Aside from reading poker books, watching poker videos offer you great lessons in just a short span of time.
The visuals also help exhibit and reiterate some important points.
They can also be quite entertaining.
Here are the top 69 best poker videos you can watch to learn how to play your future games and also have some fun.
Gutshot: Phil Laak versus Scott Seiver
Phil Laak got nicknamed “Unabomber” due to his usual attire of sunglasses and hooded sweaters. It must work, for he’s considered one of the best players, having won a bracelet in the 2010 World Series of Poker, beating Polaris, a poker playing computer programme, inventing new terms, and setting the record for longest time spent playing poker in single session. Laak may have a reputation for being something of a loose canon, but here he remains calm and serene as the betting against Seiver escalates. A twisting turn of events makes this match even more exciting, as the flop and turn are revealed.
Too soon, bro: Baumann versus Balkin
She is one of the best in the world and you definitely don’t want to mess with her. Because Gaelle Baumann knows her game and has an almost unbreakable poker face she makes a fierce opponent whether she’s playing with other ladies or with the guys. One of the few women to make it to the finals of big tournaments, in 2012 she took on Balkin with a hand so elegantly dealt he had to look at twice in order to understand the outcome of the game. Très chic!
Pro Tricks for Your Table
The video might be old and very low quality by today’s standards, but the easy to follow instructions make it a classic. Learn how to easily shuffle your poker chips like a professional in under five minutes – granted, it might take a little longer and some practice before you can do it as smooth and effortlessly as depicted. After you’ve mastered the basic shuffling there’s even a cool trick for you to try! So go get your chips and start practicing before your next poker night.
Welcome to Culiacan! (If you’re familiar with Robert Rodriguez’s films then you’ll have heard of the place) In a very interesting take, the Mexican band combines the Northern style music known as narcocorrido – songs that relate to the drug trafficking situation – with lyrics that depict everyday modern life. With this piece the bandtakes a more humorous view and fit it into moulds that usually describe more serious and gloomy situations. In Noche de Poker (Poker Night) the song describes a night of gambling being arranged, as well as who showed up. The outcome? You’ll have to listen to it.
in this very short video (probably made for Instagram) someone shows off their skills with a poker chip. Don’t be put off by the shortness of the clip; it’s plenty of time to be awed by the player’s trick – and to wonder what else he’s got in his sleeve. If you do learn how to do it properly, just be careful not to perform the trick during a game, as it counts as a bet/call, and you most certainly don’t want to do it in the wrong time!
Watch Beth Shak get a tattoo in NY Ink’s studio. Professional Poker player Beth Shak participated in the reality show that follows the daily routine of a tattoo shop in New York; she got her ink from the boss himself, Ami James. And of course poker was involved – though not in the design of the tattoo: Beth challenges Ami for a game of Heads-up and the stakes are the costs of the procedure. And while the outcome of the bet isn’t a surprise for anyone, the design chosen by Beth certainly is very unexpected.
Luck of the Irish – Kara Scott versus Christer Johansson
ignore the gentlemen commenting the game – they are not necessary, as the hands dealt will take you through a rollercoaster of emotion. In this video the odds change every time a new card is introduced, and the winner is only known for certain as the game ends. In a very unusual game, Kara cannot stop her emotions from showing – and still her play gets Johansson doubting his hand during the whole time. Watch closely as the game reaches a completely unpredictable end.
Check my Crib!
Ever wondered what a professional poker player’s house looks like? Well, imagine no more, as Daniel Negreanu opens up his house and shows us the perks of being a winner. Negreanu has six World Series of Poker bracelets, two World Poker Tour Titles, and one SCOOP title – all which you get to see in this video. You could say he’s poker celebrity, and you wouldn’t be wrong – apart from several cameos in television shows a Katy Perry video, and a X-Men film, Negreanu has a photography with Barack Obama. Sweet!
It’s Just a Prank, Bro
What do you do when you lose your job? Become a YouTube comedian, of course! And where better to troll people than at a poker tournament? That’s exactly what French prankster Rémi Gaillard did: he entered a tournament just so he could wind-up a few people – with hilarious results. In this snippet Rémi Gaillard frames one of the players as he pretends to deal a burnt card and not care one bit about it. See how the players react – and learn a new trick to intimidate your opponents.
Young At Heart
Hot young people like to play poker, right? It’s even better if it’s strip poker… I mean, if you feel like your naked body is something everyone should see. According to this multivitamin ad, their product will make you feel so well inside you’ll forget about your outside – so much that a game of poker on your birthday suit will seem like a wonderful idea, even if your suit is a bit flabby and wrinkly… Well, to each their own: poker is always fun! The naked part we’ll leave to your own private counsel
Mr Chatty Face: McCormick versus Lewis
That may be a new one in the book of bluffs for you. Martin McCormick is known for being a little too chatty over the table, and when pitted against Toby Lewis he didn’t disappoint. Too bad it was Lewis’ first time against McCormick: it’s obvious that the kid was thrown into complete confusion when it was his time to call. Now, don’t be too harsh on Lewis – I’m pretty sure you’ll be just as confused as you watch this game progress.
The Art of War: Negreanu versus De Leon
Negreanu proves once again why he’s a master at what he does. Poker, ladies and gentlemen, is more than just bluffing and hoping for good luck; you’ve got to know not only your cards, but also who’re playing with – or against. In this snippet Negreanu shows us that “knowing thy enemy” really does pay off when he’s pitted against De Leon: the professional knows who is going to do what and, most importantly, knows when to fold. And that, I believe, is the moral of this story.
Jamie Gold versus MacDonald
How was your first time? Well, for Mike MacDonald it wasn’t very nice. At his very first tournament he lands on the feature table against Jamie Gold – who’s not known for being a nice person. MacDonald makes good calls, but in the end it’s up to Lady Lucky to decide the outcome of the game, and we all know whom she seems to favour. But it all comes to show that it doesn’t matter how you might have started, but that you never give up.
Have Mercy! Koskas versus Mercier
Think about the best decision you’ve ever made based on your guts alone. Feels good, doesn’t it? Well, probably not as good as Jason Mercier felt as he called Eric Koskas’ big bold bluff on the final of the European Poker Tour. To give credit where it’s due, Koskas did a good show of trying to bully Mercier out of the game as the stakes fly very high very fast. Too bad it didn’t work – the American ultimately decides to go with his guts, and it definitely pays off.
Cry Me A River: Duhamel Versus Affleck
if you like to be kept on your toes, that’s the video for you. A millionaire pot, millionaire checks and calls and the outcome of the game is only decided at the last possible play. Now, I don’t want to spoil this for you (since it’s one of the best videos I’ve seen), but I’ll tell you this: expect great emotions from this game, as it sets both who goes on to finals and the chip leader; the tension in the room is palpable, as even the audience gets caught up in this high-stakes game.
Ivey versus Dwan
you know things got real when the narrators/commentators start whispering. And that’s exactly what happened in this game, as the stakes got higher and higher until it became the biggest pot in TV poker ever. Just so you know, this pot is so big (over US$1 million) that when the cards are revealed jaws are dropped around the table. I mean, can you imagine losing all that money? Apart from that, you can watch two different game strategies unroll to very different results.
Slow-roasted: Donnacha versus Andreas
Children, a lesson in etiquette: that’s not how you perform a slowwroll. First things first, yes the commentators are biased, since it’s the Irish Open and Donnachan is their kinsman. But watch it on mute and still the move pulled by Andreas is completely out of the line. Donnachan is a true gentleman, as he doesn’t waste any facial muscles reacting to Andreas’ game. And you know you’ve done bad when the table is rooting against you (after they’re done booing).
A Game of Cards with Friends….Or is it?
Watch this short comedy clip of what appears to be a poker game among friends. What do you see in the video? Pay attention to the characters sitting around the table. I think we are watching a comedic attempt at getting us to look at ourselves and others. Is he trying to convey that we, people, are really all the same underneath? Is he testing you to see if you take all things in life at face value? I bet you will believe you are watching a poker game, but that is because our minds are trained with certain expectations based on society, our family, our friends and our knowledge base.
Watch A Zynga Poker Game Designer Lose At Their Game?
When you think poker you probably imagine a man sitting around a dark smoke filled table drinking with his buddies. Here we will meet, Ms. Erin Reynolds, a Senior Game Designer for Zynga Poker, play a match online sharing her screen so we can follow her process and approach to the game of poker. Erin is dealt two Jacks, dealer flips the first three cards for the house and A, K, Q and the next flip gets another Q and the last card for the table is a Jack. Erin is feeling really confident. Erin is all-in with her Full House, Jacks High, a pretty good hand, but had she studied her remaining opponent a little more she may have noticed their conservative approach which got more aggressive when that last Queen was flipped. Would you have been so aggressive or backed down?
Inside The Strategic Mind Of Poker Players
Jason Sommerville, at only 29 years old, has already won a World Series of Poker bracelet, is an advanced instructor and contributor to the Poker TV team and founded the extremely popular RunItUp video stream service that lets you watch and learn as he plays. Here we get a peek into Jason’s thought process and strategy of the professional poker player. Watch how Jason starts slow and reads the other players waiting for some to drop off the table and quickly determines who he must get off the table – bencb789. Another opponent B3RT has been slow and under the radar so when he starts jumping in, Jason’s strategy becomes to let B3RT fight it out with bencb789 son bencb789 gets eliminated. Once the table is cleared of everyone but B3RT, Jason uses his skills to defeat B3RT and win the Tournament Round.
Bond is Always the Coolest Player at the Poker Table
You have to love James Bond, always the cool, calm gentleman. Daniel Craig, an English born actor who began in the Shakespearean theatre, has played the role of James Bond four times now; and it seems to be a natural fit. Daniel had the perfect personality for this role; having a reserved demeanor and natural avoidance for the limelight; he is a natural ‘007’. In this clip from ‘Casino Royale’ we watch Bond, played by Daniel Craig, stay cool and collected in a high stakes poker game. Bond never flinches as the dealer flips each card and the bets go around the table. He matches every hand but never raises, not giving away his possible hand. As the stakes rise and players around the table are all in, we see the remaining players’ hands. A full house of 8’s high is knocked out by a full house of A’s high. That hand is hard to beat but not for Bond, Royal Straight of spades with 8’s high. Unbelievable.
All the Poker Hand Reads Made by Daniel Negreanu
This is an entire compilation of the poker hand reads made by Daniel Negreanu. After you see all these videos with him acting like a real magician, you wonder if maybe… he really is :) His amazing ability to read everyone poker hands, makes of him an unique poker player, and even more popular. All these reads are from various tournaments or TV events, like Poker After Dark, WSOP, or EPT.
So Trump’s a Betting Man?!
Watch as Donald Trump talks about Life and the similarities between the challenges of Poker and decision making, risk taking and life choices. Trump’s comparison to the challenge of making good bets and decisions in life is no different than in poker. Sometimes you make the wrong bet and you lose, sometimes you fold and later learn it was a good choice the hand would have never turned around in your favor and sometimes you take a risk, bet big and come out on top the winner. Those same challenges on what to do in life and the failures that teach us also help us enjoy the wins so much more. You can’t succeed without taking risks.
Why Women Are Always The Rock…
If you never thought women could do anything a man could do, and maybe even better? You have to watch this clip of Tony G. in a poker match with Vanessa Rousso. Tony is being extremely irritating it appears as he speaks almost the entire hand, doing his best to throw Vanessa off her game. He begins by betting blindly, without even looking at his cards, as if to say he is better just because he is Tony G. Vanessa never flinches, the only woman at the table and all players are out except Tony. Watch how male chauvinism gets shut down by girl power.
When Lady Luck Just Isn’t On Your Side
Watch as these professional poker players forget that how you lose a game is just as important as you how you win. Poker may be a lot about skill and reading your opponents clues but sometimes even the top players in the world forget that little thing called Luck. No matter how good you play sometimes the cards just aren’t on your side. Poker is all about Risk and Reward. Professional or not, playing poker, or in life, the higher you bet and the more you risk, the bigger you fall. You won’t believe some of the reactions that come after a big fall.
Watch Phil Helmuth Have A Bad Day
Daniel Negreanu and Phil Helmuth: Poker is not only about skill but about risk and confidence. Helmuth is thrown three times in a row to a bluff by Negreanu. Like in life, you can’t be scared to jump ‘All In’ if you think you have a good hand, or idea, because the payoff if you win is always worth it. Watch how confidence can change the game for a world class player. If you get scared of a challenge and never take a risk, you will most certainly never win. Even world class poker players have bad days too.
Poker Night in America commentators don’t know basic rules of poker
When you want to witness a Hellmuth meltdown so bad you forget the rules of poker. These commentors doesn’t really have a clue on what’s going on. So if you like to get your blood levels up watch this video.
Quads vs. Quads…What are the Odds
At the World Open 6 games we see: Toby Lewis, a professional British poker player with one European Title win, has a pair of Queens; and Andy Robl, an American high stakes poker player with one win in the Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge, has a pair of 9’s. The House flop on first 3 cards is Q, 9, Q giving Lewis 4 of a kind and Robl a Full House. House flops fourth card which is a 5 and no help to either of them; so they are both still sitting with their Quad Q’s and a Full House. Then the 5th card is flipped and it is a….9. Wow now they are Quad 9’s to Quad Q’s, both confident with four of a kind. An awesome hand and the odds of them both having Quads – Crazy!!!
What is Your Best Poker Face?
Cool to know for avid poker fans who can’t get enough poker time inside of a casino. In this Ad for DragonPlay, Play for Free Poker on Android, we watch our cute, little green android try to decide what type of look he wants to show at his poker game. What kind of look do you like to portray when you play poker? On the Android platform we learn in the clip we can choose from hundreds of different android avatars or upload own photo. We can connect with friends or play with people from all over the world, for free, 24 hours a day, on any android Smartphone or tablet
Igor Kurganov Ends the Game on a Crude Note
Igor Kurganov, a Russian born high stakes poker player and winner of the 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship, gets annoyed with Bryon Kaverman, a successful traveling tournament player, and David Peters, a professional American born player, who are taking over five minutes to go back and forth on calls and checks. It is the final round of the $250k Aussie Challenge, and with only 7 minutes now left for tournament play Igor Kurganov asks that they let him know when they are going to waste so much time so he can…you won’t believe what he tells them he is going to do next time.
Bad Time to be Daydreaming
Oliver Pellegrino and Chris Moneymaker are at the last round of bets with Community cards on table showing, pair of 8’s, 4, 10 and 7, best we can see is the pair as players’ cards are not revealed. We watch Moneymaker pacing as if he is waiting for Pellegrino to decide his next move; Pellegrino declares that he went All-In five minutes earlier. Very Strange as the dealer seemed stunned that Pellegrino was All-In and it was Moneymaker holding up the play. Did Moneymaker and the Dealer doze off or is Pellegrino lying; can you be ejected from poker for lying?
Math Can Be Fun…Who Knew?
Michael Stevens, founder of VSauce, had become one of YouTube’s fastest growing Channels. VSauce focuses on scientific and philosophical ideas and questions as well as technology gaming and general interests. VSauce won the 2014 Webby for People’s Voice award for best news and information, and in 2014 and 2015, won the Streamy Award for Best Science and Education Channel, Show, or Series. In this episode, ‘Math Magic’ we watch Michael impress and stun his participants as well as us the audience. Whether you liked math as a kid in school or hated it you will be amazed the magic Michael is able to perform using numbers and math theories.
Poker Hands You Just Can’t Believe
British poker players AchilleasKallakis, now best known for property and mortgage fraud, and Tim Flanders, play against Irish born Donnacha O’Dea and all are sitting with pretty good hands. Watch Kallakis with a flush, Flanders with a flush, and O’Dea with 4-of-a-kind to see which professional poker player has the stomach to stay in till the end. Oliver Hudson, American actor, son of actress Goldie Hawn and sister to actress Kate Hudson, faces off with Sam Farha, originally from Lebanon has won three bracelets in the World Series of Poker, at the 2005 World Series of Poker event. Hudson paid $10,000 to play in the WSoP he never imagined he would get far in the tournament. Feeling confident with a pair of 10’s in his hand and Full House with a 10 and two Ace’s from the flop, Hudson goes All-In against Farha. You will never guess who takes the pot. Watch as Michael Mizrachi, a professional American poker player who won both the 2010 and 2012 World Series of Poker events, and Matt Jarvis, a Canadian born poker player who played in the 2010 World Series of Poker event but did not earn himself a bracelet win until the 2011 games, have an All-In battle with a pot totaling over $31 Million dollars and neither the players nor the crowd can stay in their seats.
Phil Helmuth Gets Taken By Beginners Luck
We join a table of professional players, Tony G., Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Phil Laak, Daniel Negreanu and Ernest Wiggins. Wait who is Ernest Wiggins sitting at this world class table? The TV show The Big Game gives out seats to amateur players, who are referred to as the Loose Cannon. Wiggins got himself a seat to play and we watch in this clip as everybody folds to Phil Hellmuth, except Wiggins. The House flop is 9 Hearts, 10 Spades, and 9 Spades. Phil has an Ace Hearts and 9 Diamond and Wiggins had a pair of Kings, Club & Spades. Phil (now holding 3-of-a-kind 9’s) and Wiggins (with 2-pair K’s and 9s) go All-In. Pot gets to $199,600 with them agreeing to run the river four times, in this play each time you win on the river you get a part of the pot Helmuth wins 1st river with Full House 9’s and Aces’ Wiggins wins 2ndriver with a Full House K’s and 9’s Wiggins wins 3rd river with a flush of spades Wiggins wins 4th river with a full house K’ and 9’s again AMAZING, Wiggins gets 75% of the pot.
Poker, Friends and….Bad Choices
Chester See, an American YouTube personality and entrepreneur whosevideoshave topped over 180 million views. Brings us this short film of poker, friends, and bad decisions. We watch the player in the yellow t-shirt have a childish monologue with his friend where he dialogues by saying “Your….” and then just repeats back the last word of the other persons’ statement or question. A new guy is joining their group for poker and everyone is warned that he is self-conscious about his weight. We see that it doesn’t go well for the first impressions as the newcomer is offered an assortment of beverages and one of them is Phat (pronounced fat, from a Vietnamese beverage company).
AMAZING Jackpot Win…Even for the Onlookers
The Casino at The Empire in London, created a Bad Beat Jackpot in February of 2010 as an extra bonus to players. Bad Beat Jackpot requires a win by 4-of-a-kind as well as requiring that players have used both of the cards in their hand at showdown. In this clip we will watch the first time the BadBeat Jackpot was won in December of 2010, ten months after its creation. Regulars of the casino Rupert Graham, in a black hat with yellow scarf, and HalitAvoyli, in the orange shirt, are the key players in this clip with Rupert starting with a pair of 6’s in the hole and Halit a pair of K’s. The excitement builds as the house flips 3- K – 6.Watch to see how the jackpot win unfolds.
The Legend of Isildur1
How would you like to listen of a tale of the rise and fall of an Internet poker legend? In this attempted Burton-esque rhyming the story of player Isildur1 is told: how he rose to Internet poker fame with unbelievable winnings and his consequent extraordinary defeat. This was released as a special feature in the Raise Bet Fold: The Story of Online Poker, a feature length film about the boom of Internet poker and its regulations (which is available online, if you’re interested).
Pocket Ace Drama: Katz versus Drinan
what are the chances of having aces against aces? Many, no doubt, but how many have you witnessed? Check out how Katz and Drinan play their hands in this incredible game. The bets spiral to great amounts even before the flop is revealed, as Drinan goes all in very early. The other players have the outcome all figured out: a simply chopped pot, and move on to the next game. Katz and Drinan, however, have other plans. Lemmy would be proud.
To Call Or Not To Call: Seiver Versus Colman
What do you do when you’ve got a pocket ace? In this game Dan Colman is pitted against an aggressive and tricky opponent, Seiver, and must decide whether to fold or not. I guess it all comes down to personal style; when Seiver calls all in you know there’s a tough decision to make: do you call his bluff or do you fold, when you hold the pocket aces? Watch the video and see what Colman did; what would you have done?
Bad Bluff: Farha versus Vahedi
how good are you at bluffing? When even the commentators remark on your tell-tale signs it’s got to be bad, right? Someone should have told Vahedi that his acting skills weren’t that good before he raised the bet in an attempt to make the other players fold. Farha, however, doesn’t budge – but also doesn’t make his cards obvious. Watch and see how much a bad bluff can cost you.
Huge Multi-Way Pot: Tedeschi Versus Mcallister Versus Rabah
A royal flush in an EPT feature table – how long has it been since you last saw you? In this fierce dispute between Tedeschi, McAllister and Rabah the pot grows to ridiculous amounts as the flop, turn, and river are revealed and all players keep betting on. Watch as the tension grows when Tedeschi bets all in, and McAllister and Rabah start a side pot – until finally Rabah has to make the final decision: will he fold or bet all in?
Not Over ‘Til It’s Over: Dwyte Versus Ofir
How soon do you celebrate? Well, after watching this, I’d have to say that right after the flop is way too soon. Dwyte is known as a relaxed, easy-going player who is a little over-confident but a good player. He thought his victory was certain against Ofir – he even celebrated with his mates in the audience! Too bad the turn and the river go against his enthusiasm. Good thing he’s a good player – and good players know how to lose.
A Case of Bromance? Hellmuth Versus Esfandiari
some relationships go beyond the poker chips. Hellmuth and Esfandiari go a long way back in their rivalry – that, although friendly, cannot seem to stop sparks from flying whenever these two guys are together. And they do seem to be playing each other a lot. But you know what it means: more entertainment for us! The best moments of this compilation are when Laak joins Hellmuth and Esfandiari around the table – get ready for some good laughs.
Game of Quads: CW versus Elan
warning: do not watch this with earphones – the commentators get more and more excited as the game progresses, and the audio quality might make your ears hurt. That being said, the commentators have every reason to behave like they do: the gameplay really is something out of this world – quads over quads and a bad beat jackpot. Now, was there some slow rolling? Watch and decide.
That’s How it’s Done: Brenes Versus Nguyen
if you think your bluffing game is strong, think again. In an old but gold footage we see Scotty Nguyen perform what he calls his greatest move ever made over Humberto Brenes – who was a more than 2-1 favorite. Nguyen, knowing his cards are bad, decides to bluff his way out of this game. Apart from raising the bet to astronomical heights, he also applies a little psychological pressure with winning results (no pun intended). Watch and learn, kids.
A Big Hand: Hellmuth versus Matusow
Phil Hellmuth. You know him for his antics, his big mouth, and explosive personality. Well, turns out he’s also a very good bluffer. Anyone of us with the same hand that Hellmuth had would fold, no doubt about it (don’t pretend you wouldn’t, we all know the truth). But not the man himself. When the game is down to him and Matusow Hellmuth pulls a hell of a bluff – and makes it clear, once and for all, why we all stop and watch when he’s at the table.
Smith versus Ivey
Phil Ivey has got to be one of the chilliest people in the world; very rarely you see him tilt – or let out anything other than a mild reaction. But when a seemingly drunk Gavin Smith calls him bro, he needs to respond. And cannot stop a smile or two from showing up as Smith goes on with his blabbering. But apparently, jabbering works– despite all the drinking, Gavin wins that night. But credit it all to luck, to Ivey’s distress.
Poker, Not Solitaire: Brunson Versus Antonius
New school confronts old school as Patrik Antonius plays against Doyle Brunson. Antonius calls all in very early in the game, heavily relying on his ace. Unlike his predictions, Doyle calls his bluff; too bad the flop, turn, and river didn’t help his cause. Antonius lets on his strategies, as he simply cannot believe his eyes: “how could you make that call?” he asks Doyle. To which Doyle merely replies, “how could you make that bet?” That’s old school Vegas for you.
Who’s the Boss?
What happens when you let a comedian loose on a poker tournament? Better yet, what would you expect to happen? Well, whatever that is, Rémi Gaillard has probably done it. Watch and see Gaillard tell all the players who’s the boss, tell them all to bugger off (in less polite terms) and get a warning from the floor manager. And yes, he takes his games seriously and even is a decent player. But who says we cannot have a laugh about it all?
Pocket pairs: how many can you get per game? I’m sure the statistics people have an answer for that with numbers and maths and the whole shebang, but I’ll keep it simple: it’s an amazing, almost unbelievable hand, when you get five – yes, FIVE – pocket pairs in a single hand. And I’ll spoil it little for you, just to whet some appetites, and tell everyone that three of those are high cards. After all calls and folds, I’m sure you’re let out the F-word as the flop is revealed.
JJ – How to Play Them
Marty Smith starts the video with the premises that JJ are hard to play, but not impossible – as long as the player is extra patient, observant, and knows his odds. Marty plays several hands with the pocket pair – and lose them consistently. And it’s hilarious to watch him. Yes, do not be mistaken: this is not a serious tutorial. At all. The best bits are the video inserts that kind of “comment” on the hand. Be warned, though, that he swears a lot, so do not watch it if your sensibilities are easily offended.
Poker Player Parody
Daniel Negreanu, a Canadian born professional poker, player with 6 World Series of Poker bracelets and 2 World Poker Tour championship wins, just couldn’t resist poking a little fun at his rival Phil Hellmuth during this clip from Episode 4 of the Big Game. Phil Hellmuth, an American member of the World Series of Poker Hall of Fame for his record of fourteen WSOP bracelets, still gets made at himself when he makes a bad call during a poker game. Here we watch Hellmuth with a pair of Queens, 9 in his pocket, check to Negreanu on the last flop and throw a little fit. Negreanu just couldn’t resist the comedy.
Mikkelson’s Royal Luck
Chris Lovelace, an amateur American card player paid the $10,000 for a seat at the 2007 WSOP and faced off against Dag Martin Mikkelson in hopes of winning the $8.25 Million grand prize. Dag Martin Mikkelson is a Norwegian professional card player and back in 2007 at the World Series of Poker won an amazing hand. Mikkelson with only a A, K Diamond in the pocket against Lovelace with two pair after the house shows 4 cards. Lovelace goes All-In, but Mikkleson gets a lucky break, beating the odds on a 1 in 124,000 chance, on the last card, to pull out a Royal Flush Ace high.
When You Can’t See What is Right in Front of You
In a scene from the Compeonado Nacional PokerStars TV show based in LaSexta, Spain we watch Vicente and Cicero Alfredo have the oddest game play. Vicente misunderstood and thought the whole table had folded so he flipped his hand revealing A-J; but Alfredo was still in. The game continued with Alfredo staying in till the end even though Vicente’s cards were exposed and he really didn’t have any edge. Subtitled in English, for the non-Spanish speaking audience, the commentator is just amazed that Alfredo would not only continue to bet, but go All-In knowing exactly what was in his opponent’s hand (well, in this case on the table).
Big Mouth Gets Burned By a Queen
Carter Gill and David Paredes, met on Day 4 at the 2013 World Series of Poker. In this scene we see how skill and psychological banter around the table is not enough to sway your competitor to drop a hand. Gill and Paredes are both sitting with a pair of Aces, Gill also has a pair of 10’s and Paredes has only Q high. Gill goes All-In for last card and taunts Paredes that if a Queen comes out he will win and not to be scared to stay in; all the while assuming the odds are not likely going to give Paredes a Queen but by going all in he will get knocked out of the competition.
A Good Bluff But a Better Call
We join this scene at the Super High Roller final table with the river showing pair of Ace’s. Erik Seidel, one of the top ten tournament players, holding J-4 is faced a with a $525k call from DzmitryUrbanovich, a rising poker player from Poland. Urbanovich has taken a risky call bluffing to Seidel who may think he is sitting with a Full House or better. Seidel takes his time and makes a good choice, he matches the call. It’s a tough loss for Urbanovich but he takes it with stride and smiles the whole time he is counting out his chips.
Tough Final Hand at BSOP
At the Brazilian Series of Poker, BSOP Millions 2015 Main Event Final Table, we watch as Gomes and Santana bet on the river with their pocket cards blind to them. River is after four cards showing, 4-3-K-A, and now the dealer exposes their cards. Gomes has a pair of Kings and Santana has a pair of Aces. Santana with one card left to flip has the stronger 3-of-a-kind with Ace’s, it looks like the match is done but the last card is flipped and…Gomez takes the win at the final table of the BSOP Millions 2015 games with four-of-a-kind Kings.
Professional Poise and. Panic
Kevin Martin, from Calgary, Canada, a Big Brother Season 3 houseguest, sponsored pro for the poker site PokerStars.com and player on the Team PokerStars Pro Online, takes through his online gaming. In this video, Kevin invites us to watch his online gameplay with multiple tables going as he explains his strategy and comments on the other players hands and moves. As Kevin teaches his audience some tricks to the fast paced online gaming world we also get to enjoy his real, down to earth reactions on bad calls and surprise wins. The daily highlight videos he releases are educational and entertaining.
Call or Bluff?
At the World Championship in Vegas we watch a great bluff play between Robert Varkonyi, an American Poker Player who began his poker playing as a student at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Scotty Nguyen, a Vietnamese American professional poker player who has five bracelets and was winner of the 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event. In the opening scene we join the players with Nguyen having the better hand and two card showing on the river. Varkonyi has no hand, not even a pair, but he raises and calls, and bluffs his way to winning. Nguyen with a pair when the river is full folds on Varknoyi’s bluff’s assuming he must have the better hand.
Betting Between Friends
Phil Laak and Antonio Esfandiari, good friends, play each other in an NBC Poker After Dark game. Laak has A-7 in his hand and raises $32,100 to Esfandiari’s $800 Bet. Esfandiari is holding a Q-10 Diamonds, same suit high cards, no cards on the river, not a bad bet, but the amusement is from the decision to call the raise or not. Esfandiari speaks out loud his process to determining if he will call Laak’s $32,100 raise by actually deducing Laak’s cards in hand, A-7. As the cards get flipped Esfandiari is feeling confident that another Diamond, giving him a flush or a 10, giving him a straight will be the final card.
Title: WSOP Final Hands (2003-2015)
Poker has always been a popular card game. However, with the emergence of the Internet and the possibility of online gaming, the interest in poker soared all around the world. In this video are the final hands of the World Series of Poker, from 2003 – when it became worldwide popular – until 2015. See the highlights of games between Greg Raymer and David Williams (2004), Jamie Gold and Paul Wasicka (2006), Jonathan Duhamel and John Racener (2010), and many more.
Stu Ungar counting the cards
We all have heard of Stu Ungar and his incredible play – as well as his unfortunate fate. Here we can watch a snippet of “Round Table with Mike Sexton” where Mike shares one of his many storiesinvolving Stu Ungar. This particular one is about the time he watched Stu count cards right in front of him. Now, the trick Stu used (which is described by Mike) is not difficult, but it does require a good brain for it to work. Just another proof of the genius mind of Stu Ungar.
He may have 14 WSOP bracelets, but he still behaves like a little kid at an amusement park. Phil Hellmuth is a poker follower favourite, and not exactly for his poker skills – his tantrums and fits are legendary. In this video we can watch Hellmuth playing against Klein and Duhamel in two different hands, and even the commentators are waiting for that moment when Hellmuth loses it. Having Hellmuth at a table is a guarantee of good entertainment, whether it’s from the game play or from his outbursts.
Prop Bet Bracelet
A prop bet can spice things up sometimes. Or, at least, make things more interesting. In this case, it was hilarious. ESPN “The Nuts” pitched Negreanu, Lindgren, Gaze, and Arieh against each other for the Prop Bet bracelet. Now, what could be more fun than to take these great players out of their comfort zone? Nothing. Watch as they compete in games of Wii Tennis, Chip Shots, Field Goal, and Dodgeball. As usual, there could only be one champion of the Prop Bet bracelet. Watch it, and see who the best among these players is.
He’s Canadian, eh.
Daniel Negreanu is, generally speaking, a good guy: mostly in good moods and a fun person to have around. And even though he’s pretty good at reading his opponents, sometimes things don’t work out his way. Still, he always manages to keep his cool (unlike ones and others). In this clip we see him pitted against Masek and St. Vincent – as well as watching Darryll Fish’s fortune-teller skills, as he predicts what cards will turn up.
Streamers Vs. Vegas
What happens when you put Vegas poker celebrity with Twitch poker streamers together in the same table? Entertainment, of course! Truth be told, the streamers do start off quietly – maybe the Vegas pros are more used to having real people around? But as the game progresses and shots are exchanged the night gets more and more interesting. In this episode the table is composed by Dan O’Brian, Phil Laak, Randy Lew, Jason Somerville, Antonio Esfandiari, Jamie Staples, Scott Ball, and Bertrand Grosspellier.
Loose cannon: Bershell versus Duhamel
Another episode of Big Game, another great hand. And here we watch as Duhamel tries to pressure Bershell into folding – but the lady knows her game and is not afraid of a bullying bluff. When Duhamel bets over 27,000 even the commentators agree that folding is the best action to take under the circumstances. Bershell, however, calls his bluff, in a move that impressed everyone – and earned her a lot of respect.
Epic Bluff Goes Wrong
Sometimes it seems that some players have more balls than brains. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. In this hand Viktor Blom apparently decided that his bluffing game was strong. So strong, in fact, that he could bully his opponent, Ian Munns, into folding. Well, being honest, Munns didn’t react as many pros would have – and that threw everybody off. Watch the video and decide for yourself if Munns’ amateur status had anything to do with the outcome of the hand.
Doug Polk on tournament players
Joe Ingram is a Youtuber who does podcasts about poker where he interviews/co-hosts high stake celebrity players, as well as live streaming Pokerstar games. This is a snippet of the episode featuring professional player Doug Polk, who does not mince words when voicing his opinion on tournament players. The gauntlet has been thrown, and the comment section is divided between those who agree and those who disagree; which camp will you join?