Vampyr, on 2012-March-19, 18:11, said:
That's not quite what happened. Jourdain recognised the hand as one played many years ago by Garozzo. What I don't understand in the thread that is locked is, when you are using hand-dealt boards (!?!), how can you get UI? Preparing a board even when the CoC are so lax seems a) hard in a prestigious event and b) pointless when you are losing by loads. I think that maybe the player just guessed, looking for a big swing.
Prepping a board is not that hard if you practice, I'm sure S2000magic could pull it off without too much extra prep, and I think most clever card mechanics could do it with a bit of extra practice.
I've seen people deal sorted decks, at full speed and without looking at the cards, so that the hand is whatever they want. This was demonstrated for me at an NABC (but he was following the printout). I have no doubt he could have actually dealt the cards in another manner had he wished.
As to being pointless? Yes, I think the game is pointless when cheating, but many people do not. Pointless when you're losing anyways--every little bit helps.