High Stakes Poker Season 6 - Episode 1

    • vhallee
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      High Stakes Poker Season 6 just kicked off, with Gabe Kaplan and Kara Scott as hosts.

      The players list for this season is quite impressive:

      • Phil Ivey
      • Daniel Negreanu
      • Patrik Antonius
      • Tom "durrrr" Dwan
      • Doyle Brunson
      • David Benyamine
      • Barry Greenstein
      • Eli Elezra
      • Phil Hellmuth
      • Antonio Esfandiari
      • Mike Matusow
      • Dennis Phillips
      • Andreas Hoivold
      • Lex Veldhuis

      Here is the first episode of this season (split into 5 parts)











      What are your thoughts on this new season? What do you think about the players, the hosts, the show in general, the hands played? Discuss.
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    • tcs35
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      Phil Hellmuth is so freaking bad
    • Dendra
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      it's not that hellmuth dosnt know how to play, it's just that he slightly, just slightly overestimates himself :D As Negreanu said, he will get crushed time and time again if he plays a cash game vs PA, Ivey, durrrr, he can't beat them, not ever :D
    • Snodreliss
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      I just love to see Phil Hellmuth getting crushed over and over again :D
    • ihufa
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      nice of you to collect them here vhallee. you da man!
    • ihufa
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      phil running bad as always on tv, ivey having one of the sickest runs of cards i've ever seen.


      btw, if ivey signed up for pokerstrategy.com would he become a black member instantly?
    • fakedurrr
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      Originally posted by ihufa
      phil running bad as always on tv, ivey having one of the sickest runs of cards i've ever seen.


      btw, if ivey signed up for pokerstrategy.com would he become a black member instantly?
      wanna try and fake his ID to be BM? good idea ...
    • tokyoaces
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      Originally posted by ihufa
      btw, if ivey signed up for pokerstrategy.com would he become a black member instantly?
      Wow, what country are you from where this isn't the most racist comment on earth?
    • vhallee
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      Originally posted by tokyoaces
      Originally posted by ihufa
      btw, if ivey signed up for pokerstrategy.com would he become a black member instantly?
      Wow, what country are you from where this isn't the most racist comment on earth?
      I believe (and hope) that ihufa was mentioning the amount of StrategyPoints he could make by playing tracked, not his skin colour.
    • Zemnieks11
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      Season 6..got to watch!
    • MikeyH
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      Originally posted by ihufa

      btw, if ivey signed up for pokerstrategy.com would he become a black member instantly?
      Don't think so. Instead he would be creating new threads asking why Full Tilt won't retrack his account :D
    • ihufa
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      i wasn't even aware that he was black. my sincere apologies
    • tokyoaces
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      PHIL IZ WATCHIN U!
    • ihufa
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      what's Will Smith doing in this thread
    • DaveWalliams
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      I don't normally rate PH's cash game at all but he played the king high flush hand well in only losing the minimum. Also, in regards to the new format, it was interesting hearing Antonio's thoughts about the hand, especially how to extract value on the river immdediately after it. Thinking on that level is something I seriously need to improve on. Maybe it's obvious to a lot of players here but I'm just a lowly micro-stakes player.

      I don't like the new format in general though -- it makes it too much like poker after dark. They need AJ back!! I used to think the banter between AJ and the other dude was wearing a bit thin but it's just not the same without it...
    • Jackalof
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      I don't normally rate PH's cash game at all but he played the king high flush hand well in only losing the minimum.


      Disagree. Sure, when you can see hole cards, it looks like good play. But he's losing value in the long run if he's just calling with second nuts. But "long run" will not be the case for mister Lolmuth.
    • DaveWalliams
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      Originally posted by Jackalof
      I don't normally rate PH's cash game at all but he played the king high flush hand well in only losing the minimum.


      Disagree. Sure, when you can see hole cards, it looks like good play. But he's losing value in the long run if he's just calling with second nuts. But "long run" will not be the case for mister Lolmuth.
      Fair enough I see your point but if he value raises surely he's only being called by a hand that beats his, i.e. the ace high flush. Is that right or am I missing something??
    • exxo1
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      Originally posted by Jackalof
      I don't normally rate PH's cash game at all but he played the king high flush hand well in only losing the minimum.


      Disagree. Sure, when you can see hole cards, it looks like good play. But he's losing value in the long run if he's just calling with second nuts. But "long run" will not be the case for mister Lolmuth.
      Esfandiari wouldn't call a big river raise from Hellmuth on that board without the nut flush. PH knows that, hence no need to raise.
    • AugustusCaesar
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      I used to love HSP and watched all the season from 1 to 5 .. I definitely miss AJ Benza and I think it was a very bad decision to leave him out .. Kara is nice but the talk between AJ and Gabe was definitely much more interesting and fun imho

      BTW. I just love watching the Emperor bust :-D
    • NightFrostaSS
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      Phil knows everything
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