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2002 WSOP......Every dork has his day!

Discussion in 'Poker on TV and in Movies' started by Biglickn'Bigslick, May 23, 2005.

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Robert Varkonyi?

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  1. Biglickn'Bigslick

    Biglickn'Bigslick Well-Known Member

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    I had my Tivo record all wsop events and I just got done watching the 2002 wsop event. And for all you Revenge of the Nerds fans out there, Robert Varkonyi lived a dream for you all.
    Some of the worst poker play I have ever seen in my entire life. Although I may start playing Q 10 more often. For those of you who want to see Phil Hellmuth shave his head after a bad beat....yes I said shave his head. Making a not so good lookin guy even more not so good looking.( I thought I saw the mole actually move. I think it gets bigger after every bad beat) This is a must SEE TV. Anyway like to hear some more comments from the rest of you who have seen it.

    P.S. Thank god a cool guy like Moneymaker won in 2003, otherwise no poker boom. :cool:
     
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  2. jojobinks

    jojobinks Poker Nerd (and Admin)
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    raymer, moneymaker, varkonyi, the triumverate of cool.

    dunno, since when are poker players cool anyhow? who won before these three? carlos mortenson, chris ferguson before them, right? :?

    is daniel negreanu cool? nope. josh arieh? ted lawson? sklansky? doyle?

    there are some cool pros; they're pretty much in the minority, though.
     
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  3. Double Eagle

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    Should be a button for "All of the above."
     
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    dad604 Well-Known Member

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    I recall where Phil shaved his head. Kinda enjoyed that one. :)
     
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  5. FreakyD

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    Agreed. "Cool" isn't part of the equation; "cool" doesn't get you +EV. The more people think I'm a doofus who gets lucky, the more money I swipe from their stacks. It's all good.

    Varkonyi's win in 2002 was the poker equivalent of a Star Wars fanboy being tabbed by Lucas to direct "Revenge of the Sith", and I personally think it started the current momentum poker enjoys. Moneymaker's win in 2003 simply poured a big whallopin' can of whoop-ass gas on the small flame of Varkonyi's win.

    [hijack] One thing amazed me about watching this -- how bad was the ESPN telecast? It looked and sounded like a cable-access show. Calling Wayne and Garth!!! [/hijack]
     
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    hmm.. good question... top 5 cool poker players

    1)Paul Darden
    2)Phil Ivey
    3)Ted Forrest
    4)Dave "The Devilfish" Ulliott
    5)Hoytt Corkins (gotta love the Futureworld look)
     
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