Last week we brought you the news that the Mike Postle cheating case ended with a settlement and we suggested last year’s biggest poker story ended with a whimper, not a bang. We could not have been more wrong.
Tournament director Justin Kuraitis, who was one of the alleged conspirators in the case, broke his silence last night on Twitter in a very defiant manner:
There are some things I’ve wanted to say for a while [email protected] @Angry_Polak @DougPolkVids @mac_verstandig @Mike_Postle @MarleCordeiro @RealKidPoker @StonesLivePoker @notthefakeSVP @RounderLife @haralabob @espn @barstoolsports @kirkrexfordhttps://t.co/2FERsqGoFJ
— Justin Kuraitis (@JFKPokerTD) September 15, 2020
Kuraitis called out the poker community and defended Mike Postle, suggesting that the evidence against him had been cherry picked. He took aim in particular at Joe Ingram and whistleblower Veronica Brill (Brill is one of the few plaintiffs who did not settle in this case). Kuraitis pulled no punches responding to the poker community, and respond back they did.
The poker community does not agree on much, but they still overwhelmingly believe that Mike Poste cheated in the live streamed games at Stones Gambling Hall, whether Kuraitis was involved or not. Just click on the tweet above to see the replies and quote tweets, you will see everyone from Daniel Negreanu to Doug Polk unified on this. At the very least they are perplexed that Kuraitis cannot comprehend the possibility that while he is innocent, Mike Postle may not have been.
1) You and Postle are innocent in the eyes of the law because the legal system is not fit to determine if you were cheating or not.
2) Gambling debts in court are very difficult to enforce.
3) Please stop insulting the poker community with this complete nonsense. https://t.co/urZkE3pgue
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) September 15, 2020
First of all, I have no clue who you are or why I was mentioned.
After reading this, however, it just seems way more likely that you had to of known this dude was cheating. Oh, and cheating he was.
No one loves their crotch that much bro. GTFO
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) September 15, 2020
I didn’t sign the settlement
I am free to continue to tell the truth
— Veronica (@Angry_Polak) September 15, 2020
It is too much of a rabbit hole to document the entire response right here, but if you have been following this story you know it is the only thing poker Twitter is discussing today.
A documentary looks imminent
In other Mike Postle news, it does appear that the proposed Netflix documentary about this case is going to go ahead. In a statement to the Sacramento Bee, Postle said:
As much as I’d like to say, all I can really say right now is that I have my side of this entire fiasco to tell. It won’t just shock the poker and gambling industries, but the entire world.
This all goes way beyond just my innocence, but includes an entire incredible 17+ year story along with it, and what’s happened since the allegations. In fact, it’s such a mind blowing story, that it’s being told to Dave Broome at 25/7 Productions who will be producing a wild documentary for the world to see on it!
I’ve been waiting for many, many months on this and I’m anxious for it to finally come out. So to all the detractors and accusers who have asked, ‘Why hasn’t he spoken or provided his evidence of innocence and explanations?’
Well guess what? … Now you know.
So it looks like the Mike Postle sage will be getting another ‘season’ as the poker community eagerly awaits the direction that this documentary potentially goes in.
Could the poker community have got this case wrong? Let us know in the comments: