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Old 10-24-2016, 02:31 PM   #951
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

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thought the same thing.

a player on the broadcast mentioned that Kassaouf had bluffed off alot of his chips prior to cooler to hand. cant rem to who.
He called off like 5mil on that 89s hand too.

And then lost a big chunk with AA vs AJ the hand previous
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:34 PM   #952
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Agreed. I hate Trump but loved watching Kassouff annoy the **** out of all these douchbags. Makes sense that a guy so upset about Kassouff would make some weird politics connection.
he was literally the only reason to watch the WSOP ME episodes.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:34 PM   #953
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He called off like 5mil on that 89s hand too.

And then lost a big chunk with AA vs AJ the hand previous


He opened to 600k, then called a 4.1 M shove. How do some people get this stuff so completely wrong?
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:35 PM   #954
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He called off like 5mil on that 89s hand too.

And then lost a big chunk with AA vs AJ the hand previous
Yeah, over 4.1 M on the 89 and over 6 M on the AA vs AJ. He lost some to Josephy just before that as well.

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Old 10-24-2016, 02:36 PM   #955
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he was literally the only reason to watch the WSOP ME episodes.
Apparently some people would rather watch Father Josephy and his 5 nerdy disciples compliment each other on their plays and feel good about themselves.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:51 PM   #956
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Conceding the entertainment value of Kassouf and condoning his behavior are two separate things.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:59 PM   #957
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He opened to 600k, then called a 4.1 M shove. How do some people get this stuff so completely wrong?


I'm sorry your majesty, 4.1M not 5M.

You showed me
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:04 PM   #958
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I'm sorry your majesty, 4.1M not 5M.

You showed me
Right so he called off 3.5 M when there was 5 M in the pot, so he was getting almost 1.5-1, and with the hands they had, his odds were just fine.

It's not like it was some blow up hand that you're making it out to be.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:06 PM   #959
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I wasn't making anything out to be anything. The guy asked where his 30M went, and I spouted off the 2 hands that I could recall.

Remind me where in there I critiqued his play.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:13 PM   #960
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I just had to come into this thread and say... Kassouf made this tournament worth watching. Anyone who says otherwise is just wrong.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:20 PM   #961
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A few knock outs after Kassouf had busted, Jack Effel said the players could no longer call clock that it would be up to the tournament staff due to excessive stalling. So who were the stalling dbags so we can include them in our disdain for slow play?
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:43 PM   #962
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I just had to come into this thread and say... Kassouf made this tournament worth watching. Anyone who says otherwise is just wrong.
i would love to punch vayo, newinksi, benger all right in the face and laugh while they cry and call the police
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:44 PM   #963
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Stalling specifically for money bubbles is different altogether from stalling just to tilt other players. Play should have been made H4H.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:51 PM   #964
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Seeing the episodes now, seems liker Kassouf is a little bit on tilt, raising EP with 92s, and calling with K5s from the CO.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:56 PM   #965
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I find it ridiculous that the WSOP Main Event isn't H4H when it's down to 2 tables. Even 3 tables I think it should be.
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:11 PM   #966
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

I wrote a couple articles on Kassouf's verbal patterns and linked them in this thread in the Tells/Behavior forum: https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/246/poker-tells-behavior-hosted-zachary-elwood/wsop-kassoufs-verbal-tells-1634141/
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:21 PM   #967
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I find it ridiculous that the WSOP Main Event isn't H4H when it's down to 2 tables. Even 3 tables I think it should be.
Has been for years.
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:28 PM   #968
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Right so he called off 3.5 M when there was 5 M in the pot, so he was getting almost 1.5-1, and with the hands they had, his odds were just fine.

It's not like it was some blow up hand that you're making it out to be.
I think after all the controversy his strategy backfired. The fact everyone was against him really got to him and it obviously affected his play. He looked pretty angry too. 3mil river bet with set of AA was super bad, 3.5mil call with 89 was bad too.
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:42 PM   #969
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

I found it weird he turned AA into a bluff like that. Seemed like a bad spot to pick.
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:44 PM   #970
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I find it ridiculous that the WSOP Main Event isn't H4H when it's down to 2 tables. Even 3 tables I think it should be.
Yes. I think it would actually mean more hands per table on average if it stopped the stalling.

I didn't realize stalling for the purpose of levelling up was a problem (as opposed to tanking to figure out what to do in a hand).
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:53 PM   #971
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3.5mil call with 89 was bad too.
Perhaps , just perhaps , I am overthinking this, but here it goes:

Did he do that on purpose ... to look like a good guy?

Since he stalled before he called, 'letting' his opponent level up a pay jump.

I mean, why else would he risk so much one table away from the Nov 9 on 98hh when he is certainly behind 60 - 40 if not 90 - 10?? I think he really just wanted to be liked.
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:13 PM   #972
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Maybe he was trying to let everyone at his table reach pay jumps the enitre time
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:14 PM   #973
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Does Kassouf ever find a fold in that spot? It kinda seemed like he was considering a fold until Bengar's outburst. When Bengar "woke up" that was hilarious. Super silent and stoic then turns into a SJW. K on river would have been best WSOP moment of all time imo.
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:19 PM   #974
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Does Kassouf ever find a fold in that spot? It kinda seemed like he was considering a fold until Bengar's outburst. When Bengar "woke up" that was hilarious. Super silent and stoic then turns into a SJW. K on river would have been best WSOP moment of all time imo.


that would've been so awesome.

but we did however get another amazing moment in WSOP history as we saw Jared Bleznick get ousted. oh man I was so ****ing happy.
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:21 PM   #975
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

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Perhaps , just perhaps , I am overthinking this, but here it goes:

Did he do that on purpose ... to look like a good guy?

Since he stalled before he called, 'letting' his opponent level up a pay jump.

I mean, why else would he risk so much one table away from the Nov 9 on 98hh when he is certainly behind 60 - 40 if not 90 - 10?? I think he really just wanted to be liked.
He had a ton of chips, it wasn't that bad of a call. With that said, he's just an avg player who ran hot to go deep, he's gonna make mistakes. Not throwing shade, but I'd think he is reasonable enough to admit that as well.

Turning AA into a bluff wasn't that bad considering the action pre, on the flop, and on the turn. Where he made the mistake, imo, was not betting the turn and then firing the river as well. It's easy to say it was a bad bluff when you can see the hole cards, but worse than say, a Td is going to have a very tough time calling even just the river bet.

In the 89hh hand it seems pretty obvious he was trying to help the kid level up as he looked back at the other table multiple times.
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