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Old 10-26-2016, 04:44 PM   #1201
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

New interview with Kassouf:

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Old 10-26-2016, 04:50 PM   #1202
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New interview with Kassouf:

I was pretty revolted by Benger's outburst and Vayo's haughty personality. What a collection of douches this N9 is.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:05 PM   #1203
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

Imagine how hard it must have been for Kassouf to react the way he did after that huge cooler, take it all in stride and go shake everyone's hand in a friendly manner after they were all ripping on him the whole time. He was annoying at the worst but a few other people, Benger especially, made a total ass of themselves
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:09 PM   #1204
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I don't see how you can't like Kassouf as a poker player. The dude is the epitome of a live player, almost as good as Jamie Gold's speachplay.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:27 PM   #1205
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I was pretty revolted by Benger's outburst and Vayo's haughty personality. What a collection of douches this N9 is.

Funny thing is nobody know who's Benger and Kassouf is on every blog or poker magazine of the world. Who's miserable now?
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:31 PM   #1206
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Funny thing is nobody know who's Benger and Kassouf is on every blog or poker magazine of the world. Who's miserable now?
I don't understand your English.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:45 PM   #1207
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

Exploiting loopholes, bending the rules, developing catch-phrases when rubbing a bluff in the face of another player for television is entertaining and too advanced for the rules of the WSOP but not shaking hands with the rule-bending, show-off a-hole is appalling after putting up with his **** for 7 days.

Sorry, but Kassouf's interview just confirms he is a narcissistic a-hole.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:49 PM   #1208
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

Is Kassouf really mixed race?

Half askenazi jew maybe. Dude is pale as a sheet and I'm Irish I should know.

And I can find hardly any information whatsoever on the origins of the Kassouf surname on the net.

I can find a few people's obituaries who were called Kassouf but nothing about the meaning of the name. Sounds like an old Prussian name or something.
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:55 PM   #1209
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Is Kassouf really mixed race?

Half askenazi jew maybe. Dude is pale as a sheet and I'm Irish I should know.

And I can find hardly any information whatsoever on the origins of the Kassouf surname on the net.

I can find a few people's obituaries who were called Kassouf but nothing about the meaning of the name. Sounds like an old Prussian name or something.
originally from lebanon maybe?
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:59 PM   #1210
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He's right about needing a rules change. Why is it so difficult to set up a shot clock. 30 seconds and you get maybe two or three one minute tank addons. People just take the piss otherwise.
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:00 PM   #1211
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I really, really wish Tournament Directors used the "in the best interest of the game" rule more harshly.
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:01 PM   #1212
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i didnt like him at first but i like how he carried himself in the interview and after seeing that benger idiot the other day he really is the clown
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:05 PM   #1213
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There's so much to pick up on in that interview. He's clearly deluded.

1. He was asked about his tanking. He tried to justify it by saying it was day 7 and they were playing for $8M. 5 minutes later he is asked if he plays like that all the time, from level 1. He says yes. Which is it? (having played with him in London, I know it's the latter).

2. He tries to claim he is being singled out. He cites the Matusow/Sheikhan hand in the ME when they had their blowup, claiming they weren't penalised because they were big names. They BOTH got penalties.

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Old 10-26-2016, 06:08 PM   #1214
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originally from lebanon maybe?
Good call.

A quick look on the web shows there's a bunch of companies in Lebanon called Kassouf

http://www.whereleb.com/lebanon/al-k...on-contracting

http://www.whereleb.com/lebanon/kass...jdeideh-beirut

Also found a few Kassoufs from Beirut on FB eg
https://www.facebook.com/joseph.kassouf.376
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:10 PM   #1215
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Good call.

A quick look on the web shows there's a bunch of companies in Lebanon called Kassouf

http://www.whereleb.com/lebanon/al-k...on-contracting

http://www.whereleb.com/lebanon/kass...jdeideh-beirut
Also found a few Kassoufs from Beirut on FB eg
https://www.facebook.com/joseph.kassouf.376
In the Pokernews video above, he states that he's half Lebanese.
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:16 PM   #1216
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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"
This. The **** about how his life won't change and then his reaction when he won the hand just made me cringe so hard. Obviously Kassouf's excessive tanking is a joke (and people should call the clock often) but the way Benger acted, especially as a pro, is just painful. On top of that, the other players at the table just sum up why the Brits have so much more class than the yanks/Canadians.
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:30 PM   #1217
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Constant stalling and berating of people will make the game so much better.
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:32 PM   #1218
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Re: "9 high like a boss" aka "Check your privilege"

In hindsight, no one really comes out of this looking great.

If you're ok with incessant talking after putting someone allin, then you have to be OK with being slowrolled. Slowrolling isn't against the rules, is it? If not, I don't understand why people don't do it then. You'd cause opponents to go on massive tilt & gain a huge advantage in a situation where you're playing for life-changing amounts of money.

Pretty sure I saw him saying things during multiway pots too.

Kassouf wasn't being out of line at all. It's pure coincidence that every player at his table, the tournament director, & the TV commentators, all couldn't stand him by the end.
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:34 PM   #1219
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Both of these guys are tired AF. What sort of charmed life to cry verbal abuse there; it made me want to claw my eyes out.
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:47 PM   #1220
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:58 PM   #1221
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Ha ha yeah and putting up with that level of 'abuse' while holding the preflop nuts. Oh the horror of it all!
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:06 PM   #1222
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:18 PM   #1223
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A+ more of this type of thing please
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:47 PM   #1224
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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!
who are you to comment on WK's page? You better check your privilege bro.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:40 PM   #1225
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LOL very good
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