Poker Night In America | Season 2, Episode 7 | A Bunch of Tough Guys

Poker Night In America | Season 2, Episode 7 | A Bunch of Tough Guys

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I’m your host, Chris Hanson.
In the world of poker, balls and
bravado can be as much a part of
the game as bluffs and bad
It can be difficult to keep your
composure at a table full of
tough guys,
especially when some of those
tough guys are ex-military.
But poker has a way of way of
being the great equalizer.
Whether they lose their cool
over a big pot or fall victim to
some strategic needling,
sometimes the bigger they are
the harder they tilt.
Let’s get to the table and see
who keeps their composure
All the players buy in from five
to $20,000.
Dewy Tomko buying in for 5k,
Shaun Deeb in for 20k,
and when you’re playing no limit
hold em at these stakes, the
money can go pretty quickly.
Just ask Shaun Deeb.
>>All in.
>>Ace high.
>>You got aces don’t you?
>>I knew that right away.
>>When he turns them around I
say ace low.
>>Did you slow roll him?
>>He tried.
>>I tried.
>>I mucked as soon as he said
ace high.
>>I said ace high so dejected.
And he knew right away.
>>And in the next hand,
Matt Glantz took another huge
pot off of Shaun Deeb and Eli
Elezra took his spot.
>>All right.
Ship it.
Ship it.
>>I thought you said two flops.
>>Hey, hey, you know, I’m
quitting, okay?
>>This is not, this is
>>And then there’s Dewy Tomko
who lost the rest of his 5k
buy-in when they
decided to do a $2500 flip.
That hand was won by Eli Elezra,
and so both Dewy Tomko and
Shaun Deeb are gone from the
table just like that.
And taking their place, are Mike
Laake and Eli Elezra.
>>Not when there is that many
of us.
>>There’s only three, there’s
only three, there’s only three
non Jews here.
>>I know that’s what I’m
saying, so we have.
It would be, it would be wired
if we only picked on the others.
>>The straddle is on again and
this is our first look at Matt
Glantz tonight.
>>I’m gonna stop making them
Jewish jokes.
>>I think Gavin can take it.
>>300 with his pocket tens.
>>Till he, till he swings.
>>He doesn’t hit that hard.
He hit me, like, three times
>>Laake calls of fives.
>>You hit me when we were
playing paintball.
You hit me and you backed up a
couple steps after you hit me
[LAUGH] and
I was still standing there.
>>I punched you?
>>Three different times you
punched me.
>>I’m not gonna, I didn’t punch
you like trying to hurt you.
>>You punched me once outside
of the hotel, before we got
>>Yeah but only for fun.
>>You swung pretty hard.
>>Fun funsies.
>>And then you hit me at the
paintball place hard enough that
after you hit
me and I didn’t move you
stumbled backwards two steps.
>>Well I was drunk.
>>And look at this David Levi’s
got jacks,
he raises thinking I’ve got to
get rid of some of these guys.
>>You think that it’s not true
that you punched me?
>>I don’t remember it.
>>I would bet on it being true
because he’s done it to me.
>>I would say that,
I would say that it, it, I, I, I
did not,
punch you to a level where I was
ever trying to hurt you.
>>Yeah, it wasn’t a malicious
It was a Gavin love punch.
>>Right. I would say that I
would punch you
harder if I was gonna try hurt
>>You’d probably punch me in a
different place if you trying to
hurt me.
>>Well either way I’m still
going to punch you harder if I
was actually like
trying to punch you.
>>I think you just said you hit
like a girl.
>>I, I mean I’m not that
>>I mean I’d probably lose the
fight to every one of your guys
but I promise your all gonna
know you were in one.
>>I don’t think you’d lose to
everyone here.
I think maybe you’d beat
everyone except for two people.
>>I’d lose to these two, for
>>They’er both in the freaking
Israeli Army.
They’re nuts.
I don’t want no part of either
one of these two, I promise you
>>So Levy’s gonna take his
jacks up against two players.
And we have 5k in the pot as we
go to the flop.
>>I don’t care [BLEEP]
Push-ups doesn’t mean you can
take a punch in the face.
>>It means, it means you’re
>>Levi playing passive, checks
his jacks.
>>I get super confused for a
second, did I tip you for the
new one?
I did!
>>Glantz is going to step into
the opening and he bets twenty
four hundred.
>>Yes, sir?
>>You don’t need to be like
that, buddy.
>>What do you mean?
It’s the only way I can be.
>>I think Eli’s the toughest
guy at the table.
>>It’s possible.
>>I know the last time I.
>>I think you might be right
just because he didn’t flinch or
look up when you said that.
>>Since he didn’t even look up
second when you said that I
think it’s probably accurate.
He was in the Israeli army for a
How many years did you do in the
>>Four years. How many did
David do?
>>Says he’s, he’s 25% tougher
>>No, no.
When you’re an officer, then you
have to do another year.
>>Oh you’re bragging about
being an officer now?
Name dropper.
>>Hot boss.
>>What was your highest level?
In the meantime, the parachuter
is in a, on the a
big hand, he, he flopped
three kings.
>>I wish.
>>He’s a paratrooper?
>>How would flop land like
Was he ranked higher that you?
But he jumped out a perfectly
good airplane, that seems
stupid to me.
>>I wouldn’t do it.
>>I wouldn’t do it.
>>I’m never doing it.
>>You can barely get me on the
airplane itself.
>>You know when you start the
Army in Israel you started when
you’re 18.
Right before, when I was 17, I
knew I’m gonna go to Golani.
It’s like the Green Beret over
here. The whole year
I put some, you know, big bags
with sand on my back and run
around Jerusalem.
And I was in the best shape that
I could have been.
I was in the Lebanon War, and I
was an officer already,
a Lieutenant in the Lebanon War
twice, I almost died over there.
One of them, my tank got hit.
And the other one, I’ve been
But, you know?
Every knife and some grenade,
but they didn’t touch me.
And, right when all this
It was three weeks that I got
wounded in my arm, in my leg and
I was in a cast.
I needed to be at least three to
four months on the cast, so I
went and
got a visa to the United States.
The story in Israel was oh,
when I make my first hundred
thousand, make my first million
I go back.
But I mean, you are in America
the best country in the world,
you know.
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>>We’ve been seeing some pretty
big pots so far tonight.
Let’s see if that trend
continues as return to the table
at Seminole Hard Rock in
Hollywood, Florida.
>>He didn’t like it.
>>In the summer, during the
world series.
>>What did I tweet?
>>You, you said something like,
now that you are, guys are
Is she available?
>>Oh yeah.
>>That wasn’t cool.
>>He did not like that at all.
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>>That’s funny.
>>That’s not funny.
>>It’s funny.
>>What did you do to him?
>>How touchy it is, is what
makes it funny, though.
>>He. He, got divorced.
So, I said, well hey.
Do you mind if I hit on her now?
>>And he didn’t like that.
>>On Twitter?
You asked on Twitter?
>>Public forum seems like a
good place.
>>Seems weird.
>>Seems like a good venue for
>>I mean, she’s, what the
[BLEEP], didn’t think I’d see
you limp?
>>Alright, I’m gonna check
this out.
>>And both of the blinds are
gonna fold.
And now back to the dirty,
dirty, limper.
>>So hard to kill that mother
>>Never seen anyone treat you
like that, Noah.
That’s weird, you must
>>Yeah, I’m in awe.
This is, this is really
>>Don’t know who you are
>>Before you had the braces
they wouldn’t let you play the
whole day.
>>That was like, what?
What just happened?
>>If he hadn’t been sitting
there knitting it up all day.
>>Dude, dude, have you seen the
live stream, bro?
Did you, did you see the deuce
four of spades for all the
>>You and Jared Jaffee are in.
>>You’re gonna give all that to
>>You got the live stream on
right here.
>>How in the world am I out?
I’m just actually, in.
>>Noah. Noah, you and Jared
Jaffee are out.
>>We missed all the hands.
>>It’s absurd. I’m the best
action here.
>>Don’t you wish you were
Jonathan Jaffee instead of Jared
>>100. Everyday.
>>Yeah, but he.
>>The queen of diamonds gives
Richardson the flush.
But also, gives the nut
flush draw to Porter.
>>That’s got.
>>I think, he’s okay with his
>>Yeah, he’s probably all
>>Yeah, he probably wished he
had a few more inches, but he
doesn’t need to be as tall me.
>>I was gonna find a way to
slip that needle in, but it
didn’t matter.
You beat me to it.
>>I got ya?
>>Porter also has the Royal
Flush draw.
Haven’t seen one of those, yet,
on Poker Night in America.
>>It will be Gavin to a needle.
>>I’m overbearing, I, I, I’d
just jam in there with my
>>Part of your charm.
>>David those are nice glasses
You ever heard of a thing called
lasik surgery?
>>And a re-raise from Porter
to 2800.
>>It’s not bad enough.
>>Seems that would be the time
to do lasik if it’s not that
I mean those glasses are that
The only thing worse
than the glasses is that
hairpiece you wear.
>>DId it get crooked when he
was doing push-ups?
>>That’s why he had to go to
the restroom.
Straighten up the toupee.
>>And a call from Richardson
hoping to survive the river,
with just a 5,
3 of diamonds he may have made
the flush but
he’s probably not all that
comfortable with it.
River’s a three of hearts.
>>Well, we’ll find out now if
Richardson likes that flush.
>>How much for one card?
>>How much for one card?
>>$10,000. You understand what
he asking for one car in the
middle of the hand.
He wanna see it now.
>>He wants to see one card now.
>>I know.
I understand what he’s asking.
I’m trying to decide.
I’m gonna go with $10,000, I
have to defer to the senior
>>Alright, you win.
>>Now Eli just [BLEEP] you.
>>Drop it.
>>Alan, why did we waste all
that time?
>>You wasted so much of our
[BLEEP] time.
>>Why are we wasting time,
>>Give us back our life, Alan!
>>And you’re kicking me out of
the game?
>>Give us back our life, Alan!
>>This is a slow roll, okay?
>>Jes [BLEEP].
>>What a waste of time.
>>It’s. Wow.
>>Let’s kill Alan.
>>It’s like in the CFL.
Like, like, T. J. Cuchay went
and played in the CFL.
>>Because he had a Canadian
And could get a lot more, get a
lot more money for, for
learning to see if it will not
be counted as an import.
>>Glantz with Ace Jack, to
>>No, they pay the natives
>>Well, it’s not that they pay
them more, it’s that they don’t
have to use
up one of their imp.
>>Oh, they have a certain
number of exemptions.
>>Yeah, right.
>>I see.
>>Pocket aces making a cameo
appearance here at our cash
>>Yeah? I put a fist in your
>>Right now they are sitting in
front of Noah Schwartz and he
re-raises to $950.
>>Counting on getting punched
>>No. No.
>>All these players buying in
for a minimum of $5,000 and a
maximum of $20,000.
Elezra calls, suited connectors.
Glantz the initial raiser in the
hand is gonna fold.
>>I think you should go back to
law, I think you’d be a good
>>Ugh, no thank you.
>>So you’re nev-
>>You’re never gonna use
your, your.
>>It’s too late now.
>>W,w,what do you mean it’s too
late now?
>>Elezra makes a pair of fives
on the flop.
>>It’s too late to go back to
>>So what are you gonna do?
>>I dunno. I’ll come work for
>>I need a dealer.
>>You running a club up there?
>>Well, you know, you’re not
supposed to talk about [BLEEP]
like that on national
television, but perhaps.
>>It’s in a different country
where, oh, no you’re in Alaska
You’re from Canada, right?
In Canada it’s all right.
>>You’re, you’re wearing the
907 Poker hat.
>>I know, it’s cool, hey?
>>Wow, this is gonna be a
really bad beat for Noah if
he loses this pot and
then still gets kicked out of
the game.
>>King of spades on the turn.
Eli checks.
Schwartz hoping to survive, here
comes the river, it’s a deuce.
Eli checks.
Well, now Schwartz has to make
the decision.
Does he want to bet on the river
or does he want to check and
hopefully just scoop the pot
with his aces.
And he elects to bet his 2,500.
Eli with just a pair of fives.
And a call.
I’m surprised that Eli paid him
Eli must have had some sort read
and it didn’t go his way.
These players all buying in with
cold hard cash and
Schwartz just scooped up over
$10,000 of it.
>>That’s how good I am,
I put him on Ace, Queen.
Make you a deal.
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>>Are you related to him?
>>I am not.
>>He’s way better than you, by
a lot.
>>He’s actually better, way.
>>Well, I’m better. You’re
about a mile off.
>>Way better than way better.
Way better than way better.
>>You don’t have that by a lot.
>>Way better than way
better, my friend.
>>He’s better everything except
for being called.
We established this earlier.
>>Now, the thing is,
Shaun Deeb was pretty sure, he’s
much better than you.
What do you think about that?
>>At what?
>>I think he’s willing to bet
that he’s, you know, class book
at anything, I think he’s.
I think Shaun Deeb thinks he’s
better than you at every form of
>>But in Jared’s defense,
Shaun Deeb thinks he’s better
than every person in every
single form of poker.
So, that doesn’t really mean
much there.
Yeah, so.
>>He also thinks he’s smarter
than me.
>>You gotta realize.
That’s kind of important in
this bet.
>>He’s not smarter then you?
>>I think it’s possible, but, I
would bet against it.
>>So you’d beat him in an IQ
>>I think I would.
>>Would you beat Rep in
an IQ test?
>>I don’t know how smart Rep
is, he looks like a smart guy.
>>What do you think?
Would you beat Noah in an IQ
>>Would you beat David in
an IQ test?
>>See I don’t know.
I can only talk about people I
>>If you know what your IQ is
I’ll tell you whether,
you’d beat me or not.
>>I don’t know.
>>Would you beat me in an
IQ test?
>>Do you know what IQ means?
>>No, I, I would not, yes I
would beat you up Gavin,
but that’s only because you’ve
killed so many brain cells.
If you were fresh I would have
no chance.
>>I haven’t been fresh for
25 years.
>>If you were fresh.
>>Ah, I haven’t been fresh in a
long time.
Would you beat Matt Glantz in
an IQ test?
I’m not sure.
>>How can you be so sure you
would beat me?
I, I, I don’t think, Just’ cause
you have a.
>>I, I, I said it simply
>>I, I have two degrees also.
>>I said it simply.
>>One of them being in finance.
>>I said it simply because it
was you.
>>I didn’t say it, like, for
any reason other than to get a
rise out of you.
>>No, I understand.
>>No, I think he thinks he’s
smarter than you.
>>No, I think Noah’s smart.
>>I’m richer than him.
>>He is. I know that.
>>You’re richer than everybody.
We found out you’re richer than
>>I may think I’m smarter than
Noah, but Noah knows he’s richer
than me.
>>Will you beat Eli in an IQ
>>In what?
>>No. No, I don’t know.
I don’t, I can only say if I
know the person.
>>I bet you Eli’s got a
pretty high IQ.
>>Yeah, I be, I believe that.
>>Eli’s just decorated a
A Las Vegas businessman.
>>Yeah, he’s, he’s a, he’s a
man of,
he’s a Jack of all trades.
Poker shark, entrepreneur,
>>When did this turn into the
Eli Elezra admiration hour?
>>I can keep, I can keep going.
>>Plus he’s pretty damned good
>>What, what is the-
>>Handsome, yeah.
>>After the.
Dinner, how long?
>>Four hours, I think, or three
Three or four hours, something
like that.
>>For three hours?
>>Three or four hours.
>>All together?
>>All together 36.
>>A re-raise from Laake to
3600 and
Levi quickly calls after he find
out the amount.
>>What’s going on with Shawn
Sheikhan these days?
>>You ever see him?
>>I haven’t seen him, no.
>>He’s doing ok.
>>Is he, is he
>>Is he in Sarasota or
is he back in Vegas?
>>And the turn, ten.
>>That’s sneaky, Alan knows
everything that’s going on
with everybody.
>>I do stuff with him.
>>Levi also has a gut shot
straight draw and
if he wants to see anymore cards
it’s gonna get very expensive.
$7100 is the all-in from Laake.
And he’s got Levi covered and
Levi calls. So a big draw and a
small draw for
Levi they’re going to run it
>>King queen of hearts?
>>First one to a set of fours.
Second one to a set of fours.
>>Eli, I had nine seven of
>>No way. You save it, oh, no
you didn’t save it.
You, you win.
>>No, I-
>>You win half.
>>I win, yeah, well.
I wouldn’t of ran it twice so,
I would of lost.
>>You fold nine seven of hearts
pre flop?
>>No I lead the flop.
>>And he raised and he called.
>>You got me.
>>I’ve played more then 5
hands today though.
I’m tight.
I’m tight.
What do you want from me?
>>We’re back to the action as
it looks like Levi has vacated
his seat.
>>I see, to who is that and
muck it.
It doesn’t meet my early, early
position of requirements.
>>I don’t know why he didn’t
get on the flop.
>>Yeah, I don’t know why.
>>Porter raises with Ace King.
>>Where we going for dinner?
We going over to Matty whatever,
going over there again?
>>They’re closed today.
They’re closed today.
>>Jaffee calls from the small
>>Danielle and some of the
other guys are, people are going
to Hooters.
>>And a fold from the big
blind, so we’re heads up with
Porter and Jaffee.
>>Does Murphy’s have food?
>>I have no idea.
I know that they invited me.
>>Both players catch here,
Porter’s got top pair, top
kicker, Jaffee’s got middle
>>Yes, I can invite whoever I
>>Okay, again am I invited?
>>I started with yes.
And then I said, I can invite
whoever I like.
>>I know, that’s why I.
>>Porter bets 350.
And a call from Jaffee.
>>Low self-esteem.
>>To the turn, it’s an eight of
Jaffee now picks up a couple of
The flush draw and a gut shot
straight draw.
>>I would of gone with you to
dinner but I don’t want to go
with the crew.
>>The whole.
>>Another shot from
Porter as he bets 700.
Jared Jaffee calls.
River is another club, a runner,
runner, flush for Jaffee.
And he checks again.
>>He’s been check calling all
the way to the river and now
it’s his opportunity to
make a raise after Porter bets
1100, and Jaffee bets enough to
put Porter all in.
And Rep lets his ace king go.
And Jared Jaffee turns middle
pair on the flop to a winning
flush on the river,
courtesy of Rep Porter.
>>Who stole my chips?
>>When we return, we’ll check
out where all of the chips have
settled as we are halfway
through our second day of cash.
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The big winner of the night
tonight was Jared Jaffe.
Jared won almost $14,000.
Mike Laake, making his first
appearance as well on Poker
Night America.
Had a $12,000 winning day, but
Rep Porter aye, aye, aye $24,000
loss tonight.
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>>Come on, lets go.
>>You got a clock to this.
>>On three. One, two, three.
>>I don’t care.
>>That’s not a push up.

10 thoughts on “Poker Night In America | Season 2, Episode 7 | A Bunch of Tough Guys

  • April 11, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    was watching a hsp ep from season 2 when I saw this loaded and switched. finally.

  • April 11, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    good call, Gavin, that Eli would beat the shit outta you. He looked lean and mean in his interview. Plus, you're a pile.

  • April 16, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Let's kill Allen.

  • April 29, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    so i am watching a bunch of fat guys playing really bad poker.. ohh well what a loser i am

  • June 11, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Glantz folds 9 h 7 h on 4 h 6 h 7 s board.  Not sure how you can fold in that spot

  • June 23, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Is Eli sick?

  • October 22, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Gavin Smith is by far the most entertaining poker player on PNIA but I dont think Ive ever seen him make a sick play.

  • October 22, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    the fat guy michael laake is such a pig at the table all he does is eat ive played with him before and he smells

  • May 3, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Does Gavin ever shut his drunk trap up?

  • March 4, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    How does gavin win any money guy lays down big hands kq diamonds idk🤔


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