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As we said, we’re catching up after a couple of off-weeks. And this one deserves its own post.
This trailer/sizzle reel for Full House with Johnny Chan is absolutely off the unintentional comedy charts. This makes Matt Marafioti’s pilot look like Homeland.
Oh yeah, it’s also not a joke. This was made for real. You may think it’s a joke. Like Johnny lost a prop bet where he had to make the most asinine, embarrassing sizzle reel in the history of sizzle reels…but it’s not. He really agreed to do this. He saw the final cut and said, “let’s put it out there.” We’d had to see Johnny Chan’s DVR list.
The vid is cast with rejects who wouldn’t even have made the original Jersey Shore casting call. It’s just…awesome. Like if a trainwreck watched a trainwreck happen.
And the “fuck the police” part at the end…just…thank you. Thank you so much. Johnny Chan…the master!…of awful sizzler reals!
Enjoy while you’re on a final table commercial break.
The man the myth the legend, Black Phil Ivey, Big Sldick, the one and only Dwyte Pilgrim is no Phil Mickelson.*
At least that’s evident in the above video.
During the WPT Legends of Poker, Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patton, the aforementioned Dwyte Pilgrim, Tony Dunst, the Royal Flush Girls, and others got together for a round of golf. As poker has been overrun by the math geeks, and with the WSOP on ESPN just showing hands of poker (on a poker broadcast, the horror!) and none of the fun stuff any more, well, it’s good to see degens being degens every now and then still.
Fun vid. Carry on.
* What, were you expecting us to say Tiger Woods? Y’all are racist. Wow. You’re like a bunch of David Dukes for the 90′s.
Not sure why this recreeped into the old memory banks today, but less we forget the greatest call ever in poker history?
Yes, The Maven delighted fans everywhere in 2009 at the WSOP Main Event final table with the most epic call of all time–the Dwyte Pilgrim’s big sldick of calls–the immortal “IT’S A KING! IT’S A KING!” (not to be confused with Matt Marafioti’s Twitter rants of “It’s a Kling! It’s a Kling!”)
For The Maven to outshine Phil Hellmuth when a camera and a mic is involved is something special. That’s how great this call is.
A deeply religious, ridiculously nice and philanthropic guy wins $8M in the biggest poker tournament of the year, when many pros considered him the worst player in the entire field? Even Hollywood couldn't make that up.
After a week of intense voting, we have our Jerry Yang movie title results.
A Mirrion to One: 46%
No Yahoo: 4%
Flop, Turn, Jesus: 22%
Without a Shadow of a Doubt: 2%
A Chip and a Prayer: 26%
There you go, Jerry Yang, A Mirrion to One. Let’s hope it gets done.
Biggest surprise in the results is that the Shadow title came in last. Jerry Yang’s The Shadow nickname is one of our all-time favorites in the industry.
After some technical difficulties,* Part I of the Wicked Chops & Gavin podcast is now up. We recorded this one at the Casa de Gavin, so it’s possible that you’ll hear some crying children in the background for the first 15 minutes. In related news, Gavin Smith is a father. In this one, we cover [...]
Here’s Part 2 of the latest Wicked Chops & GavinTM podcast. What happened to Part 1? Some back-end technical difficulties that we’re blaming on Falcon Heene. Little fucker is at it again. Part 1 should be up later today. So Part 2 of the podcast was based on a brilliant Gavin Smith idea: the Awesome [...]