The thing is, do you necessarily think the 'showmanship' is to his advantage?
I've only seen it two times, admittedly.
#1 - That vid I just posted - he limp-pushed with A2 sooted. Awesome play!
#2 - WPT Paris - didn't he call all his chips off with J5 sooted or suchlike after his hours of rambling at Surinder Sunar?
Perhaps if he shut the hell up and played poker he'd find a better player in there somewhere. That sort of outburst wouldn't be acceptable in any other sport, so why should it be in poker?
Don't you think it's hilarious a person can get a 10 min penalty for dropping the 'f-bomb', but no penalty for completely going off like Tony G there or Hellmuth in last year's WSOP?
Originally Posted by the WPT website
But seemingly having only one speed, the abominable Aussie proceeded to call Sunar’s all-in bet of 595,000 with J high! When Sunar’s pocket 6’s held up, he was back in the lead. Then Tony, tilting with Ts-8h, pushed in his last $810,000. Surinder thought long over his Ad-Js, and called. He slapped down his dominating hand with confidence, only to see the flop come Td-7c-5d, giving Tony top pair, and a huge edge! 6d on the turn, and 9h on the river doubled Tony up, and a singed Sunar sat down again, nearly sunk, suddenly dominated again by 1,708,000 to 346,000.
With blinds going up again, to 10,000, 40,000, and 80,000, Tony again proved prophylactic to his own profit, doubling up Sunar, with wired J’s on the very next hand, calling with Jc-4c!
Awesome play right here!