasLimitKing. According to this speculation, Full Tilt Poker agreed to take no action, allowing the user to keep his winnings so long as he or she never used the site or spoke of the matter again. Full Tilt Poker has failed to comment on this rumor, confirm or deny.
Again, all remains speculation at this point. We will of course follow up on this story as soon as more details are revealed.