On Tuesday, a video montage of alleged cheating at the 2009 Partouche Poker Tour Grand Final was posted on You Tube by Nordine Bouya. Bouya claims that the winner Paul Pierre Pasqualini and Cedric Rossi, who finished second, used a simple code to signal to each other what cards they had.
According to WPT Magazine, the two players touched their head if they had an ace, a king and they touched their forehead, a queen and they would scratch their eye, a jack = itch their nose, touch their mouth to signal a ten, scratch their neck if they had a nine or an eight and hold their arm if they had a small pair.
It is unclear why the video was posted 3 years after the final table was played. However, it's not the first time the Partouche Poker Tour, which was cancelled last year, is rocked by a cheating scandal. In 2010, Ali Tekintamgac (winner of the 2010 WPT Barcelona) was disqualified from the Main Event in Cannes. The Turkish-German pro was alleged of using bloggers/reporters to stand behind his opponents and inform him of their cards via hand signals.