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Old 08-17-2010, 01:40 PM   #151
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

I'm surprised so many people find Laak annoying. When Esfandiari isn't around, I think Laak is a creative player and an entertaining and humble person. I find Esfandiari annoying, and when Laak is with him they both are.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:56 PM   #152
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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

couldnt agree more. i used to really like mike but man hes been so disapointing lately. hes number two on my hate list. just behind JRB. remeber when he had his aces cracked to 44 on day 1 on ME 09? he says, "i got cocky, i thought i got the cockiness out my game, i did, just not on that hand." very next hand he shove bluffs k hi flop with ace queen and when guy folds qq he flips his cards over and shouts, "thats balls of steel." mike is a supreme d bag.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:29 AM   #153
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Some sub-text to the episode with Sam Simon: How would you act if your ex-wife's (Jennifer Tilly) gregarious and established poker pro boyfriend were sitting with his cronies while you were a fish out of water? And then top that off by getting owned when you misplay a bluff (T4 off or whatever it was) against same when you didn't realize he had raised preflop (then later to watch in horror as you see he was doing SAME thing). Might explain his reluctance to engage, although why he accepted the invite is an intriguing question.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:10 PM   #154
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

Annette Obrestad, by far. Gosh, such a whiny fat little kid with no class.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:13 PM   #155
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Annette Obrestad, by far. Gosh, such a whiny fat little kid with no class.
haha she is a baby still though.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:08 PM   #156
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I think most of the 'annoying' poker players make it more fun to watch. Hellmuth, Matusow etc. but then there's people like Laak who are just plain annoying.
i agree, can't freaking stand laak playing. i also find neal channing or "mumbles" incredibly annoying

laak - ridiculous
channing -mumbly
lederer - do i need to say anything?
negreanu - his inability to stfu and his ripping on matusow and ethnic people is way over the top
viffer - with his facial tics
jennifer harmon- nitty
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:20 PM   #157
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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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these guys are so horrible they dont even need to be mentioned.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:06 PM   #158
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I'm surprised so many people find Laak annoying. When Esfandiari isn't around, I think Laak is a creative player and an entertaining and humble person. I find Esfandiari annoying, and when Laak is with him they both are.
+1

Hellmuth, Esfandiari, Men Nguyen, Tiffany Michelle, Jamie Gold, god they are annoying.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:46 PM   #159
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OP seems like pleasant company, not irritable in the least.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:51 PM   #160
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how can anyone find humberto brenes annoying hes priceless.

i am adding that guy who raps a bit friedlman to my list the one who had that arguement with lisandro over ante's
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:40 PM   #161
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how can anyone find humberto brenes annoying hes priceless.

i am adding that guy who raps a bit friedlman to my list the one who had that arguement with lisandro over ante's
Not Prahlad Friedman, the guy's a hoot (and a great player), I'd like having him at my table, much more than Lisandro
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:01 PM   #162
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My personal list:

1. Annie Duke - All around nasty *****
2. Annette Obrestad - Annoying as hell
3. Humberto Brenes - The shark shtick has to go
4. Kathy Liebert - No personality whatsoever
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:32 PM   #163
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i think this was posted by a troll. disliking someone because of their accent is one of the most ignorant and close minded reasons.... and disliking someone because they are old? LOL troll more.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:05 AM   #164
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the guy who one the WPT championship
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:10 PM   #165
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I'm surprised so many people find Laak annoying. When Esfandiari isn't around, I think Laak is a creative player and an entertaining and humble person. I find Esfandiari annoying, and when Laak is with him they both are.
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you must not have watched PAD cash game. drunk phil laak couldnt shut up and hiding on the couch and not shutting up and did i mention he wouldnt stfu?

phil laak is the most annoying player ever with his gay antics

humberto brenes a close second

also, viffer rules, i take him off my annoying list.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:14 PM   #166
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antonio is just so boring
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:27 PM   #167
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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.

complete fail.

Phil Laak should be in at least 3 of the top five spots.
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:51 AM   #168
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Do a top 50 next time, this top 10 is not insignificant and adulterated enough.

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Old 04-09-2011, 11:56 AM   #169
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Number one spot goes to that Jewish kid in seat one off this weeks pad, or as I like to call him, face begging to be slapped by a shovel boy
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:58 PM   #170
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Number one spot goes to that Jewish kid in seat one off this weeks pad, or as I like to call him, face begging to be slapped by a shovel boy
Not Luckychewy, the guy's got a good TV presence and can play. Sure his stare downs are a bit much but no way does the guy make this list.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:37 PM   #171
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Re: Top Ten Most Annoying TV Poker Players

Annie Puke, Annette "whatever" Obrestad, Phil "Kermit" Gordon, Jesus, Coward Folderer, Tiffany "*****" Michelle etc. etc.

There are so many characters that shouldn´t be seen or talked about.
Pretty tough to get them in order though...
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:47 PM   #172
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Annie Puke, Annette "whatever" Obrestad, Phil "Kermit" Gordon, Jesus, Coward Folderer, Tiffany "*****" Michelle etc. etc.

There are so many characters that shouldn´t be seen or talked about.
Pretty tough to get them in order though...
Coward Folderer, ROFL

Actually I like Howard, but that was funny.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:55 PM   #173
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How anyone could say Phil Laak is not the most annoying jackass to ever do ANYTHING, not just poker, is a complete abomination.

He's the biggest attention whore/spaz of the whole lot, and believe me, that's saying something.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:10 AM   #174
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1. Tiffany "*****" Michelle
2. "Silent" Mike Baxter
3. Howard "F(olding) (ni)T" Lederer
4. Men (Spits) Nguyen
5. Annie (STFU) Duke

All I can think of ATM. Seriously, the rest sure, sometimes can be annoying or act like absolute douches, but also create some golden moments. Troll thread, obv subjective any list, but I reckon players that just add very little to the entertainment of the game is my primary criteria.
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:27 PM   #175
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1. Tiffany "*****" Michelle
2. "Silent" Mike Baxter
3. Howard "F(olding) (ni)T" Lederer
4. Men (Spits) Nguyen
5. Annie (STFU) Duke

All I can think of ATM. Seriously, the rest sure, sometimes can be annoying or act like absolute douches, but also create some golden moments. Troll thread, obv subjective any list, but I reckon players that just add very little to the entertainment of the game is my primary criteria.
Curious why you put Mike Baxter on there, he's a rich "recreational" player and doesn't do anything worthy of being on an annoying list IMO, treats players w/ respect and has improved his game alot the last couple years.
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