Damn dutchies!

    • Drakhor
      Drakhor
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      Joined: 13.01.2008 Posts: 554
      We all know it: Put 2 dutch guys in an english-only room with 1000 other english-only speaking people, and they will wreck the place chatting to each other in dutch. :rolleyes:

      While this is quite annoying, it's nothing compared to what I noticed yesterday when I was playing in the $150 Western European Freeroll.

      At first I was on Table #154 with 5 of them (the sixth was from Belgium, and then there was me). One of them had the nickname "lepoire2", and simply folded every hand. Now this is certainly nothing unusual in a Freeroll, but a few hands later, a "lepoire" joined the table!

      I immediately hovered my mouse over the nicks and true enough, they are both from the Netherlands. So I pulled up my Thunderbird (Mozilla e-mail prog in case you don't know) and mailed the Support to let them know about this. While this happened, I'm moved to another table though so when I went through the list in the lobby I came across someone called "koentakinta1". And guess what nickname was right below? "koentakinta2"!

      I opened both tables to check where they are from, and to no surprise at all, they both showed "Netherlands". So I decided to throw away all my hands (not like I had any playable ones anyway :rolleyes: ) and hunt down any similar nicks in the list.

      In the end, I had found 14 people with almost identical nicks, and 3 of them even had 3 entered accounts. And each and every one of them was from the Netherlands!

      I noted down every nick and sent them to the Support. Usually they reply within 15 minutes, but this time it took them a bit longer. But here's what they wrote:

      Dear Claude,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      This message is to acknowledge the receipt of your complaint about
      possible team play by different players.

      We are currently carrying out a full investigation into this matter and
      we will inform you of our findings at its conclusion. We request you to
      provide us 72 hours to complete the investigation.

      We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping us in
      keeping our games fair.

      Contact us anytime, we are available around the clock to assist you with
      your account related questions and suggestions.

      Sincerely,
      Karunakar R,
      Game Fairness & Security Team

      Note: Your PartyAccount username and password are confidential
      information. No one from the company will ever ask for your password in
      a phone call or email message. Do not respond to any message or request
      that asks for your password.
      Guess we'll soon have a few less of them cheese gobblers on the tables! :D
  • 5 replies
    • SonicXT
      SonicXT
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      Joined: 15.06.2007 Posts: 4,736
      I recommend a pogrom.
    • ManniXXX
      ManniXXX
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      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 707
      I've spoken to Karunakar R before! He/she was most helpful :)
    • Dippy19
      Dippy19
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      Joined: 04.12.2007 Posts: 1,346
      What happened? Did you get a response?
    • phpps
      phpps
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      Joined: 30.01.2008 Posts: 109
      Yes, any word? I am very curious as well.
    • Drakhor
      Drakhor
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.01.2008 Posts: 554
      Ooops... Sorry, I had forgotten about this thread. My bad...

      Anyway, here's their reply:

      Dear Claude,

      We thank you for your recent communication, wherein you expressed
      concerns over the game play of
      DeKrim1234/DeKrim222,daviiiiiid/daviiiiiiiid and lepoire2/lepoire .

      We had completed an extensive collusion check in all the relavant
      accounts and in this particular instance we are satisfied that there is
      no evidence of foul play.

      The integrity of the games at PartyPoker is of paramount importance to
      us and we will not abide to any kind of foul play.

      Be assured that any reports from players are always fully investigated
      and an extensive collusion checking process is completed on the relevant
      accounts.

      Contact us anytime, we are available around the clock to assist you with
      your account related questions and suggestions.

      Sincerely,

      Aravind Nair
      Game Fairness & Security Team
      alerts@partyaccount,com
      I couldn't believe this, and mailed them again in which I pointed out that especially in lepoire's case I noticed several times that one account plays while the other one just folds, and when the active one busts out, the second one suddenly begins to play. But obviously they couldn't find anything.

      With reference to the email sent by you, please note that a detailed
      investigation has been carried out on all the accounts mentioned in your
      email. We have looked into all the necessary aspects and have not found
      any suspicious game play.
      So I guess it is "pure coincidence" that these dutch players all enter the same tournament at the same time and that one of them is always folding:

      daviiiiiid
      daviiiiiiiid

      DeKrim1234
      DeKrim222

      gerard213
      gerard28111
      gerardpoker

      harrydeparry
      harrytroost
      harrywen

      Igor32
      Igor35

      jan123567
      jan1945

      koentakinta1
      koentakinta2

      Martijn1337
      Martijn2606
      martijnvu

      Mat_4400
      Mat_G666

      michel4505
      michel98111

      Simba822
      simba899

      thebike11
      thebike111

      wesleyw1111
      wesleyy1111

      And that was only one tournament...