FTP Offers ID Change to Black Card Member?

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2010. December 22.
<a href="http://www.rakerace.com/poker-rooms/full-tilt-poker/" title="Full Tilt Poker Room Review"><strong><em>Full Tilt Poker</em></strong></a>, it seems, has a nice scandal to settle for the holidays: they have offered illegitimate ID change for one of their <em>Black Card</em> players for seemingly few reasons if any.
2+2 forum member PLO8FaceKilla noticed some odd phenomenon: when playing heads-up PLO8 with a player with the screen name Kendog_819 , it suddenly changed in the middle of the play to -epic fa1lure-:

“So i was playing a Full Tilt hu plo8 superturbo the other day and my opponents name changed in the middle of it. ive played over 10,000 of these and have never seen this. I will not share my screen name for several reasons. But some of you know who i am. I can assure you i would not lie about this. But ill post the names of the 2 SNs. The one that started the game and the 1 that finished it if that will suffice... it freaked me out i thought i was seeing things. name i sat with: "kendog_819" 2nd name: "-epic fa1lure-"... and i just Sharkscoped -epic fa1lure- and saw that he's played 35 games and the very first game was on Wednesday which is when i played him. I know you aren't allowed to change your name but is there anyway he put in a request and they changed it mid-sng? Did i miss something and are they allowing you to change your name now?”

Change of screen name is not authorized at FTP, except a few special issues, including hacker attack or the ID being offensive to other players in any way. This means nicknames cannot be changed without appropriate reasons as it would mean an unfair advantage: the player could see their opponents’ full hand history, while those would have no idea whatsoever as to whom they face.

Although forum members remained sceptical about PLO8FaceKilla’s assertions, a screenshot (below) was published of Kendog_819’s former correspondence with FTP support as quoted by himself on the forum. This topic had been almost instantly deleted back then but now it confirmed the story.

FTP Screen Name Change

This basically means that Full Tilt Poker has proved to have offered an illegitimately advantageous option to a high stakes player, most likely for his rake generation rate. FTP gives Black Cards to players who reach a daily average of 500 Full Tilt Points in 100 consecutive days. Black Card members receive VIP services, double amount of Full Tilt Points and access to exclusive BC tournaments.
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