Haseeb Qureshi "The Girah Scandal"

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Learn how the Girah Scandal shaped the rise and fall of former professional poker player Haseeb Qureshi.

Haseeb Qureshi

Haseeb Qureshi was known as one of the best mental poker thinkers during his brief career in professional poker. Haseeb Qureshi was one of the top contenders in NL Texas Hold'em for years. Haseeb first began playing poker when he was only 16 years old. Haseeb began his poker career playing online poker with only $50 in his account. When he first started, he was playing online poker betting very low hands, only a few cents at a time. It didn't take long for the bets to increase and for Haseeb to start growing in popularity.

Haseeb Qureshi quickly climbed to the top in his first year of playing online poker. In his first year of playing poker online, Haseeb had already earned $100,000. As the money continued to add up, Haseeb began to rise in fame also. Haseeb kept winning and eventually earned the respect of the big name professionals in the poker industry. By the age of 19, Haseeb Qureshi was a millionaire and on top of the poker world. He was traveling all over the world, became the face of professional poker companies such as DuecesCracked, and had the world as a money-making playground. Nothing would deter him from being the best.

Haseeb Qureshi And The Girah Scandal

By 2011, Haseeb Qureshi was known as one of the bet professional poker players in the world. Little did he know though, his poker world was about to come crashing down. During the year, Haseeb was tied to the poker scan known as "Girah" when Jose "Girah" Macedo confessed to cheating. Haseeb backed Macedo and brought the young poker player up in the ranks. The scandal eventually cost Haseeb his job at Cardrunners.com and forced him to walk away from poker forever.

The Girah Scandal changed Haseeb's career path forever. As of today, Haseeb Qureshi has never played another hand of poker. He's recently published his first book, "How To Be A Poker Player; The Philosophy Of Poker." He also relaunched his website and made $75,000 in donations to charities to start over. Haseeb admitted that he made some bad choices during the Girah incident. Even so, Haseeb took hard judgement from his poker peers.

Today, Haseeb Qureshi is in a much better place, physically and emotionally. The Girah Scandal really took a lot out of Haseeb and he could have took some wrong turns. Instead, he went away to clear his mind and focus on family back home in the U.S.A. Haseeb is now a mind coach of poker, a poker author, and truly has a bright future going into 2014. He recently announced another apology and said he just wants to start over with a clean slate. Today, Haseeb is 24 years old.


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