Poker Night In America. Season 2, Episode 8

From Seminal Hard Rock, in Hollywood, Florida, this is Poker Night in America. Welcome to Poker Night in America. I’m your host, Christ Hanson. We’ve had a ton of fun at our visit to Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. This facility is world class.

The staff treated us like we were a bunch of rock stars. The food was absolutely amazing. And the poker, well, let’s let the poker speak for itself.

>> [BLEEP] you guys. >> Blinds are 25 and 50 and Gavin Smith is racing through his fourth greyhound. >> Been drinking all [BLEEP] damn day.

>> And thanks for bringing us in, Gavin. Here’s a look at the current chip counts. As we’re back to poker. >> This guy here, he’s a [BLEEP] dealer.

Why is he here in basketball shorts and a three year old t-shirt? >> Yeah, sure. >> I think he’s here to win money. It seems like he came to win our money.

I suspect he came to try to win our money. >> He actually is winning all the money so far. >> He’s doing good at it. >> Who? >> Michael. >> Folded around to Jared Jaffe.

>> Gavin was asking why he was here. >> I, I’m actually thoroughly impressed. [LAUGH] >> He actually, he should be winning about $7,000 more.

>> Can you spell it? >> No. >> We’re up to Gavin Smith on the button. We do over a 100 dollar optional straddle out there from Eli Elezra.

>> He’s running bad, Gavin. He should be winning 7,000 more than he is. >> Why? >> Cuz Matt made a bad call.

>> Cuz he had the wrong, wrong person had the seven nine of hearts that time. >> They would’ve got in three ways all in on the flop. >> And Eli calls the extra 200 out of the straddle. >> Heads up, with Aldridge and Elezra.

>> Hey guys. >> Flop’s Jack High with a couple of hearts. Aldridge pairs his jack.

>> Teach is wearing his World Series of Poker bracelet. Did you know he had won one? >> Eli’s got bottom pair, pair of sixes. >> Look.

>> I’ve worn it everyday. >> He’s wearing his World Series of Poker, you know what I’ll tell you what I went out with him last night, he didn’t have it on. >> I did. >> $1,000 from Aldridge as he’s now got 2 pair. >> He always has it when he’s playing. He just doesn’t have it on anyother times.

>> Well it’s not fasionable. >> I had it on at the ah, paintball. [LAUGH] >> I call. >> Elezra calls and here comes the river. >> I don’t think you had it on a paintball.

I think you’re lying, Teach. >> Had the what on? >> The World Series of Poker Bracelet. >> 15. >> You know he won a bracelet? >> Well I can see it on his wrist.

>> 1500 on the river and a call. >> There’s a lot of shark people in the world, the day Teach won that [BLEEP] bracelet I’ll tell you that right now? >> And the man they call Teach. >> Teach. >> Scoops our first pot of the night that’s worth over $7,000. >> That Teach wearing the bracelet.

Was one of the worst things ever to happen to the North Carolina Poker Economy. [LAUGH] >> I gotta go first. >> This foundation. >> K, seriously, I’m about ready to.

I’m mad at [BLEEP] Eli for making fun of my chip stack. >> It’s not even worth making fun of. >> What do you think, for us to do 3, 3, 3, 3 and then you move it all in, with the, you just want to steal the money in the middle, right? >> Oh, wow! >> Get yourself some of that Eli. >> Gavin Smith raises with fours.

>> Gavin these just. >> Careful! Careful, I don’t make any mistakes after the flop. >> He don’t like money. >> Raj Vohra raises to a thousand with a suited six deuce.

>> This is what I like about you, you go against the tight ones. You don’t give a [BLEEP]. >> Matt Russell is the straddle, and he calls with ace 10.

Back to Gavin Smith. >> What the [BLEEP]. >> And Gavin calls, so 3K in the pot going to the flop.

>> Pretty sure that’s gonna be all in this, on this street. >> I have a feeling something’s gonna be all in, yeah. >> Here comes our flop. A couple of aces on that flop from Matt Russell. Vohra’s first. >> 1400.

>> And he’s firing at the flop. $1,400. >> Matt you have kids? >> Yeah I got 2 kids. They’re almost as old as you.

>> Wow. [LAUGH] >> They’re 12 and ten. >> I’m a little past that, but not much. >> Mine for sure is older. >> You [BLEEP] suck, Matt.

>> That was very humbling of you to call there. >> What, I didn’t think I was going to get a fold if I shoved. >> A king on the turn. So Vohra is officially drawing dead, but that doesn’t mean his betting is dead. He bets 2000.

He’s gotta make Matt Russell believe that he’s got him out-kicked. >> I’m just stalling. >> Russell puts all the chips in the middle. >> Ace king’s good. >> And Vohra’s cards make their way into the middle into the muck. >> Pick a card, pick either one.

>> That one right there’s the king. >> This one? >> That’s the king. >> That’s the only one you get to see. >> Woof.

>> Whoa. >> Sick read. That’s why he didn’t believe that you were in the Epic Poker Leauge. >> Not only was I in it, I was higher rank than Glantz. >> Yeah. I was surprised I qualified those days cuz I didn’t play many tournaments back then.

>> I was actually surprised you qualified too cuz you’re on of the [BLEEP] players in history of poker. [LAUGH] >> I have no idea how Parks Poker make you their guy. >> I got lucky. Just fell into it. >> Kessler.

If Glantz could get a deal like he got at Parks, you’re a lock to get something soon. >> I qualified for Epic Poker. >> Yeah then you’re probably too cheap to pay the buy in weren’t you? >> Maybe Raj has a thing for hearts. >> No, no question.

>> He calls with Queens four of hearts on the button here. >> Hey how did your investors do backing you in this tournament here, down here in Miami? [LAUGH] >> Oh, that sucks. >> Eli Elezra raises to 1,425. >> Kessler won me money at the World Series this year.

I had percentage of him in the 50k. >> Back to Teach Aldridge. >> Do you think that Matt Glantz is the is the oldest looking 43 year old man you’ve ever seen in your life? >> Aldridge folds. [LAUGH] >> Gavin how old are you? >> 46.

>> And Vohra calls. >> You look old. >> Really?

>> Oh God. >> Do I look older than Gavin? He said no. Gavin gave you a dirty look. [LAUGH] >> I would have guessed you were like, 31.

>> Yeah. >> I don’t, I don’t have the time to work out like you do all the time in that way. So it’s like, hard for me. >> I have all the time in the world.

I just don’t have the inclination. >> Oh, the always entertaining Gavin Smith. >> Oh my God. He’s such an ambassador.

>> Eli bets 1300. >> I don’t think you’re ever gonna get Negreanu’s spot. [LAUGH] >> And a call from Vohra. >> I think it’s gone man, I don’t think you’re getting Negranu’s spot. >> I don’t think so either, he locked it up.

>> Elezra checks. >> What if there would be some type of accident and Negreanu would dissapear. >> Oh Matt would of already off’d him by then, he would of been gone already.

>> Matt thought that’s all he needed to do. >> He’s gonna pull a Tonya Harding on Negreanu to get his spot. >> Matt would be in there swinging at his knees if he thought that’s all it took.

>> 2,500 from Vohra and Elezra will fold. >>When you call us even I’ll go, I’ll take his knees out. I gotta save a couple bucks. Times are tough. >> Well Raj, I apologize. Go ahead and play any two suited cards you want my man.

Nice to see Allen Kessler stopping by to sweat our cash game. And sure enough are feature crew shoved a camera in his face and asked him why aren’t you playing in the game. >> I have never played one hand with best casino bonuses. I’ve done with the cash in my life. I play a lot mix games, and other than Dan Heimiller I think I play more tournaments than anybody. This, I’d be out of my league in this game.

I mean there’s a lot of good notable players here. It’s not my realm. I, I, I like limit mix games. >> Well Al, if you ever change your mind and you want to take up no limit hold’ em, invitation’s always open.

Poker Night in America is being brought to you by Where the world plays online. Thanks for coming back. Let’s get back to our cash game and see if Allen Kessler was right. Is this table too tough? >> I just want you to double, man.

Double up and just go home. Go with Allen Kessler to a night club. [LAUGH] >> Well that sounds fun!

>> I’ll, I’ll pay the admission. I’ll pay admission if they go. >> I get a couple more tickets if they’re gonna have it. You know, a couple more of those. >> Go with Allen Kessler to the Night Club, wow I can’t think of anything more fun.

>> Get his table at Liv tonight. That he paid 600k for. >> Did he really do that?

>> I don’t know the exact number, but something like that. >> For real? >> For real.

>> How often does he go? >> This was, I don’t think this was recently, I think like, he did it before. >> What if he, what if he actually has a bunk there. >> What does that mean?

>> Like is it still like a legit expense? Like is that okay? Is there any amount, is there any amount to justify that? >> Like if he can sleep through it like if he had the room? >> Give me there.

Yeah there’s an amount to justify it. I mean every time he goes to a club he probably spends like $5K. >> He doesn’t get free drinks. >> So he pays $600K and then he pays for his drinks as well? >> That’s just to reserve the table.

>> A couple of diamonds. A couple of fours and an ace gives the top pair to Ken Aldridge and a flush draw to Jared Jaffee. >> 5k to reserve the table. >> No they’re saying he paid $600,000 to reserve the table for an entire year. And he still, and then he still pays for bottle service. They’re bull [BLEEP], there’s no chance.


Blackjack Basics

Blackjack is amongst the most popular and well recognized of modern Casino games. It is a game between you and the dealer. During a game of Blackjack cards are dealt from a deck of cards called a shoe. Traditionally a shoe may contain anything from one standard 52-card deck to 6 such decks. Our version of Blackjack is played exclusively with a single 52-card deck, as this offers you the best possible chances of winning.

You will be dealt two cards. The Dealer will be dealt one card. In some Casinos the Dealer is dealt two cards but only one is turned so that it’s value can be revealed.

The card that remains face down is called the Hole card.

The object of Blackjack is to obtain a hand with the highest possible value without exceeding 21. All face cards – Kings, Queens and Jacks, have a value of ten and the Aces can have a value of 1 or 11.

If your initial two cards do not total 21 then you may request additional cards, called a Hit. If your hand does not go Bust (exceeds 21) and still does not equal 21 you may continue to request additional cards until your hand goes Bust, reaches 21 or you decide to Stand. If you are dealt a Blackjack (an ace and a card of value ten) then the dealer will automatically lose unless his single card is an Ace or a card of value 10. If you are dealt a Blackjack then he will not be allowed to draw further cards as he already has the best possible hand.

If you go Bust the game is over and the dealer wins. If you reach 21 or choose to Stand the dealer will draw another card. If the dealer’s hand is less then 17 in value the dealer must continue to draw cards until his hand’s value equals 17 or more. In the event of the dealer not going Bust the value of the dealer and your hands are then compared. If your hand is stronger the Casino will pay you twice the amount originally wagered. If you win on a Blackjack you will be paid out 2.5 times your original bet.