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Old 10-26-2016, 02:34 AM   #1151
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

Seriously, what is fun and exciting about watching a guy tank for every decision and spout the same few boorish unimaginative lines over and over?
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:57 AM   #1152
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

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Seriously, what is fun and exciting about watching a guy tank for every decision and spout the same few boorish unimaginative lines over and over?
I'm happy you're not
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:06 AM   #1153
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

When the November 9 starts, right before the first cards get dealt everyone at that table should pat themselves down and state that they have checked their privilege and that they are good to go.

Everyone should also do this to him for the rest of his life wherever he plays poker.
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:09 AM   #1154
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Seriously, what is fun and exciting about watching a guy tank for every decision and spout the same few boorish unimaginative lines over and over?
Basically he owned pros like bleznik with his strategy. If a player is trying to annoy you by tanking, what do you think is going to happen when you show him you're annoyed as ****? While bleznik was berating him, he was never out of class, he just kept playing his game and answered his stupid comments by value owning him with just a pair on the river. That would never happen if it were against a different player. And then, after playing quiet the entire hand, norman comments something in the lines of "I kinda miss the 'like a boss' comment" then after a while he looks at the crowd slowly and just whispers "like a boss". That WAS really entertaining for me.

It's like it's been stated before. If all that talk gets to you, it says a lot more about you as a player than about him. All those pros should be ashamed of how they acted. The difference between players that stalled in previous years and kassouf is that he's not stalling because of the pay jumps, he's stalling as a strategy because he thinks if players are out of their element he will get to win more. And If it weren't for the cooler it would have worked perfectly. It may be annoying but it works, it's also not against the rules and he was never ever out of class, never berated another player or anything. so they either have to change the rules for next year or just deal with it.
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:05 AM   #1155
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

Griffin banger got participation ribbons his whole life. Lol I'm getting verbally abused
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:56 AM   #1156
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

http://fullcontactpoker.com/fcp-podc...nnifer-harman/

Podcast with Negreanu on the subject with the comments of someone who sat with will at the table on day 5. Pretty interesting and it's the first time I completely agree with everything Daniel says.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:23 AM   #1157
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Felt bad for Kassouf towards the end a bit. I'm mates with Matt Moss and he was saying that it really was just the time wasting that was the major issue. I think jack should have been firm and had Will on a 1minute clock for decisions. It would have been harsh but if he's wasting people's time every hand he's destroying someone's EV etc by getting less and less hands in and that's a tactic that's again the spirit of the game.

However the amount of crying about his talking or 'speech play' is completely pathetic. The nerdy guys not shaking his hand etc and Benger pathetically doing the 'it's verbal abuse' or the 'check your privilege' was way more cringe to watch and is probably way worse for poker in the long run than someone speaking to players in hands. If they don't talk back to him that's fine but he's within his rights to keep talking.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:29 AM   #1158
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

Kassouf would be annoying to play against but just troll him back instead of losing your ****, it's a feature table and makes good TV which is good for poker. If he starts stalling literally call the clock on him after 5 seconds every single hand and make fun of him while he fake tanks.

Benger's rant was embarrassing, but also made good TV. I must admit, even though I knew the outcome in advance I wanted a king to hit.

Hoping Hallaert takes it down now.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:50 AM   #1159
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I encourage Kassouf to play the Aussie Millions in January. I can guarantee none of his antics would be tolerated here.
Yeah, just like every other internet loser who's said, "if he scammed me, he wouldn't be walking". wtf is Australia going to do? LOL.

You people make me laugh (not limited to the person above. every person who's posted about ben/kas).
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:54 AM   #1160
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The VT we saw of him earlier where it just amounted to him showing how great his life is....how were we actually supposed to react to that? Was it supposed to make us all warm and fuzzy inside that an ex banker has a great life?

I've been rooting against him hard since that vomit inducing clip.
Same, it almost felt like a satirical murica is great advert!

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Benger should have looked at Kassouf's jam and said "if you fold and show, I'll show. Just want to keep it friendly," repeated it several times, then slowrolled the AA.
Although this would of been a little unclassy it would have been hilarious! (also more classy than what actually happened).
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:05 AM   #1161
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Same, it almost felt like a satirical murica is great advert!



Although this would of been a little unclassy it would have been hilarious! (also more classy than what actually happened).
Agreed. Dude had the perfect spot for one of the best and most forgivable slowrolls of all times and somehow ****ed it up. It just shows how angry he was at the time. He even says "I won't even slowroll you" as he tables the aces. Like he thought about it but just didn't have the patience/nerves to do it.
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:05 AM   #1162
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

As entertaining as a final table with Kassouf would have been it would have also been insufferably slow given it's a live broadcast.....probably some sort of Yve Stern/ Jamie Gold hybrid.

As much as I enjoy the live broadcast the edited version certainly has some advantages at times.
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:47 AM   #1163
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

It's funny that, unlike a lot of other people on here I get and see both sides of this story... I agree with Kassouf that he was not breaking any rules and I agree with Benger that Kassouf was out of line... It's more of an Etiquette thing IMO as far as Kassouf goes. Maybe Griffen was a lil (maybe not) out of line for that outburst when he had AA vs KK. I've seen on here people post that Griffen knew exactly what he was doing and that he put William on exactly KK, I disagree with that as well, if he knew William had KK he would not have said a word... idk my opinion
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:46 AM   #1164
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Cliffs from Negreanu comments?
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:58 AM   #1165
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The mainstream coverage is great
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:10 AM   #1166
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Cliffs from Negreanu comments?
Negreanu is intelligent and has the capacity to see things as not black and white and 90% of posters itt are morons.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:22 AM   #1167
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Cliffs from Negreanu comments?
-table talk is fine but you gotta know when to shut up
-the floor handled the situation poorly
-tankers are bad
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:27 AM   #1168
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

The thing I think some people are loosing sight of here is, is that he his an absolute dick and just out and out painful to listen to (and look at).

I don't like silent hoodie wearing kids either but this guy is not the answer!

Fortunately he plays live tournaments which is a lotto anyway, I mean why would a "pro" wanna play in this thing in the first place other than to become famous or insight more backing to fund there losing (all be it workless) lifestyle, the hourly must be pitiful! Maybe we will start to see some real knobish behaviour from the tilted early exiters which isn't all bad as long as they don't start tanking pre from ep. (In recent times I've seen more and more tournament guys tanking for excessive amounts of time in spots that don't warrant it at all, I pray this doesn't make it worse!)
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:51 AM   #1169
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

Is Kassouf mixed race and if so would that have any bearing on him having to check his privilege whatever that might be?
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:19 AM   #1170
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

He's half parrot according to one of the players.
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:36 AM   #1171
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I believe he's mixed race.
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:37 AM   #1172
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Wrong !
No... hes correct we need tilting players not boring players who say oh it happens...
Ppl like to see others tilt look at phil helmuth for example.
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:40 AM   #1173
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Is Kassouf mixed race and if so would that have any bearing on him having to check his privilege whatever that might be?
Good point, is it possible that Benger was referring to a higher then average economic status of Asians living in the UK having to check their privilidges?
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:42 AM   #1174
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Did you notice that kASSouf said almost the exact same crap he said in the WSOP hand. "How far is Hollywood", "if you got it you got it", and finally "OK let's gamble" with his KK.. Continual same diarrhea of the mouth.. Not good for the game.

Most of the "pros" there didn't like his shtick; How do you think a rec will like it?? Not at all...
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:52 AM   #1175
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I would pay good money to watch Kassouf and Tony G play heads up... "Get on your bike!!!"... "You call with king-jack!!!"... "Up and away!!!"
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