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The best poker player of all time

Discussion in 'Casinomeister's Poker Room' started by onlineprime08, Apr 26, 2011.

    Apr 26, 2011
  1. onlineprime08

    onlineprime08 Dormant account

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    Guys, I have been wondering, we have so many famous poker players in the industry today. And there are a lot more that is making history.

    But as of today, who do you think is the best poker player of all time?
     
  2. Apr 26, 2011
  3. chole

    chole Dormant account

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    I think Stu Unger was and always will be in a class of his own... To bad he was such a screw up... There's Stuey, and everyone else is going for second best.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2011
  5. Repro

    Repro Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnonaccred

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    1st Daniel Negreanu
    2nd Doyle Brunson
    3rd Scotty Nguyen
     
  6. Apr 26, 2011
  7. anniemac

    anniemac Ueber Meister MM PABnoaccred

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    What Repro said except switch the top 2. Doyle Brunson is and always will be the best in my book.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2011
  9. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots webmeister

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    Right on Doyle Brunson is a great poker player & a great person to meet in person.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2011
  11. GamblersDen

    GamblersDen Dormant account webby

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    Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu are both amazing players. Watching High Stakes Poker Negreanu doesn't seem to have much luck sometimes, but his ability to read people is amazing.
     
  12. Apr 26, 2011
  13. Rhyzz

    Rhyzz Experienced Member

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    I remember watching a clip of Negreanu lay down pocket queens pre-flop to a small raise, the other guy had Ace's. Awesome
     
  14. Apr 26, 2011
  15. funnymunny

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    This.

    As for second, Chip Reese & closely followed by Doyle. Yes, there are plenty of other high-profile / TV friendly players, but IMO to be considered "best of all time", you've gotta take into account career duration and game diversity (i.e. successes with many variants of the game).

    E.g. As a direct result of his 11 WSOP bracelet wins, some may argue Phil Hellmuth is the best. Sure, no one matches his tally of wins & as he's done this over a ~20year period, this does show he's more than a flash in the pan. The detractor to this is all his wins have been in hold'em, so whilst kudos for his achievements, he cannot be considered the best.


    Just my 2c
     
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  17. funnymunny

    funnymunny Sometimes here, always 'away' webby

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    Not bad, but here's something that takes it up a notch...

    Final table of the WSOP $50k HORSE event from a few years ago. Doyle raises pre-flop with pocket Q's & Chip calls with pocket K's. Flop comes 2, 3, 7, rainbow & Doyle bets out. Chip min raises. With almost half his stack already in the middle most would expect an all-in re-raise from Doyle...

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  18. Apr 27, 2011
  19. SlotMonster

    SlotMonster SoftSwiss Representative webmeister

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    Doyle Brunson! :notworthy :notworthy
     
  20. Apr 27, 2011
  21. Repro

    Repro Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnonaccred

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    I saw someone fold (open) a set of jacks after the flop at the WSOP. The other player showed his set of kings out of respect.
     
  22. Apr 27, 2011
  23. funnymunny

    funnymunny Sometimes here, always 'away' webby

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    This one? (both players flop sets & have full boats by the river) ...

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  24. Apr 27, 2011
  25. Repro

    Repro Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnonaccred

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    Yeah that one ! I remembered it wrong thinking it was played at the flop.

    Mike's comment is also very funny, he couldn't believe what happened :D
     
  26. Apr 28, 2011
  27. H1_Roller

    H1_Roller Non-Gambler

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    Gus Hansen for me.
     
  28. Apr 28, 2011
  29. jas2587

    jas2587 Ueber Meister

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    Daniel Negreanu
     
  30. Apr 29, 2011
  31. onlineprime08

    onlineprime08 Dormant account

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    For me, I vote Doyle Brunson as number1, while "The Kid Poker" was second for me.
    I'm a fan of both players and they inspire me while playing poker. Though I am not that good in playing poker, I am inspried by how they got so good in playing poker and made it to the top. :)
     

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