Poker player Shawn Daniels hurled serious accusations at fellow player Justin Lapka via Twitter. Daniels tweeted that Lapka started WSOP Circuit Event #5 — a $600 NL hold’em Double Stack event — with too many chips.
He explained how Justin Lapka registered late and had the liberty of beginning with an extra 5,000 chips. Players were supposed to start off with 40,000 chips. What’s worse is that it appears Lapka realized it and wasn’t going to do anything about the situation.
Daniels Gets Personal
Daniels jumped on Twitter to warn other players about Lapka and to “pay close attention” when playing around him.
“When I mentioned he’s scumming / cheating all his peers he said he will do what he has to it’s business. If you interact with this guy pay close attention.”
Lapka was made aware of his extra chips. However, he refused to return them under the banner that it wasn’t his fault the tournament staff messed up. This only incensed Daniels even more.
“He just asked me to stop being an asshole. He’s ‘sorry and writing an apology to his fans,'” Daniels noted.
“Gave me 40 horrible excuses why it was ok and I was wrong. Just writing apology for some shitty @TwitchPoker partnership he doesn’t deserve to have.”
Lapka Tweets an Apology
Lapka is a successful online poker player who also commands a solid Twitch following. Therefore, he felt it necessary to apologize to the poker world after refusing to give the chips back.
“I just wanna acknowledge that I made a decision tonight without a full understanding of how my decisions may affect other people or the poker community at-large,” he tweeted.
Lapka finished by noting that he should’ve given the chips back right away instead of continuing to defend his reasons for keeping the extra 5k.