Former Owner of Pokerstars Takes Down High Roller Tournament

Published on October 6th, 2014 7:55 pm EST

UKIPT - UK and Ireland Poker Tour - Tournament LogoNow that Pokerstars is under the control of Amaya Gaming Group Inc., the site's founder and former owner, Isai Scheinberg, can now turn his attention to new ventures. In a previous life, Scheinberg was fully immersed in running the world's largest online poker room and staying out of the grip of US authorities. Now that Amaya's purchase of Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker has gone through, Isai Scheinberg can afford to cut loose and devote his time to other things.

One of Isai's new ventures, it seems, is playing some live tournament poker.

Scheinberg was well-known for his desire to stay out of the limelight but he couldn't stay away from the recently concluded UKIPT4 Isle of Man 2 tournament series.

Scheinberg put up £2,200 (a paltry sum for Scheinberg given the fact that Amaya Gaming bought his company for $4.9 billion) to play in the UKIPT4 Isle of Man 2 High Roller event. The field wasn't a big one (just 14 other players) but Scheinberg managed to take down the event for £13,850.

This was the fourth cash of Scheinberg's career. Prior to this week, Scheinberg's most recent cash had come in a €1,070 event at the EPT Grand Final in 2008.


Don't expect Isai Scheinberg to suddenly become a fixture of the live tournament circuit, however, as the US government is still looking to get their hands on the former owner of Pokerstars.


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