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Old 10-26-2016, 11:01 AM   #1176
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

Who would you rather go for a pint with?
Some of that table pretend to be teetotal vegans and bax probably only has 2 units 3 times a month as part of his plan to live to 150.
I'd say Will would be a good laugh.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:03 AM   #1177
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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?
I remember him telling me that he is half Japanese and Half Middle Eastern.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:14 AM   #1178
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

Don't get all the hate for Benger in this thread. Kassouf comes off as so annoying. We are only seeing snippets of the actual table. Benger and the rest of them had to sit with him for entire days listening to his nonsense over and over again. I agree that Kassouf wasn't breaking any rules, but when my 4 year old puts his hand in front of my 3 year old's face and says "I'm not touching you, I'm not touching you," he's also not breaking any rules, but I get that it's going to annoy my 3 year old, and if my 3 year old smacks him, I'm not going to fault him too much for that.

The fact that multiple people at the table refused to shake his hand afterwards tells me just how annoying it must've been to sit with that guy, especially when there is life changing money on the line, and ESPN cameras in your face.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:16 AM   #1179
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

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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?
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I remember him telling me that he is half Japanese and Half Middle Eastern.
He definitely goes full Asian at around 1:40 here against Selbst.

偉ぶって (Japanese for like a boss obv) Hell, I don't know. Looks good tho.

https://youtu.be/o7OUw6DsamE?t=1m40s
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:25 AM   #1180
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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...


Watching the final hour of the ME was like OK, back to real poker.

And notice that the rest of the players getting all the hate from Kassouf's fanboy army were all back to normal (aka the cards and the moves were the story, not the jr high behavior) while watching Blather McSkinnyjeans at the EPT tank and spout the same tired "Need to know if I'm good" and "how far is Hollywood?" while players at his table roll their eyes says it all.

Out the door like a boss.
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Old 10-26-2016, 12:00 PM   #1181
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

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Day 6/7 Avg time pre/post flop:
Qui Nguyen 9/12
Griffin Benger 10/14
Cliff Josephy 11/14
Jerry Wong 18/26
William Kassouf 31/43

Includes ALL hands from day 6/7. Wong did some deliberately stalling at some point.
He averages 31 seconds pre per hand and that includes all folds..
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Old 10-26-2016, 12:28 PM   #1182
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

On his twitter page Benger describes himself thusly:

"Counter strike legend
#1 online poker player"

He calls himself a legend, and the best online poker player. I'm surprised he hasn't given himself a nickname yet, maybe "The Defender", or perhaps "Norman Bates" is a better fit.

I don't know how these delusional & narcissistic humans are made, I really don't.
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Old 10-26-2016, 12:31 PM   #1183
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

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Posted on Dnegs twitter:
Day 6/7 Avg time pre/post flop:
Qui Nguyen 9/12
Griffin Benger 10/14
Cliff Josephy 11/14
Jerry Wong 18/26
William Kassouf 31/43

Includes ALL hands from day 6/7. Wong did some deliberately stalling at some point.
He averages 31 seconds pre per hand and that includes all folds..
43 seconds? Good to see he really wasn't abusing his use of time then.
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Old 10-26-2016, 12:33 PM   #1184
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

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On his twitter page Benger describes himself thusly:

"Counter strike legend
#1 online poker player"

He calls himself a legend, and the best online poker player. I'm surprised he hasn't given himself a nickname yet, maybe "The Defender", or perhaps "Norman Bates" is a better fit.
Better nicknames:

"Trigger Warning"
"Micro-Aggressor"
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:07 PM   #1185
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

"You're abusing me"
"Check your privilege"

I'm surprised Benger didn't throw anything about rape culture in there...
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:21 PM   #1186
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I'm surprised Benger didn't throw anything about rape culture in there...
Or that the deck of cards is a "Racist Trigger" by having spades as a suit.

Or that poker is a clear case of "Cultural Appropriation" from the French by using decks of cards representing the French Monarchy....
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:50 PM   #1187
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

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Posted on Dnegs twitter:
Day 6/7 Avg time pre/post flop:
Qui Nguyen 9/12
Griffin Benger 10/14
Cliff Josephy 11/14
Jerry Wong 18/26
William Kassouf 31/43

Includes ALL hands from day 6/7. Wong did some deliberately stalling at some point.
He averages 31 seconds pre per hand and that includes all folds..
Daniel would have absolutely no way of knowing this. I mean, it would be literally impossible without watching 36 hours of raw tape and manually timing every hand they were involved in, which didn't happen. I'm sure this is from televised coverage only, and includes edits.
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:53 PM   #1188
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At the FT it would be awesome if Benger checked verbally and the whole crowd shouted, 'YOUR PRIVILEGE'
that's a great idea man. i'll definitely try to do that
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:03 PM   #1189
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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!!!"
How about Tony G and Benger. How would a SJW react to Tony G's abuse? LOL

"You are a disgrace on your bike"

"You are abusing me!"

"look at the little baby on your bike"
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:22 PM   #1190
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Tony G and Kassouf would be insta friends.
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:26 PM   #1191
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Don't get all the hate for Benger in this thread.
Pay close attention to the actions he takes and the words he uses and that might give you a clue.
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:28 PM   #1192
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#makepokergreatagain
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:04 PM   #1193
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

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Posted on Dnegs twitter:
Day 6/7 Avg time pre/post flop:
Qui Nguyen 9/12
Griffin Benger 10/14
Cliff Josephy 11/14
Jerry Wong 18/26
William Kassouf 31/43

Includes ALL hands from day 6/7. Wong did some deliberately stalling at some point.
He averages 31 seconds pre per hand and that includes all folds..
Note to east coast low limit cash players, please do not consider this acceptable.
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:14 PM   #1194
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

His twitter page now quotes Donald Trump's "locker room talk" excuse, as though that's supposedly to be funny. It isn't and it wasn't. The way Trump treats women and his excuses for it are reprehensible and Benger's failure to respect the plight of women makes it clear he is clueless.
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:28 PM   #1195
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

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On his twitter page Benger describes himself thusly:

"Counter strike legend
#1 online poker player"

He calls himself a legend, and the best online poker player. I'm surprised he hasn't given himself a nickname yet, maybe "The Defender", or perhaps "Norman Bates" is a better fit.

I don't know how these delusional & narcissistic humans are made, I really don't.
On the other hand, Will Kassouf's twitter bio reads like he registered for an online dating website.

I'm a solicitor by profession and I'm also a professional poker player. I'm a chilled-out, fun loving kind of a guy, always up for a challenge and a good laugh!
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Old 10-26-2016, 03:55 PM   #1196
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You. Are. Verbally. Abusing. Me.

Pathetic
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:12 PM   #1197
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On the other hand, Will Kassouf's twitter bio reads like he registered for an online dating website.

I'm a solicitor by profession and I'm also a professional poker player. I'm a chilled-out, fun loving kind of a guy, always up for a challenge and a good laugh!
Reminds me more of David Brent every time I see him. Surprised he doesn't call himself an entertainer.
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:31 PM   #1198
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

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Posted on Dnegs twitter:
Day 6/7 Avg time pre/post flop:
Qui Nguyen 9/12
Griffin Benger 10/14
Cliff Josephy 11/14
Jerry Wong 18/26
William Kassouf 31/43

Includes ALL hands from day 6/7. Wong did some deliberately stalling at some point.
He averages 31 seconds pre per hand and that includes all folds..

So if everyone played like Kassouf, a table would see 1/3rd the number of hands it normally does with average players. Yeah, that would be ****ing fantastic for poker. Let's get more Kassouf clones at every WSOP table because the speed of play is way too fast currently and everything he does is exactly "by the rules" according to his dbag fanboys.

Constant stalling and berating of people will make the game so much better.
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:32 PM   #1199
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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.
Yeah, who wants to play the best poker tournament in the world when you can sit in mom's basement in your underwear and play 10$ spins?
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:42 PM   #1200
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

definately wasnt a fan of kassouf just seemed obnoxious but wow that benger guy! literally check your privlidge? wtf is he talking about, and he was not verbally abusing him at all. guy just sounded like a little pussy.
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