Boy Wins Half a Million on Online PokerPublished March 20, 2010 by OCR Editor
Website refuses to play, claiming the boy from India committed account fraud.
An eight-year-old Indian boy has won $500,000 in a game of online poker, according to reports doing the rounds of the Internet.
Aashikh Nanak, who hails from northern city of Chandigarh, used his uncle's account to sign up a poker site (the site has not been revealed) before earning his fortune. But his family is now involved in a legal stoush after the site in question claimed the boy was underage and had engaged in account fraud.
Lawyers representing the family claim no fraud was involved, adding that the side had paid out winnings to Aashish on previous occasions through a PayPal account.
They are also claiming the site was aware of his prodigious talents and had even given him the name of "Littlepokerwizard."
The young boy is obviously particularly gifted to be able to achieve such a feat. He reportedly mastered computers by the age of three, and was a poker expert by the age of six.
Whether he is paid the money he won remains to be seen.