Tennis

Diego Schwartzman vs Kevin Anderson – Round of 16 – Roland Garros 2018

This is something probably you won’t see anyone talking about, and honestly Kevin Anderson is the last person on earth I would ever accuse of rigging games, he is a very honest player, and what’s good about him is that he plays honestly.

However, the 3rd set between him and Schwartzman (that has just ended several minutes ago) has taken several twists including some unexplained behavior in the betting market as well.

Basically, Anderson, leading 2-0 in the sets, broke Schwartzman in the 3rd set, he was leading 5-4 in that set and was serving for the match – the odds on Schwartzman have reached as high as 21.00 @ Bet365 and he was already a “sure loser” (and Anderson is a “sure winner”)…. now check this out:

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Don’t get me wrong, Schwartzman can play amazing Tennis, he has amazing shots and he can definitely break Anderson, but if you would check the replay – there were so many calls against Anderson.

Almost all of his serves were 2nd serves, some are very doubtful, one point where he won whilst Schwartzman was leading 6-5 was a point where Schwartzman complained about the ball not being called out – the umpire gave him the point without much of hesitation.

At time of writing, Anderson is leading 2-1 in the 4th Set, all first 3 games in the 4th Set were a break of service. The market in BetFair on this one has skyrocketed in the 3rd Set:

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You realize that is over $10,000,000 of matched bets?! Just for comparison Nadal who’s playing at the moment is not even touching the $2 million of matched bets.

I personally don’t mind having drama in the match, it’s actually very good and more entertaining, but pushing the other player on 2nd serve repeatedly is raising too many flags in my opinion.

Whatever it is Schwartzman deserves lots of credit but the officials of this match deserve another investigation into the way this works hand in hand with the betting markets around the world.

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Basketball

Cleveland vs GS Game 1 – 100% Rigged

GS is leading 107-106, 5 seconds to go, a foul is called, Cleveland has 2 free throws. George Hill with 80% from the Free Throw line scores the 1st one …

Then this happened:

Hill could have firstly scored and still force GS to score within 5 seconds which is not easy, instead he was “aiming” for a sure miss, then JR Smith took the rebound and instead of trying to score he just wasted the time for no reason.

The guys on TV said maybe he didn’t know the score properly … was he? Look at his face in the video, looks like he wanted to accomplish something and was satisfied with it, he isn’t looking disturbed or annoyed about what he did, these players are acting like tools and they honestly don’t really care if they win or lose!

Rigged Level: 100 out of 10

See also here:

https://247sports.com/nfl/seattle-seahawks/ContentGallery/Seahawks-players-fans-react-to-JR-Smiths-NBA-finals-gaffe-and-refs-118698387/#118698387_8

 

Non-Sports

Taylor McKenzie – Scam

I got a phone call a few days ago from someone named Peter from Taylor McKenzie. He had a British accent and sounded very British, so I was pretty sure he is from a company called Taylor McKenzie in the UK. I went to listen what he has to say.

He offered me to invest in a company called Novocure (Stock symbol: NVCR), explaining the company is going to announce a multi billion contract in the very near future, that is some inside information they have and it hasn’t gone to the public yet, so they are offering me to buy the stock with them, they managed to get it at a price of $28 (current price was $31) and they charge 1% commission and whilst they cannot guarantee their goal is to make me money.

Basically, Peter said he is so sure the stock would go up so they need 90 days, they would monitor the stock for me, they would put a stop loss of 10% so I won’t lose more than 10% in the very worse case and he would call me to tell me when to sell the stock. Now I see indeed the stock has gone up in value but it did sound suspicious they have an inside information about it, I mean after all if they know something before the market – why would they share it with the public?!

Anyway I went to Taylor McKenzie website in the UK (TaylorMcKenzie.co.uk) and I even spoke to them over the phone – that was their official response:

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So that was the first red flag, as Taylor McKenzie in the UK, based on their experience with other people – claimed it is “a fraudulent attempt to get money from investors”.

Then I looked up the phone number they called me from and did further Google searches – see these 2 links:

https://www.tellows.com/num/%2B81398225473 (This is the number they called me from)
https://www.numberlookup.com.au/number/816695684235 (Another number they used previously)

If you check the comments there you would come across comments such as this:

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And check this out:

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Apparently they were saying the same thing in October 2017 (It’s June 2018 now!)

In my last phone conversation with Peter I asked him where he is calling from, and he said Japan and the phone showed a Japanese phone number, so I looked up this company in Google and found they use the same name just with a dot net domain.

So I emailed the company asking if they have a Peter guy working for them – I sent my email to info@taylormckenzie.net because that is the only website I could find for this company in Japan – their response was as follows:

We can confirm that we do have a Peter working here. We can also confirm
that we are an institutional brokerage firm.

Jennifer Hsu
Accounts Department

Taylor McKenzie
Izumi Garden Tower
1 Chome-6-1 Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo
106-0032 Japan
Tel.: +81 3 4579 5691

Okay, so I replied & asked – Thanks, can I have Peter’s email address please?

Their replied as follows:

Please find attached business card.

Regards,

Mr. Peter Heywood
Director of Institutional Trading

That looked extremely suspicious – firstly the first email was signed under Jennifer Hsu and several hours later under Peter Heywood. This is the business card that was enclosed to the email:

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This looked already extremely suspicious and sounds like a scam – whoever wrote that email didn’t say “Hey, we spoke on the phone, if you have more questions let me know” … just sent a business cards as if they are trying to convince me they are a genuine company.

So I replied as follows:

Hi Peter,

I came across this link:

https://www.numberlookup.com.au/number/816695684235

There are lots of complaints there, someone pointing out the website (taylormckenzie.net) is only 9 months old (now 11).

Looks like the same thing I was told (worth investing in Novocure) was told to them in October 2017.

Do you have any information on your company? How long is it in business? How can I ensure the company is reliable and not a scam?

Appreciate answers in writing.

Regards,

XXXXXXXXXX

And I’ve never heard back from them.

I am not too sure how they got my phone number and my first name, but one thing I am sure of – this is 100% a scam … Please consider all these red flags:

  • The domain name of the company (TaylorMcKenzie.net) is only 11 months old, it has no credibility and it contains some Application Form to perhaps show some credibility but you have no real information about this company, its owners etc.
  • Why a Japanese company is using the exact same name of a reliable company in the UK with a very good feedback and reliability?
  • Why the UK company is advising not to trust this company?
  • Why if you google “Taylor McKenzie Japan” you would come across many articles with “Taylor McKenzie Warning” containing generic articles for SEO purposes (because if someone would be able to google and see straightforward results about them – no one would do business with them – so they are masking any bad reviews using SEO tactics)
  • Check the 2 links I provided above with lots of comments from people who received similar phone calls and are saying this is a scam as well.

This is not something anyone can trust, not with 100%, not with 50% and not even with 1% – this is a scam, pure and simple.

If you ever come across this – please share this article with others to they can be informed as well.

Soccer

KSI laughing at Karius

If you don’t know who KSI is, he is a very famous YouTuber and unofficially a boxer who’s going to fight against Logan Paul, another famous YouTuber in August this year (and yes, you can even place bets on that event). KSI has over 18 million subscribers, and he came up with this video yesterday:

As of now the video has over 2 million views already, and basically it’s good to see someone taking what Karius did with some sense of humor, but if what he did has crossed so many lines you can only imagine what really was the motive to do what he did.

Were these truly genuine mistakes? No one knows but surely what happened in that match is a one big controversy.

 

Basketball

Cleveland against Golden State – Again…

This is the 4th time it happens, and you can only wonder why… probably these 2 teams are so easy to be manipulated (as we saw by having 7 games in each side of the coast).

It’s definitely not going to produce lots of rating seeing the same thing over and over again but you can only assume there was enough rating until now the the NBA lets the best teams aka the same old teams take over.

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Is it going to be interesting? The NBA would try to make sure it is, Adam Silver the NBA Commissioner has definitely changed the league into a gambling establishment, he just wants people to bet as much as possible on his games, and that’s just sad.

At least before he was in place, David Stern wasn’t so pushy towards legalized gambling and sports betting and including the NBA in all that, but Silver is not ashamed of doing so, and this is such a shame the NBA needs to produce ways for gamblers to bet more on the NBA (and what’s better than Cavs-Warriors for producing it).

Likewise, if you saw Game 7 and saw how Houston led in the 1st half, you would see it was all a show, both halves, the total was also scripted (live line never got under 193.5 and it ended with 193 points so all “over” bettors would lose it).

What a sad day for the NBA and for the world of sports, we’re living in great times indeed.

 

Basketball

ZeroHedge also claims the NBA is Rigged

Have you heard of ZeroHedge before? If not let me fill you up – ZeroHedge is a very popular website that actually could foresee turning events such as the vote for Brexit winning in the UK, Trump becoming a US president, and this site contains lots of important news that many like to read.

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ZeroHedge as of today is 1,880 in Global Alexa, 657 in the US, so the site has lots of credibility, or otherwise no one would have read it…

Now guess what ZeroHedge is claiming – THE NBA IS RIGGED:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-27/nba-rigged

In the article, they explain how the NBA is using many techniques in order to get the desired outcome such as forcing Game 7 into the Western Conference Finals. They also bring a Youtube video there showing how the referees rigged the game and caused Houston to lose it.

You should expect more and more calls coming out like this in the future, with the power of media and sites like ZH more and more people would be aware of the corruption that takes place around Sports (and especially “Professional Sports”) as of nowadays.

 

Basketball

A one man team is in the NBA Finals of 2018

Forgive me but I cannot understand this strong bond or blind love the NBA has to LeBron James. Game 7 ended 87-79 (166 points in total, “Super Under” the total of 197) … LeBron scored 35 points out of 87 … that is 40% of the total points Cleveland scored altogether:

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And guess who scored almost 20 points for the Cavs? Jeff Green … have you ever heard of him? Probably not, because he played instead of Kevin Love and he wanted to show how good he is, no problem with that, and good for him.

If you look at these numbers you clearly see the Cavs is a one man team, take LeBron out of there and you would get a team that wouldn’t even reach the Playoffs anymore … e.g. JR Smith played 42 minutes and scored only 12 points (0 assists) …..

So why the NBA wants a one man team to advance?

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Read the next post about ZeroHedge in order to get some insights about this.