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Old 04-27-2008, 10:23 PM   #26
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Re: amusing Sam Grizzle story

Anyone know of a website with nothin but sick degenerate gambling stories? If there is one it'd be hard to come across ones that top these two by Sam.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:31 PM   #27
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backing him seems like investing in a really really really volatile stock
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:44 PM   #28
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I Sam. Good guy down on his luck.
I hear people say this from time to time and I don't get it. Anyone who is such an unrelenting prick to dealers and most players really doesn't count as a "good guy" to me. I don't really mind a nasty comment once in a while, but he is often pretty much full-tilt abuse.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:15 PM   #29
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backing is more degen than he is
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:20 PM   #30
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These Sam Grizzly stories sound so much like the late 90's Layne Flack stories. Does anyone know the story about Layne walking into Binions during the wsop with like $12 in his pocket, drunk off his ass and sitting down in the 50/100 PLO game. I'm hoping someone else knows it and will post it because it's friggin hilarious and I don't want to mess it up.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:48 PM   #31
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These Sam Grizzly stories sound so much like the late 90's Layne Flack stories. Does anyone know the story about Layne walking into Binions during the wsop with like $12 in his pocket, drunk off his ass and sitting down in the 50/100 PLO game. I'm hoping someone else knows it and will post it because it's friggin hilarious and I don't want to mess it up.

Layne Flack sit down on a 50-100 6handed PLO & say 20k$ behing puting his hand in his pocket, & say "I post ! ". He is UTG+2. The dealer calls loudly for a chip runner.

he raises the pot preflop, bet the pot on the flop, bet the pot on the turn & bet the pot on the river. The dealer put on the side of the pot the amount that Layne owe to the pot. His last opponnent fold on the river. he shows 3339 & take the pot, in the same time, chip runner shows up, Layne put his hand out of his pocket & say OMG, I only have 12$. "Deal me out" layne says & stood up, running away with his 4k-5k$'profit.


This was all bs, I just invented this story !

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Old 04-27-2008, 11:54 PM   #32
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eskimo clarke is the same way. i saw him wondering around caesar's looking for a stake and sweating the 400-800 mixed game. i don't think he ever got that stake because i saw him sleeping in the sports book while they were cleaning up around him at about 4 in the morning.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:13 AM   #33
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eskimo clarke is the same way. i saw him wondering around caesar's looking for a stake and sweating the 400-800 mixed game. i don't think he ever got that stake because i saw him sleeping in the sports book while they were cleaning up around him at about 4 in the morning.
I may be a life nit, but I just don't find anything glamorous in such an existence. In fact, it strikes me as supremely pathetic, the equivalent of being a crack whore. Your entire existence consists of sacrificing your dignity, interrupted only by the short bursts of indulging in a destructive vice.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:15 AM   #34
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I am truly amazed Sam could find a woman to impregnate.

Great stories, though.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:38 AM   #35
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I am truly amazed Sam could find a woman to impregnate.

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Haha (*dust hits floor)
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:43 AM   #36
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I love degen Stories this was at the top of the list
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:04 AM   #37
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I am truly amazed Sam could find a woman to impregnate.

Great stories, though.
Grizzle has a daughter that was born within a few days of mine. I've always wondered how our respective personalities will influence their upbringing.

I don't think Grizzle is a good guy. He's mean, unstable, and dishonest. And I don't find him at all charismatic. I admit he's clever and occasionally very funny, but it's almost by accident: the signal/noise ratio for that guy is very very low.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:05 AM   #38
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Layne Flack sit down on a 50-100 6handed PLO & say 20k$ behing puting his hand in his pocket, & say "I post ! ". He is UTG+2. The dealer calls loudly for a chip runner.

he raises the pot preflop, bet the pot on the flop, bet the pot on the turn & bet the pot on the river. The dealer put on the side of the pot the amount that Layne owe to the pot. His last opponnent fold on the river. he shows 3339 & take the pot, in the same time, chip runner shows up, Layne put his hand out of his pocket & say OMG, I only have 12$. "Deal me out" layne says & stood up, running away with his 4k-5k$'profit.


This was all bs, I just invented this story !

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Close but not quite. Flack walks in the horseshoe drunk as hell with like $12 bucks in his pocket. he goes over to the 50/100 plo game starts bs ing with everyone. a guys getting up to go eat and flack says he'll play over him. he says do you mind if i play your chips until the runner brings mine. the guy who he doesn't know says " i don't care." keep in mind laynes got 12 bucks to his name. so he sits down and starts firing the guys chips. by the time the bottom goes around 2x he was up like 12k. the guy comes back and layne stacks the guys chips and takes off with the 12k profit. layne told me this story, and i think the number were actually bigger. i still laugh my ass of when i think about.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:13 AM   #39
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Dude sounds like a bit of a tool.
Just the stereotypical degenerate gambler. I think him and Phil Hellmuth actually got in a fist fight one time, anyone have any links to that.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:21 AM   #40
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Layne Flack sit down on a 50-100 6handed PLO & say 20k$ behing puting his hand in his pocket, & say "I post ! ". He is UTG+2. The dealer calls loudly for a chip runner.

he raises the pot preflop, bet the pot on the flop, bet the pot on the turn & bet the pot on the river. The dealer put on the side of the pot the amount that Layne owe to the pot. His last opponnent fold on the river. he shows 3339 & take the pot, in the same time, chip runner shows up, Layne put his hand out of his pocket & say OMG, I only have 12$. "Deal me out" layne says & stood up, running away with his 4k-5k$'profit.


This was all bs, I just invented this story !

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Just the stereotypical degenerate gambler. I think him and Phil Hellmuth actually got in a fist fight one time, anyone have any links to that.
PH said in an interview the only fist fight he was ever in was with Grizzle. at the wsop 2005 in a cash game this big hippie dude stood up and starting yelling about something to the dealer. grizzle was in the game, he looked at the guy, who was pretty big and intimadating, and said with a slow southern drawl " jus cuz your big don't make you right" it was so god dam funny, about pissed myself. but yes a lifetime of hustling and degenerate gambling can make one a bit of an ass.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:31 AM   #41
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If I never see Grizzle on tv again it will be too soon. I guess I'm in the minority but I can't stand his "humor". His whole constantly sarcastic wannabe quick wit schtick gets very old very fast imo. And his poker playing is as painful to watch as it comes. Fold for 2 hours straight, play Ace-rag like the nuts and then piss and moan about how bad you run. Sucks at life imo.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:32 AM   #42
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Re: amusing Sam Grizzle story

This is actually a pretty amazing story:

Part II - Sick! Freakin' sick!
Sam Grizzle was born in Greer, South Carolina (not North Carolina, as I stated in Part I of this column), around 1906. (He wouldn't tell me the exact date, so I'm just estimating the actual year.) Sam had two twin brothers whom he ate at birth. I'm not insinuating that Sam is a ruthless animal, like a snake or something, but let's just say that he fits right into the "dog-eat-dog" poker world (or, in his case, "Grizzle-eat-Grizzle" world).

Sam's not as polished or refined as most would like; many say he's outright rude. Me? I say that he's funnier than a barrel full of Gabe Kaplans. I absolutely love to see him get under a player's skin so badly that the player goes on tilt.

In my last column, I told a few stories about Sam. His total disregard for money and what most people would call a gambling sickness in those stories were nothing! This next story is literally the sickest thing I've ever seen done in gambling - even worse than Archie blowing $35 million, or whatever his peak was.

This happened about four or five years ago. My best friend Curtis Bibb and I had staked Sam many times, and we split the winnings three ways. We were doing quite well when, once, Curtis staked Sam when I wasn't there. Sam played long past the deadline that Curtis had given him before he himself went to sleep. Of course, he lost all that he was winning and the rest of the bankroll that Curtis had put up. As a result, Curtis washed his hands of Sam, saying that he'd never do business with him again.

A few months after this, Sam comes up to me while I'm in a great $400-$800 mixed game, asking to borrow money. I tell him no, and he pulls out all of his bills: final notice from Southwest gas, final notice from the electric company, and worst of all, he had 10 days to pay his mortgage (which was like six months overdue)! They added up to almost $20,000 all told. I remind Sam of the conversation we had before he bought his house. I had warned him that these bills were gonna start and just keep coming. "They never stop, Sam!" I warned him.

Sam plays his final trump card on me. "Well, maybe the baby can find someplace warm to sleep at night." Sam has a newborn and knows that I have a soft spot for kids and animals. While I have no trouble telling Sam no (since he did dig his own hole), I have a hard time turning my back on an innocent child.

I ask Curtis if he wants to put Sam in like we used to, and had to duck to avoid losing my head. Hmm.

"How much does Sam owe you?" I ask.

"That rat bastard owes me 17 thousand!" exclaims Curtis.

At the risk of being beaten to death, I make Curtis an offer: "How about we let Sam play for a third, but he has to pay you back out of his end right away?"

Now, Curtis will wind up with two-thirds of whatever Sam wins, and it's a great game. I can see that he's still on the fence, so I add a little incentive: "You know this is your only chance to ever get paid, right?" Just as Sam had hit the right button with me, this hit the right one with Ol' Big Daddy (Curtis). We were off to the races.

There were three Middle Eastern guys in the game who were playing like there was no tomorrow. The game was out of control, and we all three wind up winning about $50,000 each. Sam wins enough to square his debt with Curtis, and now he can start on those bills. We make an appointment to start the game the next day, and once again we all three win big.

Sam is the biggest winner, taking down a little more than $60,000. He has enough to pay all of his bills, with a few thousand left over. We head over to a local tavern for a little celebration. Sam is especially happy, and I can't blame him, but around sunrise, I suggest that we all go home and get some sleep. "Those guys will be back tomorrow at about 6 o'clock. Go put that money in the bank and pay all of your bills and get some rest, Sam. We'll put you in the game again, and hopefully we'll all win big one more time."

We all head off for home (at least I thought we all did), get some rest, and come back to Bellagio to play with our new friends again. When I get there, the game is already going, and Curtis is playing. There are several open seats, and one seat is locked up with about three $100 chips.

"Is that one of our Middle Eastern friends?" I ask.

There's a few chuckles around the table and Curtis says, "He's from more like the Middle South, but he's been playing worse than his cousins from the East." With that, Sam comes stumbling over, cussing about how he has lost every sports bet he's made that day.

"Hewwo, Todd. Howr you do today?" mumbles a completely drunk Sam. Curtis informs me that Sam has been there drinking and gambling all night, losing the entire $20,000 he had.

"Not the whole thing!" Sam corrects Curtis, flashing about 10 $100 bills.

A lot of good that money did him, as he was all in within 10 minutes and went broke. A Hollywood writer couldn't have set this up any better. While he was all in, the three Middle Eastern guys showed up and sat down with about $100,000 each, but this time they were all as drunk as Sam was!

"OK, boys, howa much we gonna start with today?" a drunken Grizzle asks.

"Sorry, Sam, you're drunk," I reply.

"Yeah, but so are those guys."

"True, Sam, but I'm not staking them."

I try to arrange a ride home for Sam, but he won't hear it. I guess his day wasn't bad enough, he wanted to top it off with a DUI (which luckily didn't happen). Curtis and I both went on to win close to a hundred thousand that day, while Sam had to go home and explain to his girlfriend why he couldn't pay their bills.

I'll never get over this experience for as long as I live. I bailed Sam out of a huge jam: I saved him from losing his house, got his bills paid, got him out of debt with Curtis, I got him a few thousand dollars of walking-around money, and had him set up to play in a great big game for a third of his winnings.

All Sam had to do was go home and go to sleep, and somehow he couldn't bring himself to do that. He's such a sick gambler that $20,000 was just burning a hole in his pocket. He couldn't wait 12 hours to play again! Sick! Freakin' sick!

If you don't think that story was sicker than the Archie story, keep one thing in mind: Archie had no one counting on him. Sam had a girlfriend and a newborn baby. That's what makes this story the sickest gambling experience of my life.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:57 AM   #43
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sick imo
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:24 AM   #44
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Just what a degenerate needs, publicity and glorification
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:37 AM   #45
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I watched Sam scoop a $10,000 pot after hitting a two outer on the river, as he's pulling in the pot and stacking his chips he looks at the dealer and says "Sweetie I would love to tip you but I can't because I did all of the work". Funny mofo.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:23 AM   #46
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Sam was playing 15/30 last week. He bought in short for $300, and proceeded to play every hand like it was the nuts. Suffice to say he didn't last long.

I tried to get hi to sit in a 30/60 Razz game last year at the WSOP with his friend's son who was playing Razz for the first time, Sam said something like "I don't play kiddie stakes". Sam spent most of the series railing the cash games - ironic isn't it?

I Sam. Good guy down on his luck.

The man is an undisputed *******. I doubt he even thinks of himself as a good guy.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:42 AM   #47
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part 2 makes Sam look like the biggest POS on earth. How does he get stake when he's known to screw over the only 2 people counting on him. Funny but in a really sad way.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:07 AM   #48
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wasnt there a story about him going up to greg raymer asking him to help him out with getting a pokerstars sponsorship?
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:31 AM   #49
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wasnt there a story about him going up to greg raymer asking him to help him out with getting a pokerstars sponsorship?
That would be Eskimo Clark.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:31 AM   #50
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Why stake Sam anyways? Being a poker player you are suppose to have a god read on people ... clesarly they can see he is not a good investment.
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