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Old 10-24-2016, 05:04 AM   #876
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

Love this guy Kassouf

Haters gonna hate (**** em)
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:05 AM   #877
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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.
You are correct sir. I was wrong.

Griffin Benger: In my head, especially just being on this journey in the main event, he was painted as this really villainous, obnoxious character -- someone who had brought a poor woman [poker player Stacy Matuson] to tears, and he was wasting everyone’s time. He was definitely represented to me in a light that, I think, was extreme when compared to what the reality was.

Benger: I definitely kind of just snapped because he was badgering me and badgering me, and I probably projected some things onto him.

Benger: It’s weird -- I’m looking forward to seeing it, but I’m not particularly proud of the way that I reacted. I certainly felt proud at the time, especially with the other people at the table, like Gordon Vayo, who I think said, “You’re my hero for doing that.” I’m a huge superhero fan, and it kind of played into this superhero complex.

Benger: I think the fact that I did react the way I did is a testament to the stuff that he does, that it works in some ways.

Benger: There’s not a lot of time to breathe and reflect when you’re playing the main event. You’re playing 10, 12 hours a day and you’re not getting a lot of sleep … you kind of hear things peripherally, and you have to make judgments about what’s going on. Based on the coverage I’ve seen, and upon reflection, he isn’t nearly as bad as I thought he was at the time.
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:24 AM   #878
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

What is the context of Benger telling Kassouf to "check your privilege"?

Obviously white Englishmen are alpha to white Canadian men, but even so.
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:30 AM   #879
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

Someone needs to make a Wil Kassouf Thug Life
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:11 AM   #880
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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
Just saw the hand now. Oh boy!
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:24 AM   #881
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Well Will would admit he is bush league so whats your point?

He's humble about it and I for one respect that. After his 300K cash where did will go? He went straight back to the UK circuit and played low stakes events such as the Goliath which is a 100 6000 player comp. Can you imagine how good that is for poker? UK players seeing someone with that result play there comp?? Bringing so much people into the game. Unlike most pros the guy is humble however hard that is to imagine. Even after that results he is cool with just grinding 2/5 and 1/2.

All the players on his table episode 12 can do 1, episode 12 really pissed me off, Bleznicks dig saying I will stake you for the 109 rebuys, oooh the arrogance. Mathew Moss proved himself a true **** aswell.

Ok so the tanking, that I agree with and I do think will is nave to that fact. I mean if everyone tanked like him it would be a big problem and he should see that for sure....

Talking when someones making a decision is perfectly fine and a big part of how poker was in the good old days, I would like to see it come back! everyone should talk, a battle of wits aswell as math and fundamentals

Just my 2 cents but I haven't watched this new episode yet as I am in the UK so not uploaded yet haha maybe I will change my mind
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Old 10-24-2016, 07:16 AM   #882
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Someone needs to make a Wil Kassouf Thug Life
they exist seen them on facebook

Bengers outburst was pathetic
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Old 10-24-2016, 07:29 AM   #883
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Call the clock on him fair enough but there was some amount of whinging going on. All the players on the table in episode 12 are tools
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Old 10-24-2016, 07:42 AM   #884
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Whatever happens, Benger comes off as a huge *******.

After watching that I feel he needs to check himself more than anyone else.
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Old 10-24-2016, 07:54 AM   #885
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Hopefully, one positive by-product of that display is how pathetic virtue-signalling SJWs and those that use expressions like "check your privilege" really are.

They are a cancer to free-thought, fun, and frivolity.

p.s -- Vayo is a whiny beeyatch who should be embarrassed to identify as a man (If that is what he does as I could not tell from his behavior).

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Old 10-24-2016, 08:18 AM   #886
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Benger not giving Kassouf a count was pretty bad, I understand he was pissed at him but that reeks of Tiffany Michelle.
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:25 AM   #887
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When Begger was going "you are verbally abusing me" I thought he was about to start crying.
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:50 AM   #888
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Hopefully, one positive by-product of that display is how pathetic virtue-signalling SJWs and those that use expressions like "check your privilege" really are.

They are a cancer to free-thought, fun, and frivolity.

p.s -- Vayo is a whiny beeyatch who should be embarrassed to identify as a man (If that is what he does as I could not tell from his behavior).
Indeed. I dont think I couldve cringed harder when that guy went "check your privilige" God the douche chills that went through my body. What a ****.

Americans just cant handle the bantz.
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:07 AM   #889
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Hopefully, one positive by-product of that display is how pathetic virtue-signalling SJWs and those that use expressions like "check your privilege" really are.

They are a cancer to free-thought, fun, and frivolity.

p.s -- Vayo is a whiny beeyatch who should be embarrassed to identify as a man (If that is what he does as I could not tell from his behavior).


Whole outburst made my skin crawl. So blissfully ignorant and self-satisfied. God help generation snowflake when real hardship hits.
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:14 AM   #890
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He also shouts lies at the top of his lungs about how he isn't breaking the rules
that makes him smart
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:01 AM   #891
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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.
Exactly.

And why is it that those most hateful always use the "haters gonna hate" line?

So weak that the closer the behavior in the WSOP ME gets to Jersey Shore, the more people praise it.
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:12 AM   #892
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

Since the topic has shifted to Griffin Benger's judgment and social justice warrior mentality, what Griffin pulled on twitter to apokerplayer/Zach Elwood last week is definitely noteworthy.

Zach discussed over a series of tweets the sexual allegations made against Trump. My take and recollection of the tweets was that Elwood was critical of Trump and said he thought the allegations were true. He did offer a balanced comment that claims in general would be taken more seriously if the people making them do so quickly instead of waiting which seems reasonable.

Griffin retweeted one of Zach's tweets and misrepresented Zach's stance by putting an inaccurate summary of the comments in quotes as if it was Zach's and giving the impression Zach was critical of women who don't report assault immediately.

It was a pretty shady thing to do to pull one tweet out of a series, in which Zach was coming down on the accuser in the series, and using this one tweet and twisting it to somehow make it fit his agenda. Griffin sent it to his followers and got to pat himself on the back so they got to think he's a great guy for being anti-sexual assault as if that's an edgy stance. This came at the cost of course of having to misrepresent what Zach said and publicly shame him and set him up as Griffin did.

I think all of this plays into Griffin's misguided superhero complex/social justice warrior mentality.


https://twitter.com/griffinbenger/st...40658997010434


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Old 10-24-2016, 10:12 AM   #893
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In stressful situations people show how they really are.

Kassouf had a strategy not a pretty one I admit, but he never lost his grace and poker have new hero.
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:17 AM   #894
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Interesting this from Vayo, tweeting this in regards to him lying about Kassouf bringing a woman to tears and deleting it later:
http://imgur.com/a/HD1Sv
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:26 AM   #895
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Say what you want about Kassouf. tanking - yes. annoying - probably. rule breaking - maybe?. But he never abused anyone from what I could see. Benger just came out of this like a complete dick. I hope he busts out in 9th, KK into AA. Should be ashamed of himself.
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:38 AM   #896
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grunch after watching last night

1) As consumer of poker TV.... I'm a HUGE Kassouf fan !!

2) Benger came off pretty horrid. Regardless of situation in that hand, Bengerhad lost all emotional control in his tirade against Boss man in last hand. Hard to win at poker with low levels of emotional intelligence.

3) MOST IMPORTANTLY. On what planet does Benger not deliver the most EPIC slow roll of ESPN/WSOP coverage on that last hand? If his head wasn't all turned upside down by Kassouf strat, then he would have thought through the situation more carefully and done the obvious thing. SLOWWWW ROLLLLLLL wit dem aces !!!!!!!

4) Felt bad for boss man, but cooler was perfect ending to the story (only thing missing was the most obv slow roll of all time or even better, K on the river )

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Old 10-24-2016, 10:55 AM   #897
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Someone needs to make a Wil Kassouf Thug Life
that and also Dimitri reacts to Kassoufs elimination lol

please someone deliver
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:59 AM   #898
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Benger just came out of this like a complete dick. I hope he busts out in 9th, KK into AA. Should be ashamed of himself.
I'd prefer his 88 vs 98s and the board runs out 2KKAA so he loses to the 9 high kicker.
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:15 AM   #899
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

Self-righteousness aside, I can at least understand an allegation of verbal abuse when he'd just been talking at him and not getting a response for 15 mins. But "check your privilege" is just laughable. My guess is he doesn't even know where this term originates from or what is meant by it. If he did I feel like he would realize how much of a joke it becomes when you say it at a poker table full of white men. Alternatively, maybe not.
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:21 AM   #900
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it sucks without Kassouf
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