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Country: USA
Release Date: 2003-03-30
Filming Locations: Aviation Club de France - 104 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris 8, Paris, France
Mike Sexton
Commentator / ... (91 episodes, 2003-2015)
Vincent Van Patten
Himself - Commentator / ... (91 episodes, 2003-2015)
Matt Savage
Himself - Sideline Reporter / ... (38 episodes, 2004-2013)
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In one of the most bizarre series of events at the table, at the World Poker Open 2005 in Tunica, Mississippi, Scotty Nguyen moved all in three hands in a row and was called all three times by opponents holding King-Eight of clubs. He was first called by Daniel Negreanu, Scotty held Queen of clubs and Jack of spades. The board read; Jd 10cl 10sp 9d 3sp, giving Scotty two pair, Jacks and tens, and the win. The very next hand he was called by another player at the table, the eventual winner of the event, John Stolzmann. This time Scotty held 9-8 of spades. The board read; 10cl Acl Ksp 4d Jh, giving Stolzmann a pair of Kings and the win. The very next hand Scotty pushed all in once again, this time holding Acl 5sp. Daniel Negreanu who, upon seeing his hole cards and realizing that it was once again K-8 of clubs, looked somewhat surprised and even a little startled, made the call. The board read; 5cl 8sp Kh 9sp 7sp, giving Negreanu two pair Kings and Eights and the win. Thus, knocking out Scotty Nguyen in fourth place.
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Biggest prize pool on World Poker Tour was $8,342,000 at the World Poker Tour finals at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas
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Mike "The Mouth" Matusow: You talk more in twenty minutes than I do in a week! Is this interesting? Interesting? Yes No | Share this Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink Hide options Mike Sexton: Scotty Nguyen has just busted out of a tournament after K/8 of clubs was played against him in three consecutive hands. "Well right now he is walking out of this arena, saying to himself, 'I can't believe it, I moved all-in on these guys twice, they called me with K/8 3 consecutive times! What is going on here? Where's the bar!'"
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Who won the first ever World Poker Tour title?
"The Great Dane" himself, Gus Hansen won the first ever WPT title at the Bellagio's Five Diamond World Poker Classic. His first place finish earned him $556,480.
Have any former winners of the World Series of Poker's main event ever won a World Poker Tour title?
Yes. in fact five former winners of the WSOP's Main Event have gone on to win WPT titles. They are;1. Doyle Brunson. Winner of both the 1976 and 1977 WSOP Main Events and the 2004 Bicycle Casino's Legends of Poker, WPT event.2. Carlos Mortensen. Winner of the WSOP Main Event in 2001 and both the 2004 Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship and the 2007, season 5 WPT World Championship, World Poker Tour events.3. Scotty Nguyen. Winner of the 1998 WSOP Main Event and the 2006 Gold Strike World Poker Open, WPT event.4. Joe Hachem. Winner of the 2005 WSOP Main Event and the 2006 Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship, WPT Event.5. 'Action' Dan Harrington. Winner of the 1995 WSOP Main Event and the 2007 Bicycle Casino's Legends of Poker, WPT Event
Are the show's announcers, Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, actually seeing the hole cards live during the taping of an event?
No. While the impression is given that all of their commentary is recorded live and used when the show airs, their comments about the player's hole cards are recorded afterwards during post-production. State gaming regulations prohibit them and anyone else from observing the hole card camera during the game. So, the show's commentary is actually a mixture of live recording, (when the duo interacts with the players and audience) and post-production recording (when they finally get to see the hole cards) .
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