Robbi Jade Lew

GPI rank: 2003
Total Live Earnings: $87,501
Nationality:
United States United States
The Hendon Mob

Biography

Robbi Jade Lew is an American poker player who became an instant name in the industry when she made a controversial call against Garrett Adelstein on the Hustler Casino Live stream.

With Hendon Mob cashes dating back to 2010, Lew says she started taking poker more seriously after the coronavirus pandemic. She previously worked in a senior capacity for the pharmaceutical company Bayer and is married to California attorney Charles Lew.

Since then she has six career live WSOP cashes including a 1,276th place finish in the 2022 WSOP Main Event.

Ahead of the 2022 WSOP, Lew received poker coaching from Faraz Jaka, a longtime pro and owner of Jaka Coaching.

Hustler Casino Live Incident

In September 2022, Lew made an infamous call in a $269,000 pot against Garrett Adelstein on a Hustler Casino Live cash game. The blinds/straddle were $100/$200/$400, with Lew raise-calling a shove on the turn with just jack-high. Adelstein bricked his draw on the river as they ran it twice, with Lew scooping a huge pot.

Adelstein immediately suspected he had been cheated, something Lew denied as she went on multiple podcasts to explain her side of things. Though her story shifted, Lew ultimately claimed that she had misread her hand and thought she had a pair of threes.

Hustler Controversy Aftermath

The infamous hand completely blew up on social media and received national attention from mainstream news outlets, including The Los Angeles Times.

While Adelstein kept silent, Lew was active on social media as she defended her name and took various steps to prove her innocence, including taking and passing a polygraph test in October 2022.

Lew made no efforts to duck the controversy and even made a trip to Las Vegas to play the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, where she finished 49th for $22,400 and took plenty of selfies with starstruck poker players.

With the Hustler investigation still underway and no evidence of cheating against her, Lew hasn't given any indication she will be leaving the LA poker scene anytime soon.

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