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Old 11-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Nat Geo "Inside Underground Poker"

Not sure if this is the right section to post this in, but i was browsing the guide, and saw there is a show on Nat Geo tonight called "Inside Underground Poker". seems to be covering poker in NYC.

"Across New York City, an underground economy exists that pulsates with danger, allure and adrenaline — generated by clandestine high-stakes poker games. One of the top games in the city is run by Mikey Tatts, who has cultivated an eclectic roster of players and friends, including Wall Street brokers, doctors, business owners, drug dealers, pimps and people who make their living playing cards. "
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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Re: Nat Geo "Inside Underground Poker"

I was at a random NYC club when a Nat Geo filming crew came in for "american gypsies". It was so random and funny. Fake money, fake arguements, fake everything. They just filmed at a table in the corner while the rest of us played thinking "wtf is a film crew doing here". They later told us what it was for. Oh and we all had to fill out those disclosure sheets for our faces to be visible or blurred.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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Groundbreaking, more good exposure for the game we all love.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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Is this really good exposure, or is that a touch of sarcasm. Can't see much good in this!
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:26 PM   #5
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Re: Nat Geo "Inside Underground Poker"

Anytime i see underground this or that, it sounds like a how prohibition doesn't work story. Is my glass half full? Probably. Will be watching though.
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clips:
http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...me-this-favor/
http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...up-or-shut-up/
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:52 PM   #7
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Airs @ 8pm and 11pm tonight on NatGeo. EST anyway
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #8
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Seems like an interesting watch. I'll tune in.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:04 PM   #9
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I watched the 2nd clip and there was a fight between two guys. Looks like another fake reality show.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #10
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weird, jersey shore is now poker
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:45 PM   #11
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Hey Guys.. It's real.. "No Fake reality here"..
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:41 PM   #12
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I hope for episode to be published in youtube so i can watch.
seems interesting.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:19 PM   #13
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Thanks for reminding me why I prefer to play poker on the internet.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:16 PM   #14
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Nat Geo is part of the "Digital Preferred Tier" of my cable plan. Apparently Im not paying enough money to my cable company for me to access this "tier". Guess I am ass out. Unreal.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:23 PM   #15
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This may be the worst poker show ever made. Freaking redic.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #16
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this show seems to be pandering to fish

hence, i ****in love it
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #17
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Secret to my game, is to ask somebody the score of the Knicks game. If they give me the correct score, I fist pump and profit!
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:55 PM   #18
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show is horribad in every way.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #19
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Let's analyze that last hand shall we.

Flop comes 2c7c6c Joey Mush says I have the Kc, so I need to bet just in case my second nut hand comes I can get paid off. Turn is the 7d, he says, "The turn is a complete blank" huh? Except for the fact its a paired board and you are still rooting for the second nuts. Then the river Ac comes, and he says i have the nuts. LOL I could not stop laughing watching this.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:03 PM   #20
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I watched this and found it entertaining. The manufactured storylines were likely mostly BS but w/e.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:08 PM   #21
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There is no possible way that was real.From the late night meeting with "Mush" and his nephew, "Dom" to the fight between "Dom" and "Mike" at the game. Everything about this show was extraordinarily contrived.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:10 PM   #22
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was that all 5-10? I would play in it.

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:19 PM   #23
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semifake
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #24
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I love that the tough dude with scar marks on his face got his eyebrows neatly waxed.

Makes it look like he moonlights as a tranny in a burlesque show.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:12 AM   #25
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:22 AM   #26
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So why is NatGeo making fake tv shows now? I thought they were better than that.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:31 AM   #27
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Awful. Just awful. Jersey Shore of poker.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:34 AM   #28
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Re: Nat Geo "Inside Underground Poker"

Set DVR to record next episode
Watched 5 minutes of currently running episode
Cancelled DVR recording

Just terrible
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:36 AM   #29
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Re: Nat Geo "Inside Underground Poker"

Half way through it and like it. If it is fake I would like it to be a series.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:41 AM   #30
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One of the most comical things I've ever witnessed in my entire life. Being from Staten Island, I'll try and contribute what I know about this.

I've played in real life, albeit not at this game, with two of these people, Breezy and Joe "Rocks". Breezy is actually an excellent LAG player who i've spent a decent deal of time playing with at other SI clubs, 2/5 NL. Joe "Rocks" used to run an excellent timed 1/2 NL game in downtown Brooklyn.

Most of the streets they show Mike Tats driving around while "scouting locations" are the same spots, repeatedly, within 5 minutes of going over the bridge into Brooklyn on the BQE. They've shown him on 65th Street multiple times already.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:44 AM   #31
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2out how about you do a new thread about NYC Underground.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:48 AM   #32
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About this show or about the concept in general? Plenty of other guys on this site play the underground clubs, I honestly used to go very frequently but have sworn off any illegal, raked games due to myriad issues such as the ones seen in this show.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:49 AM   #33
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Mike needs to wear his seatbelt
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:50 AM   #34
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About the scene in general. I actually like the show but, then I am desperate for any poker shows. Thing I like is that if you watch this just as a fiction show this would be a great pilot for a show.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:52 AM   #35
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LOL @ paying the guy by check
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:02 AM   #36
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I enjoyed the show. It reminded me that I would like a series like this or Rounders. Just have a rotating poker game in NYC get a bunch of good character actors and give them a basic script and films there lives.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:04 AM   #37
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That was so absolutely horrendous. What a disgrace
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:06 AM   #38
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This was a series?
I really hope not
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:12 AM   #39
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LOL @ paying the guy by check
Not too crazy. I've had a guy pay me by check and a mutual friend vouch.

E: actually I think he signed his pay check over to me. Kinda sad now that i think about it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:21 AM   #40
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Ive also seen payment by check.
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When I was in the scene, Tatts always talked about how great it would be to get cameras in the game. If the show was more genuine it could be half decent, but as is no way it survives past a couple episodes.

Im curious who 2Outsnoprob is, since other than Breez and another 2p2er I know irl, I did not play anybody else who was good. The games are tough to beat for a significant sample because of mainly the insane raking, dealer stealing and all the hazards/headaches that come with being in this scene.
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Ive also seen payment by check.
I played kinda regularly for 2 yrs and never heard of a check.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:25 AM   #43
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Re: Nat Geo "Inside Underground Poker"

Were you in this show?
You know the guy who ran it, was it real?
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:34 AM   #44
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Re: Nat Geo "Inside Underground Poker"

have played with a few of these guys several times at a club on staten island.

"mikey tats" is the biggest nit in the game yet he loves to call everyone else in the game a stone, and bitch about every hand he loses.

breezy is not a complete drooler, but he's a aggro spazzmonkey and i find his bluffs to be obvious a lot of the time. not surprised to see him being portrayed as the shark.

"joey mush" is definitely one of the worst players in the game, which is saying alot. pretty fitting he's portrayed as the fish.
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Were you in this show?
You know the guy who ran it, was it real?
No way. I stopped playing the clubs about 18 months ago. Even if I was still playing, I would never put myself on camera for this..

Its obvious everything in the show is scripted. Everybody shown is part of the SI poker crowd.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:48 AM   #46
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Re: Nat Geo "Inside Underground Poker"

Its so funny how different this SI poker scene is from NYC poker games. 60 dollar fold out table with kitchen chair. so funny.
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I understand how you feel, i played in a club Friday for the first time in ages, I couldn't believe how much rake they took out.
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funny how they made sure to point out Mikey makes all his $$ from tips, but he has no problem extorting joey mush to recruit players from other games
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Let's analyze that last hand shall we.

Flop comes 2c7c6c Joey Mush says I have the Kc, so I need to bet just in case my second nut hand comes I can get paid off. Turn is the 7d, he says, "The turn is a complete blank" huh? Except for the fact its a paired board and you are still rooting for the second nuts. Then the river Ac comes, and he says i have the nuts. LOL I could not stop laughing watching this.
LOL, sorry I turned it off before this gem.

(I really laughed at the opening "Breezy" bit about asking the score of the Knicks game, started surfing channels about 1/2 way thru. .... The show needs sub-titles at time.)
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