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Old 06-22-2018, 06:19 PM   #26
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

Well statistically wise that dude who won three mid staked sunday online mtts with 5000 plus players on the same day, will never be trumped.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:24 PM   #27
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

Jonathan Epstein being the only man to ever final table a WSOP Ladies Event has to be one of the greatest achievements in poker.

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=51915

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5CYEwz7Efg
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:25 PM   #28
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

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Chainsaw selling WSOP action every year at a decent markup has to be in the discussion for greatest poker accomplishment ever imo.
Not enough love for this one. Chainsaw getting laid might qualify as well .
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:33 PM   #29
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Not enough love for this one. Chainsaw getting laid might qualify as well .
Can you play poker in a women's prison with a fistful of pardons ?
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:36 PM   #30
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the greatest poker accomplishment ever is the Sheinbergs' getting the benefit of david baazov getting a 5 billion dollar loan to buy pokerstars.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:44 PM   #31
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

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Chainsaw selling WSOP action every year at a decent markup has to be in the discussion for greatest poker accomplishment ever imo.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:40 PM   #32
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

Nick Palma finding someone to stake him at this year's WSOP despite a deluge of scamming (and one rape!) accusations is the greatest poker accomplishment ever.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:45 PM   #33
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

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Old 06-22-2018, 09:28 PM   #34
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

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Nick Palma finding someone to stake him at this year's WSOP despite a deluge of scamming (and one rape!) accusations is the greatest poker accomplishment ever.
He doesrun semi deep pretty often though,but I would not stake him.

What about James Moore back to back super senior titles? It is sick too he has almost no other poker results.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:27 PM   #35
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

I think anyone cashing over 130 WSOP events has got to be one of the greatest poker accomplishments ever...
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:24 PM   #36
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:37 AM   #37
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

Chip Reese's ~$75 Million lifetime winnings in cash games.
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Old 06-23-2018, 04:01 AM   #38
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phil hellmuth selling at 1.8 in 2018 is the great poker accomplishment ever
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:31 AM   #39
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Someone asked me this and all I could come up with was Johnny Chan winning back to back main, and Newhouse making 9th 2 years in a row with 7k plus fields. Both arent as impressive as triple win in the $50k vs elite fields.

Does anything top what Grinder did?
How is this considered as anything but insane luck/variance?

He may have been among the better players and he may have had a huge edge on the field, but there´s no chance whatsoever that you get to this point once, let alone twice, unless you run like god in many, many spots.
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:48 AM   #40
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

can’t decide if the answer is Jungleman learning table manners, or Jungleman beating durr with a stick so hard that he ended up chained to the wall in some asian gang members’ basement hideout.
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Old 06-23-2018, 10:55 AM   #41
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How is this considered as anything but insane luck/variance?

He may have been among the better players and he may have had a huge edge on the field, but there´s no chance whatsoever that you get to this point once, let alone twice, unless you run like god in many, many spots.
So, if the field is big, you're a luckbox but if the field is small, it's just a SNG.
Are only 1k-3k field sizes relevant then?
Guess that makes Hellmuth the best.
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:30 AM   #42
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

I stacked a guy all in pre flop with AK vs QQ once, clearly I am the greatest poker accomplishment ever.
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:32 PM   #43
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

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Chip Reese's ~$75 Million lifetime winnings in cash games.
You got a receipt for that?
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:39 PM   #44
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I stacked a guy all in pre flop with AK vs QQ once, clearly I am the greatest poker accomplishment ever.
This is an awesome example of a really stupid post. Congrats sir you win a gold star!!!
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:44 PM   #45
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

Back in 2011 I won a hand of NLHE with pocket jacks
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:59 PM   #46
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

In this tournament the majority of the field is probably the same people most/every year, so the probability that there's a new winner each year becomes really small really quickly. 3 wins in 12 years is at least somewhat likely for one of those 50+ recurring players. I'm not shocked it's this guy, he's very good at doing weird stuff and making people fold when they're tight/icm handcuffed. Probably doesn't respect ICM nearly as much as others which makes him win more chips/get 1st more.

There aren't really any measurable achievements in poker except beating super tough cashgames for a high winrate over a long stretch, but even that is diluted by variance.
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Old 06-23-2018, 03:26 PM   #47
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

In that case it’s nanonoko’s run on pokerstars from like ‘07-10.
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:18 PM   #48
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Re: Is Grinder winning the $50k players championship the greatest poker accomplishment ever?

There was a vietnamese guy, an ex-dealer, who came second in an Omaha hi-lo and in the following 2 years, took down the 1500 Omaha hi-lo with fields close to a thousand.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:19 PM   #49
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Back in 2011 I won a hand of NLHE with pocket jacks
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:38 PM   #50
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There was a vietnamese guy, an ex-dealer, who came second in an Omaha hi-lo and in the following 2 years, took down the 1500 Omaha hi-lo with fields close to a thousand.
Thang Lu. He was later barred for assaulting a dealer at the table.
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