Charges have been made against Mr Stewart Pinkerton (SBU Member No 12868) that while playing online on BBO in the period between 2 and 14 July 2020 he had illicit knowledge of the layout of some hands obtained by ‘self-kibitzing’ and that he took advantage of that knowledge to improve his scores.

The defendant admitted the charges.

The Disciplinary Tribunal found that the defendant’s conduct constituted an offence under paragraph 2.2 of the SBU Disciplinary Code.

The Disciplinary Tribunal, at a hearing on 13 April, imposed a sanction of suspension of SBU membership for a period of 15 months from 14 April 2021 to 14 July 2022. The period of suspension has been mitigated by his guilty plea and expression of remorse.