Poker Night In America. Cincinnati Kid, by Way of Pittsburgh

From Turning Stone resort, from upstate New York, this is Poker Night in America. [MUSIC] Welcome to Poker Night in America. I’m your host, Chris Hanson. For this episode we head back to the VIP Lounge at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York.

Or as we like to call it the cool kids club. Let, let’s ah, let’s get tableside. See who’s cool enough to be invited to the party. >> To me, Jesse claimed he was not cool. But I mean.

>> When did I claim I was not cool? >> Compared to his family, he said. >> Compared to your family.

>> My family’s just really, really cool. I’m like pretty cool. >> But I think, Jes, but to me, Jesse’s pretty cool cat. >> What the hell do your family do?

>> Everyone bought in from between $5000 to $20,000 and so far, the biggest winners are Phil Hellmuth and Shaun Deeb. As we continue day one here at Jackpot City Casino. My mom and my sister have a store where they make fashions. >> Make fashion.

>> Just make fashion. >> Yeah, you sound real cool saying that word. [LAUGH] >> Well, sorry.

They make their own designs. >> So they’re designers? >> They have this store and people come check it out and they buy stuff. >> Wow. >> My Dad is an engineer on a research vessel, so he like, travels the world.

>> Researching what? >> They do, like, I think they monitor all kinds of stuff. Like, underwater tectonic plate movement and, and like, everything. They leave buoys out around the world and stuff.

They actually, he worked on the boat that found the Titanic. But. >> Wow. >> Was he on it when they found it, or?

>> I don’t think so. >> Oh, okay. >> It was more like a publicity thing, it’s like you get fundraising. >> I don’t know his dad can be old. [LAUGH] >> It’s possible.

>> So pretty much Jesse is very cool. Isn’t he? >> I think Jesse’s awesome. >> Yeah, everybody thinks Jesse’s cool, so I don’t know. Your family must be pretty cool.

>> Family’s pretty cool, man. >> Even if you’re not. > Where do you live, by the way, Jesse?

>> Ah, Las Vegas now. >> Where did you, where’s your family from then? >> Martha’s Vineyard. >> He needed to take a boat. >> Martha’s Vineyard, heh.

>> A plane and a train. >> Not your usual table talk going on here, I think I heard tectonic plates brought up for the first time ever on Poker Night in America. >> That’s true except for the train. More of like a bus. I could have taken the train though. >> Right.

It was something. I remember when you said in some interview I was like, oh, that is a lot of different modes of transport. >> Yeah. >> I’m hoping to ah. >> $900 >> Just bink off a couple of big tournaments and then I’ll just take a plane.

That will be it. >> Yeah. >> From then on.

Yeah you guys are all invited to come down and visit sometime, seriously. You might have to bring Igor though. >> I know.

>> We like Igor. [LAUGH] >> He’s cooler than me. Yes well, I don’t know. >> No it’s true.

>> You guys both have pretty high cool factors but. >> Deeb calls Hellmuth’s raise. >> He definitely raises my, my value.

>> Oh my God. >> He’s got. >> Excuse me, Liv, but you’re much cooler than Igor. >> You don’t know my Igor yet.

>> That’s true. >> Give him a chance. >> But I know you.

>> 1400 from Hellmuth and a call from Deeb. >> Check. >> Hellmuth checks. >> I check.

>> Ace, 10. >> No good. >> Ace Jack? >> Way better. >> Nitty check?

>> I dunno what I’m suppose to do. >> And the two players who have made the most money thus far at our cash game tonight, getting involved with the pot. Shaun Deeb will come out the victor over Phil Helmeath.

Shaun Deeb deciding to check on the river. Even if he bets, the only way he gets calls is if he’s probably beat. So we just decided to check and scoop over a 5,000 dollar pot to get our night started here. Shawn Deeb with a 100 dollar straddle and Jesse Sylvia raises to 350 with ace five of diamonds.

>> By the time this airs, the Main event will be over. It’s coming up quick, isn’t it, November nine, wow. >> You gotta make an appearance there.

It was like the interview that with Phil Hellmuth. >> And Ace Queen again. >> Every year, every year I don’t go, I regret it. >> For Deeb >> Like, you know. I should have been there.

I didn’t want to go in 2011 when Bemba, you know. And I didn’t wanna go the year that Merson had to finished first. I didn’t wanna be in the crowd and have the cameras keep coming at me, hey if Greg Merson finishes one more place, Phil gets Player of the Year.

He had to win first place to knock me off Player of the Year that year. That’s. >> That’s insane.

>> I mean come on, really. That was tilting. >> Playing the guy who came second. >> Should try this thing that I read this book called 21 Days Complaint Free.

And you. >> He can’t do it.. >> No it’s good for everyone to try actually. And it’s, you have a bracelet. >> Can I give it to my wife?

>> Can give it to everyone, yourself included. You have a bracelet, and every time you catch yourself either complaining, saying something. >> Being grumpy, curmudgeonly, whatever. >> Something, something of a completely negative commentation. So I mean obviously you’re making like, a joke which you know that there isn’t, like, the negative intention behind it, that’s okay. If you think something, you know, someone needs to improve something, you can give someone.

>> Right. >> Constructive criticism, but yeah. And the goal is to go 21 days with the bracelet on the same wrist.

So, I, you know, cuz every time you do it, you switch it over. And it is so hard. I think the average time for someone to get it done is nine months. Something like that. >> Nine months, wow. >> Yeah.

>> When I was like 25, I used to practice doing exactly that. No, no gossiping about anybody. No negativity. But then we’d have three months where we didn’t play tournaments, so I then couldn’t whine about taking bad beats. I could make it pretty long.

>> How long has yours been on? >> When I remember to switch it over, then it’s getting switched over, I dunno, six, seven times a day? >> [LAUGH] Yeah? >> Easy. Yeah.

You’d, you’d be surprised. But, the good, the good thing is then getting to that level where at least you start noticing that you’re complaining. Most people go around life just complaining, saying negative things without realizing it at all.

That’s something infrequent. >> What’s the name of the book? Complaint Free World. >> I’d like to read it. >> Yeah, it’s. >> 2025 to bet from Sylvia.

>> I, I have a problem with that. >> Yeah, no, I mean, you’re not alone. >> I complain over little things too. >> I know, apparently the goal is, it completely retrains your brain.

After that length of time, you, you just start thinking in a much more positive way. It’s like, you know, you get a parking ticket. You know, until you get to a stage where you’re completely okay with talking about it without feeling any negative emotion you can’t tell anyone about it.

Things like that. >> I’m really good at that stuff like if the limo doesn’t show up or whatever or, I will just like, I’ll deal with it well. Yeah, whatever, I’ll just take a taxi or when, when a flight’s cancelled. Be like all right, I just wasn’t meant to be on it. >> I know I should shove here. I”m just gonna fold for something just so terrible.

>> Wow, and that is why these players are some of the best in the world. Shaun Deeb, great lay down. Although there are plenty of hands that had him beat in that situation. >> So, what’d you have?

>> Had you beat. >> You sure? >> Yeah >> I had a really good hand. >> We’ve got more poker and maybe more life coaching for Liv Boeree after the break. >> I think a shove works though, right?

If you folded, I had you beat. Poker Night in America is being brought to you by Where the world plays online.

>> We’re right on the precipice, Phil. We’re very close to corn hole, making a lot of money for a lot of people. >> You been studying the corn hole? >> Yeah, I’m gonna get better.

>> What is corn hole? >> The game we’re playing, the beanbag. >> It’s a version of O.F., oh, the beanbag game.

>> What O. F. How are you on open face? [CROSSTALK] [LAUGHING] >> I didn’t know I thought it was some kind of beanie bag, was the name of it. >> For seat assignments at Turning Stone tonight we brought out the 888 corn hole or beanie bag toss as Phil Hellmuth likes to call it.

>> What is this? >> This way I can get it in the hole. >> Looks like you’re Wii Bowling. [LAUGH] >> I had the, I watched seven people do it, I learned all the techniques.

Yes, large, arc, yes, control, yes, just flatten it down there. Terrible. What’s the most money you’ve ever won doing something dumb like throwing bean bags? >> I really haven’t made that many giant prop bets but I still think my favorite one, and Liv was there for it, see if she remembers which.

What is my favorite prop bet? >> Ahhh. Give me a hint.

>> Oh sorry. I’m trying to think of a hint without giving it away. We got kicked out after the bet was done. >> No I don’t remember.

>> Maybe you weren’t even here for that. >> How many times were you guys kicked out? >> Were you in New Orleans?

For the Binger bet? >> Oh yes, yes. [LAUGH] >> That one was a. >> That was so good.

>> Tell us. >> Ah yeah wait till this hands over it. >> Is, this is, yeah. >> Deeb’s got a pair of 8s and he bets 550. The initial raiser in this hand was Phil Laak pre-flop.

Back to Boeree, who has top pair. She calls. Laak folds.

A check from Boeree, so action now on Deeb. Boeree calls. She’s not buying what Deeb is selling on the turn. The river’s a six.

We got one check and we have two checks. >> Jack. >> Jack what?

>> Queen. >> Alright tell us a story Shaun. >> So yeah, so we’re like Pat O’Briens I think is what it was called, like an outdoor patio. I show up and like, Michael Binger is just wasted. It’s like him, Will the Thrill, Allie Prescott, a few other people, they’re all discussing a bet. The bet is, he has 45 seconds to go from like a back table.

Run 30 feet, scale to a roof, run across a roof and get to a chimney. >> Yeah. >> And touch a chimney in 45 seconds.

>> Up on the building. >> 45 seconds is longer than people think, like. >> Yeah. >> Was it 45?

I thought it was 25. >> No, it was. >> Cuz the whole point was it was so absurd. >> Oh, was it 25 then. >> Yeah.

This is thing it’s a slight lead. >> Forty-five seems easy. >> Only if you can add something, he cleared it in 45. >> No it got to like 50 seconds and it was like how am I doing?

As he was still like just about getting onto to the roof. [LAUGH] >> You might usse that against me. >> Just figured that out right here? >> It’s only because Laak’s, oh it’s Laak’s flat that I have to respect. He called every other 3 bet I made.

>> Yeah, I did. I had six high. >> If Shaun has aces he raises it like 500 or 600 or something.

>> I like how Shaun responds okay. >> Surprised Phil Laak gave up the button there. But he folds and that’s Deeb’s opportunity to pounce. Raises with queen jack. Patent folds. Over to Jesse Sylvia with jack, eight of diamonds.

>> How much you playing now? >> Sylvia makes a move of his own, raising to 1025. >> It’s a new Shaun Deeb has arrived. This is the kind of stuff that happened to me when I was your age, Shaun.

Just start playing every hand, go on tilt [LAUGH] for an hour. Exactly what used to happen to me. >> And this is a great flop.

Sylvia flops two pair. Deeb flops top pair. I guarantee you, right now, both players believe they are ahead. 1,225 the bet from Sylvia.

And here comes Deeb with a raise to $2,825, back to Sylvia. And it looks like we got another pop coming from Sylvia. Raises to 4,725. >> What do you have behind exactly? >> Like 83.

>> All in. >> Deeb shoves. And Sylvia will call. So this small blind versus straddle battle has turned into our biggest pot of the night. A $28,000 pot. >> Are we just running it?

>> Yeah. >> And the turn is a king. River is a nine and it’s gonna go to go to Jesse Sylvia.

>> I don’t know if I’m trying to get it my 10K back from you or trying to get it from Jesse. >> Got to get it from Jesse. >> Because I see it there. >> He 3 bet with Jack, eight this hand, right?

>> More of our high stakes cash game when we come back in Poker Night in America. >> Jesse, he’s got card rapport, he knows the flops gonna come powerful, boom. Closed captioning is brought to you as a public service by Poker Night in America. >> Thanks for coming back to Poker Night in America, let’s get back to the felt. >> Did you think you had fold equity if you had queens or kings in? >> No, I was not trying to get him off those hands.

>> I was like he’s go silly hands like Jack eight suited. >> I’ll try to get them off anything, if he has me beat he has me beat. Getting it in.

>> Action’s fulled around Jesse Sylvia, look at that, just doubles up and now he’s got aces. Looks like Hellmuth is gonna play, he’s got seven five of clubs with the re-raise. Andrews folds. As does Boeree. And it’s pocket Kings for Cindy Kerslake. Professional player out of Canada, making her Poker Night in America debut.

Kerslake finding herself in an un-enviable position here, because she’s got Kings and she’s moving all-in. Action now back to Sylvia. Guessing Sylvia’s just gonna call cuz he doesn’t want to scare away Phil Hellmuth.

Indeed, Sylvia calls, but Phil is gonna fold seven, five. >> I knew it when he called. >> It’s the worst feeling in poker when you’ve got kings and somebody else rolls over two aces. And then that happens on the flop where the case ace comes out, and because we know that one king had already been folded, Kerslake is drawing dead, and Jesse Sylvia drawing hot as an iron here at this table.

>> See you. >> Nice to meet you. >> Yeah, nice to meet you. >> Bye.

>> See ya later on. >> See ya later. >> Adding another 5,500 to his stack.

>> I am tilted, you better get me now cause I, I’m gonna be defending every blind for awhile here boys. >> Cherish Andrews is first to act. >> I am on tilt. Suppose to charge me more than that, Cherish. Once I announce I’m gonna start defending, why not make it two or 300? >> That’s true.

>> I have all these great reads and I have to start using them against my opponents now. I’m gonna have a lot more fun the next four hours. >> Hellmuth is defending that blind. And flops two pair. Andrews has a nut flush draw.

>> Seventeen. >> Well, now that’s a raise. How much? >> How much do I have left?

5,800, I think. Or am I wrong? >> All in.

I love it. No lack of action here tonight on Poker Night in America. Andrews shoves with her draw and Phil calls.

>> I have a bad feeling about this one. >> The turn is a king. No spade for Cherish. She needs it on the river.

She doesn’t find it and Phil Hellmuth announced he was going on tilt and, I guess, if you’re Phil Hellmuth, this is how you tilt. Well, with that win, Hellmuth now has a profit of $8,600 thus far at the table but the story really is Jesse Sylvia. When on just an absolute crushing tear he’s now up almost 24,000 and say goodbye to Cindy Kerslake who’s not rebuying into the game. When we come back, it’s Poker Night at the Movies where our panel of film and poker experts will review a scene from the 1965 film.

The Cincinnati Kid. Poker Night in America is being brought to you by Where the world plays online.

Welcome back to Poker Night in America. Legendary movie star, Steve McQueen, plays a young, depression-era poker player known as the Kid in the 1965 classic film, The Cincinnati Kid. Critics at the time compared the movie to Paul Newman’s The Hustler, but with pool cues traded in for playing cards. We’ll leave which one is better for others to decide.

Because what we care about is the poker. For tonight’s scene our panel of experts critics how well Hollywood brings to life the crazier days of open stakes five card stud. This is Poker Night at the Movies. [MUSIC] >> I absolutely love this movie. I always thought it was one of the most realistic depictions of those all night poker games.

Where people are sleeping on the sofa, so the tawdry glamour the girls standing around their evening gowns and they’d really rather be anywhere else than watching their men play poker. >> Ha. >> I loved that Carl Malden took all the time to learn how to shuffle, obviously he spent time at poker games, he did the little the shuffle, he said the no string bets, which you never ever ever ever hear in movies. >> He’s taking out the jokers out of the deck. >> He’s doing the [SOUND] >> I mean he was, that was really tight.

>> Yeah and I, I just think, I, I absolutely. I love this movie and I thought, I thought, I think it’s fantastic. I’d give it a full house for poker veracity. Just saying that home games, sometimes anything goes. Sometimes you can, you know, put more stuff on the table. This was the 60s, you know?

>> Yeah. >> And I would say in terms of acting I would give it. Quad queens. >> Wow. >> I would agree with Jennifer you know, the poker I think we can excuse it a little bit because of what it is.

As a movie it’s definitely, it’s quads, it’s great and there’s so much happening in that scene. That scene is actually establishing what’s gonna happen later on there. Edward G Robinson is playing the man, and we see that Steve McQueen’s fearless and spoiler alert, since the movie came out 50 years ago. That’s what’s gonna be his downfall. >> Yes.

>> Setting the tone of actual, the aura that you kind of develop as you keep going to gambling halls or local ones, whatever, that. Kinda resonates the most fairly and honestly out of all the poker movies, because it’s a grind and there’s a lot of folding, it’s boring and whatever that. >> You can tell the girls, they were little wilted and their shoes hurt and they’re like how much longer do I have to stand here pretending like I’m interested. >> But they were going to hang out there, this is what they were going to do for the night. >> That’s a great point though. Cause you can almost see like the backstory, like I didn’t know my life was going to be watching a poker game.

>> I’m all dressed up. >> And they got suits on. >> I mean really, when are we going out? >> I thought we were gong to the stork club.

>> When are we going to someplace, yeah. [LAUGH] >> Or something called Shay something. >> Right. >> Yeah.

>> So we got, so we got quad queens I think for the, Richard what do you think? >> Yes. I think, yeah, I’d say quad tens it’s right there. Yeah that is great, great, great. >> And I’m going to go preflop again, I’m going to go jacks just cause I like queens, I like the queen hand better. >> So there you go.

That’s Cincinnati kid with our panel here. I, I, think we, we, liked it. >> Yeah. >> For more from Poker Night in America. Log on to or find us on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, where you can see complete episodes and unedited live streams.

Also be sure to check out our online store for Poker Night shirts, hats, hoodies, and more. For everyone here at Poker Night in America, I’m Chris Hanson. Poker Night is brought to you by 888 Poker. Where the world plays online or as we like to call it, the cool kids club. [MUSIC] Let’s see, that was dumb.

The cool kids club. The cool kids club. Let’s get table side and see who’s. And I just broke your sunglasses. I’m sorry.

Okay, I think I fixed it. Nevermind. These [BLEEP] girls pickin’ ’em up and throwin’ them around. Let’s get table side and see who’s invited to the party. >> Are you crying?

> Well, I’ve been [BLEEP] with my eyes!

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