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Old 10-24-2016, 12:40 AM   #851
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

oh geeez Benger. "you're a bully.... he [the tournament director] is not your daddy. he's not going to help you."

who's the bully?

In this interview Benger reflected that " I’m a huge superhero fan, and it kind of played into this superhero complex." Not quite how i would describe his reaction.

http://www.espn.com/blog/poker/post/...sop-main-event


that is really cringey to watch the overreaction of Benger and the rest of the table. I'm on the fence on Will, but he was really mistreated on his exit. The interview linked provides more details about comments that were made to him that didn't get aired.
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:52 AM   #852
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I liked will, but that bust hand is definitely a case of give and take.

I'm honestly surprised more people didn't just respond in kind and talk through his decisions.

I liked will and found him entertaining, but he also gave away the strength of his hands a lot (or at least as much as we saw of it).
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:52 AM   #853
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Benger confirmed worse than Will after reading that lovely interview. I've never seen so many cry babies in my life. Back to the internet and ghosting you go, Griffin.
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Old 10-24-2016, 01:37 AM   #854
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Benger didn't seem to be at that table for long, and I'm guessing much of his opinion of Kassouf was off of what he had heard. Kassouf's interaction with Matuson had largely been represented as abusive by the media, and it's likely that much of everything else that he heard was consistent with that. He had probably been told that Kassouf was berating every player he was heads up with (and had probably been informed that the TD wasn't doing enough to stop it), so Benger felt responsible to let Kassouf know that it was crossing the line.
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Old 10-24-2016, 01:45 AM   #855
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Benger didn't seem to be at that table for long, and I'm guessing much of his opinion of Kassouf was off of what he had heard. Kassouf's interaction with Matuson had largely been represented as abusive by the media, and it's likely that much of everything else that he heard was consistent with that. He had probably been told that Kassouf was berating every player he was heads up with (and had probably been informed that the TD wasn't doing enough to stop it), so Benger felt responsible to let Kassouf know that it was crossing the line.

doesn't make his outburst ok imo. he had aces. what more could he want. why on earth would you snap on a guy when you're holding the nuts, it makes no sense.
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Old 10-24-2016, 01:58 AM   #856
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doesn't make his outburst ok imo. he had aces. what more could he want. why on earth would you snap on a guy when you're holding the nuts, it makes no sense.
Ah, you can't figure that one out? Maybe think about it for a second or two.
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Old 10-24-2016, 01:58 AM   #857
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Benger should have slow rolled him with those AA... you know...talk to him for 5 minutes, using speech play to get info. that would have been awsome.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:00 AM   #858
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doesn't make his outburst ok imo. he had aces. what more could he want. why on earth would you snap on a guy when you're holding the nuts, it makes no sense.
it was not outburst. it was speechplay to make him go all in lol. guess who he learned it from...
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:11 AM   #859
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Benger's safe space was being violated. BENGER LIVES MATTER!
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:12 AM   #860
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it was not outburst. it was speechplay to make him go all in lol. guess who he learned it from...
Check your privledge
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:27 AM   #861
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it was not outburst. it was speechplay to make him go all in lol. guess who he learned it from...
That was definitely an empassioned outburst. He kept running with it after the cards were face up, and was definitely tilted "Check your privilege." Deserves a spot on /r/cringe. How you can construe that as anything but a loss of control etc. amazes me.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:33 AM   #862
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Enjoyed the poker this year, more-so than any other year.

Let the love-in start next week. Weeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS---(Hope ESPN got with some the November Infant Nine and told them to leave their binkys at home)
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:35 AM   #863
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Re: &amp;quot;9 high like a boss&amp;quot;

Kassouf and the airtime he has in this series has been great. I don't particularly like him but I don't hate him and he has been entertaining.

I also don't for a second think gives himself anywhere near the advantage he thinks he does by talking so much though. He gives away a lot more than he imagines he gains.

I don't agree that Josephy comes across as a dick from what I've seen. I'd feel the same way if a guy is tanking to the extent Will is.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:46 AM   #864
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Gotta get something off the proverbial chest.

Everyone is moaning about time wasting, and I agree wholeheartedly. There should be some sort of solution. Time clock, what-not.

BUUUTTTT!!!! Do any of you remember some of the last ten years worth of Main Events? Not to mention some of the other high profile WSOP events during those years?

The silent tanking by a host of young poker wizards, underscore SILENT, has been change the channel, piss on the fire, drink some tea and go to sleep mind numbing.

Give me a moderate shot clock and nine lived-some-life personalities 365 out of 365.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:52 AM   #865
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

Vayo also seems like a toolbag as he relives someone getting coolered back to back hands (or the equivalent in TV poker)with like 17 people left in the main event. Ironic they are all talking about "being a good person" as they take enjoyment in someones agony.

Tough to look worse than Will, but some how multiple people did.

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Old 10-24-2016, 02:53 AM   #866
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

Props to Matt Moss for perfectly summarizing the situation in his bust-out interview (when most people are far too disappointed/emotional/whatever to be articulate). Friendly speech play beaking is fine, repeated pointless tanking that wastes everyone's time is not.

Also, anyone ever notice that happiness is inversely correlated with angrily shouting about how happy you are?
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:02 AM   #867
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im sad he is out, and what an annoying overreaction by that Benger and the table, also did not like those 3 who did not wanted to shake his hand... oh well.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:06 AM   #868
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Was Bengar actually mad or was he just trying to get Will to shove?

either way these episodes have been best in years.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:06 AM   #869
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So much lolza,

The English guy is annoying af but within his rights.

Woman does the whaa whaa cry cry and in come the social justice warrior cucks to save the day. Makes me sick.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:42 AM   #870
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

sweet sweet justice
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:50 AM   #871
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Don't care...if Kassouf was taking too long, Benger can call the clock, not launch into personal attacks. Kassouf is a pain in the ass, but he was doing nothing wrong besides wasting time. So - call the clock.

Kassouf was right - Benger let him get under his skin. He lost it.
strange, I thought he won.

anyway, dont care. Kassouf is a kunt and it was a pleasure watching him bust. People usually get what they deserve. Its not a coincidence ppl did not want to shake his hand.

P.S. Btw, advocating for a penalty for Benger when you are out of the tournament, crying like a little *****. That was pretty pathetic.
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:14 AM   #872
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yeah why did he go to the td after the elimination. sounds like benger was the one that got to him in the end.
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:16 AM   #873
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I'd be curious if this year's coverage was the record for fewest hands of poker shown per hour.
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:42 AM   #874
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Check your privledge
[x] privilege checked

Result incoming>>> I am a ****ing white male!

[lol love that meme]
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:54 AM   #875
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Nah the one on the episode that's airing now

Calls 1/3 stack on turn with draw, hits flush on river and fold when other guy puts him all in for his last 10 bb
Are you seriously questioning the play of James Obst? Please tell me that's not what you are doing.

EDIT: oh, not the straight flush hand

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