30 for 30 podcasts: ‘A Queen of Sorts’

Written on:October 31, 2017
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This 30 for 30 podcast details how the most dangerous advantage player in the world, Chung Yin Sun worked with poker legend Phil Ivy to beat the house playing baccarat. Phil Ivy is possibly the most famous professional poker player in the world, having won 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, but was noticeably absent from the tournament this year due to his legal troubles coming from this scheme. The advantage this team enjoyed was something called “edge sorting” that allowed them to determine the cards that were being dealt, giving them a large edge against the casinos they were playing. After winning millions in casinos around the world, it all came to an end when they won over $20 million from Crockford’s Casino in London.

Key Takeaways

  • Crockford’s Casino refused to pay the $20 million in winnings claiming they had cheated
  • Phil Ivy is fighting his way through the courts for his winnings and his reputation
  • It’s debatable whether what Phil Ivy and Chung Yin Sun did is considered cheating or not, since they didn’t actually break any casino rules

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