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High Stakes Poker Biggest FAILS of All Time
- Published on Mar 21, 2023 veröffentlicht
- High Stakes Poker saw some of the greatest players of all time clash with hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line but sometimes even the greats get it wrong! Check out these blow-ups and all-in shoves gone wrong!
0:00 Gus Hansen vs Daniel Negreanu
3:48 Phil Hellmuth vs Phil Ivey
7:30 Jason Mercier vs Phil Ivey
11:26 Guy Laliberte vs Doyle Brunson
16:33 Vanessa Selbst vs Phil Ruffin
21:00 Johnny Chan vs Erik Boneta
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"he may not know what running it twice means but if Vanessa asks, it's bad"
that's pure comedic gold. RIP Norm.
Low key great poker announcer
@Adam Durbin wassup dood?
@Samuel Bach hahahahahahahaha dude
How is it comedic gold?
@Allen G hold the fort
The Mercier bluff was actually a great hand all in all. Gabe said it best. A great bluff and an even greater hero call.
@LA Raine Jason played the hand too strong so it looked like a bluff to Ivey,everything about it looked like he just was trying to force the hand to be over,even the pre flop play looked like a squeeze and his Mannerisms didn't help either,a guy like ivey has a mind that works like a computer and analyses all these things because he's a monster
it was awful push and great call. Gabe is wrong as if both great would have been chop.
@antzooma Thats why he lost he thinks like you.
@MrRondonmon of course it adds up, the pot is 212k if he flat calls, with 100k behind. if he actually had AA how is he going to fold the turn to an all in bet on any card? the jam is standard, he is not slowing down lol yeah maybe if they both had 700k stacks.
@Greener Pastures & Holdings All that crap means zero, your are trying analyze having never played yourself, pokers truths do not come and go with higher limits, if you think they do you know zero about poker tbh
Phil Ivey is a savage for picking up Hellmuth’s stack as soon as he got up 😂
he was taking it in case Garrett Adelstein turned up and asked for a refund
@misterclownface Yeah, somebody might have stolen it.
Well he won and Phil H turned his back to leave. So of course he is going to grab the money he won. I would of assumed he was going to take off and start cursing. Not much of savagery there.
The one with Doyle winning almost 350k in one hand and saying “alright I won one” cracks me up every time
My favorite Doyle quote was when Botez asked him on PAD: Doyle, if someone calls you a nit, is that bad? "I wouldn't know, I've never been called one."
he started the hand with 390-400k and won a pot of 818k, your calculation seems to be wrong
@LION TAMER no, he saw under Doyle's name where it said "all-in 340,000" that's how much he had left by the river
@Sean Kiesling there was probably a side bet he collected on, because he's Doyle Brunson
Winning "almost 350k" ? Bro he won over 400k
The all-in move by Vanessa Selbst was one of the worst moves I've seen. Ruffin's eagerness gave away that he had a strong hand, but she still didn't lay down her hand. Unbelievable.
@evadecaptcha Yes, when you make plays like that you never want to be drawing dead should your opponent call. A hand like A4s would make a lot more sense to do it with. However, what made it really bad was that there was still another player left to act.
Boneta's one was a lot worse. As there was still another player left to act. Also, there's a very high likelihood he's up against KK/AA, and the board is too connected for any for these hands to consider folding. It the board was something like 248 then you could rep a set more credibly.
Plus, he spoke- when an amateur talks he's 100% not bluffing
She’s the worst player EVER
Yeah she let all the hands in with just a call and overplayed it after the flop. How eager he was to raise had to get her to thinking what would he do that with. He’s not doing that with A9 and besides JJ and 1010 that’s all she really beats there besides a flush draw. Don’t think he raises with that either but it is easier to breakdown a hand than playing live as well. From her point QQ was hidden well and he may have been overplaying pair and draw.
Recently got some big interest in poker and I'd always known that Norm was a big gambler, but man, hearing him commentate some poker games is awesome. Genuinely great to hear his voice here
Unfortunately they had him on a such a tight leash though, he was so safe and toeing the line, that it ended up making it hard to listen to by the end. It was Norm's voice, but it really wasn't Norm at all. It was more like someone reading a cookie-cutter script in a Norm impression.
They had a such a goldmine fall into their hands and they completely wasted the opportunity by neutering him like they did. I honestly don't know why they even went to Norm in the first place if they were not going to allow him to be even slightly himself.
The commentary went downhill rapidly when they split the Gabe/AJ dynamic and, unfortunately, it kills me to say it, but it went even further downhill when they brought in Norm to do it. He honestly could have saved the entire show if they just let him be Norm. Instead, it died immediately after.
Rip Norm, you're one of the greats and already missed.
@Mister Iamthepope or so the Germans would have us believe
@Mister Iamthepope eat glass redditor
was going to say that guy sounds exactly like norm mac
@A King only because he's alive in our hearts.
@Mister Iamthepope yeah that’s exactly what you do, speak ill of the dead 💀
7:19 Phil calling it a day here is one of the reasons he is still around today and still in great shape. If you're having a terrible day, it's optimal to just walk.
If he would have just bet his house he would've made it all back and more smh. 99% of poker players always fold right before they hit big!!
I don't even think Phil's plays were that bad. He was just up against a bigger flush whenever he had a flush. Seems more like bad luck than poor play.
@Paul Anthony 16 bracelets would like to have a word with you
@Mike A Same!
@Paul Anthony , welp...could not have said it any better. Its the reason why Hellmuth usually has the lowest buy-ins and stacks in High Stakes cash games. While its the majority of his backers monies, Phil's bankroll is rarely not even close to 50% of his stack. I do give Hellmuth credit, he does know how to sponsor himself and "over" promote his poker skills. But usually in big High stakes cash games, he is the fish.
Boneta's might be one of the biggest punts ever caught on TV.
"Yeah that's probably gonna win"
this comment was made before Erik Persson was on the scene so i'll let you off
I think he thought Chan had TT or something and he had 2 overs. Limping AA after multiple limpers is so old school and trappy it's almost impossible to imagine for a lot of people.
That's not always a set. Could be a pair with a straight draw, possibly a straight draw without a pair, an overpair to the flop, or a total bluff. Johnny is well ahead of the range of hands that could be betting like that.
@george474747 its hard to flop a set...
Never get tired of watching the infamous Boneta punt
The funny thing is that laak hand was close to face up. Flat's and see the pot odds to flat smiling knew he was putting 21k just to flop a set. In that spot 3's or 2's doesn't change nothing and could be a monster pot for Laak.
@AcesHunteRRR yeah Chan played this like a true pro. Flatting the original raise was risky but I guess his instincts told him Negreanue would squeeze BB a bunch and he's good enough to fold his hand if the board comes sketchy and players start piling money in the middle. Also if he hits a set no one will ever put him on AA so credit to Chan for setting this up
Boneta did the best move he could ever do. Give his chips away to someone who actually knows how to play😂😂
Vegas and the Mirage was the only thing on his mind
absolutely tragic. says he was repping a set but he almost always flats a set there to allow chans bluffs to stay in. just tragic lol
Hellmuth: Do you want to do it three times?
The underdog asking to run it three times lol
@CribNotes blood on the table ? Old school ?
@CribNotes me neither
@Fan Fan I've never seen Ivey run it twice on a TV cash game.
@CribNotes now he runs it twice
I still love this hand with Boneta and Chan. The commentator "Boneta acting like he has a plane to catch". Such a great show
This season got ridiculed alot, but i do like it
@OKG2000 yea thats probably gonna win
''You have King high?? i got two Aces''
“I won one!” 😂😂😂😂😂 -Doyle scooping the biggest pot in the history of the show
Laliberte and Doyle Brunson shaking hands after Doyle winning the pot is a class act.
Boneta's punt never gets old! I think Ive watched it 10X hahaha
Ruffin couldn't get his chips in fast enough
Norm: "Alarm bells have to be going off"
Selbst: "I'm all in"
@Casey Peanuts the fact that Ruffin basically told her he had a monster doesn't impress us... a pr. of Qs is not a world-beating hand & Ruffin isn't playing 4D chess like Ivey or Durr might in rhat position... she blew it and the muted response by the rest of the shocked players says a lot... 🙄😂
@Based Bear Dead read!
Doyle woulda hit is straight too lol
@Based Bear Stereotypes aside, your standards must be high if three WSOP bracelets and a number one ranking in the Global Poker Index doesn't impress you.
I've never liked her
Norm was an amazing commentator. It's a shame He's gone.
Phil Ivey is the last person in the world that I would want to play against. Incredible poker player.
Everybody knows that Guy Laliberte was the sitting duck at that table. They were just waiting for the right moment to get all his chips and it was Doyle that got that chance.
@antzooma no problem
@p thank you for repeating what i said back to me
@antzooma 1 million is like 10 dollars to him
Guy could lose 10 million in that game and not care
Guy is a better player than you think... just ask David Benyamine
The punt by Boneta is exactly why I love and play poker.
Phil’’$ gift he has in poker is truly one of a kind there is no other player in the galaxy that he compares too... also this announcer is the best also
Any video with Vanessa in it is a punt video. She is always getting schooled, I swear!
she always took her tournament aggression putting noobs in a tourney life decision into the cash games against pros i never understood it, it never worked.
If she wanted to represent the nuts she shouldn’t be talking or thinking for so long.
I mean I agree but she didn’t really get schooled here that was just a cooler. The guy doesn’t really know what he’s doing he’s just a huge stack billionaire, he would of done the same with tens or jacks and doubled Vanessa up
I remember the Hellmuth Ivey hand from years back. Hellmuth was on massive tilt from the hands before. I think he was down $50k or something after 3 hands with AJ or better. No way anyone gets away from a Jack high flush draw and open ended straight draw on that board, in that kind of mood, after raising pre-flop.
The Rolex hand is a hilarious classic. Vintage Chan. I feel Doug Polk could have mustered a fold against Ruffin though.
@vishrant goyal actually yes there is...hellmuth should have folded preflop
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Lmfao great analysis
Not just that, after that initial bleeding of the stack, he somehow lost minimum against nuts v sec nuts. Then, this happened.
There is no way anyone is not going broke here.
You really get the feeling Gus could not afford to lose that money.
Most people that play poker are broke 😄
Hansen slow played is QQ...and Daniel will play junk to try to trap if he hits on the flop. Hansen needed to come in with a substantial raise pre Flop. If slow playing, substantial raise on the fop i.e. Daniel raises 6k...20k from Gus. . Daniel re-raises!!... so now its time to back down.... *NOT* go all in. Geez. Hansen, "I'm so stupid". No wonder Hansen went broke.
@coop island are you serious lol
What do these guys do for a living? Are they rich or?
His hand was shaking @ 3:45 as if that was the last touch of the money and he was distraught about losing it.
Norm: "He may not know what running it twice means but he knows if Vanessa asks, it's a bad idea."
Bad idea that she even plays poker 😄 all the clues was there and she still ignored them
@Paul G I don't think that's what Norm meant. Norm was basically saying that anything Selbst suggests is always going to be a bad idea, since she's such a known punter.
Its really not a bad idea though, it doesnt change anyones equity
@A King you are mistaken .. it was norman who said that 20:13 this is definitely norman's voice and he is the only commentator on that segment
That wasn't Norman who said that.
Jamie’s “oh woah” when he sees guys hand always cracks me up
I think the award goes to Boneta with Vanessa second. Dude called a 5 bet and jammed against the tightest player with KQ hi and no draw LOL.
Indeed, Hellmuth got unlucky that he was up against a better flush draw. Mercier's bluff put Ivey in a tough spot and may work sometimes.
the stupidness oscar goes to ...BONETA
Boneta: I have K high
Chan: I have two aces
Daniel: Oh yeah that's probably gonna win
Make's me laugh is that he's not even hit top pair or flush drawing 😆
i miss these comments on high stakes poker
Are these guys really better than normal players, made bad decision all along.
Pure gold 👏
@Bobby White well youd better believe it. Mm?
Gabe Kaplan is the GOAT poker commentator , all of the stuff he says is top notch
That kq all in is legendary that is the greatest poker player of our generation
Good video, great commentary..best days of poker
Boneta move is just way too funny. The way he watch at Laak before unleashing is "I'm allin". And then "good read". This is way beyond anything we ever saw.
R.I.P. Norm Macdonald. He was great everywhere he worked.
"He might not know what running it twice means, but he knows if Vanessa asks it's a bad idea."
Such a legend. I'd love to find more Norm poker commentary.
I can't believe I didn't notice that was Norm MacDonald announcing the Selbst/Ruffin hand!! Never knew he announced poker.
That last hand was pure torture lmao gave me so much anxiety.
The two queens, Negreanu rubbing in on your left, pros watching, family watching at home, on TV you lost +200k in the dumbest way possible. Sweating cold handing money you can't afford away. Ouch
That's not even the worst play I've seen Vanessa make.
I’m not a Phil fan but he actually played that ha d perfectly. If Ivey doesn’t hit the K he folds to that bet
"I wish I had just waited for aces... instead of actually doing it." - Jason Mercier.
😆😆 it usually helps jason 🥱😎
@KROGAN loves kittens and puppies Who knows, it may have even worked if Mercier had another $100k behind and Ivey wasn't getting 3:1 on a call..
Still a great play though judging by Ivey's reluctance to call I'd say it almost worked.
@Luka Milas yeah some of the plays here are pretty legit. Jason's play is the best. Ivey should have never raised that flop. He almost got bluffed off.
That play was still superb. Even when called still has decent equity, back door flush, A high and inside straight. Ivey was running like God that season.
That Boneta hand was painful to watch.
That KQ punt was painful. Talk about a gift to Chan
Johnny Chan was very generous to run it three times.
No punting video could be complete without the master of punting JRB!
It had nothing to do with being generous. Chan didn't want the variance risk of Boneta getting lucky on him. Then after offering to go twice he realized that if he just went 3 times, he could pretty much bank a 90k profit minimum everytime, as Boneta will never get 2/3. He'll still usually win it all, but this way he guarantees himself a big profit on the hand.
He knew he was massive though lol
I love how these fails/punts almost always showcases Vanessa…poor girl.
Oof that last hand has to be the worst. Guy just drops quarter of a million when Johnny played it like that and Phil behind him. I wish I could be on a table with players making those kinda moves. At no point did Johnny ever think he was folding there
Vanessa, all day every day. He raised out of turn on the flop, basically guaranteeing he had a set. His entire demeanor was screaming "I have a huge hand!" and she still raised all-in.
Vanessa always punted. If she could've controlled her game she would've been a really great player, but the punting destroyed everything.
@cMc spirit rockets 🤣
@Andrew I bet you have pronouns on your social media accounts
Being overly aggressive jump started her success, and eventually caused her to crash as well.
Being too aggressive rarely works out, in the long run.
@Andrew who hurt you
Always love seeing Selbst spew of his stack. Couldn’t happen to a better guy.
Ruffin literally came in the dealers face and Vanessa still donk shoved lol
24:24 Doyle Brunson 😂
After the game Doyle told Boneta he’s got a permanent seat at Bobby’s room.
I love how Chan has to cover his face because he’s laughing
KQ easily the biggest punt. Not even a backdoor flush draw lmao
He wanted Johnny to go “did you have it?” And he wanted to reply “I don’t remember John” ….
I raise preflop if i get that hand
@Unad Euabreese trust your read? Chan was shouting AA from the rooftops in an era where people would still limp/3bet AA. If chan isn't calling without a set, he'd never be able to defend vs a single shove on that flop.
That last hand was mental I thought I donked my money away stupidly 😂
-Sees Vanessa Selbst-
-Automatically chooses Vanessa Selbst- 😂😂
Vanessa has a few of the longest Field Goals in Poker history
10:00 Mercier was on a draw. He was in deep. He had to play his hand!
Amazing that Vanessa still has $ to gamble with as much as she loses
That set Ruffin spiked to snap Vanessa's queens was so satisfying. That couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
The Doyle hand is amazing.... If he didn’t turn a diamond ♦️ he has to fold
"he's got outs" *is 75% favourite* 😂😂
I didn't like Norm as a commentator before but now I see it as a genius move
Doyle is the man! He also looks the same today as he did, 20 years ago
Norm is the best poker commentator there ever was. Brilliant word usage and accurate analysis
@Mikey I think you nailed it, thanks Mikey
Talking of word usage, can some lip-reader tell me what Daniel says at the end of
_"folding this hand would be a complete....*******"_
"I guess you got me" followed by a call, might be one of the most common things in poker. Right behind saying "I knew that's what he had." when someone turns over their hand.
My problem is when I say "I guess you got me" and still call they usually have me 😂
Big mistake by Vanessa. You don't go all-in on a player that insta-re-raised you out of turn. Like Norm said, that's a red flag! You're opponent likely has you beat... and in that situation, my guess would be by a set or two pair.
16:46 I knew Norm MacDonald was a poker player (and obviously a comedy legend) but I'd never heard him call live poker before.
@IB1234 I feel like you're the kind of guy that doesn't own a doghouse.
@IB1234 Wrong you I feel like you just don’t get norm.
@IB1234 How dare you besmirch Norm Macdonald. You sir, are an old chunk of coal.
I had no idea. I thought you were kidding at first.
What? I dont know his comedy routines but he was atrocious as HSP commentator.
24:22 the look on Doyle face is priceless..
“Anybody needs some dry cleaning done, there is a lot steam coming off Phil Hellmuth right now” 😂😂😂💀
Vanessa jamming with queens when that OMC raises her with his hand practically face up is quintessential Vanessa Selbst
@robin mihara gotcha thanks!
@reppingl yes. It's a funny description of a older player that doesn't get out of line
@robin mihara is that really what it means?
@reppingl old man coffee
@Lars Vegas it was Yukon Brad. He was wearing a puffy pirate shirt at the time, in fact. It really was all about calling odds. It was, if I recall, 300k+ jam into a pot of 30k or so. Just simply not worth it for Ivey to call with only one pair.
When Hansen passes Daniel the cash man. Devastated.
Vanessa's play was the worst by far to me given her opponent and how anxious he was to get into the pot. He is a really snug player playing fairly straight up as well.
look at Doyle man so inspirational
That last hand was brutal 🤣🤣🤣
Doug Polk really punted there
Rest in paradise to norm mc donald what a legend
An absolute prime example of why you don't slow play!!! Gus getting cute, lost a massive pot!
Lol @ doyles face at the boneta bluff.
"i'm gonna try and bluff Johnny Chan"
Doyle. What a great guy.
Holy crap is that Norm McDonald commenting on the Vanessa punt at 17:34? RIP Norm. What a guy!
Honorable Mention: Doyle Brunson trying to bluff Lex Veldhuis & Lex Velhuis trying to bluff Phil Ivey.
Sammy is always the best dressed at the table.. Guy is a billionaire, and always looks like he is going to go bicycling after the game.
Laliberte is a class act
“He called the raise with Jack 5 honey.”
- Phil Ivey
Doyle is such a gangster! “You wanna show your hand? You wanted to see mine!” I hate when people do that. Ask to see you show then they wanna be all secretive cuz they’re behind haha
In the second hand, Hellmuth had a good hand but was up against a better hand. He "played right into his hand." It's unusual but definitely happens if you play for a couple days.
Legend says they’re still looking for a king
The Mercier bluff is no fail. He has a perfect hand to bluff with.
Except he didn't factor in iveys x ray vision he developed from his childhood 😂
@12:36. Gabe is GOAT commentator .( On Jamie Gold's had ) " He is surrounded by Aces. Aces to the left of him , Aces to the right . And a better Jack in the middle "
How is Vanessa a pro? 🤦🏾♂️😂
The Ivey call with 9s against Mercier.... he soul read that dude.
Does ivey wanna run it twice 😆
Welcome to Ivey's world! haha
"he may not know what running it twice means, but he knows if Vanessa asks, it's a bad idea!"" hahahaha. 😂😂😂
Vanessa Selbst might be the hardest punter of all time lol
Ivey showed Mercier his chips before actually calling to get a read off of him. Didn’t help that Mercier responded with a meek “I got caught” response.
“folding this hand would be completely retarded” 😂😂😂😂
@4:00 daniels being all loosey goosey eating a sandwich, you gotta understand that even when you're not in a pot, everything you do at the poker tables conveys information
@Tom Gilligan Rye bread is known for strong hands in the future. If it was wheat... I'd call his next bluff
what information is he conveying exactly? That he enjoys rye bread?
Boneta clearly went all in to show off, with that Dwan-style tank and "all-in"
hahaha, yes, it's so funny to watch him prepare his move with his pro stare to phill laak.
Best hand is seeing Vanessa get felted by the old time amateur and his set of 3s
I made the exact same move As Doyle 😂
Best move was the Mercier 3bet cause he has a crap ton of equity with a wheel draw and backdoor nut hearts.
Selbst was a punt, but because they all know Ruffin is a whale, she leveled herself like us mid stakes grinders vs an OMC 😭
You missed worst move ever by boneta?
If you’ve seen the hand vs viffer then it doesn’t seem so bad. Different situation but it would still be hard to fold vs him. He seems to overvalue hands
@SSky06 she underestimated and held little respect for her opponent. She ended up paying for it.
Agree with Mercier point. He’s never going to be 3-betting that flop with overpairs so doing so with a bluff wasn’t optimal.
That being said, the Vanessa play was horrible. I’m not really in favour of ‘live reads’ generally, but the guy is an old man acting out of turn, looking nervous and 3-bet min-raising a flop. He just never doesn’t have a set lmao
@One Day At a Time I don't even understand how he acted out of turn. If Antonio had checked originally and Ruffin bet then I'd understand him not knowing Antonio was in the hand. But he literally called a bet from Antonio. Did he forget how his $17k got in the middle in the first place? lmao
Obviously Gus Hansen was the biggest punter of all time.
"You have king high? I have two aces" lol
Ruffin's ectoplasm was dripping off the dealer's face, and Vanessa says 'all-in' lol
Doug Polk’s fail is my favorite one.
Ruffin..."im sorry" Esfandiari...."oh thats ok" lol....he was watching ruffin counting out a raise n just watched....as did the player between them...funny