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Old 07-29-2010, 03:23 PM   #26
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

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#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.

This just goes to show how dumb, lazy and clueless OP is, or that he is just one big level. i didn't read the rest of his post because I just stopped short when I saw BG1's name.

OP, do you have ANY clue as to the history of why he said what he said, and how many children benefitted from it? Do you know WHERE the term originated from?

I think now u may just be a level....but my god if not you may have reached a new level of stupidity.
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:32 PM   #27
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

Overall I enjoy Antonio but sometimes he can be a bit to distracting (see HSP Push-Ups)
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:36 PM   #28
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Can't believe that you would rank Greenstein as one of the most annoying people in televised poker. He seems like a nice guy, always pleasant and doesn't stall for camera time like some people and he plays well too.

There are some others that I agree on you with, I laughed so much when you made that comment about Scotty Nguyen having a real baby, that was classic.

Personally I like watching Phil Hellmuth. It's entertaining watching him blowup and berrate people and act like a child. Did anyone see his reaction after Esfandiari busted him from the WSOPE 09. Honestly, I couldn't believe I was watching an adult. I suppose it is getting kinda old now though.

P.S where is David Williams on this list?
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:38 PM   #29
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

None of the players on your list dont even come close to Phil Laak. He tilts the hell out of me every time i watch HSP. Negreanu, Antonius, Greenstein and maybe even Esfandiari should not be on that list of yours. I agree with you on some of the others though. Didnt know about that Shannon Elizabeth hand. That was funny to read
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:46 PM   #30
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What's everyones problem with Phil Laak? I think there are much worse.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:13 PM   #31
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No, I did not realize that Barry's "math is idiotic" comment raised money for charity.

I guess I made a mistake with putting him on the list...

#3 Nick Cassavetes


I can admit when I've made a mistake..
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:15 PM   #32
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

Wow, Doyle, PA, and Barry Greenstein made your list but not Hellmuth, Matusow, Annie Duke, Jamie Gold....what in the FFF is this.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:39 PM   #33
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Hellmuth is a great player and fun to watch, and he would never make my list.
You should be in the ten most annoying TWOPLUSTWO poster, just for that.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:47 PM   #34
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#10 should be Cassavetes, everyone else gets bumped up. Not that it matters. It's a ridiculous list.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:16 PM   #35
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I know this is just for fun but I don't think you can have Simon and Cassavetes in this list, these guys are just rich bastards that can afford to play poker recreationally at the highest stakes. Anyway, not that it matters, as the guy before me said, it's a ridiculous list.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:47 PM   #36
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

Annoying players imo
Annie Duke
Jennifer Tilly
Jamie Gold
Tony G
Scotty Nguyun

Players that I don't understand why people would find them annoying
Patrik Antonius
Eli Elezra
Phil Laak
Doyle Brunson
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:52 PM   #37
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

Ok, consider Greenstein removed at #3... although his comments after that hand were despicable, but he is excused for the fact that it was for charity. Anything for charity is good, so I apologize.

What is annoying about Annie Duke? She is just your average personality, nothing really all that bad about her.

Jamie Gold, NOT ANNOYING. What is more entertaining then watching someone who tries to bluff a lot. He is good for ratings, keep him in there.

Phil Hellmuth, a decent guy. Leave him alone. Not annoying.

Mike Matusow, highly entertaining and a good competitive spirit. Nothing annoying about him.

Phil Laak, almost made my list, but I like his attitude to the game, and his friend Antonio is far more annoying.

Patrick Antonius is EITHER arrogant or boring. Pick one.

Yes, i defend putting Doyle on this list. Am I not the only one who is sick of THE LEGEND OF DOYLE BRUNSON? Its taken on a life of its own,... there is actually very little entertainment value that Doyle brings to a televised game,...
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:15 PM   #38
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:48 PM   #39
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

PA is not annoying in the slightest, one of the best cash players in the world without a doubt, he made a sick bluff against Dwan with ten high and took the pot! Your only saying he is boring/arrogant because he sits there like a statue! its so nobody can read him.

This list is unbelievably bad Doyle/PA/Esfandiari/Eli Elezra/Daniel Negreanu??? Are you seriously joking?

The only one I will slightly agree with is Barry Greenstein because i like action and he is the biggest nit ever!
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:53 PM   #40
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Jamie Gold, NOT ANNOYING.
This comment nullifies anything smart you may have ever said, will say, or ever think/thought about saying......wtf
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:54 PM   #41
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

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#8 - Doyle Brunson -

#7 - Daniel Negreanu -

#6 - Patrick Antonius -

#4 - Scotty Nguyen -

#3 - Barry Greenstein -

#2 - Eli Elezra -

#1 - Antonio Esfandiara -
Pretty dumb list, OP. IMO 1,2,3,4,6,7,8 are entertaining, and I think most people like seeing them on TV, with the possible exception of Scotty Nguyen. I don't find any of these players annoying, although I could see how Antonio, Scotty and DN could be. I don't see how ANYONE could find Barry Greenstein annoying.

And where's Annie Duke?
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:55 PM   #42
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is OP a level account?
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:24 PM   #43
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

Hey, just cause a player annoys me doesn't mean they aren't a good person in real life. Im simply talking about their entertainment value on television, and whether I enjoy watching them or not.

Just cause I don't enjoy watching Doyle or Patrick on television doesn't mean I hate them or anything.

So don't call me a hater...

Although, if I have to hear Antonio Esfandiari say "good luck boys" or "wheeeeeeeeeee" one more time, i may turn to the dark side.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:08 PM   #44
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

OP's post is only a list of his own opinion on a few people he doesnt like. I agree with some parts but most of it doesnt make sence, like Eli, his accent is funny, not annoying!


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Annoying players imo
Annie Duke
Jennifer Tilly
Jamie Gold
Tony G
Scotty Nguyun

Players that I don't understand why people would find them annoying
Patrik Antonius
Eli Elezra
Phil Laak
Doyle Brunson
+1, except for Tony G in the ps big game
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:25 PM   #45
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

I gave good quality reasons for all my picks...

Really, i put a lot of effort into this thread... I brought my A game here..

It is conventional wisdom to say that Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow are bad for tv, etc...

RagingBull has never been about conventional wisdom and taking the easy opinion.

RagingBull is about taking the difficult positions, seeing the tough flops, and winning..

I WIN I WIN!!!
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:28 PM   #46
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No Tony G thats a joke.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EprGnEjm2oE

watch that and tell me you disagree
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:14 PM   #47
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No Tony G thats a joke.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EprGnEjm2oE

watch that and tell me you disagree

THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING IVE EVER WATCHED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TonyG not annoying...

"Go back to Russia"

HAHAHHAAH!!!!!!!!

I LOVE THIS!!!
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:32 PM   #48
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The only one I will slightly agree with is Barry Greenstein because i like action and he is the biggest nit ever!
I've seen BG play alot of different styles over the years, sure he can nit it up, but he's got plenty of gears, and can mix it up w/ just about anyone out there. Surely not the biggest nit ever, not even close!
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:59 PM   #49
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Jennifer Tilly
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:01 AM   #50
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THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING IVE EVER WATCHED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TonyG not annoying...

"Go back to Russia"

HAHAHHAAH!!!!!!!!

I LOVE THIS!!!

Are you even from this world? For someone who claims to have played poker for "10 years" you have zero understanding of basic concepts and no knowledge of old videos/memes/clips that have been replayed tirelessly on TV and in these forums are completely new to you...as if...perhaps you are new to the game and have just been lying about your skill...

For someone who has "been around as long as you have" that can mean only that you are:

a) functionally ******ed
b) a gimmick account
c) vastly overstating and lying about your poker background

There are no other options.

Please do not breed, although I doubt the opportunity will ever present itself.
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