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“WHY DO I Select THIS FOR A Dwelling?” Really Great, EPISODE 8.





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i am dumb and simply frightened. if you’re like me, significant-stakes poker is terrifying. welcome to the eighth episode of Really Great, a demonstrate about tales that are pretty great.

correction (6/27): the odds expressed at four:fifty are a minimal off. a Jack would not have resulted in a break up pot Duhamel would even now have gained. many thanks to SB Nation commenter Mr. Strangelove for pointing it out.

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24 comments

  1. Duhamel gets rewarded for over playing JJ. That's poker!

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  2. F*ckin' dang it

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  3. You do to much work for nothing wtf

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  4. I haven't ever played poker, watched poker, or even heard anything about it…

    So, naturally, I clicked on this video, and I think I get some of it

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  5. gus is a fUCKING LEGEND

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  6. I love these stories but Jesus Christ all the poker commentary is TERRIBLE haha

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  7. "you have to have some water if you want to be a champion" -jon 3:16

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  8. get me some BLOOOODY wata

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  9. Watching poker makes me wanna vomit

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  10. Pretty Good has a lot of pretty good episodes, but this is just amazing. Clearly the best episode of them all.

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  11. you can't wear a Mariners jersey and expect to walk out a winner

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  12. LOOK AT ALL THE REFERENCES AT 15:26! JCarney is John Carney, the kicker who missed the extra point after the River City Relay, which was covered in Pretty Good Episode "NO!!!"
    TheJosh is a user from the argument that was covered in "The Dumbest Boy Alive."
    Justin-22 is a reference to Justin-27, who was arguing with TheJosh.
    l4wnch4ir_l4rry is a reference to Larry Walters, who flew around in a lawn chair attached to balloons, which was discussed in "Larry Walters has a flying lawn chair and a BB gun."
    stanislav is probably also a reference to a different video, but I don't know.

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  13. I started watching this video thinking "Poker? Really?" But then it turned out awesome like always. ^^

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  14. The biggest risk is that you have a losing strategy when you think you have a winning strategy.

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  15. What is the music during the gus section?

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  16. I couldn’t give the slightest shit about poker. I hate it and I’m not much of a fan of the type of people who play it. But goddamn does Jon know how to tell a story. By the end of this I found myself genuinely feeling for most of these guys.

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  17. The odds of winning each hand by going all in are way off. Each player, other than the two who were already qualified for the playoffs had what's called "ICM pressure" placed upon them. Meaning that in their particular scenario, where they needed to get at least 2nd or 3rd to qualify to the next round, calling and being out of the tournament hurt their overall equity more than calling and doubling their chip stack. Deeb needing a 4th place finish to advance has the lowest incentive to call an all in considering that all he has to do is survive 2 other players being knocked out. Phil Hellmuth and Antonio have the greatest incentive to gamble with him considering it's a great spot to double their stack and potentially win the match and some prize money. Ivey and Deeb will be playing incredibly tight early on in the tournament, but once the bubble bursts, and they lock up a playoff spot, they will act more aggressively to try to win the match. So each hand Gus goes all in, he has a much higher chance of winning the blinds than 1 in 6. Ivey and Deeb probably need QQ+ to correctly call him for stacks, which is 1.5% of all hands. Even the two players who are already in the playoffs probably play a little conservatively in practice and call with AT+ and 88+ to try to double up their stack against an any two shove. So even if you assume that he shoves into the five players, he probably gets five folds at least 80% of the time. And then it changes the dynamic of the table. Any time he's in late position, he can probably assume that any time someone enters the pot, they have a real hand. It just turns out over a small sample, the strongest hand any of his opponents picked up that they were willing to play for stack with was AcJc.

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  18. Episode eight about an eight on the river cooler. Nice.

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  19. Playing any card game is very frustrating. You can play perfectly 1000 times and lose 1000 times to bad luck, and you can’t change your strategy because you are playing perfectly. You can play terribly and still win, and the worse you are the harder it is to make reads on you. A lucky player might be able to win every once in a while but playing the best game consistently and only giving luck a minimal impact on the game is as much as you can do, and that’s how the pros do it.

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  20. it’s jon’s poker rules

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  21. Gus doesn't really care.
    Gus: "I don't really care."

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  22. Gus is my poker spirit animal.

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  23. This is literally (I'm 27 years old) the best, most well put together video I've ever seen, anywhere. I made a special playlist called hidden gems and added this video to it, because this is nothing short of a hidden gem. Needs way more views. Absolutely amazing work

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  24. Hellmuth is such a puss

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