Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

News, Views, and Gossip For poker news, views, and gossip

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #4926
SngNit
banned
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: FE is sooooo overrrated
Posts: 480
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Quote:
Originally Posted by spaceman Bryce View Post
what an amazing win for the grinder. this win a second win in the 50k ppc puts him into conversations for all time greats.
All time greatest luckboxes maybe! I've not watched him play a single hand with holecards and agreed with a single line he's ever took.
SngNit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #4927
ThaHero
Pooh-Bah
 
ThaHero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 3,783
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Mizrachi just did that. WOW.

Wasn't he broke a few years ago?

Is he awesome or just running good for all of life?
ThaHero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:00 PM   #4928
Pleasure
banned
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: LA
Posts: 118
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

wow a mizrchi. holy ****
Pleasure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:00 PM   #4929
R_Webb18
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 6,750
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Quote:
Originally Posted by DogFace View Post
50K has a small field. Great accomplishment all the same, but with ~100 runners the odds of winning are much higher than in some of the massive field events.

I think Greg Raymer's back-to-back runs in the ME are up there for most impressive tourney feat, although it was only one variant of poker and the fields were obviously much softer than the 50K.
i mean the guy talking during the event acted like he was bad. yea 100 or so people but there's still a lot of play and seems hard to luck out twice in this event.
R_Webb18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:03 PM   #4930
ben wb
veteran
 
ben wb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,622
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Quote:
Originally Posted by moki View Post
Grinder's accomplishment is pretty amazing. But man did he run incredibly well the last few days of this tourney.
For once I agree with you, it's just like I said, no matter who won they would have to run incredibly hot.
ben wb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:37 PM   #4931
moki
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
moki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 8,051
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Quote:
Originally Posted by ben wb View Post
For once I agree with you, it's just like I said, no matter who won they would have to run incredibly hot.
...and be proficient in all of the games being played. NLHE/PLO specialists will just never take down this tourney. If you think otherwise, you clearly don't play mixed games.
moki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:42 PM   #4932
stackinsideways
adept
 
stackinsideways's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 856
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Quote:
Originally Posted by DogFace View Post
50K has a small field. Great accomplishment all the same, but with ~100 runners the odds of winning are much higher than in some of the massive field events.

I think Greg Raymer's back-to-back runs in the ME are up there for most impressive tourney feat, although it was only one variant of poker and the fields were obviously much softer than the 50K.

this is also up there pretty damn high. kinda shocked I forgot about it. re-evaluating my little list now. Matt Affleck also deserves some recognition in this conversation imo for his Main event runs.

maybe 8th or 9th im most impressive
stackinsideways is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:52 PM   #4933
ben wb
veteran
 
ben wb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,622
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Quote:
Originally Posted by moki View Post
...and be proficient in all of the games being played. NLHE/PLO specialists will just never take down this tourney. If you think otherwise, you clearly don't play mixed games.
Well I'm 100% sure any of the players who cashed would have won if they had had Mizrachi's run of cards over the last couple of days.
ben wb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:57 PM   #4934
aiminglow
grinder
 
aiminglow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 502
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Quote:
Originally Posted by ben wb View Post
For once I agree with you, it's just like I said, no matter who won they would have to run incredibly hot.
What was amazing was (and correct me if I'm wrong) I only counted one hand that Mizrachi went to showdown with and lost (lower flush to Bloch in PLO).
aiminglow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 12:23 AM   #4935
spacegod
journeyman
 
spacegod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lazytown
Posts: 371
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

He's a pretty big fish at LHE by most accounts, so I'd be surprised if he was that great at the other games. People trip out on variance like it's LSD in this forum.
spacegod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 12:54 AM   #4936
TimTimSalabim
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
TimTimSalabim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Winning
Posts: 14,066
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Quote:
Originally Posted by spacegod View Post
He's a pretty big fish at LHE by most accounts, so I'd be surprised if he was that great at the other games. People trip out on variance like it's LSD in this forum.
yeah, hearing something third hand is way more reliable
TimTimSalabim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 01:17 AM   #4937
spacegod
journeyman
 
spacegod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lazytown
Posts: 371
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Fwiw I've played with him on Stars, but I'm not gonna act like it was enough hands to say much about his play. Other highly-respected posters have though and thought he was the mark in mid/high LHE and LO8, so whatevs.
spacegod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 01:57 AM   #4938
DogFace
old hand
 
DogFace's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,729
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Apparently Peter Eastgate is playing in the $5k NLHE.

Is this news? I thought he had retired from poker or something.
DogFace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 01:58 AM   #4939
AKingdom
Pooh-Bah
 
AKingdom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Range Mergers and Acquisitions
Posts: 3,511
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Quote:
Originally Posted by spacegod View Post
Fwiw I've played with him on Stars, but I'm not gonna act like it was enough hands to say much about his play. Other highly-respected posters have though and thought he was the mark in mid/high LHE and LO8, so whatevs.
I don't think what you're pointing out is worth much tbh. You're talking on-line vs live, cash vs. tourneys and only 2 games out of 8.
AKingdom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 02:20 AM   #4940
Bolsta
journeyman
 
Bolsta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Here
Posts: 310
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Did anyone notice on the stream a couple of minutes after the win when Grinder was on the phone that the dealer who was replaced only a few hands before he won, came up to him and they had a few words and then Grinder pulled out what looked like a credit card sized object (Maybe it was cash) and gave it to the dealer?
WTF was that?
Bolsta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 02:26 AM   #4941
AKingdom
Pooh-Bah
 
AKingdom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Range Mergers and Acquisitions
Posts: 3,511
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

I'm curious why there was a man in a blue cop-like uniform there when the event ended. Was it a police officer or a security guard of some kind?
AKingdom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 02:37 AM   #4942
shpanko
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
shpanko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: noitacol
Posts: 13,920
Quote:
Originally Posted by SngNit View Post
All time greatest luckboxes maybe! I've not watched him play a single hand with holecards and agreed with a single line he's ever took.
That explains how much more success than him youve had...oh wait
shpanko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 02:54 AM   #4943
molinn9
Pooh-Bah
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,632
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

I have had a feeling Grinder has become more gambling kind of player then he was when he was taking down WPT titles. Seems very spewy and reads boards often very badly at least imo. But he has to have something speciall i mean what he has done win the 50k 2 times in 3 years is phenominal. He did though both time run incredible well like 2 years ago he was totally outplayed by that russian but got very lucky beating him. This time he was crusiall 50/50 vs Ivey close to the money bubble and the final table was ofcourse the biggest joke i ever seen he just almost won every singel hand
molinn9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 03:10 AM   #4944
There Is A Light
Pooh-Bah
 
There Is A Light's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,924
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Lol at Mizrachi insta-regging for the one drop.
There Is A Light is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 03:38 AM   #4945
GOONERCAM
Resident Rollbuster
 
GOONERCAM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Where Pigs Fly
Posts: 7,994
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

lol line

http://www.pokernews.com/live-report...hips.34353.htm
GOONERCAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 03:46 AM   #4946
AABandit
stranger
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hikertrash View Post
What kind of watch is Dennis Phillips wearing? Looks like something from the Jetson's.
Reactor Watch, he and Albert Pujols got them for doing some charity work & supporting St. Louis
AABandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 03:56 AM   #4947
AABandit
stranger
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Quote:
Originally Posted by Donk Lord View Post
Phillips is playing so awful HU knew he was a nit but I thought he has a clue. How does he not fire virtually every flop vs this opponent?
Seriously DONK did you watch HU or any of the tournament? She has two moves Shove or Fold...Hoyt & Phillips actually tried to play poker! really is helpful to catch miricle cards 6x's ~ she should have been out against an all in with Bob!
AABandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 04:01 AM   #4948
barradri
veteran
 
barradri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Teaching rich kids in Cairo
Posts: 2,258
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

The grinder is proof that online poker is not rigged.
barradri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 05:35 AM   #4949
hs3c
adept
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 760
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

Quote:
Originally Posted by barradri View Post
The grinder is proof that online poker is not rigged.
but live is rigged? seems to be a strong possibility that this final table was rigged. noone runs that hot. surprised they think they can get away with it though.
hs3c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 06:08 AM   #4950
Kozaa
adept
 
Kozaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Poland
Posts: 1,179
Re: ***OFFICIAL WSOP SWEAT THREAD***

inb4 grinder ships one drop
Kozaa is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2008-2020, Two Plus Two Interactive