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    Friday, October 24th, 2008 by t2admin




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Poker Pro Sorel Mizzi Receives 3-Month Ban From PokerStars

Canadian professional poker player Sorel “Imper1um” Mizzi was recently handed a 3-month suspension from Poker Stars. Apparently, Sorel Mizzi allowed one of his friends to temporarily participate in a WCOOP $300 PL Omaha Event under Mizzi’s “Imper1um” username, which the site’s multi-accounting rules strictly prohibit.

According to the reports, Sorel was deep into the tournament when he had to leave in order to catch a flight from Barcelona, Spain to London, England. Not wanting to exit the tournament at this point, he gave his friend the heads-up to play the remainder of the tournament in his place.

When PokerStars got wind of the activity, the initial reaction was to impose a 6-month ban on Mizzi’s account. Apparently, after a multitude of lengthy emails between Mizzi and the online poker room, in which Mizzi admitted, explained his reasons and apologized for the incident, the ban was reduced to three months.

This makes the second time in recent history that the Canadian poker pro’s name has been splashed across the headlines. Just last year, Mizzi was accused and convicted of another multi-accounting controversy at Full Tilt Poker. Mizzi was found guilty of playing the online poker room’s monthly $1-million guarantee under the account of Chris “BluffMagCV” Vaughn.

As more and more acts of multi-accounting are discovered at online poker rooms, the consequences are becoming increasingly severe. A few weeks back, Josh Field was reprimanded with an extensive ban from PokerStars for creating a number of new accounts. A few accounts belonging to Field’s friends were also sanctioned for funding Josh’s account.

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