Videos of the Week: Crazy Hero Call by Ali Imsirovic; Phil Ivey’s Quad Deuces; Doug Polk’s Vlogging Now & More!

In this article, we deliver you a couple of selected poker videos of the past week.

Insane Hero Call by Ali Imsirovic for $567K

Two bona fide poker greats, the American Nick Petrangelo and the Bosnian Ali Imsirovic battled heads-up for first place in Event #7 at the first-ever Stairway to Millions tourney series. That first place paid $567,000 (as opposed to the runner-up’s $315K), so every decision in a big pot carried considerable weight. That makes it even more impressive that Imsirovic made a correct hero call on the river on a 4-flush board with nothing but 4th pair. However, unfortunately for him, this wasn’t enough to seal the deal – Petrangelo emerged victorious in the end.

Quads for Phil Ivey

One of the game’s all-time greats, Phil Ivey, is dangerous enough at the poker table without the dealer giving him monster hands. However, when he does get the stone cold nuts, he knows how to get the most out of his opponents. In this vintage footage from the $10,100 WPT No limit Hold’em Championship at the 2003 Jack Binion World Poker Open in Tunica, MS, you will see him make Quad deuces at the final table. This time, however, there was not much he could do as he was up against Tommy Grimes’ King-high on the river. The best Ivey could do was inducing then calling a turn bluff for some chips…

Doug Polk’s a Vlogger Now?

Doug Polk, who has one of the most subscribed poker channels on YouTube, was once very critical about poker vloggers on the site. But now, he too picked up a camera to document his session of $2/$5 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha mixed cash game for his audience. What changed his mind? Probably the fact that now he’s a co-owner of a Texas card room and realizes what good promotion poker vlogs are for the venue. He even did the cheesy pocket Aces in the thumbnail for his video!

Brad Owen is Back at the Bellagio in Vegas

Now that we’ve seen”a fresh new face” in the poker vlog scene with Polk, let’s get back to a veteran in the field. Brad Owen is another co-owner in the same Texas card room as Polk. However, he recorded his latest vlog back in Nevada, at the $5/$10/$20 NLHE cash tables of the famous Bellagio in Las Vegas. “Coincidentally”, he too put his pocket rockets right in the thumbnail to entice his potential viewers (of which he got over half a million to click). His long-time friend Andrew Neeme and an old college roommate of Owen also make brief cameos in this one.