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Old 10-08-2016, 07:19 AM   #376
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

Basically, the TD went on a power trip and arbitrarily enforced a penalty because he didn't like the player.

There is a zero percent chance this happens to a famous TV pro in the same situation, therefore the TD has shown clear bias. There's also a higher chance that a penalty would not have been enforced if the opponent was male, but that's an entirely separate issue. Women do get harassed at the table and a penalty is justifiable for abusive behaviour but despite Kassouf being perhaps 'annoying', he certainly wasn't abusive so a penalty isn't justified.
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Old 10-08-2016, 08:43 AM   #377
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

I'd love some clarification of how Stacy received the information about the straight flush hand.
Are people allowed to approach the table and whisper things in your ear?
Did Stacy leave the table to receive this whisper?
If so why the need to whisper?
Who was the whisperer?
Was the whisperer there in any official capacity ?
Was the whisperer known to Stacey?
If not why would Stacy trust this information and let it influence a decision "for her tournament life"?
Did anyone else witness this whispering?
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:17 AM   #378
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Contrast Kassouf with Per 'pair' whatshisname. He's only watchable cos of the shtick from Norman Chad, otherwise another drone who hardly says a word. ...
I played with Per on day 4 and he engaged in conversation. Television distorts things and makes it seem like less talkative people are stone silent. While he wasn't the most conversational person at the table, he spoke when he had something to contribute and did that in an engaging way. I enjoyed playing with him.
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:46 AM   #379
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I played with Per on day 4 and he engaged in conversation. Television distorts things and makes it seem like less talkative people are stone silent. While he wasn't the most conversational person at the table, he spoke when he had something to contribute and did that in an engaging way. I enjoyed playing with him.
Media cuts up and distorts "reality" to push a narrative. With editing and enough film, you can make anyone look good or bad around the table.
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:59 AM   #380
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Media cuts up and distorts "reality" to push a narrative. With editing and enough film, you can make anyone look good or bad around the table.
I'd love to see the edit that could paint Deeb in a good light.
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:05 AM   #381
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I'd love to see the edit that could paint Deeb in a good light.
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:42 AM   #382
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So after reading this thread I got spoiled on two of the November 9 by Stacey.
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Old 10-08-2016, 12:07 PM   #383
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So after reading this thread I got spoiled on two of the November 9 by Stacey.
I am pretty sure you got the better deal compared to the beating Stacey got here.
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Old 10-08-2016, 12:11 PM   #384
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Everything about the hand was mind blowing
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:11 PM   #385
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Regardless of what he said or anyone's hurt feelings, the simple matter is Kassouf PURPOSEFULLY stalls and slows down the game when he has already made a decision. That's scumbag behavior and defending anyone who does that makes you a scumbag as well.

Nuff said.
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:45 PM   #386
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Impromptu poll.

His "9 high like a boss" line was:

A. Phenomenal
B. Magnificent
C. Pure Brilliance
D. All of the Above
E. You have zero personality and didn't care for his line.
F. Marvelous
G. We're trapped on a planet of scumbags who thrive on hyper-scumbaggery and call it "personality".
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:48 PM   #387
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Old 10-08-2016, 02:46 PM   #388
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Kassouf is acting like a child and not like a boss.
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:03 PM   #389
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Kassouf is acting like a child and not like a boss.
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Old 10-08-2016, 04:14 PM   #390
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Just checked his Hendon Mob. Since the WSOP one of his cashes was in a 30 pound live event. I still think he is a boss though.
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Old 10-08-2016, 06:15 PM   #391
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Kassouf does sound quite a lot like David Brent when he's talking at the rail (on the wsop video) hehe
I thought the same. The clip where he repeatedly says "marvellous" is also reminiscent of the Fast Show's Ron Manager.
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Old 10-08-2016, 06:17 PM   #392
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

Add in a bit of Terry Tibbs too.
"Talk to me"
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:02 PM   #393
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Add in a bit of Terry Tibbs too.
"Talk to me"
Ha! Yes, I thought that too!
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:13 PM   #394
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I thought the same. The clip where he repeatedly says "marvellous" is also reminiscent of the Fast Show's Ron Manager.



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Old 10-09-2016, 12:53 AM   #395
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I thought the same. The clip where he repeatedly says "marvellous" is also reminiscent of the Fast Show's Ron Manager.
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Ah good video MeleaB, helps show the point (I was wondering if anyone else had noticed, or if they knew that i meant the UK office version). Really think Kassouf might have modelled himself on the character. Same accent, similar cringeworthy aim to his patter/babbling (although Kassouf does just seem to endlessly repeat himself).
I can see why they put it in the wsop video, for a bit of cringe factor drama.

I really think Kassouf should make a training video about his speech play, may have some comedy potential lol


Kassouf's patented SpeechPlay(TM) Training Video
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"You've memorized the charts and you've learnt all the maths, but that's not enough to beat todays games!
Tired of the grind? Learn to grind down your opponents!"

"Learn from the master - WSOP cash winner Kassouf and his patented SpeechPlay(TM) system."

(scene cuts to a drab and depressing UK office style set, where Kassouf stands infront of a whiteboard and a line of students who look both tired and slightly scared. The students are visibley worn down, blood-shot eyes etc. from dealing with their 'David Brent-esque' mentor. Kassouf in contrast, appears happy and bouyed up by his recent cash win).

Each student in turn, then learns parrot fashion, phrases from Kassouf. He says it, they say it back, ping-ponging back and forth, for an uncomfortably long time. The student repeats the phrase but fails dismally to mimic the estuary english / mockney accent and annoying manner every single time (as only the master can do it!).

(the patented phrases)
- 'You fold and show, I'll show... You fold and show I'll show.. You fold and show, I'll show...'
- 'I want you to call, I'll keep it friendly, you fold and show, I'll show...'
- 'COCONUTS!'

(camera pulls back to reveal various students driven visibley mad/almost suicidal from months of training at the SpeechPlay(TM) boot camp, some rolling on the floor, some rocking back on forth in their seat, wild-eyed, endless repeating the mantra to themselves :'you fold and show, I'll show... you fold and show, I'll show..')
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:51 AM   #396
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boss of clock
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:18 AM   #397
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Honestly, I just started watching the video of the 2016 WSOP just to try to figure out what the **** people are talking about in this thread. I am 50 seconds in and it was insufferable.
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:22 AM   #398
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then there's something wrong with you. who doesn't like it when someone "speech play" tank folds trash vs an open, wasting everyone's time and slowing down the action?

marvelous
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:40 AM   #399
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

Wasting time is a bad thing, but that would be solved with a shot clock. What's wrong with 20-30 seconds to act and each player gets 3x 1 minute extensions which are replenished at the start of each day of play?

Stalling is absolutely a bad thing, and calling the clock on players who take excessively long to act is fine. If someone is stalling every hand, literally call the clock on them every hand (although again a shot clock would be better) - but again, none of that is what Kassouf was penalised for. I'd be fine with a TD giving a penalty for excessive stalling/acting unreasonably slowly after a warning is given.
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:41 AM   #400
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then there's something wrong with you. who doesn't like it when someone "speech play" tank folds trash vs an open, wasting everyone's time and slowing down the action?

marvelous
I have no idea what you are talking about. But I assume that if I delve further into this thread, I am not going to like it. Presumably, it is already ****ed to hell anyway. Good luck.
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