Liv Boeree DEVOURS her first HELLMUTH RANT | Poker Night in America S5 E20

– [Announcer] From The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada, this is Poker Night in America. (ritzy music) – Hello and welcome to Poker Night in America. I’m Chris Hanson.

– I’m Joe Stapleton, and we are down on Fremont Street in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget. – Alright, it is night two here at the Nug, Maria Ho has left and has been replaced by former Canadian hockey pro Greg Mueller, eh. Taking a look at the chip counts, Cada, Hellmuth and Laak are all in the red, probably looking to turn things around. The big winner thus far, Bill Lee. Seat five up $7,400.

– [Stapleton] That’s right he’s up 0.000000000000000001% of his net worth. – Great for the guys that have $4K stacks. They stare down at deuce-seven, they’re like whoopeee! – [Hanson] Poker Night in America brought to you by Kimo Sabe Mezcal. – [Dealer] Raise three. – [Stapleton] Action on Greg Mueller.

– I think Greg’s the best at getting it. – [Hanson] Eh, he folds. – [Stapleton] Merson folds his big blind so now we’re up to Phil Hellmuth in the straddle with last option here to call.

– Eight. – I’ll take this one Liv, you take the next one. – [Stapleton] And Phil’s been saying this since the big game at least. – [Hanson] Taking turns. – [Stapleton] Quite the rail building out there, but honestly it looks more like people are trying to come in from the rain than poker fans. – No, a little more than that I think I have.

I think I have five left. – [Hanson] So Liv Boeree calls. Flops 10, jack, king, brought to you by Kimo Sabe Mezcal. – [Stapleton] Phil does not continue this flop which I don’t understand with his stack behind. He should be looking to build a pot.

[Hanson] Check. Here comes the turn. (laughs) – [Stapleton] You’ve gotta be kidding me. – [Hanson] Phil was looking for Liv to bluff this, but that is simply not gonna happen anymore. – [Stapleton] This is amazing, Phil thinks he’s trapping.

I guess I call, just aces. – [Hellmuth] Check. – [Hanson] Phil checks on the river.

– [Stapleton] Phil’s played this hand more like he’s got queens or a jack in his hand than aces, so Liv’s gonna size her value bet for a hand like that. – [Hanson] Very nice sizing from Liv. There’s the call from Phil and this is what you get when you check the flop. – Why the (bleep) do I even play in this (bleep) game? – Are you showing? – [Stapleton] Oh, aces.

Darn, unlucky. – She somehow makes a set. It’s like so unfair. – She was value betting on king, queens – – [Hellmuth] People at home don’t even get it, they don’t even know how deep we are.

– You have to be careful, she has a degree in Astrophysics. – The public doesn’t know what we’re talking about. Just look at her laughing. She knows I got her dead on. – You really gave lots of viewers. That 200 was more valuable than in a regular cash game where thank you, you win the hand where you would have lost it.

You actually create a YouTube moment for people in the future. – This was the first time I’ve ever been on the receiving end of one of his rants, so for me it was a big life check, like tick box. I’m extremely satisfied with having that.

– Nice, yeah. – It feels so good. So good, I was like keep yelling. Come on, more. – Hey, you’re gonna love the second one more than the first one and the third one more than the second and first. And you’re gonna look forward to them.

You’re gonna be like this. Ah, give me Hellmuth at my table. I don’t even care. – Oh come on, yeah. – No, when I raised. When I raised your big blind.

– [Hanson] You don’t raise Phil’s big blind. Phil’s big blind raises you, Joe Cada. – Is that the one where they show the ace of spades? I don’t know. I don’t remember, Joe. – [Stapleton] Can you imagine if Joe Cada actually had been raised by Phil’s big blind like they were his parents?

– [Hanson] That would explain a lot. – [Stapleton] So Mueller’s straddling, we got Lee raising to 200. Liv’s in with queen, nine off. – [Hanson] Laak folds. Cada folds, Greg Mueller wants to come along with queen, eight.

So here we go, three players to the flop. – [Stapleton] And this flop is from Oprah. You get a piece, and you get a piece, and you get a piece. – [Hanson] I am in love with this flop. It’s wonderful! I was on the couch as I was saying that.

– [Stapleton] Jumping up and down? – [Hanson] Yeah. – [Stapleton] So yeah, nobody’s going anywhere on this board. – [Hanson] Ooh, a nice turn for Bill Lee. Turns a full house.

What is that, is that me? Is that my phone making noise? Anybody know? – [Stapleton] Sorry, that’s my bro app. Someone’s broing me right now.

Bro, I got your bro. I broed you back, stop broing me. – [Hanson] No, it’s not my phone. Somebody’s phone is going doo doo. – [Stapleton] It’s me. – [Hanson] It’s you?

Oh. – [Stapleton] Oh, ha, ha, ha, that shut down quick. So, the billionaire gets to keep his phone on but when I do it, it’s like excuse me sir, you’re gonna have to leave the funeral. – I can’t take it. I’m checkin’ blind.

I cannot take it. – [Stapleton] So, still three players to the river. – In the dark, you pre-checked. You pre-checked, your action was declared. – I was too scared.

– [Stapleton] Liv probably already doesn’t love the straight she hasn’t even made yet. – What is going on here? – He doesn’t even know the future and he bet $1,000.

– I didn’t hear a pre-check. – Yeah, I did check. – He pre-checked and he pre-bet. – [Stapleton] Now Bill Lee’s betting $1000 dark. – There’s the five of hearts. – Look at that, $1,000 in the dark.

Wow. – [Stapleton] And this dark bet’s gonna give Liv all kinds of dark thoughts. It’s like that Kermit the frog meme, like when he’s looking in the mirror and he’s like I should fold this, and then dark Kermit’s like but I could bluff this. – It’s not so bad as long as you go to their places. – [Stapleton] Yeah, there’s dark Kermit. – What is goin’ on here?

– [Hanson] Yikes, $4,500 raise from Boeree. – Watch this (bleep) bluff (bleep). God! – What kind of phone is that?

– Alright. – I call. – [Mueller] She’s full of it. I knew she was full of it. – [Hanson] $12,000 pot going to Bill Lee.

10, queen high no good, Liv? – That hand played out worse for Liv than Jason Pierre Paul on the fourth of July. – We’ll be right back with plenty more fireworks. – Welcome back to the table. We’re still 25, 50 with an optional $100 dollar straddle inside the recently renovated Golden Nugget.

– Have I mentioned how much I love the decor? – [Hanson] Poker Night is brought to you by Sit & Go 2.0. – [Stapleton] Straddle is on.

Liv Boeree raising blind this time. You ever heard my Liv Boeree impression? – [Hanson] No, I’d love to though.

– [Stapleton] (high pitched voice) Hello everyone, I’m Liv Boeree! I know it’s confusing. But that was actually me and not Liv.

– [Hanson] I had closed my eyes and I thought she had moved from the screen to sitting next to me for a second. – [Stapleton] Absolutely, see that’s how good it is. (high pitched voice) okay gotta go Chris, bye!

– [Hanson] Now that was you. ‘Cause I was watching your lips move. – [Stapleton] Right, but if you weren’t – – [Hanson] You’d totally think she would have still been here. – The smartest guy at the table actually.

– [Stapleton] Greg Mueller, raising it up to $300. Merson’s in, queen, ten suited. – I used to think I was really, really, really smart, Greg.

Like, really smart. – [Hanson] Bill Lee calls with seven, three off and Liv defends her straddle with jack, nine off. – Like the smartest guys on the planet. And I was like hmmmm. – There’s always someone smarter.

– I can hold my own with these guys, though. – [Stapleton] Oh God Phil, please don’t ever change. – [Hellmuth] And I have the EQ, I have the EQ on these guys by a little bit too. – [Stapleton] You know, if you say something out loud, it doesn’t make it any less false.

– Can we talk about who you were married to Bill? Liv’s slop top here, by the way. – No. – [Hellmuth] What? Why would you say no? – [Stapleton] No good ’cause Mueller’s got a set.

– Seriously? – [Hanson] Another clanger from Phil Hellmuth, the Duke of Discretion. – [Phil] Really? You won’t let me say? I shouldn’t have asked, ’cause I don’t think he cared that much. – [Hanson] Marriage has definitely cost Bill more than he could possibly ever win or lose at poker.

– Don’t put the guy in the corner day one. He’s been playing the game of life a long time and he’s on day one right here getting exposed. Be careful with him. – You gotta give me some wiggle room. – Yeah, give the wiggle room, ya know? Let him flow.

– [Stapleton] This is Phil Laak saying don’t chase away the billionaire please. – [Hanson] Yeah, lets not make him uneasy and leavy. – First double up in two more big hands, that may go your way.

– [Hanson] I wish Phil would just tell us these things instead of just insinuating them. It’s so much more fun to just get them out in the open. – [Stapleton] Duke of Discretion. By the way, this is a very good turn card to keep Greg and Liv around for Greg FBT Mueller. Yep, he just got called in two spots.

– [Hanson] Board pairs on the river which is a hallelujah card for Mueller, cause if anyone was trying to chase him down, doesn’t really matter now. – [Stapleton] Liv misses another draw luckily for her, but unluckily for this Merson person. He’s improved big time. – [Hanson] $2,800 is the bet from Mueller. – [Stapleton] What is Phil Laak doing? ♪ You can have whatever you like Not now Phil.

Oh, Greg calls! Liv’s out. – I’m glad I didn’t go all in.

– [Stapleton] Come on Greg, you remember Full House. Say hello to Uncle Greggie. How rude! – Nah, I had a 10.

(players crosstalk) – And I thought my ace was good, so I raised him. – [Stapleton] Here comes a thinly disguised brag/bad beat story. – The small blind moved in.

– [Stapleton] Speaking of straddling, Phil Laak straddling this hand. – It cost me my last $3,500 to call. I’m getting like three to one by the pot. – [Cada] Raise to $300. – [Stapleton] Joey Cada raising up with pocket nines here at the main event, with pocket nines, same as Phil did. – [Hanson] Mueller’s kings make it $900 in scene two.

– [Boeree] You’re just losing money. It doesn’t matter what generation you are, mathematics applies. It’s multi-generational, so. – But have you factored in the fact that maybe – – I mean, unless you see their cards and see that you are – I mean, if you’re getting three to one.

You just have to figure what you are – – [Mueller] No, I understand. – What your hand is first. – I’m giving the counter-argument though, I understand everybody in your generation snap calls. Everybody everywhere in the world snap calls.

– [Cada] Liv, take your time. – Yeah, play your hand Liv, sorry. I didn’t wanna – – I mean it’s a good theory you guys got goin on, take your time. – I did have a real decision, but yeah.

– Bill Lee, you might not know this, but one of the implicit unwritten rules when you’re playing the deuce seven game is in a dynamic like this, even though Joe is three (mumbles), I’m allowed to say things about the deuce seven in real time. – [Stapleton] I love it. – Like oh, I got my $200 ready Greg. (laughs) – [Mueller] Oh God, don’t do that every time, Phil. – No, I’m not gonna (bleep). – Sorry Phil, anyway – – [Hanson] So does that mean the deuce seven is in play?

– [Stapleton] I think it is. – [Hanson] So if one of the players can win a hand with deuce seven by getting everybody else to fold, they get an extra $200 bucks from everyone at the table. – [Stapleton] That is correct.

– [Hanson] Cause it’s always aces or deuce seven. Always. – [Mueller] And I think I can run that $3,500 up. – [Hanson] Cada wants to find a set of nines. So he calls. – [Stapleton] Oh man nerds, please stop.

We’re trying to play poker here, this is worse than reading a book. – [Boeree] I can really calculate your edge to be bigger to override that – – [Hanson] Check, here comes the turn. – [Stapleton] Six of clubs. – [Hanson] Puts a possible flush out there to go with a couple of queens. – [Boeree] And it’s just very hard to overcompensate.

– Check. – [Boeree] Or to compensate for the money loss in a situation by folding that – – [Stapleton] Check, river brings another nine. Wow! Whose house? Cada’s house.

– [Mueller] And the number one guy was here, but I was an outlier, way up here. – [Boeree] Overlooked sample size. – [Mueller] Four years at the World Series?

– [Hanson] Cada checks, begging Mueller to please throw some money in this pot. – [Mueller] It turns out I’m up there for 20 years also, but for four years I was up here where no one could even believe it. – [Boeree] No, you have incredible stats. It’s just a question of how accurate that data is in then determining – – [Hanson] $1,600 the bet from Mueller. – I know what my ROI was.

My ROI is the best in history by far, there’s no one even close. – [Hanson] Not true. – In the whole history of poker. – [Hanson] Not at all true.

– [Stapleton] Raise comin’. – [Boeree] I would disagree with that – (laughs) – [Stapleton] She said it a little bit nicer than what you did. I’m sure based on whatever data Phil has collected, like his top three favorite tournaments that he has the best ROI of all time. (clock ticking) – And I can turn them over, right? – Yeah, you can show them. And then look for a read and all that stuff.

Now, look at his eyes. – Just, the hand was just so weird. – And now everyone knows you have kings, not just the camera people. – [Stapleton] When Phil hocks his camera people, he doesn’t mean the camera operator, he means literally the people he thinks live inside the camera. – He knows that I’m making a thin-value bet, and he’s just gonna blow me right off the hand.

(Boeree laughs) – Impossible for me to call. – [Stapleton] Greg giving Joe a lot of credit for being a maniac. – (Laak) That’s why you won four bracelets one year. (players crosstalk) – Cada spikes the river niner to crack Mueller, but Mueller does eventually find a correct fold on the river.

We’ll be right back with more poker after this. – [Stapleton] Big lineup tonight on Poker Night in America. There are a really fun group of kids here.

So Cada kicked things off with a straddle which means he’s gonna act last here. Mueller made it $300 with king, queen. King, jack suited for Hellmuth, ace, jack suited for Lee. – Yeah, it’s my own fault.

My own fault. – [Hanson] The nine’s gotta roll off. – [Stapleton] Cada, five, seven suited, but with all that money out there, yummy yummy. Flop is deuce, 10, jack.

Top pair, top kicker for Lee, Phil Hellmuth with a costly second-best hand. – Look at Phil, is just straight waiting for me, ah! Why do I always – I’m kinda full-blown tilted anyways after that hand, so. – [Hanson] Hellmuth’s all-in.

– [Stapleton] Well, he’s getting called in at least one spot. Lee calls the $1,200 dollar all-in. – He called? Wow, how much is that? – [Dealer] $1,275. – $1,275?

– [Stapleton] Greg may be calling as well. – I’m gonna throw one of these unlucky birds in there. $1,275. – [Stapleton] Yep, he is, so side action will remain. The bad news is that Phil has 12% to win the hand, the good news is if he gets there he’ll triple up.

Hellmuth picks up a flusher on the turn. – I fell like it was calling there though. – Yeah, it felt calling. – Did it feel calling? – Yep.

– I feel like it was calling. And then he just had that switch in his head where he’s like no, just get rid of it. – He’s so good he can fold kings. – Side pot.

Well, I’m on tilt now. – I mean, he was scared from the start. – [Stapleton] Another eight. Hellmuth and Mueller both miss. – River’s like I can’t check kings three times (bleep). – Dammit, he’s so (bleep) lucky against me.

– [Stapleton] Oh boy. – [Hanson] Easy, easy. – Phil, I had you notched too bud. – I had king, jack honey. – You did? – Yeah.

– What do you mean you had me notched? Oh, when they put in $300 each had me notched? Oh, congratulations. (laughs) – [Hanson] Oh no. Alright, so Phil is gone and we welcome the cast of Brandon Cantu.

– [Stapleton] Caaantu! (high pitched voice) Look at me! – [Hanson] Two aces. – [Stapleton] So this hand started off with a straddle for Greg Merson, Cantu doubled straddled.

Liv makes it $500, after looking at her hand. – Deuce seven’s off for the last hand. For the last hand it’s off. No, it’s off for the last hand, deuce seven. – [Stapleton] (high pitched voice) Caaantu! Over straddle!

Doesn’t seem to have a huge stack back there. – What are you talking about right now? – [Stapleton] But I think he’s got some cash in his hands. – I call. – Don’t crack me. – [Stapleton] Didn’t Cantu play some super famous with an eight, five?

Or is this one a piece of garbage? – $600. – [Stapleton] I’m sorry, the hand was a piece of garbage, not him.

So make that clear. Interesting donk lead from Cantu for $600. Liv calls. We go to the turn. Four. (high pitched voice) I’m gonna pick up equity on the turn, Caaaantu!

– Is that all in play? – Yeah, that’s what I said, I’m in for 5 but I was just holding it. – [Stapleton] It confused me too, Liv. Keep your big bills on the outside, I guess. Liv makes the call, still top pair.

– [Hanson] Aw, nice. River is a three for Cantu. – [Stapleton] Oh my God, somehow he backs his way into the straight with a hand that was supposed to be more worthless than the right on in his cast. – $2,000.

– [Stapleton] Yeah, how do you think he broke his arm? – [Hanson] I don’t know, he was very mysterious, he wouldn’t tell us either. So, he doesn’t have any signatures on his cast, and we don’t know how he broke it.

– [Stapleton] Maybe it’s just one signature from a giant marker. – [Hanson] How big would the signature to fill how many that writes on that cast. – [Stapleton] That could be exact right. – (bleep) dammit.

– [Stapleton] Liv calls, wait why is he upset? – Oh, oh my God I’m sorry I have it. – Are you serious? – I swear to God, I thought I had eight, nine. Liv, I would never do that, I’m so sorry, I thought I had eight, nine of clubs.

– [Stapleton] I don’t believe he would never do that, but I do believe he wasn’t doing it in this case. – I swear to you I thought I had eight, nine of clubs. – It’s the worst slow roll I’ve ever had, I think. This pot’s coming my way and then he’s like for posterity he turns his cards up. Like, oh my God I have a straight.

I’m sorry, oh my God. – That is the worst feeling to have. If you play cards for a few years, it happens to you or you do it to somebody about once every five years. – Yeah. – He could’ve by the way.

– He could’ve just muffed his cards. – I’ve done this, I did it for a lot of money, you go aw I can’t win, you muff when they call. And then you realize in the camera later, oh I just gave away x dollars, and like that’s happened too. I think you just got one of those once every couple of years events.

You just, wrong end of it. – Expensive event. It happens, it happens. – I wonder what meds Cantu’s on for that arm of his, because I really hope the pill bottle says do not take for televised poker. – No, he’s okay, just don’t operate heavy machinery, he’s okay. – Welcome to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, let’s take a look at the chip counts after night two.

Bill Lee was our big winner, up 10K and Hellmuth was our biggest loser. It was a rough night for Liv and Joe Cada, they are still down but did cut down on some of their deficits from night one. If you want more Poker Night you can find us on social media including Twitch and YouTube, where you can find full episodes, live streams and exclusive content. And do not forget, download our free poker app. You and your friends can have your very own poker night as well as a chance to win a seat in our show.

Search for us in the app store and download it today. For everyone at Poker Night in America, I’m Chris Hanson, he’s Joe Stapleton and we’ll see you next time on Poker Night in America. Poker Night in America is brought to you by Kimo Sabe Mezcal and Sit & Go 2.0. – I’m so deep, I understand what they’re thinking so much, here she’s calling with king, queen off-suit.

But I know all of this because I’m so (bleep) smart. It doesn’t matter, I still lose. The public doesn’t know what we’re talking about, just look at her laughing, she knows I’ve got her dead on. she knows I’ve got her dead on. You know everything I’m saying is true.

These are the rants that I get caught on television with, that are absolutely 100% true, and they’re so good, except no one knows the history. But no one even knows what we’re talking about, and somehow it’ll be twisted later into something else. It’ll be a bleep-a-thon on TV.