Some poker entertainment


Some poker entertainment

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Sebastian Boehme    (2008-11-20)
Some poker entertainment

Hi, I just thought since poker has become the new topic of the day here I'd share some video I consider a very interesting poker example and still entertaining. It's the highest pot that was ever battled out in High Stakes Poker, maybe some of you already know it. Here you go:

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-11-26 11:19:40)
High Stakes Poker

Nice :) .. Four of a kind vs. Full house

Reminds me a bad adventure on this server already ;)

Benjamin Block    (2008-11-26 15:41:54)
Two time?

with no cheat and no program error? Four of a kind already at this site it is very good.
I have only get 4 of one kind 3 times in my live. Two with 6 and 1 with 9. My best hand ever is with four 9.
I did have fluch one time but my oppenent did have royal fluch :(

Don Groves    (2008-11-27 01:16:27)
My best hand

I was once dealt a pat straight flush, two through six of clubs! The only problem was I was down to my last $2 in a 2/4 game of five card draw, so that was all I could bet. I was all in before the draw and some other guy made a full house on the draw and won more than I did :-(

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-03-05 14:25:29)
Best of Tony G

I never heard about this Tony G before but he makes poker quite "spectacular" :)

This best of just for fun...

Don Groves    (2009-03-06 04:27:02)
Tony G?

I doubt other players at his table think of it as "fun." He will likely be served up a knuckle sandwich if he keeps it up long enough.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-03-06 12:36:07)
Tony G

Sure, I wouldn't like to play with him, but that's quite funny to watch.. or maybe I'm just kind of pervert :)

Anthony Jones    (2009-03-06 13:06:37)
Perverse poker

Its certainly gripping to watch, but the level of aggression he displays is borderline unethical due to the intimidation of his opponents.
As tournament director i'd offer him a single warning before booting him out.
Imagine the same actions in chess after winning a pawn! Although i do remember Nigel Short saying that in a world Junior champs when he was 15 he played a move and Kasparov laughed in his face before crushing him....

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-03-06 13:53:51)
Perverse chess & poker

Huh, I didn't hear about that story about Short & Kasparov but surely it reminds me one movie about chess.. maybe the one with Christophe Lambert.

Anyway you're right, such behaviour couldn't be tolerated, I'm quite surprised this guy can play in broadcasted tournaments. Maybe "special rules" for the TV show only, even explaining the behaviour in this case.

Anthony Jones    (2009-03-06 14:25:26)
TV influence

Ya, i'm sure the producers of the TV show & the sponsors are overjoyed at such actions. The highest profile players nicknames are after all 'Poker Brat' and 'The Mouth'.
Maybe if there was any chess on television, the behaviour of players may deteriorate!?
I once witnessed a player in a tournament react to losing by flipping the board and pieces over his opponent, knocking his chair over and storming out!!
Is this what chess needs to 'jazz' it up?

Nadia Kaif    (2009-03-20 05:12:10)
Not interested in poker

Not interested in poker

Nick Burrows    (2009-04-11 06:45:24)
A truly psychic 'laydown'

Nick Burrows    (2009-04-13 16:17:16)
a 1 : 2.7 billion hand!

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-04-21 20:24:02)
Nice fold

To fold with three jacks is really hard :)