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Trust me you want me playing if you want colorful, not commentating.

“Berg finishes off his 4th pitcher of margaritas and repots on this King four deuce rainbow flop. Everyone calls, and we go to the draw phase where Berg leads us off by taking 5 cards while commenting ‘I never looked at the first 5 but nobody else did either so I have reverse implied draw equity’”. Nobody laughs as Matt takes 2 cards, Krish takes 2, and Hornet is patting. On the Queen of Hearts turn — it looks like Berg is trying to say something but he’s also trying to win a prop bet with players from the next table over where he has to fit an entire Big Mac in his mouth. We’ll wait for him to — wait, it looks he’s repotted and is now not-so-quietly asking what game they’re playing. He’s a canny wily one this Berg.

Matt appears to be repotting but is also missing a card in his hand, and Krish is feverishly typing on his phone. Hornet calls and looks very annoyed - probably because this hand started 39 minutes ago.

As Krish ponders a call Matt appears to ask if it’s high low and says ‘Oh Dear’”.
Oh we are getting smashed and I'm gonna let Craig give me 3. It's gonna be such an insulting hot mess.

A beautiful beautiful mess.
 

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Okay, sorry to ask something that has already been answered before - There are no Pokergo free trials anymore, and no discounts on the monthly subscription, right? (ducking)
 

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Okay, sorry to ask something that has already been answered before - There are no Pokergo free trials anymore, and no discounts on the monthly subscription, right? (ducking)
For a limited time, poker fans can use the promo code "WSOP30" to receive $30 off the annual subscription price of $99.99.
 

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For a limited time, poker fans can use the promo code "WSOP30" to receive $30 off the annual subscription price of $99.99.
Oh, I thought there was a 1-week trial? Bummer. I was going to binge.
 

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Watched S9E11....Mild spoilers.

Wondering what it was like to play with Eric Persson...When he's being interviewed and says that the "bet size don't matter" to him due to his acquired wealth and that "I'm dead inside". He's almost playing a character...like some sort of loose cannon Alpha Cookie Monster at the table to me.

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While Phil Helmuth deserved a big comeuppance that Persson delivered in that 25K Poker Go heads up showdown, Eric definitely crossed the line. Watching him on HSP, I've backed off on disliking the guy a little bit and definitely want to see more poker from the bulk casino owner. He's definitely brings some villainous hijinks, action, and bro-dozing banter to the table and it was on full display against the pros in some crazy pots.

I will say also, AJ's commentary has rounded into expected form in it's a decent improvement from his poor start to the season.
 
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Watched S9E11....Mild spoilers.

Wondering what it was like to play with Robert Persson...When he's being interviewed and says that the "bet size don't matter" to him due to his acquired wealth and that "I'm dead inside". He's almost playing a character...like some sort of loose cannon Alpha Cookie Monster at the table to me.

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While Phil Helmuth deserved a big comeuppance that Persson delivered in that 25K Poker Go heads up showdown, Robert definitely crossed the line. Watching him on HSP, I've backed off on disliking the guy a little bit and definitely want to see more poker from the bulk casino owner. He's definitely brings some villainous hijinks, action, and bro-dozing banter to the table and it was on full display against the pros in some crazy pots.

I will say also, AJ's commentary has rounded into expected form in it's a decent improvement from his poor start to the season.
I realize that Persson is good for the game and the casual viewer (if that’s a thing considering it takes a subcription to PokerGo) probably likes to watch him get in the pros’ heads.

I just think he’s cringe worthy and not someone I would like to have at my table. To me poker is a gentleman/-woman’s game and his constant talking/banter gets old fast. At first it was mildly entertaining to watch the pros trying to make sense of his plays/talk but does this guy ever shut up?

@Windwalker maybe you could introduce some STFU-chips for next season
 

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No doubt he's awkwardly aggressive, abrasive, too competitive, and possibly manic. Maybe it was the editing and narrative the show was trying to paint but Persson tried to half-heartedly wrangle up Krish and Stanley into a Pros vs. Bros stance at the table solely for his financial benefit. He's off-putting with his hyperbolic arrogance when touting his achievements in business too. I wouldn't want to be the manager of a profit center that directly reports to that guy. My gut which I trust very much away from the poker table, tells me he's got some stuff swept under the rug, skeletons in the closet, and maybe a body or two in the desert. He's just 'off'. I bet that chest tat would tell the whole story. I still want to watch him though until he uses up his store credit earned with me as the 'Anti-Phil'. There is still a lot of 'High Stakes Persson' (Good one AJ :sneaky:) left and I'm here for this little slice of chaos so we'll see how I feel about him when the season wraps up.

Show me in a picture what Krish and most of the table thought of Persson. Probably.

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Persson at the table is definitely playing a character IMO. I listened to this and it definitely sounds like the guy is pretty perssonable :cautious: and has his stuff together at his day job.

https://ggbmagazine.com/article/eric-persson/
 

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The whatever that was that earned him a river check back in the K7 v 55 hand, whatever that was, legendary stuff

Does that go as an angle. I dunno. Wow
 
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The whatever that was that earned him a river check back in the K7 v 55 hand, whatever that was, legendary stuff

Does that go as an angle. I dunno. Wow
Well, not exactly. If Garrett shoves, Persson is on the hook for all of it, isn't he? He just got in Garrett's head like he did with almost everybody else.
 

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Wow what a hand between Garrett and Persson. I honestly wouldn't know what to do as Garrett in that spot. Would there be a floor ruling if Garrett decides to complain about it? If he does decide to bet the 75k as he intended to, could Personn elect to raise here?
 
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Wow what a hand between Garrett and Persson. I honestly wouldn't know what to do as Garrett in that spot. Would there be a floor ruling if Garrett decides to complain about it? If he does decide to bet the 75k as he intended to, could Personn elect to raise here?

No, Personn had already announced out of turn that he was calling. The interesting question is what if instead of putting in 75, he says he's all in? I think Persson is on the hook for Garrett's whole stack.
 

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No, Personn had already announced out of turn that he was calling. The interesting question is what if instead of putting in 75, he says he's all in? I think Persson is on the hook for Garrett's whole stack.

Not sure this is correct

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I haven't seen the hand in question, but assuming Garret hadn't bet yet, Perrson saying "I'm calling whatever you bet" wouldn't bind him to actually doing that in most rooms I don't believe, since the action facing him hasn't been made yet
 
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Not sure this is correct

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I haven't seen the hand in question, but assuming Garret hadn't bet yet, Perrson saying "I'm calling whatever you bet" wouldn't bind him to actually doing that in most rooms I don't believe, since the action facing him hasn't been made yet

Good to know. That makes it just a scummy trick, instead of an incredibly risky gambit.
 
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