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Old 07-03-2018, 09:55 PM   #1
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Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

To balance out that other thread.

A few that come to mind:

Phil Galfond
Jason Koon
Brandon Shack-Harris
Barry Greenstein
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:04 PM   #2
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

HESP!!!
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:08 PM   #3
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

some of the ones i have played with that were really nice/pleasant this summer.

bryce yockey and carol fuchs
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:10 PM   #4
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:16 PM   #5
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

Once you know them it’s probably too late

I like bill Klein. Matches his winnings and losses to charity, but is pretty low key about it and probably doesn’t have sex parties
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:27 PM   #6
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:52 PM   #7
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Phil hellmuth obv
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:55 PM   #8
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

He's not with us any more, but he came to mind right straight off, so I'm giving him a mention anyway.

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Old 07-03-2018, 11:16 PM   #9
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

I really haven't been directly connected to poker for a few years, but oddly, one of the people named in the other thread as "most annoying" is one of the most friendly I've encountered: Antonio Esfandiari. Always seemed very open and engaging to the media, even to a noob on the very fringes of it like me, and almost goes out of his way to befriend everyone at the table.

Of course, I get that his talkative nature also probably makes him as grating to some as he is ingratiating to others. So it makes perfect sense that he appears in the other thread.

Another guy that was outright cordial to everyone -- other players, floor staff, media, fans -- was Kirk Morrison, who we don't see around the game much anymore. Same deal, I'm sure there are plenty of NVGers who don't like that extroverted, talkative nature, but to me, those types of players make the atmosphere much more pleasant overall.

Agree on Barry Greenstein, although my experience is quite limited. All of those PokerRoad people were really nice to me, perhaps because it was like a bar owner looking after a regular. So that includes Sebok, Gavin, Joe Stapleton, Amanda Leatherman and BJ Nemeth. (I know, only two of them would classify as players.)
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:09 AM   #10
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:12 AM   #11
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Paul Volpe
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:49 AM   #12
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

I just cant even fathom Koon or Galfond blowing up at somebody. They both seem like genuinely great human beings to be around, off the felt as well.
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:51 AM   #13
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Doug Polk!!!! He has talent, fun and super entertaining!!! He has fun, not afraid to try new stuff!!! Great to his fans, go Doug!!!!

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Old 07-04-2018, 01:06 AM   #14
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

Galfond seems humble
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Old 07-04-2018, 01:40 AM   #15
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

Jcarver isn't really in the spotlight anymore but honestly one of the most down to earth guys I've met given how successful he has been in life
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:19 AM   #16
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

Barry Greenstein, Jason Koon, Mike Sexton, Andrew Neeme, Erik Seidel and the late Chad Brown.

I played at his table in the 2006 ME. Poker lost a very special player and personality when Chad Brown passed away.
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:21 AM   #17
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

Some really fine people mentioned thus far.

Since the specification is humble/friendly I vote Barry Greenstein.

Even after some monetary downsizing, he still has great advice for life and happiness, and part of his routine as a Stars ambassador is to play the playmoney tables. That is humble and friendly.
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Old 07-04-2018, 04:20 AM   #18
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

What abt Don Doyle Brunson?
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Old 07-04-2018, 04:59 AM   #19
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

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I just cant even fathom Koon or Galfond blowing up at somebody. They both seem like genuinely great human beings to be around, off the felt as well.

I have dealt to both of them and couldn’t agree more.
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:04 AM   #20
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

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HESP!!!
Seems like Hesp is a nice goofy guy, but I'm curious how we would have seen him if he didn't get hit in the face with the deck and hung on by a thread on a short stack, taking beat after beat along the way, where he gets knocked out just before the bubble without pay? Would he still be the character we know today?

It's very easy to be friendly and "fun-loving" when you're running hot and the cards make you look like a genius, and can do no wrong...
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:10 AM   #21
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:16 AM   #22
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HESP!!!
Agree HESP
Negrenau is also talkative and light hearted most of the time.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:51 AM   #23
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Allen Kessler.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:03 AM   #24
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Re: Who is the most humble/friendly poker player on the felt today?

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Some really fine people mentioned thus far.

Since the specification is humble/friendly I vote Barry Greenstein.

Even after some monetary downsizing, he still has great advice for life and happiness, and part of his routine as a Stars ambassador is to play the playmoney tables. That is humble and friendly.
The highlight of my poker career was having BarryG sitting to the direct left of me in the play money Sunday Billion lol.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:04 AM   #25
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I agree. Doyle was the man. I played a lower stakes buy in tourney one time. He was at my table. I was UTG and limp in with 7-2o. Few seats to my left Doyle raises it up. Everyone folds. I call. Pot comes 2-Q-J rainbow. I check. Doyle bets around pot. I stare him down, look at the board, look back at him. Attempt to soul read him. I call. Turn is a 10. I check. He pots it and places a revolver on the edge of the table, sort of pointing at me. I soul read him some more. I call. River is a 7. Bingo!. I check. Doyle pulls the hammer back on the pistol and puts me all in. Now, there is no chance in hell he has AK or a set. I call. He proudly turns over pocket aces. I show him my hand, scoop the pot, and tells me he will meet me outside later to discuss the hand. Later that evening after shipping this tourney, I'm leaving the casino counting my money so that everyone can see and there he is, with a group of thugs. They took me to an abandoned building where they beat me savagely and gang raped me. Was worth it for the chance to play at the same table as the godfather.
nice read bruh
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