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High Stakes Poker Best Calls of All Time

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Comments • 342

  • An00bisY00tubis
    An00bisY00tubis 2 years ago +376

    What most people don’t realise is that Esfandiari compliments Ruffin not because Ruffin made a great call, but because he wants Ruffin to think he did and continue making terrible, loose calls like that.

    • The Real Batman
      The Real Batman 2 years ago +9

      I think he also thought he had nothing

    • xxx xxx
      xxx xxx 2 years ago


    • Cosplay Time Capsule
      Cosplay Time Capsule 2 years ago +20

      Poker is absolutely disgusting and honestly quite disgraceful. Nothing said at the table matters at all, it's all a game.

    • Monty
      Monty 2 years ago +8

      @Cosplay Time Capsule lol people take it too seriously sometimes lots of high stakes regs are friendly they just realize at the table they would bankrupt them if they had the chance.

  • Sunny Bibra
    Sunny Bibra Year ago +125

    Holy shit was not expecting Norm to be a commentator on this lmao just made my day

    • Change
      Change 11 months ago +3

      I know right. I come back here from time to time...

    • Dustin
      Dustin 11 months ago +2

      First time seeing this, took me about 10 seconds to realize it was him

    • Change
      Change 11 months ago

      @Dustin there's another poker commentator I've heard who has a very similar laugh, but this is actually Norm

    • Davey Geiger
      Davey Geiger 9 months ago

      One of my fav commentators in Poker.

  • Gabriel Moralez
    Gabriel Moralez 2 years ago +275

    Ruffin is proof that you can't bluff a billionaire.

    • Brad
      Brad 2 years ago +53

      He's also a huge whale. Continuing to bet the turn with 2nd pair no kicker was a sign that he's truly clueless.

    • akmd114379
      akmd114379 2 years ago +2

      @Leggo My Ego wow so true bro

    • patburns600
      patburns600 Year ago +2

      Leggo My Ego
      definitely agree with you ,my experience in poker. i think its the stubbornness and not willing to back down. Can be easy to make money off these types of players and can be tough depending on the situation.

    • Frank Nuzzo
      Frank Nuzzo Year ago

      ok pro

    • Kevan Wignall
      Kevan Wignall Year ago +8

      Being a Billionaire and playing poker is the quickest way to be come a Millionaire!!

  • SyntheticChinchilla
    SyntheticChinchilla 2 years ago +151

    I feel like Ruffin was giving off pretty hard "I'm not getting pushed off the hand" vibes. Surprised Viffer didn't notice. Also, High Stakes Poker was the best poker show out there, flat out. Loved it.

    • Robert Luke
      Robert Luke 2 years ago +3

      Viffer had no choice. Calling preflop was mistake #1. Calling on the flop was mistake #2. And from there he just had to go with it

    • female bush grasshopper
      female bush grasshopper 2 years ago

      @irsute8833 lmfao 65% of the time top pair with no kicker is not even a winner. What a fish.

    • Danny Dolan
      Danny Dolan 2 years ago +2

      @Robert Luke Theres always a choice lol

    • Robert Luke
      Robert Luke 2 years ago

      @Danny Dolan you’re right. Thanks for agreeing with me. He chose incorrectly preflop and again chose incorrectly on the flop. After that he was handcuffed

  • Garret Volk
    Garret Volk Year ago +19

    I like how Doyle said “just a little gift for ya son” right before they played that ridiculous hand😆 he didn’t realize how true that was

  • Aviv Sery
    Aviv Sery 2 years ago +30

    Antonius is the best off all time, never seen anything like him before.

    • Majid Bayazi
      Majid Bayazi 2 years ago +1

      Different kinds of breed . Like Tony G says you need to have heart and commitment otherwise don't go near poker 🤣😅

  • Zach Ross
    Zach Ross 2 years ago +240

    Amazing laydown by Coward Folderer with an overpair facing a single bet

    • Jason Tyson
      Jason Tyson 2 years ago +37

      Lederer is a prime example of the game passing you by

    • Tom Murphy
      Tom Murphy 2 years ago

      Just the best in the biz honestly

    • ublade82
      ublade82 2 years ago +22

      When you play with your own money and not other people's it causes you to be more conservative and scared at the table.

    • Wes T
      Wes T 2 years ago +13

      @ublade82 thanks captain obvious

    • Abhishek Som
      Abhishek Som 2 years ago +1

      haahaha this comment is so swell

  • Joseph Cruz
    Joseph Cruz Year ago +6

    Golden times of poker

  • TehEruptah
    TehEruptah 6 months ago +1

    Does high stakes poker still go ahead these days? Loved these.

  • buff huck
    buff huck 2 years ago +12

    Doyle has been around a long time, played some top tier poker. His "wow" at 8:31 must have felt real good to Lex.

  • Anti comment warrior
    Anti comment warrior 2 years ago +1

    Everytime I watch Phil he ends up with a huge stack and then he's damn near unbeatable

  • jipsasac
    jipsasac Year ago +1

    lederer's fold at 14 minutes is a beauty of the game

  • A2
    A2 2 years ago +24

    That Ruffin/Viffer hand is hilarious spew from Viffer. Ruffin BOMBS the turn he’s clearly not folding no matter what.

  • Jed McCullough
    Jed McCullough 2 years ago

    That first hand is why poker can be so fun, you just never know what someone might have.

  • DDT888
    DDT888 2 years ago +2

    Patrik is the best player in the world. Why anyone sits down in a cash game with him in NLH or PLO is beyond me.

    • Luka Milas
      Luka Milas 2 years ago +2

      If I could choose to be reincarnated as a pro poker player it would definitely be him.

  • Darren Chandler
    Darren Chandler 2 years ago +82

    Lex Velduis really impressed me with this call.

    • William James
      William James 2 years ago +20

      it's more like a very poor bluff that doesn't make sense from Doyle, he's repping a range that completely changes from Turn to River

    • Tom Birch
      Tom Birch 2 years ago +17

      Lex is a really good player, love watching his Twitch streams

    • Haowen GUAN
      Haowen GUAN 2 years ago +4

      Dumb call looks better than being bluffed off on tv

    • The Wolf
      The Wolf 2 years ago +24

      @William James It may be a poor bluff, but you're sitting there with a pair of 2's... Doyle is tight, that's a great call from Lex

    • Darren Chandler
      Darren Chandler 2 years ago +13

      @William James absolutely, my concern would be if Doyle was bluffing with a better hand.

  • Tuxcz
    Tuxcz 2 years ago +20

    Dwan doing silent "wow" on Lex's call makes it impressive.

  • William Evins
    William Evins 2 years ago +14

    Lex's call with the ducks was the best. He was only beating a bluff

    • special74n
      special74n 2 years ago +1

      Honestly it was not that hard call on the river, Doyle represent only straight which is hard to have in this spot.
      I would say bad bluff. Call was just correct play from Lex spot.

    • Mats
      Mats 2 years ago +1

      @special74n haha sure, cuz he wouldnt bet sets? And what is he betting 3 streets as a bluff?

    • special74n
      special74n 2 years ago

      @Mats thats the point his range is so narrow, sets maybe and almost never straight, thats why Lex do correct call

    • special74n
      special74n 2 years ago +1

      @Mats so he have alot more bluffs than value Hands here, nice read by Lex

    • JJ 93
      JJ 93 2 years ago +1

      I love Doyle, but it was the worst bluff I’ve ever seen on TV

  • William Moffett
    William Moffett 2 years ago

    Damn I love that Ruffin hand. Nothing against Viffer, but the speed and ease with which Ruffin calls every street just makes say "Geawed" every time.

    • Ciaran Thayer
      Ciaran Thayer 10 months ago

      Would of just looked foolish in guy ha Dan ace tho it’s just luck he couldn’t put the kings down

  • female bush grasshopper
    female bush grasshopper 2 years ago +4

    Lex is sick calling with 92 legendary

  • Radu Hasegan
    Radu Hasegan Year ago +8

    13:14 Poker players think any movie with a hooker in it is a love story :)))))))))) Pure comedy GOLD

  • IQ Unknown
    IQ Unknown Year ago +4

    At first when Gabe was replaced by Norm Macdonald for a season I hated it and never watched. Ten years later, I love Norm and it was great to hear his commentary from season 7, 10 years on :)

  • bsizzle Hill
    bsizzle Hill Year ago +1

    Earlier today I ran into Mike Tysons Mysteries with Norm. Now this. This guy was everywhere.

  • GfX Adam
    GfX Adam Year ago +7

    Can’t believe no one has mentioned Lederer’s fold with 88. Seriously awful fold

  • thebuilder86
    thebuilder86 2 years ago +6


  • Henry
    Henry 11 months ago

    I kind of felt bad for Mercier. I’ve never seen a pro poker player seem that defeated after losing a hand. He got taken to the cleaners on that one.

  • Robert F
    Robert F Year ago +1

    Gabe is the best of all time.

  • Mason Rios
    Mason Rios Year ago +1

    Ruffin snap called twice in a row with no care in the world 😂

  • Connor JoDon
    Connor JoDon 2 years ago +125

    Lex had an interview about this hand and said “I’ve seen him play for years. It’s not in his style to have anything on this board.”

    • Alfonso Cabrera
      Alfonso Cabrera 2 years ago +1

      10 2 the Brunson hand is definitely in Brunson range. Regardless sick call.

    • Trumero The Tru
      Trumero The Tru 2 years ago +6

      @Alfonso Cabrera That is the hand he won heads up against 1 person. Lex was using an exploitative approach to the game and knew bronson doesn't play lots of small cards which is funny cause he was talking about ranges earlier. That is my interpretation at least

    • golfmaniac007
      golfmaniac007 2 years ago +1

      he could have easily had a set. i think lex called on the body language read and what cards came on the turn and river that didn't make sense with how much doyle was betting

    • Ben Williams
      Ben Williams 2 years ago +13

      @golfmaniac007 lex is a station thats why he called and its also why he streams $5 tournaments now

    • Robert Luke
      Robert Luke 2 years ago

      Except Doyle bet the jack. Aka you’re just praying he doesn’t have a jack

  • Sten Leesmann
    Sten Leesmann 8 months ago

    Can't believe I never knew Norm was a host on this show.

  • Wes
    Wes 2 years ago +1

    Phil Ruffins “yeahhhh....” after Barry’s speech was funny
    What a call

  • justin a
    justin a 2 years ago +6

    The infamous “if I would’ve went all in would you fold?” Post hand question lmao.

  • AmsterdamPokerKing
    AmsterdamPokerKing 2 years ago +23

    How is Sammy Farha (K-6) vs Patrick Antonius (7-9) not in this video?

  • No.
    No. Year ago

    Negreanu telling other people not to bluff against you must be such a good feeling.

  • Tommy Williams
    Tommy Williams Year ago +8

    The Ivey and Mercier hand is one of my favorite hands. Mercier got his lunch money taken away that day.

    • Henry
      Henry 11 months ago

      I’d say that’s a little bit more than lunch money… he seemed pretty defeated once he realized he was behind.

    • Richard
      Richard 8 months ago

      with a board like that, you can't defiantly see ivey folding here

  • Kitcomedy
    Kitcomedy 7 months ago

    "welcome to the ivey world jason" is such a great line idky

  • Golson Moldon
    Golson Moldon 2 years ago

    Nobody ever celebrates a great call.
    There's a good reason for that.

  • Soul Read Analytics
    Soul Read Analytics 2 years ago

    Lex ... sicko with the rat hand calldown.. love it

  • holy moly
    holy moly Year ago +1

    phil: if i go all in you fold?
    patrick: if you go all in, i call quicker

  • Lefty 941
    Lefty 941 Year ago

    Welcome to the Ivey world Jason!

  • T C
    T C Year ago

    gus hansun has an obvious tell when he bluff, what a rookie

    • Richard
      Richard 8 months ago

      when the Ace on the river came , i wouldn't of been scared with that river bet neither.

  • xxyanlixx
    xxyanlixx 2 years ago +3

    If it wasn't for the flush draw I think Antonius would have laid it down on the turn, but the genius move was calling that river Q.
    Really wonder what his thought process was - put Laak on Ax? But he could easily have AQo or a pocket pair that beats 4s. To call a bet of 70% of the pot really seemed insane.

  • ThePatriots010304
    ThePatriots010304 Year ago +2

    99% of these calls are because these guys just don’t wanna get bluffed on TV.

  • tongmaa
    tongmaa 2 years ago

    Eli, and the others watched themselves, too, I'm sure, and to see any tells or tactics that could be used against them in future contests! They are, all of them, just that smart in Hold'em :)

  • Wooboichicken
    Wooboichicken 2 years ago

    Eli calls down with the king

  • Vitalstatistix Stats
    Vitalstatistix Stats 2 years ago +5

    Jason's body language was oozing devastation..

  • Deon Pearson
    Deon Pearson Year ago +17

    Clip-Share knew two things:
    1. I watch tons of Poker videos
    2. I love Norm MacDonald
    Algorithm put the two together the day after Norm passed. This was a joy to watch, as we miss Norm. It knew what to do at a tasteful time.
    Thank you algorithm!

  • untouchable360x
    untouchable360x 2 years ago +1

    Even a broken call is right twice a day.

  • Hugh Jainis
    Hugh Jainis Year ago

    Love Norm doing this

  • Jatin Sablani
    Jatin Sablani Year ago

    Ruffin would go broke in a few weeks playing poker today

  • CamoDrako
    CamoDrako 2 years ago +16

    15:17 I'm really jealous of the dealer's lovely hat

  • Interesting on Twitch
    Interesting on Twitch 2 years ago +13

    Peat was pissed off Ruffin did not let him cbet flop like most poker books teach haha

  • joseph njoroge
    joseph njoroge Year ago

    Best of the best on these tables

  • Giovanni Vozzolo
    Giovanni Vozzolo 2 years ago +14

    That hand with lex and Doyle.......he was dumbfounded/ shocked. You see how he turned over/ mucked his cards. Just disgust, amazement, disbelief. What a call by lex.

      1CHANCE4LIFE Year ago +1

      the amazing thing is it Doyle and he rarely barrels like that.

    • Steve Jones
      Steve Jones Year ago +1

      He probably thought he was going to scare Lex off from a better hand than 2s, so to see he failed to scare him off of 2s he had to be shocked.

  • LilMoss8486
    LilMoss8486 2 years ago +7

    "Welcome to the Ivey world Jason" hahahahahahahahha

  • S B
    S B Year ago +2

    Bitter sweet to hear norm RIP

  • Abcdefg
    Abcdefg Year ago +1

    16:54 😂 I knew you had nothing. Poor Phil lol I like him but that was funny

  • Bettorup
    Bettorup 2 years ago +1

    The Elezra call is standard.

  • Nixa Zizu
    Nixa Zizu Year ago +13

    16:59 Dwan is thinking in his head ''' Oh f. there is a guy crazier then me''

  • Herv3
    Herv3 2 years ago +2

    We all know and agree on which hand we wish was on this video.

    • AnandSivaram22
      AnandSivaram22 2 years ago +1

      Ivey almost calling with A high against Durr?

  • Johnny Thunder
    Johnny Thunder Year ago

    Viffer has the most tilting face ever.

  • magicmatt1171
    magicmatt1171 Year ago

    Please more Norm. It would be larceny

  • Sam Cook
    Sam Cook 10 months ago

    Wow, outstanding

  • Felix Culpa
    Felix Culpa Year ago

    Man, once you tune into all of that chip play, the sounds of it really start to drive you insane!! I'm not usually a violent person LOL, but as of this moment, I wouldn't mind if somehow all of their hands broke!! Ugh!! ;))))

  • David Montville
    David Montville Year ago +1

    5:29 What am I missing? How could there be a split pot?

    • joeshab123
      joeshab123 Year ago

      Gabe was saying "Eli might not mind that card because now If Gus has KJ or KQ then it would be a split pot". Of course he doesn't actually have that, but that's just something Eli might be thinking about.

    • David Montville
      David Montville Year ago

      @joeshab123 Got it -- thanks.

    • joeshab123
      joeshab123 Year ago

      @David Montville Welcome!

  • Oliver Taylor
    Oliver Taylor 2 years ago

    Lex's call is fucking sick. How do you make that??

  • Jean Guy
    Jean Guy 2 years ago +9

    Its amazing how often Juanda has trips

  • Texan Football Houston

    Love this stuff

  • Abhishek Sharma
    Abhishek Sharma 2 years ago

    Was Ivey going through the same thought process as Gabe mentioned?

  • chunkymonkey5458
    chunkymonkey5458 2 years ago

    With Norm MacDonald commentating I will watch anything

  • Cameron Ross
    Cameron Ross Year ago

    Watching all of these videos and a lot of other poker...its wild Gus Hansen ever made money playing this game

  • russell alesi
    russell alesi 2 years ago

    16:35 Jen wasn’t too happy with Patrick’s call.

  • Roland Tomassi
    Roland Tomassi Year ago

    Antonius is the man,

  • resignurdrnk
    resignurdrnk Year ago

    can someone explain why ivey vs mercier @ 11:56 hearts aren't included in mercier's outs? i'm trying to learn, thanks

    • Nosirt
      Nosirt Year ago +1

      Because “outs” is when the hand rank changes. Getting 4 hearts doenst fundamentally change merciers hands rank of ace high. It doenst beat two 9. But of course, if a heart did come on the turn THEN the hearts would be included in his outs for the river since those would give him a flush. Basically, “outs” is any card and only that card that can change who is winning. If you hit your out, you are now winning. Hitting 4 hearts doenst win you anything, you need 5 hearts for a flush so the 4th heart is not an “out”, only the 5th one is.

    • resignurdrnk
      resignurdrnk Year ago

      @Nosirt that's so cool, thank you!

    • Richard
      Richard 8 months ago

      because they was only one heart on the flop, the other one was a diamond

  • nicaee
    nicaee Year ago +1

    I miss Norm

  • Dean C
    Dean C Year ago

    Antonious call was the toughest

  • Joe O’Teah
    Joe O’Teah Year ago

    First clip- great bluff, even better call. If bluff was 150k or more would’ve been effective, but very risky.

  • Xc Williams
    Xc Williams 2 years ago

    Some of these calls are insane

  • Calin Marian
    Calin Marian 2 years ago +6

    Ruffin skinned Viffer alive in that pot.

    • Richard
      Richard 8 months ago

      surely the snap calling all the way would of made you weary

  • TheTruth
    TheTruth Year ago

    Never bluff the fish!

  • RIvyLeague
    RIvyLeague 2 years ago +7

    Would love to hear PA’s thought process on the 10/4 hand

    • Noah Kalus
      Noah Kalus 2 years ago +4

      I think Laak just bet too much on the river. I honestly think Patrick would've folded on the turn if he didn't pick up the flush draw. The hand that made the most sense for Laak would be AK, and if i'm Laak, I'm not thinking AK is strong enough to make that large a value bet. Aces or Kings are a possibility I guess, but the flop bet was a bit too large, considering that board wasn't really that scary for a hand like that. If I have aces or kings and I see a flop like that, I'd want calls, and if somebody flopped a set they'd be forced to raise on a board like that (234 with two hearts). 16k into 20k pot is a bet you'd make when you want to protect your hand. Heck that bet was big enough to get a fold from 8s. It was a bet that would make sense with a hand like 9s, 10s, Js, or very high aces. And when the K and Q come you can be sure he's not betting 9s 10s or Js for value. Anyway that was just my read on the situation, have a nice day.

    • RIvyLeague
      RIvyLeague 2 years ago

      @FT neva

    • Sean Healy
      Sean Healy 2 years ago +1

      @Michael Bateman I got a chuckle from it to be fair!

  • DashDrones
    DashDrones 2 years ago

    Ruffin's a billionaire. He'd call anything with a king.

  • FuckClover
    FuckClover 2 years ago

    Tom “Durr I’m high as fuck” Dwan

  • joe horton
    joe horton Year ago +3

    Gotta love the title “best poker calls of all time” most of them in the same game. Lol

  • Luka
    Luka 2 years ago +38

    Lederer calls 6k pre with 88 to fold it on a 2 3 4 flop....

    • T F
      T F Year ago +4

      Yea that was bizarre

    • Richard
      Richard 8 months ago

      yeah that was nuts

    • Foxhound3857
      Foxhound3857 6 months ago +3

      Howard Folderer.

    • 9k4
      9k4 5 months ago +2

      To be fair the pre-flop raiser bet 77% pot into two other players - that is usually a very strong move. Laak and Antonius are both also fairly tight so a bet and call looks stronger than usual

  • Slice of Pepperoni

    That first hand was pretty simple to know he was bluffing. The only hand he could of made sense with that river bet was J-10. Peat isn't going to bet 100k on the river with a pair of aces, or even 2 pair

    • joeshab123
      joeshab123 Year ago

      What about all the combos of hearts he could have?

  • Zachary Smith
    Zachary Smith 2 years ago

    They got Norm to do the commentary? Where was I when this happened?

  • Wes
    Wes 2 years ago +2

    Viffer prob still has nightmares about that

  • Cameron Smart
    Cameron Smart 2 years ago

    What a call by phil ivey?? no given the chips in the pot already it was the easiest call of all time

    • truely
      truely 2 years ago

      Given he was repping an overpair, not really also the only likely bluffs are a4 and a5

  • IQ Website
    IQ Website 2 years ago +2

    Спасибо за Старые видео!

  • Elias Pizano
    Elias Pizano 2 years ago +2

    Daniel @ 8:50 “how many strokes he give you” ayo lmao

  • Chris Devine
    Chris Devine 2 years ago +2

    Ivey's call is like "I have all the money in the world. If you got me this hand just take it"
    Sick call lol

  • Matthew Hanson
    Matthew Hanson 2 years ago

    Barry with the weasel needle to Viffer

  • MetalElephant
    MetalElephant 2 years ago +2

    Can someone explain to me the point of having stacks of cash along with the chips? Seems like it just takes up a lot more table space when the chips represent the same monetary value.

  • mannaminne
    mannaminne 2 years ago +1

    LEX my man

  • J F
    J F 2 years ago

    Ruffins call was NOT a good poker call. It was a bad bluff given the target. Good bluff potentially against a good player but not against a never fold, uber rich station

  • David S
    David S 2 years ago +1

    I know Ruffin is a billionaire, but that first hand he clearly thought he had K8. He nearly beat the guy into the pot on the turn and river. It worked out for him, but this is the action of a man who believes he flopped a strong hand, not second pair.
    Edit: I should have watched until the end, I stand corrected. He flipped his cards over and said right away, "Kings". Sick call, but the pros will win in the end. They want these whales to play this way.

    • Nosirt
      Nosirt Year ago

      The easier explanation is on the flop, when Ruffin was about to make a bet, and viffer beats him to call, he gets irritated. Basicly “this guy thinks I’m too old or slow” type. And given that he’s a billionaire, he basically was gonna call even an all in just to not be pushed around. Basicly, “if you make a play on me, this is what’s gonna happen”. The fact that his hand won was something he didn’t even care about.

  • James Morris
    James Morris 2 years ago

    I can’t believe norm commentates season 7😂

  • xxyanlixx
    xxyanlixx 2 years ago +2

    Calling with any of these hands at your home game you'll get shown a straight, trips or full house. and your friends will make fun of you for the rest of your poker career.

    • vgm
      vgm 2 years ago

      *most of the time

    • truely
      truely 2 years ago

      I correctly called down my friend triple barrel bluff with A high, it was beautiful ! Still remember it to this day

    • fomori2
      fomori2 2 years ago

      @truely but you forget all the other times he got three streets of value against you right?

    • patburns600
      patburns600 Year ago

      even funnier if you do that and misread your hand thinking you have something but dont and still win

    • xxyanlixx
      xxyanlixx Year ago

      @patburns600 thats a hell of a plot twist

  • Antony
    Antony 2 years ago +4

    "Phil Laak is usually talkative with the nuts"