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Old 07-29-2010, 12:39 AM   #1
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Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

Another 5 star thread brought to you by the Raging Bull... I've given this a lot of thought, here goes:

#10 - Sam Simon - his appearance on High Stakes Poker was a complete embarrassment and one of the biggest disappointments in the history of the show. The creator of the Simpsons didn't crack one single joke, and barely said a word. He acted like he was above everything else, a total snob... and yet he played tight horrible poker and lost some money and left after a very short session. As Homer would say, "DOH!!"

#9 - Shannon Elizabeth - an attractive woman, sure.. but a comment she made on the National Headsup Poker Championship will live in infamy as the dumbest thing ever said in poker television history. With one card to come, she tells her friends and supporters, "I've been studying THE SECRET. We attract into our lives what we think about. Don't think about a deuce and it wont come on the river. Dont think about that card." This dumb broad was actually convinced through Hollywood New Age teachings that her thoughts could influence what the river card would be. Enough said.

#8 - Doyle Brunson - If I have to hear one more round of applause for Doyle as he exits the WSOP on day one, I will throw up. Ok, we get it, the guy is a legend. He wrote the book on poker. We know! Will this guy please retire already and go play with the grandkids! Its not so much Doyle himself that is annoying as is the reaction of the other players to him. Stop blowing him everytime he loses the WSOP. Its embarrassing.

#7 - Daniel Negreanu - Does anyone talk more during a hand or after a hand then this guy? "What did you have? I know you had pocket nines,.. I put you on ace king. I have a pair of queens. Would you have called a river bet?" SHUT UP! The only thing worse then hearing him talk about the hands is hearing him talk about golf.

#6 - Patrick Antonius - one word: BORING. He might be one of the best cash players in the world, but he isn't fun to watch. He is a statue of boredom and arrogance, sitting there for hours without saying a single word. I don't think he is entertaining and he shouldn't be allowed to compete in televised events anymore.

#5 - Chris Moneymaker - the guy that started the poker boom. Im sure he is a nice guy and an okay player.. but he had his one day in the sun. Its over. We don't need to see him ever again. I repeat, its over. Goodbye Chris... Goodbye...

#4 - Scotty Nguyen - I win baby, aces baby, you're drawing dead baby... Guess what Scotty.. there are other words in the english language besides "baby". This guy is a rude annoying person that has a one word vocabulary. What would Scotty actually say if his wife had an actual baby? I think he would be speechless.

#3 - Barry Greenstein - Claiming that "math is idiotic" after cracking Tom Dwan's aces still ranks as one of the most annoying moments in televised poker history. Couldn't Barry have refrained from making this wisecrack after putting a $500,000 bad beat on his opponent? Barry is a classy guy and a humanitarian, but this moment is so mega-annoying that it lands him on the list.

#2 - Eli Elezra - I dont even know where to start... the annoying accent? The fact that he brings flowers to the table and smells them? His annoying grin? The greasy hair and leather jacket? This guy is like an Israeli Fonzy from Happy Days. He is part of the "old school" poker club with Doyle and the other dinosaurs.. time to retire him from all future airings of tv poker.

#1 - Antonio Esfandiara - This is a no-brainer at the number one most annoying spot. The Magician is a walking talking attention hog and bs artist that irritates everyone at the table. He has to proclaim "I love this country" every few minutes to get attention.. he tries to con everyone out of something after every hand. "I'll give you $500 if one of your cards you folded was an ace." He makes rude sarcastic comments after every hand. Even the hands that he isnt involved in, he has to shout things like "good luck boys". He wears loud annoying shirts. His buddy-buddy thing with Phil Laak is almost collusion, the way they work a table together with their sidebets and scams. You know he has entered the game, because he proclaims "hello ladies and gentlemen".. An ego-maniac, pure and simple.

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Old 07-29-2010, 12:49 AM   #2
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

So you dislike some players because they talk at the table then you dislike some players because they don't talk enough?

OP is a hater.

p.s How do you leave Hellmuth out?
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:51 AM   #3
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

Well I'm at least glad Doyle made it

EDIT: Just realised Matusow didnt make the list

The guy is a joke to watch, runs around like an idiot when he wins and cries like a 5 year old when he loses. Everything he says contradicts his play, he screams about playing loose and everything but his play is the exact same scared money nut peddling internet kids they get to fill in a seat each season
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:59 AM   #4
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:02 AM   #5
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

lol

how do you say that barry is a classy guy but by saying three words as a joke he makes number 3?
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:11 AM   #6
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

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how do you say that barry is a classy guy but by saying three words as a joke he makes number 3?
Well it was in such bad taste to make a wisecrack after a $500,000 bad beat. It was definitely enough to be on the list
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:15 AM   #7
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So you dislike some players because they talk at the table then you dislike some players because they don't talk enough?

OP is a hater.

p.s How do you leave Hellmuth out?

Yes exactly... talking too much or too little are both annoying.

Hellmuth is a great player and fun to watch, and he would never make my list.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:51 AM   #8
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barry in this list makes it void
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:53 AM   #9
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barry in this list makes it void
So you agree with the other 9?
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:50 AM   #10
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth
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Phil Hellmuth
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because he spits hot fire
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:52 AM   #11
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

Completely disagree on Negreanu, Brunson, Antonius and Elezra. They're some of the best players on tv for me. I can understand why you dislike the first three because of each to their own, but Elezra? Elezra is awesome. Simple as.

The other I could take or leave.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:29 AM   #12
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Well it was in such bad taste to make a wisecrack after a $500,000 bad beat. It was definitely enough to be on the list
You do realize why he did that right?
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:34 AM   #13
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

I disagree with over half of what you wrote, but this is hilarious stuff--Eli Elezra=Israeli Fonzy=gold
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:15 PM   #14
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Why is dwan and ivey not on this list?????
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:25 PM   #15
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You do realize why he did that right?
Why did he do that.

Have to include HELLMUTH, Tony G. The worst is Phil Laak and Jenny Tilly.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:31 PM   #16
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

OP dislikes Patrik because he's good at poker? How does his demeanor translate to "arrogance" too?

And wow you are a true hater having Doyle on that list.

Also where are Annie Duke, Devilfish, and Hellmuth on that list?
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:08 PM   #17
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PA....boring. WTF?
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:14 PM   #18
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

Excuse me, but any list of the most annoying TV poker players must start like this:

1. Humberto Brenes
2. Men "the Master" Nguyen
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OP your list is a ridiculous fail. Brunson? Greenstein? Antonius? Moneymaker? They might not be charismatic, but most annoying? Please...
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:16 PM   #19
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wasnt the "math is idiotic" comment by Barry the same situation as the "LOLDonkaments" 10k to charity or something like that, admittedly maybe not the best timing, but surely you wouldn't hold it against the guy!
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:46 PM   #20
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this **** is a huge level
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:12 PM   #21
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

1. Jamie Gold
2. Phil Hellmuth


3. Humberto Brenes
4. Phil Laak

Can't think of anyone else that sticks out. Jamie and Phil are heads and shoulders above the rest, though. Watching Jamie in that KK vs AA hand with Farha made me want to punch myself in the face.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:15 PM   #22
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Total fail on the majority of this list.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:27 PM   #23
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Wow OP you have zero respect, well done. Maybe keep it to yourself. I bet Doyle is crying into his cowboy hat because he doesn't win the WSOP every year. Wind your neck in.
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:35 PM   #24
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I love to watch Hellmuth, he's a douche no question, but how can you be annoyed.

IT IS PURE ENTERTAINMENT!
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:49 PM   #25
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How Jamie Gold and PH aren't on the list is beyond me... I enjoy watching #1-7 immensely and would tune into any show involving one. But thats just me obviously.

Also, am I the only person here who like Antonio Esfandiari?
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