In this article, we deliver you a couple of selected poker videos of the past week.
Is Eric Molina the Biggest Jerk in Poker?
21-year-old Eric Molina made quite an impression on the audience during the 2006 WSOP Main Event. It’s been a while, so PokerGO made sure poker fans around the world remember him by posting a video on their YouTube channel with the question: is he the biggest jerk in poker? During his deep run in the largest Main Event field ever (that eventually ended in a bust in 31st place), he raised many eyebrows with his brash and aggressive behavior at the table, as well as calling an all-in blind. In that sense, he’s similar to Will Kassouf who rose to prominence under similar circumstances. However, there is one big difference: while Kassouf went on to collect a couple more big scores, both live and online, after his Main cash; Molina’s $330K payout in the Main remains the vast majority of his $417K lifetime tournament earnings. He remains nothing but a odd story from the heydays of the Moneymaker boom.
The Million Dollar Cash Game is Back at Live at the Bike
Live at the Bike, normally streaming low to mid stakes action, has raised the stakes. They put together a $100/$200/$200 No Limit Hold’em cash game at the Bicycle Casino in Gardena, CA, for your viewing pleasure. Due to the large buy-ins, the worth of all the chips on the table eventually exceeded $1 million, so the Bike has every right to call this a “million dollar cash game”. The heavy hitter line-up featured Eric Hicks, “Seat8” James, as well as a scantily clad “Poker Bunny”. You can watch all 5 and a half hours of action below.
Huge Hand at the WPT Borgata Open Main Event Final Table
With the coronavirus still raging on, there aren’t many big live events going on these days. So, the World Poker Tour decided to go back to September 2017, to the final table of the $3,500 WTP Borgata Open Main Event. Firefighter and recreational poker player Gregory Weber was involved in a handful of interesting hands, which ultimately led him taking 2nd place for $471,059, while pro Guoliang Chen was crowned champion. It seems that many poker fans on the internet were in the mood for some pre-corona nostalgia, as this video racked up over 600,000 views, way more than any other poker video on YouTube uploaded this week.
Dr. House Plays Poker
We’ve seen some world known fictional characters play poker on our movie or TV screens, the most notable perhaps being James Bond in the 2006 movie Casino Royale. Dr. Gregory House, the titular character on the hit FOX show House, MD. (airing 2004-2012), too turns out to be an expert No Limit Hold’em tournament player. At least according to the episode “All In” in season 2, in which he plays in his hospital’s charity tournament. Apparently, he’s such a master cardplayer, he can even read the players’ cards at the table over the phone (!) after he runs back to the emergency room to help out a patient.
Rampage Vlogs WSOP Circuit Aruba
Ethan “RampagePoker” Yau traveled to the Caribbean island of Aruba to chase action. He played in a number of events at the WSOP Circuit Aruba, managed to make it into the money in 3 of them. What’s more, he took down the $300 No Limit Hold’em – Last Chance event for a nice $8,351 payday. Evidently, he brought his cam with him to vlog through the whole experience. You can watch his latest upload below.