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Old 01-25-2014, 02:47 AM   #1
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G-Man on Survivor

Didnrt see this posted anywhere but think its news. DeucesCracked coach G-Man, Garrett Adelstein, the toughest NL player I've ever played against, is a contestant on the new Survivor.

May God have mercy on the souls of the other contestants.
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:58 AM   #2
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He could do alright.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:07 AM   #3
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Re: G-Man on Survivor

sounds like he is a favorite unless they target him and eliminate him. But I figure he will find a way to keep his head low.

edit: just watched other interviews... wow. G has to be a huge favorite. gl to him.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:37 AM   #4
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pretty cool, gl
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:15 AM   #5
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he'll crush it for sure
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:41 AM   #6
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I stopped watching this show years ago, but I might have to check this out. GL G
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:13 PM   #7
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Hope he does well. Always wanted HU coaching from him.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:21 PM   #8
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Re: G-Man on Survivor

I remember when Garrett showed up at Casino Arizona after black friday. It was extraordinary how many people lined up to play with him because of the tremendous action he put in. I swear it appeared he opened close to half his hands and three bet most of them.

I first played a bit of 40-80 limit holdem with him without ever realizing he was the other voice on those GMan/Fslexcduck videos. Finally one day I sat down to play short handed 5-10 spread limit with him. I had the nerve to 3b Garrett with AQo, and it was the closest I ever came to wetting myself at a poker table.

I was playing a lot of graveyard that era and remember one night where it seemed the 5-10 broke around 1 am, the regs shambling off with their chips after the last fish left. Then I look up and see it's still going, Garrett heads up with P, a genial older man and relentless drinker. The thing is, I always regarded P as somewhat of a nitty game selector even as he was drinking (which he did so constantly it never really seemed to affect him) and P never played short, let alone headsup. Those two engaged in an epic headsup battle that was still going when I made my dawn exit. As I was driving home, all I could think was, did I just see WTF I thought I saw and what the heck happened to make P do that?

The thing was, no one except the best players seemed to understand there was cold brilliant reasoning behind Garrett's mayhem. Seemingly solid players mistook him for some dumb over-aggro roided up muscle-head, and couldn't wait to play with him. I never understood how anyone could talk to Garrett for any length of time without it becoming crystal clear that he was an extraordinary person, and player.

The best players clearly benefited from the craziness of the games he created, but I doubt they enjoyed the hands they had to play against him. Since he left over a year ago it seems like the 5-10 is mostly on life support, and my theory was that he earned his win rate many times over for the room because he made the games more fun for the fish, and more profitable for the best players. Now when the 5-10 runs it looks like paint drying, super nitty lineups preying on one or two fish.

Garrett was a ridiculous tornado that blew into town, tilting the untilt-ables until games became chip blizzards. He reminded me of Schwarznegger in Pumping Iron, not because of his body building, but because they both are supremely confident, amazing gifted, loudly gregarious, and at the end, stone cold killers at getting into their opponent's heads.

He left after too short a time, and when he did the room didn't just lose a hell of a character, but his games became far less fun and interesting, but to be honest, quite a bit less scary too.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:09 PM   #9
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Re: G-Man on Survivor

^^ Sounds like the type of guy that can win it or at the very least make it interesting. Read his bio and looks like he's really prepared for this. Never been a fan of the show before but will add it to my dvr to see if he develops some sort of player HUD out of coconut shells and rat droppings.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:31 PM   #10
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I remember when Garrett showed up at Casino Arizona after black friday. It was extraordinary how many people lined up to play with him because of the tremendous action he put in. I swear it appeared he opened close to half his hands and three bet most of them.

I first played a bit of 40-80 limit holdem with him without ever realizing he was the other voice on those GMan/Fslexcduck videos. Finally one day I sat down to play short handed 5-10 spread limit with him. I had the nerve to 3b Garrett with AQo, and it was the closest I ever came to wetting myself at a poker table.

I was playing a lot of graveyard that era and remember one night where it seemed the 5-10 broke around 1 am, the regs shambling off with their chips after the last fish left. Then I look up and see it's still going, Garrett heads up with P, a genial older man and relentless drinker. The thing is, I always regarded P as somewhat of a nitty game selector even as he was drinking (which he did so constantly it never really seemed to affect him) and P never played short, let alone headsup. Those two engaged in an epic headsup battle that was still going when I made my dawn exit. As I was driving home, all I could think was, did I just see WTF I thought I saw and what the heck happened to make P do that?

The thing was, no one except the best players seemed to understand there was cold brilliant reasoning behind Garrett's mayhem. Seemingly solid players mistook him for some dumb over-aggro roided up muscle-head, and couldn't wait to play with him. I never understood how anyone could talk to Garrett for any length of time without it becoming crystal clear that he was an extraordinary person, and player.

The best players clearly benefited from the craziness of the games he created, but I doubt they enjoyed the hands they had to play against him. Since he left over a year ago it seems like the 5-10 is mostly on life support, and my theory was that he earned his win rate many times over for the room because he made the games more fun for the fish, and more profitable for the best players. Now when the 5-10 runs it looks like paint drying, super nitty lineups preying on one or two fish.

Garrett was a ridiculous tornado that blew into town, tilting the untilt-ables until games became chip blizzards. He reminded me of Schwarznegger in Pumping Iron, not because of his body building, but because they both are supremely confident, amazing gifted, loudly gregarious, and at the end, stone cold killers at getting into their opponent's heads.

He left after too short a time, and when he did the room didn't just lose a hell of a character, but his games became far less fun and interesting, but to be honest, quite a bit less scary too.



i was sad when it ended tho


going to be fun to watch, gl garrett
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:02 PM   #11
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I've been good friends with Garrett for years, and I am very excited for him/the show. I don't know enough about the show to know his odds of winning, but I know he is very smart and obv has a lot going for him. I'll definitely be watching and rooting hard for him every week.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:24 PM   #12
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Wouldnt watch this crap show, but watching his interview, its hard to imagine any competitor being smarter or in better shape than G-man
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:31 PM   #13
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Re: G-Man on Survivor

He came across pretty douchey in his questionnaire but after everyone speaking so highly of him I'm thinking its a level.

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,2035....html#30086442
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:51 PM   #14
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I would imagine hes prob told to douche it up a bit by producers, im guessing
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:58 PM   #15
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He came across pretty douchey in his questionnaire but after everyone speaking so highly of him I'm thinking its a level.

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,2035....html#30086442
I actually found his answers hilarious, but I'm clearly biased by knowing him and his sense of humor.

I mean listing alcohol as a hobby?
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