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Poker Night in America. Season 4, Episode 28

– [Chris] From Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood Florida, This is Poker Night in America. (lively jazz music) – Hello and welcome to Poker Night in America. I’m Chris Hanson, that’s Joe Stapleton and Stapes, we’re finally closing out our trip to Seminole Hard Rock.

– Oh that reminds me, I forgot to close out my tab at the bar last night. – Oh, a big tab? – Oh I’ll say it was Mister I’ll Have Another Strawberry Daiquiri.

– (laughs) Coming up on tonight’s show. It’s a riveting story about a man’s struggle to overcome the genetic deficiency that is going prematurely gray. – How long since you went prematurely gray. – [Joe] Also, Phil Lock get put in the hurt locker.

– So, this hurts so much. – Oh, (laughs) I see what you did there. – Do you Chris?

Do you? – [Chris] Noah Schwartz is going to join the fray. He’s buying in for $10,000 and various stacks all around him.

He’s got Laak with $41,000, Hellmuth for $14,000. If you’re jumping into this game, that’s probably, not the spot you want to sit in. – [Joe] Alright Hanson, now pipe down because there’s an absolutely riviting story happening right now about hair color. – My father, who I got the premature gray from, like, you know, genetically, doesn’t have gray hair because he colors it, so I’m around my dad who doesn’t have gray hair and I do and which is kink of unnatural right?

– [Joe] I’m sure your phone is ringing off the hook, better answer it, hey, it’s Hollywood on the line. They want to turn your hair color story into a movie. 50 Shades of Premature Gray. – Now it’s like the first time I saw it at all it was like– – [Joe] I love Laak’s goggles on the avatar. You know he’s actually only wearing those because he refuses to miss new episodes of the Vanderpump Rules?

Is it Vanderpump Rules or The Vanderpump Rules, I don’t know, spoilers. – He’s going goggles, I gotta go glasses. – [Chris] Aces for David Silverman. – Goggles versus glasses, Phil. – There’s even a Bluetooth in them, that’s the cool thing about them.

– Please don’t touch the goggles. (mumbles) – [Chris] And look at that, flops a set of sevens but Silverman’s got the flush option, $275 from Laak. – Take a backseat sometimes, we gotta hear the premature gray (laughs) – [Joe] I actually don’t hate this race. – You put on your shades right at the beginning of this hand too and you made some comment and I remember thinking at the time I wish I heard what he said. – I’m with you buddy.

– I said I put on my glasses, said oh shades versus goggles. – Shades versus goggles (laughs) – The goggles, they do nothing. – Shades versus goggles, that feels like it’s the key to the end of the hand, you know? Alright, I called you Bagel.

– [Chris] Laak calls the raise. Oh no, so Silverman gets there with enough flush. – [Joe] Man this would be hilarious if they put the straight flush out there. – Nine and a quarter. – [Joe] Phil’s still betting, I guess he must expect he’s getting raised on the flop by a lot of non-club over-pairs. – Shades called.

– [Chris] And here comes the River. – Shades, what do you want for that last card to come out? – Six of Clubs.

– [Chris] No, come on, stop, what a bunch of horse nonsense. – I’m all in. (laughs) – [Chris] Can he actually bluff Phil off a chop?

I love it, Shades versus Goggles rules. – Wow, you dirty dog. (laughs) That’s what I wanted to do, if you checked, I would do that so if I was sitting there and I had a ten of Clubs, I’m pretty sure that I’m gonna check, hoping that my opponent hangs himself, because he can’t call an all-in because I would have the blocker to the ten of Clubs. – [Chris] Just for clarification, they both have a straight flush. – Wow, that’s a strong argument to call into chop, but that’s pretty gross.

– [Joe] Silverman’s put him into a worse spot than when your girl asks to look something up on your phone. Yeah sure, go ahead just be quick about it. Just gonna watch what you do, make sure you don’t have any typos. – Okay, what I’m about to do, I don’t advise this at home. There’s a theory in gambling called Score-sheet Decision Making, and right now I’m up around 3K, upstuck seven, because I was up ten at one point, if I play this and I get it wrong, I now become legitimately stuck.

– [Chris] I like to call this, by the way, Phil Laak-gic. – [Joe] It’s logic but Phil Laak style. – I’d be stuck 21k and I’d be very embarrassed.

The embarrassment when he doesn’t have the ten of Clubs and it was a chop is not that bad, I lose $2,500 I’m very happy for the man, I’ll get him later maybe, but it would hurt so bad if I was wrong, that pain, that’s why he can do this play, this is genius, but I’m in such pain, this hurts so much, but I’m just gonna do the painful move. – [Joe] Makes perfect sense to me, solid Laak-gic. – Can you show it? – I can maybe show one, I’m not sure.

– Show him the red one Vinny, come on – I made a score-sheet decision, in a theoretical world, I put it in. – [Chris] I would have showed the Ace of Clubs, Ace ten of Club’s way more likely a hand he could’ve had there. – When the River came and it made a straight flush, my first reaction was are you serious, like that’s the run-out. And then I quickly went into thinking what does Phil think? – I thought that he had it.

I thought he had like maybe Queen ten of Clubs or Ace ten, I don’t know, it was a weird hand. – In that spot he’s probably not gonna wanna call $20,000 to chop and I was happy to hear him give the whole analysis on why he should fold and I was happy to take down the $2,400. – I actually don’t feel bad about folding even though my live read said just call cause he’s just trying to steal but then I didn’t do it. Sometimes you don’t do what’s right, you know.

– [Chris] Action on Alec Torelli. – [Joe] Raising with five four suited, he knows he’s likely to get some salad folds. – [Chris] Seriously, we’re poker players here, what’s with the salad? – [Joe] Phil Laak’s doing it right, he ordered a salad, but in his goggles, he’s eating a steak. – [Chris] And we’re watching Jeff Gross chew.

Who isn’t having a good time, yet? – [Joe] I don’t know probably everyone who’s eating a salad. – [Chris] Now we’re up to a thousand from Ian O’Hara and his Ace king. – [Joe] I do not know much about his game but I know we’ve seen him play exactly two hands. – When someone gets away with like, bad playing against me repeatedly, I just get so tilted. – [Joe] Oh boy, this could be the worst thing that happened to Ian O’Hara since that mustache he was sporting a while back, yeesh.

– [Chris] There’s the bet and there’s the call from Torelli. – [Joe] I think he just calls there pretty much always. Alec is never supposed to have a five here and since Ian doesn’t have a diamond, he may slow down. – It’s a big charity event down here, get some of the heat players and get a big event down here.

– [Chris] And I do not expect Alec to give a free river, not with those diamonds out there. $2,500, the bet from Torelli. – [Joe] Unfortunately for Ian, there are lots of worse hands that Torelli would bet there. – We’re all aware of that.

– [Joe] I watched a Golden State Warriors game with Phil once, he knew all the player’s names and everything. – All in. – [Joe] Alec keeps on the fire and this time he empties the clip.

Puts O’Hara in a nasty spot, he cannot be feeling good right now. – [Chris] O’Hara calls him off and Torelli winning a monster pot. – [Joe] Brutal.

– So sick (mumbles) just so sick. – Alright kids, we gotta take a quick break but we will be right back, stick around. – [Chris] For more from Poker Night, visit or find us on Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube where you can see complete episodes and unedited live-streams. Welcome back to Poker Night in America, let’s head back to the table.

– [Joe] O’Hara looking to gamble up after that big loss, he is straddling this hand. – I was waiting for you. – Oh I was, I’m getting a refill right now. – I got a Crown and ginger right there.

– I’ll take a Crown and Coke please. – [Chris] Alec Torelli going right back at Ian O’Hara, raising the straddle. – [Joe] Silverman calls with suited connectors. – [Chris] Gross is looking at ace jack – [Joe] Ace jack, so much action behind you, so much action still to happen in front of you. Jeffery’s got a squeeze box and Alec doesn’t sleep at all. – [Chris] For this big of a raise, I think nine eight should probably be a fold but this is a cash game and these guys are old pals so go for it.

– This is like two brothers fighting, you know. This is the best man, this is buddies for life, but they have to fight cause they’re playing cards, so you at home it’s like racquetball, you have to fight when you’re out there on the court if it’s your friend. – [Joe] (laughs) Thanks Phil. – [Chris] Wow, couldn’t have said it better myself. And by the way, that is the first poker slash racquetball reference made in the history of televised poker. – [Joe] We could win a Pokery for that, is there such a thing as a Pokery?

No? Okay. Betting a call on that flop.

Silverman ahead, I think that flop’s going to his Silverman’s range quite a bit. – [Laak] Does it hurt to know that, like, one of the both of you boys is taking a hit? – [Chris] And a deuce on the turn. – It hurts me more that I’m not in the pot.

– [Joe] That’s the second flush draw out there. Does Gross fire again after getting stationed on the flop? – [Chris] $2,200 is the bet. Don’t think Silverman’s folding.

– [Joe] It’s just a tough spot for him because he knows he’s likely to face another bet on the river. And that bet is likely to be exponentially bigger. Especially if it’s a bluff.

Gets bluffed by Gross, but you can’t really blame him. – Do you guys play hard against each other in home games? – Very, especially Dave and I. – Yeah, there’s always people within the home game that play harder, it’s fun though because nobody can get hurt.

No, you could get hurt but it depends. – People in our games got hurt. – It always starts off when no one can get hurt and then it gets to a point where… – [Chris] I actually played in a home game once where a bug zapper was bet, somebody bet a bug zapper. Somebody had just been to the home improvement store and bought a bug zapper that day, still had it with the receipt in his car, didn’t have enough money to cover the bet, and put a bug zapper into the middle of the table. – [Joe] Sounds like a really sick game.

– Cause you could have had a ace king but you know… – [Chris] Sad thing is, he won and took the bug zapper back and no one had to return it to cash in. Should’ve been a tell, if someone is confident enough to put in a new bug zapper, they’ve probably got the nuts. – [Joe] You know, that’s where the term the nuts comes from, someone was so confident in their hand that they would bet the nuts from their wagon.

So now we’ll have to call the nuts the bug zapper. I mean who would be crazy enough to bet a bug zapper without it being on the nuts? Aces for Torelli, sevens for Silverman, he flops a set up and down for Newman, Jeff Gross, eight high. Torelli was the pre-flop aggressor, he continues here with his over pair. – [Chris] Alright Stapleton, does this pot go over $20,000? – [Joe] I’ll have to check out the turn, $20,000 maybe.

Does it get to bug zapper status? I’m not sure. – [Chris] We’re at $4,300 now as the bet was $900 and got a couple of callers. Let’s go to the turn, what the deuce.

– [Joe] I think Torelli really could go for three streets if this board doesn’t get much worse. He’s very unlikely to be behind right now. Here comes $2,200. Of course we know he is behind to Silverman’s set of sevens. – [Chris] And if you are Silverman, there is exactly nothing on this board that scares you right now.

Not try to eliminate a player, you’ll even keep a player with a weak draw in to see the river. – [Joe] And Stewart Newman, or as I like to call him, Stew New, he’s still drawn to the nut so he should be going nowhere. – [Chris] Just a call.

Well, we’re over halfway there, we’re approaching $11,000 in the pot now as all three players want to see that river. And it is a nine and the ship has come in for Stew New. Can I call him Stew New or is that just a you and him thing? – [Joe] That’s my gift to the world.

– [Chris] Thank you, and he’s first to act. – [Joe] Now he’s going to lead out at this, very interesting that’s $3,300 into a pot of just over 10K I’d be pretty surprised to see Alec Torelli pay this off. – [Chris] Do you think both of them are going to fold? – [Joe] I think a set of sevens has to call once Torelli folds, but he hasn’t acted yet, let’s see what he does. – [Chris] Torelli folds and yeah, I agree with you, Silverman has to pay him off here. – [Joe] I think Newman could bet this with King Jack or King nine, Rivered again.

– I knew I raised a turn. – [Chris] And he didn’t get the 20k, if he took the under, you win tonight, $17,000, no you don’t win that, that’s going to Stew New. – [Joe] You win what my dad likes to call the special no prize.

– I should’ve just check folded the turn, so stupid. – I wanted to Jam the turn, but I didn’t have enough money. – [Mike] Oh it’s tasty, not gonna lie to ya. Pepperoni, a fine marinara sauce, tasty crust. – [Chris] Poker Night in America at Seminole Hardrock in Hollywood, Florida this week.

– [Joe] Straddle is on, Ian O’Hara, in for a hundo. – [Chris] Now we’ve raised it to 300 with ace nine. – [Joe] Hellmuth loves the ace nine, I don’t fax with that. – Now we’re even JG. – [Chris] Oh come on in, Silverman. Looks like PBF is in.

– [Joe] Come on, all the cool kids are doing it. You know, O’Hara’s going to need to have two blanks. Wow, he folds the King four despite getting ridiculous pot odds. He would’ve flopped top pair and it would’ve been the best hand, womp womp. – [Chris] Torelli’s got the best hand here with Ace Jack, he made a pair of Jacks on the flop, both Silverman and Seidman paired their seven. – [Joe] Checks around.

– That’s the only way for me to win that pot, all in. – [Joe] Deuce on the turn. – Who was the guy that used to bet quack quack all the time? – Paul Megrell?

I have not seen Pual Megrell in a long time. – [Chris] I haven’t thought of that name in almost a decade. – [Joe] For some inexplicable reason, Phil Hellmuth has bet here thinking he can get four folds, not very likely. And what would Hellmuth bet now that he wouldn’t continue with on the flop, Torelli calls, I don’t think Silverman can stick around with third pair, nope.

Conversely, wow, Jeff Gross folds the flush draw. People actually fold flush draws? – [Chris] Not when I play. (laughs) Another Jack on the River for Torelli.

– [Joe] Hellmuth wisely waves the white flag. – [Chris] That’s really messed up, I was going to say the exact same thing. – [Joe] Really? – [Chris] Like I was about to just say that. – [Joe] I would say that we share a brain but that would mean that we both have half a brain, actually that’s probably generous.

– I’m gonna get a speech after this hand for sure. (laughs) – [Chris] Hellmuth calls. – [Joe] Wow, Phil puts on the cape and immediately falls flat on his face. – Thought I got lucky on you on the end.

– [Joe] No you did not, pair of Jacks was good. – [Chris] Oh man, I am kind of in stun mode over here. (Joe mumbles) You don’t see too many times where Phil will just hand over $3,400 like that, I don’t care who it’s against. – [Joe] Probably just setting them up for later. – [Chris] Schwartz makes it $400. – [Joe] David Silverman getting involved with the old suited two gapper.

He’s re-raising to $900. Noah Schwartz will happily continue in this hand. Noah Schwartz repops it. – Please don’t put Torelli on my left again, if we invite him again, if we invite him again. – [Joe] Silverman doesn’t seem like the type to just give this up before the flop despite the fact that he is six high.

– [Chris] They’re suited. – If I had you on my left for the rest of my life, I’d snap snap, make a few adjustments and we’re there. – [Joe] As I suspected, Silverman did not give it up – [Chris] Silverman looking to do some damage here with six three of clubs, thinking of a specific flop.

– [Joe] Well that’s about as good as it gets. – [Chris] Well, that’s right in the neighborhood. – Are you on the seat committee? – What gets you off the seat committee– – [Joe] And he’s gotta be liking this flop.

– [Chris] Well he looks like he’s ready to bet it the amount is $2,950. – You don’t think I have an influence on who plays in the game? I have a big influence. – [Joe] I wonder if Silverman’s thinking of putting in a raise here.

– Phil, it’s been a real pleasure playing with you. – [Joe] Good way to win this pot without having it hit your hand, and if you do get caught, you have lots of equity. There it is, puts Noah Schwarts all in, I don’t see how Noah folds Queens. Noah may come to the conclusion that Silverman probably wouldn’t do this with a set and is way more likely to do it with a draw, at which point I think he’s gonna gamble. (mumbles) – [Chris] Alright and we’re gonna run it twice. In order to scoop the pot, a player would have to win both of the boards.

– [Joe] So far so good for Queens. Board one is going to go to Noah Schwartz. He is free-rolling for this entire pot and it looks very likely that he is going to win the second one. Has to fade the River, he does. – [Chris] Wow, monster $30,000 pot for Noah Schwartz.

He had to work for it though, he had to make a tough call. – [Joe] Hey, sometimes Queens hold up against six tray. Sometimes. – We got some pizza at a place called Giovanni’s. I noticed that Mike is already eating pizza and I was the first to order. It boggled my mind how he would have this pizza and he explained to me that he found it on the ground, he had ground pizza.

– Oh it was tasty, not gonna lie to you. Pepperoni, a fine marinara sauce. Tasty crust. – [Chris] Closed captioning is brought to you as a public service by Poker Night in America. (jazz music) – Thanks for coming back to Poker Night in America Here at Seminole Hard Rock.

– Well we’re going to be heading home for the night but let’s see who’s gonna be sleeping comfortably, dreaming about a big old pile of chips. – [Joe] First, let’s take a look at the losers, no offense. – [Chris] Ian O’Hara down $21,000, most of that came in the process of just one hand. And here’s the winners for tonight, this is my shock face. Alec Torelli’s on Poker Night in America and he’s winning again. – [Joe] I’m pretty shocked to see Phil Hellmuth in the winner column I mean $25, that seems like it should be a tip.

Alright kids, that’s all the time we’ve got here in Florida, next time we head to Rivers in Pittsburgh for more poker. And Hanson finally fulfills his lifelong dream of becoming a colonel. – Yeah, a colonel. – Oh my god, that’s how you spell colonel. I just got that all this time.

Learn something new everyday. – You wanna learn something new about Poker Night, visit us at or find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch for updated information, full episodes, and unedited live streams. From all of us here at Poker Night in America, thanks for watching.

– Why do they spell it like that, col-on-el? – I don’t know, looks like, I always thought it was colonial the way it was spelled out I thought it looks like colonial. – Maybe we’ve been saying colonial wrong all these years, maybe it’s kern-ee-al. – [Chris] Kern-ol-ial. – [Joe] Kern-er-ial.

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