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Old 10-25-2016, 12:17 AM   #1026
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I'm still saying that. Look at private games, for example. Who gets invited, the pro sitting there not saying a word with his headphones in or the guy interacting with the other players and having a little banter back and forth? The other Brit that went deep didn't take him serious at all, and they had a little fun going back and forth with each other. The pros and wanna be pros were the ones getting upset from what I saw.
Okay. We disagree 1000% on this point.

Let's agree to disagree.
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Old 10-25-2016, 12:18 AM   #1027
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Kassouf would never be invited to a home game (at least not more than once)
Private games don't normally consistent of dead silent passive aggressive cry babies, at least not the ones worth playing. The pros or good players that get into those games either chat it up with the fish and chirp a bit/give action or give %'s to the person running the game.
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Old 10-25-2016, 12:38 AM   #1028
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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.
This. I was hating Kassouf all the way through each and every episode but it's amazing how one PC Principal can make me feel a bit of sympathy for Kassouf.

CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously I didn't even know this was an actual thing in the USA after watching last seasons Southpark. I thought they were grossly exaggerating.

**** you Benger please lose quads to a straight flush and finish 9th.
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Old 10-25-2016, 12:49 AM   #1029
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

I've watched every episode of this main event, and thought Kassouf was incredibly annoying but he made for great TV.

After everything Kassouf did, Bengers "check your privilege" line made everything Kassouf said pale in comparison. I couldn't believe that line came out of a grown human being's mouth, at a poker table of all places. I had to replay it several times as I think this was more shocking than seeing Glenn's eyeball pop out from Lucille.
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:41 AM   #1030
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This. I was hating Kassouf all the way through each and every episode but it's amazing how one PC Principal can make me feel a bit of sympathy for Kassouf.

CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously I didn't even know this was an actual thing in the USA after watching last seasons Southpark. I thought they were grossly exaggerating.

**** you Benger please lose quads to a straight flush and finish 9th.
kassouf is obnoxious but the other guy is the biggest douche of all time. i could only hope he reads this .he should be SOO embarrassed. going down in douche bag infamy.

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Old 10-25-2016, 01:45 AM   #1031
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

its important to note that espn are making a tv show and i think a lot of opinions so far have shown a lack of appreciation for this

that being said i've come across dozens of players exactly as WK is portrayed in these episodes. they can range from mildly frustrating to incredibly boorish but they are by no means the worst type you will come across in a casino.

personally, two comments stood out in these episodes. firstly, the guy who said 'i'm sorry you had to go through that' to the guy who had to sweat his all-in decision. i've never heard anything quite like this at a table and it completely blew my mind. the guy in a 10k tournament, deep in the money, had to sit for 10 minutes and listen to the musings of an incessant talker? christ, give him a lollipop. somehow, this absolute nonsense was usurped by Griffin Bengers bizarre rant. clearly he was a bit rattled given how he Hellmuthed over his Aces and started bouncing around but what an embarrassing showing from a grown man.

i do agree that WK complaining after the fact is poor form; if you're going to apply that kind of verbal pressure you best have a thick skin because it will inevitably provoke a response. hard for me to argue that anyone came off well in these episodes, including the tournament staff
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:56 AM   #1032
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The majority of this thread:

One guy with no self-awareness acts like an annoying ******* for a week, and has been slowing down the game with his incessant tanking, he is asked numerous times to be respectful and refuses to admit he is doing anything wrong:

"OMFG HE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO HILARIOUS, GOOD FOR ME THE GAME! I WISH EVERYONE WAS LIKE THIS AT THE POKER TABLE, I WOULD ENJOY POKER SO MUCH MORE!!!!!"

The rest of the table, finally fed up with his childish, narcissistic behavior finally snaps back at him.

"OMFG, HOW COULD THEY POSSIBLY DO THAT???? HE DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DESERVE THAT HOW DARE THEY??? WHAT JERKS???"

It's tough to really get upset with people who stereotype poker players negatively, when 90% of a poker forum are taking the side of an obvious moron.

I guess its easier to relate to a like-minded, self-centered, delusional brat, than established players who are more successful than most post of these posters will ever be put together.
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:56 AM   #1033
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I would snap bet all the people itt acting like WK is not annoying would the the first in line complaining to the TD after hour 10 on day 7.

The logic itt is hilarious...

"I wasnt annoyed watching it for 4 minutes, cumulatively, over 6 episodes of a tv show so clearly I can safely conclude that my feelings would be the same after 10 hours of it at the table. This is obviously true even though all his opponents, at every table shown, feel the opposite. My 4 minute exposure is clearly better data because I'm awesome and not some SJW. Go me."
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:04 AM   #1034
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I would snap bet all the people itt acting like WK is not annoying would the the first in line complaining to the TD after hour 10 on day 7.

The logic itt is hilarious...

"I wasnt annoyed watching it for 4 minutes, cumulatively, over 6 episodes of a tv show so clearly I can safely conclude that my feelings would be the same after 10 hours of it at the table. This is obviously true even though all his opponents, at every table shown, feel the opposite. My 4 minute exposure is clearly better data because I'm awesome and not some SJW. Go me."
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:05 AM   #1035
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I would snap bet all the people itt acting like WK is not annoying would the the first in line complaining to the TD after hour 10 on day 7.

The logic itt is hilarious...

"I wasnt annoyed watching it for 4 minutes, cumulatively, over 6 episodes of a tv show so clearly I can safely conclude that my feelings would be the same after 10 hours of it at the table. This is obviously true even though all his opponents, at every table shown, feel the opposite. My 4 minute exposure is clearly better data because I'm awesome and not some SJW. Go me."
this, obviously
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:06 AM   #1036
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I would snap bet all the people itt acting like WK is not annoying would the the first in line complaining to the TD after hour 10 on day 7.

The logic itt is hilarious...

"I wasnt annoyed watching it for 4 minutes, cumulatively, over 6 episodes of a tv show so clearly I can safely conclude that my feelings would be the same after 10 hours of it at the table. This is obviously true even though all his opponents, at every table shown, feel the opposite. My 4 minute exposure is clearly better data because I'm awesome and not some SJW. Go me."
they can't but apparently you can? that's some hilarious logic
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:10 AM   #1037
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

there's two types of people here for sure ITT

trolls, who like WK

and regular people who don't like fun.

I'm a troll, and like WK's antics. finally.

y'all were bitching last year when McKeehan wasn't talkative. said it was boring yadda yadda yadda.

and now it's not boring, but you debbie downers ITT who think it's a freakin library or a SAT examination and think it should be quiet all the time. get over yourselves.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:13 AM   #1038
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they can't but apparently you can? that's some hilarious logic
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:14 AM   #1039
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there's two types of people here for sure ITT

trolls, who like WK

and regular people who don't like fun.

I'm a troll, and like WK's antics. finally.

y'all were bitching last year when McKeehan wasn't talkative. said it was boring yadda yadda yadda.

and now it's not boring, but you debbie downers ITT who think it's a freakin library or a SAT examination and think it should be quiet all the time. get over yourselves.
Yes because there are only two options available, never saying a word or never stoping talking.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:17 AM   #1040
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

Please go back to posting 500 times a day in whatever politard thread of your choosing. You've literally only posted in threads about Bossman or the election for a month.... All while being an ass to anyone who disagrees.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:28 AM   #1041
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Yes because there are only two options available, never saying a word or never stoping talking.
no there's other options. you can be friendly back. In fact, there's ways to be friendly and not be a dick about it (see Christoforus interactions with WK).

one option that shouldn't be taken, is the Bleznick Option, which is fire on all cylinders the most vile statements one can think of to hurt this game. you know, like poking fun at the regular buy ins a player plays in. AND THEN GIVE AN INTERVIEW SAYING THAT THERE'S A$$HOLES IN POKER. i mean what kind of 5th grade mentality does Bleznick have anyway? give me a break.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:42 AM   #1042
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Also, imo (which may be vastly different from some of your guys) shouting "this is verbal abuse" is still kinda passive agressive and weird, the volume you say it at doesn't really change anything.
You really shouldn't use terms you've heard somewhere, but which you have no ****ing clue what they actually mean. If you don't want to bother reading about it, at least Google the term so you don't look like a ****ing idiot when you use it.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:57 AM   #1043
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They're just kids man, let it go
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Old 10-25-2016, 03:06 AM   #1044
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You really shouldn't use terms you've heard somewhere, but which you have no ****ing clue what they actually mean. If you don't want to bother reading about it, at least Google the term so you don't look like a ****ing idiot when you use it.
I used the wrong word.

Didn't realise someone would get so emotional about it, sorry champ...
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Old 10-25-2016, 03:14 AM   #1045
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

Don't see how badgering people with the same stock lines over and over again for 30 seconds to a 1 minute+ at almost every street is table talk. What DNegs does is table talk, what Kassouf does is not.
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Old 10-25-2016, 03:37 AM   #1046
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Re: "9 high like a boss"

Benger confirmed miserable,awkward scum/dbag, hopefully out 9th etc etc

"You can hit this card, you'll still be miserable. My life won't change" i think that line was just as cringeworthy as "check your privilege"

big lol @ gordon vayo, this pansy sunran the last 2 eps like none other yet he cant stop complaining, bad mouthing kassouf, all the while high-fiving his buddies still left at the table. **** this guy.


and Newinski, man this little weasel.. How can you refuse to shake his hand after the guy got coolered in such a fashion. esp. after he tanked to help u ladder up u douche



To quote the great Nick Diaz, "Where I come from, ppl like that get slapped"
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:08 AM   #1047
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"OMFG HE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO HILARIOUS, GOOD FOR ME THE GAME! I WISH EVERYONE WAS LIKE THIS AT THE POKER TABLE, I WOULD ENJOY POKER SO MUCH MORE!!!!!"
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I would snap bet all the people itt acting like WK is not annoying would the the first in line complaining to the TD after hour 10 on day 7.

The logic itt is hilarious...

"I wasnt annoyed watching it for 4 minutes, cumulatively, over 6 episodes of a tv show so clearly I can safely conclude that my feelings would be the same after 10 hours of it at the table. This is obviously true even though all his opponents, at every table shown, feel the opposite. My 4 minute exposure is clearly better data because I'm awesome and not some SJW. Go me."


Nobody really enjoys playing with Phill Hellmuth types, but Hellmuth inarguably is a successful poker brand. His fans are almost all fish, which is what makes him great for the game in theory. Kassouf's fans would generally be fish too. Moreso than say, Ruzicka fans.

Kassouff and Hellmuth actually entertaining for a lot of the same reasons.
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:23 AM   #1048
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A table with felt stretched taught across its surface.

Nine or ten chairs, maybe comfortable, maybe not.

A dealer, female or male, doing a job, quietly and with the aid of a ten thousand dollar (hopefully) random shuffling machine.

Nine or ten individuals occupy said chairs:

A landscaper, toiling in the sun, wind and rain five or six days a week. Slides ten thousand dollars into a makeshift cage to take a shot at taking the chips of the other individuals peering across the taught felt, a shot at millions of dollars. The landscaper has broken a hand when a rock fell from a truck being unloaded, slipped and tore a knee to shreds on the side of hill, while planting trees on some millionaires property, and gets to see his or her three children for an hour or so each night. Tough, thoughtful, hardworking, brings a quiet but hard demeanor to the table.

A banker, wealthy and set for life, used to shutting out the rest of the world in order to find tiny, fractional inefficiencies which to exploit to advantage. Kids go to expensive private schools and vacation in Spain and Barbados. Sits on the boards of multiple charities and philanthropic groups, which meet in high-end art galleries and restaurants. The banker brings studied knowledge of numbers, psychological manipulation and a ironic dual understanding that the ten thousand dollar entry fee can earn millions, but won't be lost should the kings and queens conspire against.

A gambler, lost to the thrill for years, hasn't seen family or friends in... Thrives beneath the lights, breaks from the felt filled with spinning reels and rolling dice. Knows the cigarette break may be his last, a balcony eight stories up providing a possible end if the ghosts of chance go south for the twentieth time. Forty-some years old, maybe older, and hoping every moment for that one score that drags his sole out of hock to the devil inside. Ten thousand dollars bet, borrowed and stolen, each penny another notch cut from weakening heart.

A teacher, summer break can't arrive fast enough. Two big tournament wins, each a chop of the mid-westerner's local casino's two hundred and fifty dollar buy-in Sunday Extravaganza has provided two thirds of the ten thousand dollar entry, the other third out of pocket. A child on the way, one last grab at life changing money before summers will be filled with diapers, and side jobs to save for children's college.

The pro, comfortable in a high rise just off the strip. A pool to swim in at night and exercise room thirty feet from the elevator door. Travels the world playing the circuit and bloated cash games. Ten thousand dollars is an entry on the accountants ledger, the price of doing business. The pro knows the tourney director, the dealers and is being railed by a handful of expectant fellow specialists. Supposed to win, the pro never wonders otherwise.

The young pizza maker, works odd jobs, often for tips, plays at the plush east coast casino. The pizza maker is taking a shot, not rolled properly, no back-up plan and no cash in reserve. Two hometown local grinders own a piece of the pizza maker's action, recent results on-line and live point to breakthrough in the biggest series of the year. If things go well, the significant other will join the pizza maker for the sweat of a lifetime, and maybe, just maybe they will move permanently to high-rise just off the strip.

These players and many more fill the seats at the tables covered in felt. Some will sit quietly, some will argue with their table-mates and the spots on the thin cards. Some of the players will jump from their seats when they win, others will slowly collect the pot and stack the chips. Some players will be able to talk others out winning calls, or into losing calls.

One thing's for certain, they all expect the casino to deal a fair game. They all expect to run head-long into humanities swirling cauldron of emotion, muscle, deception, elation and heartbreak. Deep down, they don't want new friends or someone to hold their hand and pat them on the head. They want to take their opponents chips, all of them. They want eight million dollars.

And, really, really deep inside, inside a place most of them will never understand, they want to get as far away as possible from the codified, paved, timed, insured, institutionalized soul shriveling modern world. Those fifty-two cards, felt and chairs are a place our very souls need, like a month in the wilderness, no guarantee of survival, the ancient brain takes over.

Poker needs to be this way, for our very sanity. It shouts out for the mind-benders, the bluffers, the talkers, the flippers and the gripping life reaffirming angst. That friendly banter, "Good game." "Well played." "Bad luck." That stuff is the bull#^* veneer covering the terrible game of survival we all hope for deep, deep inside each time we sit down.

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Old 10-25-2016, 04:25 AM   #1049
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If I were in Benger's spot, I'd have said something like this: "William, you're irritating everyone else at the table. You either don't know you're doing it, in which case you're clueless; or you do, in which case you're being malicious...
Sounds about right after 7 days of high pressure poker while dealing with a nominee for "Biggest Douche In The Universe".
Those words surely would've popped right into your brain, and you would've eloquently resided them to a national TV audience while being both incredibly charming and slightly threatening at once.

How about getting to his spot and THEN opine?
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:44 AM   #1050
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Benger confirmed d***
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