Poker Night in America: Season 4, Episode 24

– From Choctaw Resort in Durant Oklaholma, this is Poker Night in America. Welcome to Poker Night in America at Choctaw Resort, he’s Joe Stapleton and I’m Chris Hanson. – Coming up on today’s show Brandon Cantu and Alec Torelli tangle, E-Tay Brady hits her sister Marsha Hellmuth in face with a metaphorical football and speaking of metaphors the aforementioned poker brat thinks bluffs are a lot like potato chips.

– Let’s pop the top on this episode huh? Day two continues, we’ve got three new players who are gonna sit down, Roger Sippl’s buying in for 10,000, Phil Hellmuth back at the game and Craig Stanley will take up the seventh seat with another 10,000. – [Joe] Craig won his way into this game.

Roger Sippl’s a big time CEO out of Silicon Valley I believe he started a company called Aviato. – [Chris] And he also plays as you will find out in the same home game in California as Phil Hellmuth. – What’s it like to have 100 million? (laughing) – I don’t have 100 million.

– [E-Tay] Torelli’s no longer the richest at the table. – It might have been a brief second where before taxes I had five million, during my peak of all peaks. – Right okay at the peak of all peaks up at the summit what’s it like?

– It’s really good. (laughing) – I mean like did you expect a different answer like? – [Joe] You gotta appreciate the honesty.

– One of my favorite stories is about what you did to your friends when you won the, when you, when one of your top companies went public. – Oh are you talking about the year of Roger Cruz? – Yeah. – [Roger] Oh that was good. – [Joe] Well don’t leave us hanging, tell us.

– It’s, it’s really good. – [Chris] There’s something that Phil Hellmuth is very good at, it is pulling information out of people and putting people on the spot to say something. – [Joe] He’s also really good at getting run down, he’s a 76% favorite here, make that 91% favorite. It’s a story of a girl named Brady, who is raising too soon but not so good cards, one of them was the same as her opponent, both of them in hearts.

– [Chris] Alright she picks up a little help on the turn. – [Joe] You know I was just joking before about Phil getting run down but it is looking significantly more likely. – [Chris] Well Ester-Taylor Brady was bluffing with the first bet, now it’s a semi bluff, a bet here on the turn. (commentators laughing) Oh no. – [Joe] I say I get no enjoyment out of watching Phil get run down, but I just laugh so I’m not sure what that means.

– [Chris] And you were the one who said he gets run down a lot, at the very beginning of this. – [Joe] Oh he hates poker some nights. – [Chris] So which is it buddy boy? – [Joe] He just does. – I’m going to be so disappointed if he had like jack ten of hearts and was just stone cold dead the whole hand (laughs) oh my God.

– [Joe] You’re not far off buddy boy. – What a joke. – [Chris] Really tough spot for Phil because I know she’s totally capable of doing this without absolute air. Phil’s totally capable of making good lay downs. – I have the big pair.

– [Chris] Nice fold. – You could show me a bluff E-Tay I don’t mind. Yeah and, – Four of hearts. – Four of diamonds? – She probably had ace four of hearts, I had jacks and I was going to let her bluff off all our money. She might of even had seven four.

Come on it’s so unfair. Right I’m just going to try to bluff Phil even though he’s stacked cold 1,600. Good play I give her credit but you needed a miracle river card.

– No I know, I know. – [Phil] You really needed a seven or a heart. – [E-Tay] I’m agreeing with you on all, all accounts.

– [Joe] Miracle turn and river. – [Phil] That sucks for me, I got somebody, then I trapped somebody and they tried to give it all to me. – You did trap me to be honest. – Of course I trapped you, it’s not hard, every time you raise you’re gonna have a pair. – If you bust Phil are you going to text like your whole home game?

I would expect that. (laughing) Like send out like a– – [Alec] Take a picture – Oh there’s already an email chain going. – Oh okay.

– [Alec] The group chat. – [Phil] It was so tilted I should’ve called it, she has to have a– – [Chris] Nice flop Brandon Cantu. – [Phil] Or nothing, I should’ve called her, she either, she’s not betting a king, not. – [Chris] Simple pairs his three and bets 400.

– [Joe] Sippl may be the one guy at the table I would not feel bad about stacking, he can afford it. – [Phil] Is he, is he your friend? – [Joe] He’s been on the board of over 12 corporations. – [Phil] You know I just lost a big pot right, I just got bluffed for all the money. – [Chris] Easy Phil, easy. – Against the one person I knew would bluff it off of me.

– [Joe] What’s happening over there? – [Chris] Phil’s like a Phil in a china shop. – [Alec] I think he just did, he only pulled in two jacks and made up a story about it I don’t know. – Good luck man, good luck.

(bleep) man I should’ve had that, should’ve picked that off. – [Joe] Sippl with just 8% equity. And it looks like– E-Tay’s going to call thin. – [Phil] Do just a three barrel bluff, I knew it. – No can’t do it, not against you maybe, but he definitely would. – Nobody three barrel bluffs anymore.

– What? – It’s a lost art. – Stop.

– And when’s the last time you saw it on the show? – [Joe] Oh man how in the world, you get 3% equity on the flop, 8% equity on the turn. – Which is why I should’ve finished the job with ya. – [Chris] Slamming home on the river. – You gave me the money and I, – I did. – refused it.

– [Craig] She’s that good. – [Phil] And you might give it to me again. – But now you’ve, now you told me that you’re going to trap me, so maybe not. – That doesn’t matter. Once you get away, bluffs are like potato chips, once you get away with one, it tastes so good you want another and another. – I don’t like potato chips.

– Doesn’t matter, what’s your favorite food? – Cheetos. – Cheetos, so bluffs are like Cheetos. Almost everybody that bluffs me I end up beating busting, – I believe it, I believe that. – my whole life it’s a weird thing. Cause I’m going to trap them again and they’re going to bluff again, that’s all.

– I got a straight. – I got a full house. – [Joe] Yep. – You and I are playing so good Cantu how does that (bleep) happen? – [Chris] Oh man.

Nice trap. – Let’s see if Phil can make like Elsa and let it go, after the break. 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 with Joe Stapleton I’m Chris Hanson. Blinds are 25 and 50 with an optional $100 straddle. – [Joe] And Roger Sippl has decided to exercise that option, he’s putting in 100 blind, he’ll be last to act before the flop.

Himmelbrand raises with sixes. – [Phil] What was the flop last time? – Oh, we missed three already so. – [Phil] Okay.

– So I don’t even know, but. – That’s a good point, I agree with you this hand. – Yeah, if it was the first one we should probably go back but given that we missed. – Agreed, well thought out, yeah I like it.

– [Chris] And Brady re-raises with aces. – 1,000. – [Chris] Action on Cantu. – [Joe] Hard to believe this guys a dad now. – [Chris] We’re all getting older Stapes. – [Joe] Oh, speak for yourself.

I think you pretty much always have to call with a pair when stacks are deep enough, too much implied odds. And implied odds, that’s the money you stand to win when you flop a six. A set of sixes against a pair of aces can sometimes get you the entire stack. – [Chris] Himmelbrand calls and here’s the flop, oh, oh my.

– [Joe] Okay so of course there’s also this thing called reverse implied odds and that’s the money you stand to lose when you flop a set and someone else flops a bigger set. – [Chris] I like to call it, screwed. (laughs) – [Joe] Yeah. – [Chris] You can call it whatever you want, but you just got screwed.

– [Joe] I don’t know if a raise is mandatory here with a set of sixes, it’s kind of a dry board, and your opponent can only continue if they have an ace. Or two or three aces. – 1850. – [Chris] 1,100 for Taylor-Brady to call. – [Joe] And I think E-Tay may also just flat here and I was wrong before, there aren’t a lot of value hands Greg could be raising with. And if he’s bluffing a raise here would send him heading for the hills faster than Audrina Patridge.

So she does flat, before it gets shradyer on the turn. – Call it, call it. – [Dealer] Very well then, and a call. – [Joe] Oh no. – Hope it’s ace king and not aces.

– [Chris] It’s aces. (talking over each other) – That’s cold. – Oh my God. – [Joe] Greg Himmelbrand more like Greg Himmelstacked.

– [Chris] Oof. – [Joe] Greg felted brand. – Another 17.

– Thank you. – What’s crazy about that hand is, if I literally had like $500 less in my stack I wouldn’t have peeled the three bet. I had like just the minimum amount that I needed, and she hadn’t really been three betting very much so I gave her a very strong range when she did so I figured the times that I did flop a set I was gonna get paid almost 100% of the time, and it came ace high with both of our sets so at this point I can play a very small pot in case she has aces or just hope she has ace king and get the money in, so I decided on the latter and when she snapped me on the turn I wasn’t really super happy, I said I hope this is ace king and not aces, and it wasn’t it was aces. – Pulled it out, yeah like– – Yeah I should’ve played it slower. – Definitely.

– I was doing better when I was trash talking you, Alec. I think I’m going to go back to that, telling him how– – [Alec] When he was being an orangutan he was doing better. – Yeah like, I’m going back to being an orangutan. (laughing) – [Joe] Stanely’s raised the queen jack. – [Chris] Sippl’s in. Starting right now I’m just letting everybody know.

– Okay good, kick it up. – Not against you though, everybody else, everybody else. – [Roger] You’ve already shown– – [Brandon] By the way I can suck out, I mean, Alec, Alec will tell you a story there. – Do you think those, you’re the only one I don’t need more of.

– Yeah we’ve had some good ones, that was a massive pot too. (laughing) It was like, this is a good one. – [Roger] The suck outs have been against you here are small compared to the– – Yeah, it was so brilliant, it was against J.R.B. too, it was so priceless.

– [Joe] Very good flop for Stanely. – [Chris] There are a couple of options for him to get a Phil Hellmuth style rundown. – Who dissin’ when the pot has got a what, maybe 400. – [Joe] Yeah somehow Taylor-Brady is the favorite even though she’s behind for now. I like this big bet too, he’s going to get action with the best hand so why not?

– [Chris] And the player they call E-Tay, calls with all of her drawings. – Like live against like the online wizards. – [Joe] Does she know my name is Simon and I like to make drawings.

– [Chris] Misses on the turn. – They play a different style for sure. I’m not saying– – Of course you do because, you know exactly what they’re gonna do.

– Yeah they have such a like, funnel style – Narrow minded yeah. – [Joe] Three calls there but no one’s got a club. – [Alec] Just cause they play like everybody else, you know. – Yep I agree.

Categorizes them very– – That’s why I said they don’t do well when they go live, cause it’s like, you know they have the fundamentals right, but they’re so– – There’s just like a transition phase I guess because it– – Mmmhmm so ABC in a way, in a weird way, even though it’s solid it’s still like the same– – [Joe] Looks like Roger’s going to bet at this now. – [Dealer] 1,000. – What’s your hand range when I, like what’s bottom line hand range when I open or cut off when you drink wine? – Why are you asking? – Because I love to hear your responses.

(laughs) – [Joe] I guarantee you Alec does not answer him. (laughs) – There’s a well thought out answer, that’s why– – Yeah that’s true if I give you one. – [Brandon] I know. – My well thought out answer is that yours changes, – [Joe] Conversation over. – depending on your mood. – Really, really, I’m surprised to hear that.

– [Joe] Alright Craig, you’ve got the best hand, what’s the planely Stanley? – [Chris] All in, nope guess not. – [Joe] I think he meant to go all in, it looked kinda like a stringy all in. – [Chris] Now it’s 2,200. – I like discussion where they, – Yeah that’s what I mean.

– yeah yeah yeah like. – [Alec] It’s just like pretty straightforward. – [Greg] And E-Tay thought our hand was exciting but, not– – [Joe] Nice hand I’d like to bet, I think Roger is more likely to call the bet on the end than he was to bet with his own hand so well done Stanley. Coming up next some tense words exchanged between Brandon Cantu and Alec Torelli. – More Poker Night in America straight ahead. – I never seen the slow roll coming but he’s like “You’re good.”

It is what it is man. Go on, hey and we’ll play tomorrow, you know, we’ll keep going. Welcome back to Poker Night in America, we’ve got two hands to go for the day, and both of them involve Cantu and Torelli, take it away boys.

– I mean you know Alec he’s looking, he makes all these weird three bets. – [Brandon] No I know, he’s playing– – [Joe] Yeah like all your weird three bets. – [Phil] Half the time with nothing. – He plays the internet era you know like. (laughing) And it’s funny when like– – [Phil] You know it and I know it and we just, I didn’t have a choice I had sixes. – He catches the most basic tell, and he’ll try to go with it, thinking that we don’t know of the tell and we’re not going to the next level you know what I mean?

It’s just, it’s very basic– – [Phil] Yeah but that’s why– (laughing) It’s why you can’t, you can’t, they don’t know how good we are, they don’t understand. – It’s why the internet players like all get just, they all just get crushed. – That’s why we’re deep every tournament. – [Joe] These two need to be in a buddy cop movie together. – Come on Alec, I’m already too late.

– I mean all you had to do was make it 12,000 no big deal. – I know, if you don’t think I considered that by the way. – I think you considered it. – I swear on my mother I considered that. – [Phil] I think, I think 2,000’s considered though.

I mean considering and doing it are different things though I consider a lot of things am I right? – Yeah you’re right I wouldn’t do that. (Joe whooping) – [Chris] Wow, did you see that look? (laughs) – [Phil] He could easily– – [Joe] Cantu.

– 600. – [Joe] Alec flops trips, Cantu raises his flush draw. So in the Hellmuth Cantu buddy cop comedy, I guess Alec Torelli is the villain. – [Chris] Yeah good looking, smart.

– [Joe] I’m taking you down Torelli. – [Chris] Well dressed, yeah he’d make a good villain in that movie. I see him stealing part. (laughs) – [Joe] Dogs playing poker. So it goes bet call on the turn.

Cantu dead to a heart which he binks. Hey Mr. Meeseeks I want you to help me be able to suck out better on the river. Cantu! Nobody, Rick and Morty, alright fine. – [Chris] No lost me.

– [Joe] I mean how many people just auto call with trips there? I can see the hands and I almost called. (laughs) – [Chris] As Phil Hellmuth said they underestimate how good we are. – Back to hell I was going to unload the clip. – [Chris] And that just shows you how good a player like Alec Torelli is.

– Yeah but this year I’m up a couple hundred dimes so. – Okay. – I can’t always play great and lose you know. – [Joe] A couple hundred dimes, what is that four, five, dollars? No sorry, bad math, 40, 50 dollars. – [Chris] Yeah.

It’s not much. – [Joe] Who plays for dimes any more that’s crazy, I thought these Silicon Valley guys had money. – Between the hand you and I played, I would’ve move on on the turn against my friends in Palo Alto and they would’ve called and hit the heart. And then I would’ve– – Yeah I couldn’t have called.

– [Roger] And you would’ve ramped it. – [Phil] And then I would’ve ramped it, – [Roger] We would’ve seen it yeah. – [Phil] They would’ve got there cameras out. (laughs) They would’ve.

– Do they film you, your rants? – Oh yeah, he said he has 10 of them. – Did you just hear that he said he has like five videos of him, yeah. – Oh I didn’t hear that. – Yeah.

– Yeah. How did I lose the other day? Someone raised with ace five of clubs, I did a monster re-raise with aces and it came deux three four.

– [Joe] Three ways to this flop, Cantu the original raiser. Action flop. Torelli flops trips Cantu and Hellmuth both flop a pair. Pairs very likely to be good most of the time. – 1,000.

– [Joe] Brandon, Cantu, what’re you doing buddy? I mean I’m sure it’s fine I can just see the whole cards. I think you can get action from worse 10’s, when you make this raise here it’s just unfortunate Alec Torelli has got a jack. And I think, yeah I think that two calls here is often not gonna happen.

Phil is pretty intent on calling with that 10 and then when Torelli calls in front of him he knows his 10 can’t be any good. It’s very unlikely to be good at least. – [Chris] Three on the turn. And now Cantu slows down.

– [Joe] If Cantu bets here I don’t expect it to be very big, almost 2,800 in the middle. And Cantu does not bet. The only problem with not betting here is now Alec gets to set the price. – [Chris] And that price is 2,000. – [Joe] It’s over 2/3rds pot, and this is just why it sucks to play out of position. Alec gets to see what Brandon did and make the move himself.

Could be a bluff. We know it’s not. Fire fire fire. – [Phil] Yeah she had heart heart.

– [Joe] Good fold Brandon. – [Chris] Saved himself money because there was obviously no way Torelli was going anywhere, he was probably going to raise, and the Brandon would’ve had to fold anyway. – I had a lot bigger than eights Alec, it might’ve been a bad fold. – Yeah, I didn’t think you had two eights.

– What’s that? – I didn’t think you had two eights. – Ah I was just, I was just sniffing some stuff out. – Eights don’t make much sense. – It would be a very weird play if I had eights. – Yeah it’d be weird.

– Because we can’t judge their play solely on height we’re going to have to use chips. We’ll find out who’s winning when we return. – Before he said, he must have had at least a five or six. He was already having fun. – Ah it’s all good, but I never seen the slow roll coming but he’s like, you’re good.

And then he rolls over middle set, I got 2’s, he’s got 7’s and I think there was a king after, queen whatever it was. I lose. It is what it is man. Hey and we play tomorrow.

We keep going. Closed captioning is brought to you as public service by Poker Night in America. – Alright that’s it for this week let’s check out the final tallies. – [Chris] We be done with day two of Choctaw and here are the people with the red downy marks, not optimal. – [Joe] Sad clown.

– [Chris] And here are the people with the green uppy charts, very optimal. – [Joe] Where the hell was Daphne Turner this episode, what’d she hit and run? – You know it’s not that often that you see Alec Torelli in the loser bracket, let alone the bottom of it.

– Nope but I’m sure Phil is happy for the company. Next time we are back to Choctaw for the final day with a host of locals looking to take their shots. Will they do as well as Daphne, I don’t know, that’s why you watch you dingus. – Check it out.

For more from Poker Night in America visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Twitch for up to date information, full episodes and unedited live streams. For Joe Stapleton I’m Chris Hanson, see you next time on Poker Night in America. – These guys love to play against me, let’s be honest they love to call raises with hands they shouldn’t and then crack me and hear me go speechy, he has like, if I– – You might have had that like once or twice tonight. – If I gave him permission, he has 10, he told me he has 10 videos of me ranting at our game.

When I start ranting I like, you know see me on the show, I become kind of oblivious to my ranting and I’m like how could they do that?