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Old 06-24-2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

Endura Poker Strips.
Homeopathic treatment aka hogwash.
It's a shame people trying to claim they are smart fall for this crap.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErKSixYY4Wg

http://www.endurapokerstrips.com/testimonials/

Poor deluded Negreanu actually falling for an act that carnies have been doing for 80 years on gullible marks. It's a shame it really is, I hope the site turns out to be a parody of some sort as a social experiment to see how many people blindly do something just because Brunson or Negreanu said it works even when it's impossible for a sticker to actually be doing anything.

Just another scam similar to www.powerbalance.com which several sportsmen fell for. In this case they claim holograms make you stronger.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

I got news for you pal, they both get paid for that endorsement. So who is the con now?
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:54 PM   #3
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

Ribbo,

What are the carny tricks these people are doing to sell "energy strips"?
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:57 PM   #4
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

Uhmmmmm, I think the title may be off. Something gives me the distinct feeling they are being reimbursed for their endorsements and may not actually think these are any more useful than hot/cold strips, those iron bracelets/magnets, etc. I don't mean I think they are contributing to what is basically a scam for the endorsement money though, defiantly not insinuating that. Just saying they likely know that they aren't harmful, and they are no better or worse than the other items I listed, and may actually benefit some people. Doubt they have actually fallen for a con.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:02 PM   #5
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

"they bake in a chemical that changes your brain chemistry" LOL


I wonder if you have to lick the stickers first...haha
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:04 PM   #6
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

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Ribbo,

What are the carny tricks these people are doing to sell "energy strips"?
It's a mental placebo effect, one of the oldest tricks in the book.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:07 PM   #7
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

Here is an Australian tabloid show, that did some blind tests with these holograms:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlhvg...layer_embedded
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:33 PM   #8
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

I just threw up a bit for seeing DN involved in this
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:39 PM   #9
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

from their FAQ

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Holograms possess an astounding capacity for information storage--simply by changing the angle at which the two lasers strike a piece of photographic film, it is possible to record many different images on the same surface. It has been demonstrated that one cubic centimeter of film can hold as many as 10 billion bits of information. We believe that Holograms are the future of data storage.
Sounds legit. Information is power and there's tons of info in a hologram. You put that on your shoe and your toe absorbs all that information (ie power) and you have the most powerful toe in all of poker. What's not to believe?
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:41 PM   #10
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

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It's a mental placebo effect, one of the oldest tricks in the book.
+1

can't imagine they are doing this just for endorsement purposes, there are a million other things they could put their name to.

but should we be amazed, i wouldn't be surprised if over 50% of people believe this crap.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:43 PM   #11
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

they keep people from pushing your arms down while you're trying to play?
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:48 PM   #12
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

It's official. Despite Phil Helmuth's continue endorsement of UB... he has more class than Negreanu.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:00 PM   #13
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Debunking video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Piu75P8sxTo
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:03 PM   #14
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

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can't imagine they are doing this just for endorsement purposes, there are a million other things they could put their name to.
Really, you think poker is so hot in 2010 that they are turning down promotional offers left and right?
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:05 PM   #15
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

"If you like money like I do, then I suggest you use these Strips" - Doyle Brunson.

I think by "use" he means "endorse"
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:10 PM   #16
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

Maybe this is what Mercier has in his little homosexual bag. It's full of stickers with baked in chemicals that STOP YOUR BRAIN FROM EMITING WEAK NEUROTRANSMITTERS.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:11 PM   #17
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

LOL i hope he doesn't actually believe this
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:16 PM   #18
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These will come in handy for all the times you raise QQ UTG, stick out your arm and someone tries to push it down.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:21 PM   #19
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

I mean, seriously, has he no shame whatsoever?

It's one thing to say that some energy drink is poker-specific or whatever, but it's another entirely to be an out-and-out charlatan or snake oil salesman.

I was actually embarrassed for him, watching that video.

I didn't wait around for the Todd Brunson part, because somehow, I don't think I would have been as embarrassed for him as I was for Negreanu.

You do the math.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:32 PM   #20
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

Of course, the owners of the site give no contact info other than an order taking service and register the site using a proxy:

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Old 06-24-2010, 10:36 PM   #21
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

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I mean, seriously, has he no shame whatsoever?

It's one thing to say that some energy drink is poker-specific or whatever, but it's another entirely to be an out-and-out charlatan or snake oil salesman.

I was actually embarrassed for him, watching that video.

I didn't wait around for the Todd Brunson part, because somehow, I don't think I would have been as embarrassed for him as I was for Negreanu.

You do the math.
Doyle, not Todd Brusons. Doyle is endorsing the product and he tweeted this earlier tonight. It's how I heard about it.

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Had great endurance at the poker table & was pain free. Go look at Endurapokerstrips.com this really works. Unbelievable!!
Don't know how you can be so hard on Negreanu and not Doyle.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:39 PM   #22
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

Wow, just wow

Any comment Daniel??
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:43 PM   #23
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

She seems pretty pissed he put a stciker on his phone.

"That was way stronger" when he pushed on her arm. How is negreanu supposed to know?!
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:45 PM   #24
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

wtfDaniel
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:46 PM   #25
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Re: Negreanu and Brunson fall for confidence tricksters.

imo if something is fake but I believe in it and that makes it help, its not fake
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