Disgraceful poker talk from - TONY G

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ohh - that was horrible.
 
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Wow thats awful... I mean that was just classless. Knocking a player out is one thing, but asking for there to be no applause and saying that hes is an awful player and that he's finished? Tony G is a complete joke.
 
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"Bring on more Russians" and "Feel my power?"

Who does this guy think he is. Gosh, that was one of the worst displays in poker I have ever seen.
 
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Ye glad you all agree... A real disgrace to poker that and I think it would damage Tony G's reputation forever. I used to like the guy but that type of talk AFTER the hand was simply uncalled for! If i was the other guy I'd have hit him!!!!
 
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What a jerk. I think I would have knocked him out.
 
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The only worse than a sore loser is a sore winner. What an asshole, I'm really surprised the guy didn't punch him in the face, he definently deserved it.
The talking to try to induce the call is fine, as far as I'm concerned that is part of the game, but after that it is disgraceful. If I owned the casino I woulda thrown him out :D
 
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He'll make even more money through endorsements and TV appearances behaving like that. It's absolute gold for sponsors.

Doesn't make him less of an arse though.
 
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His asshole approach actually works very well at a table; I've seen him frustrate people to the point where they slam the table after losing a pot to him. Talking shit after you've busted someone is just pathetic, though; yes the guy made a terrible call (I don't know chip stacks exactly but they seemed decently stacked) with the KJ but jesus christ, Tony - SHUT THE FVCK UP and have some class.

'scuse my french but he really pisses me off :/
 
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i dont care how big a person is, if they talk shit to me like that i'm going to lay them out one way or another
 
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At first I hated him... But obviously it works no ?? I can't explain any other reason why someone would call his all in with KJ, other then he was frustraighted with Tony G..

As for the continuation of the trash talking when he got busted, there is still other people at the table that might think like all of you have.. And play differently since its Tony G.. And there is always next tourniment. He does take it a bit too far sometimes tho :D
 
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At first I hated him... But obviously it works no ?? I can't explain any other reason why someone would call his all in with KJ, other then he was frustraighted with Tony G..

As for the continuation of the trash talking when he got busted, there is still other people at the table that might think like all of you have.. And play differently since its Tony G.. And there is always next tourniment. He does take it a bit too far sometimes tho :D

how on EARTH are you defending that?

No one disagrees that his form of trash talk is bad at getting people to call with bad hands. In fact it was GREAT play getting him to call. No one is doubting that.

However once the hand is over there is NO excuse for some of the comments (including discrimnatory comments over Russia!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Its not bad, its an absolute disgrace. Its not a "haha serves you right".. its alot more. That should be banned, and so should he for that.
 
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winning and talking crap w/ dueces is rediculous
 
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From strictly a poker point of view, it does seem to work. Don't get me wrong if someone acted like this at a poker table that I was at I would be pretty upset but these guys are pro's and they know that Tony G talks a LOT.. Everyone loves to hate someone, so more people will be watching when Tony G is at a final table, or Mike the Mouth (Hate him even more).. Meaning sponsorships and etc.

I was not defending him, I think he is an asshole sometimes for what he does.. But I can understand why he does it, and probably would not 'knock him out' at or after the table.
 
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Damn up until now I didn't like Matasau....but this guy....I'll watch poker now...just SO I can watch him get busted..eventually someone will get beaten by him...and pop him a good one....It'll be the Springer show of poker tournaments...LOL
 
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I'm not entirely sure it was good play. He has A2s and is 60/40 against any two cards. There is also a decent possibility that the other guy has Ax and that therefore he is dominated.

I think the plan was to induce the reraise from the Russian and go from there but Tony G picked up a really solid read that the Russian was weak and pushed in order to take the pot. Unfortunately the Russian called the all-in. I can't imagine Tony G was delighted with the call until he saw the cards and even then he must have been worried.

He's a brilliant psychologist. Though after the hand when there are no chips to be won there is no excuse.
 
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But I can understand why he does it.

Right... so you can understand why he insults the player who's been knocked out? Did you actually watch the full video out of interest??!?!?!??!?!?!!?!??!?!

How the hell can you understand why a player would insult someone and their entire country and game AFTER they've been knocked out!!!!!!!!!!! There is no need for it... none at all..

I can undersatnd the talk BEFORE the player is knocked out. Thats strategy. But after, it's stupidity and ego!
 
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Right... so you can understand why he insults the player who's been knocked out? Did you actually watch the full video out of interest??!?!?!??!?!?!!?!??!?!

How the hell can you understand why a player would insult someone and their entire country and game AFTER they've been knocked out!!!!!!!!!!! There is no need for it... none at all..

I can undersatnd the talk BEFORE the player is knocked out. Thats strategy. But after, it's stupidity and ego!


You are obviously upset about it are you not ? You telling me if you sat down with Tony G. in a future tourniment your play wouldn't be effected at all due to the comments that he said ? Not to mention the other players that are still remaining at the table, It could effect their play as well.


Once again, what he did was morally wrong i agree.
 
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Isn't he the nicest guy alive?


On 17 November 2006, he won the Betfair Asian Tour event held in Singapore, walking away with $451,700 half of which he indicated he will give to Asian and Australian charities to be nominated by Betfair.

“His offer of a fifty per cent donation to charity is extraordinarily generous,” said Betfair’s Head of Poker Ben Fried.

Tony also won a Merlion trophy as a symbol of Singapore which he promptly gave to Joshua so that the trophy would “stay in Singapore.”

 
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Just simply and totally uncalled for. I'm sure he's lost respect from the huge majority thats seen that. Me included.
 
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Yes, very disgraceful BUT...

This guy sure knows how to get publicity. There are plenty of pros that win more than Tony G but are not one-tenth as well known. Disgraceful? Yes. Smart? Yes, too.

I even liked one of his lines so much that I put it in my sig V V V V
 
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steaming piece of shit tony g is a gisgrace
 
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Just an awe-inspiring thing to watch, did they have some kind of confrontation before that hand, or maybe were butting heads durin the tournament to prompt this? I kind of see the psychological warfare beforehand, and publicity is publicity, but is bad press really worth this? or does he just have low self-control?
 
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Xife - I'm still confused to if you watched the whole thing.. the after talk when the player is already out is nothing to do with poker? So no it wouldnt make me do anything if I'm alright! morally wrong yes, but its a lot worse than that.. heck you could get arrested for saying some of those things in the UK!!!!!

Jesus - TBH he's so rich he can prob do it easily.. just more publicity for the monster!

Ah well.. my number 1 aim in life...

beat tony g. insult him for 10 mins after.
 
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