Poker Night in America | S5 E6 | Face Up With Shaun Deeb


– [Announcer] From Sugar House
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
this is Poker Night in America.
(upbeat swing music)
– [Chris] Hello, and welcome
to Poker Night in America.
I’m Chris Hansen,
alongside Joe Stapleton.
We are back at Sugar
House in Philadelphia
for the conclusion of day one.
– Did you know that
we’re technically
in a town called
Fishtown, Pennsylvania?
– Really?
Why don’t you give us a
little history of Fishtown.
– Well, people used to
fish in the Delaware River,
but now they don’t as much.
– You’re like a living,
breathing encyclopedia.
Look at you.
(upbeat swing music)
We resume day one
here at Sugar House.
Couple new players sitting
down including, oh boy,
Shaun Deeb sits down
in the one seat.
– [Joe] Things about to
get a little interesting
whenever Shaun sits down.
Hey Wang, it’s a private club,
so don’t tell ’em you’re Jewish!
– [Chris] Poker Night in
America brought to you
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– [Todd] We played all ten?
– [Shaun] Uh…
– [Todd] Nine, right?
– [Shaun] Nine-ish.
– [Todd] Nine, all right.
– [Shaun] Well, what
else you have to do?
– [Greg] It’s about right.
– [Shaun] Why didn’t you
bring your wife with you?
– [Todd] She’s in
Russia, for one thing.
– That makes it
a little tougher.
– [Chris] Joe
McKeehan, World Series
of Poker Champion, raising.
Fun fact about him, he still
lives in North Wales, PA.
Population: 3,200.
– [Joe] You know that’s
the World Series Main
Event champ, right?
(Chris laughs)
– [Chris] Joe’s listed on their
list of notable residents.
– [Joe] As well as John Oates.
– [Chris] Really?
That John Oates?
– [Joe] No, not that
one. The other one.
– [Chris] Oh.
– Nice hand, man.
– [Joe] You got a
5k in there, right?
No you don’t?
(mumbles)
– [Chris] Wang
makes it a thousand.
Glantz calls with
suited jack 10,
now McKeehen calls
with suited king 10.
– [Joe] And we are three ways
to our first bloated pot.
– [Chris] You know what, there
should be a name for this.
Glantz’s patented Poker
Night in America’s spot.
Cold call a free bet with
both cards dominated,
and flop a draw when
everyone else bricks.
– [Shaun] Spilling a
drink on yourself already?
You never do that?
– [Chris] 16 hundred
is the bet from Wang.
– [Todd] I do it all the time,
I just didn’t do it this time.
– [Chris] And now
to Matt Glantz.
– [Matt] 42.
– [Joe] Well, that’s
quite the raise,
now up to 4200 from Matt Glantz.
– [Chris] Well
executed semi-bluff,
wins the pot with
the worst hand.
– [Todd] I like how
you just invite people
to come play, and then you just
freaking three-bet on the raise.
– [Matt] I didn’t invite
him, I never met him before.
He just happened to be here.
– [Joe] He’s probably
begging for a stakeout
in the hallway at
the World Series.
(laughs)
Not yet.
JRB’s got your back
every time now.
-Who?
-Jean Robert
– [Todd] Did you see
that thing on Twitter,
the guy getting all mad?
Three hundred?
– You play every hand.
– Mhm.
– [Shaun] I mean,
it’s ridiculous.
He hasn’t played one well,
but he’s played every hand.
(laughing)
– [Matt] Linda loves it.
– I love it, I’m
having a great time.
– [Shaun] Linda
played more hands
when I wasn’t at the
table to entertain her.
She kept having Mark
just gift her chips.
– [Linda] I’d play more now,
but I don’t have any hands.
Just hanging around,
enjoying the scenery.
– [Shaun] That’s what I’m doing,
I’m just folding every hand.
– [Matt] That’s your usual M.O.?
– [Shaun] You know,
win the first all-in,
like, first orbit,
and then I just coast.
– God, Hold’em is hard.
You can’t ever make
pairs and stuff.
– [Shaun] Yeah, like you’re
good at any other game.
– [Matt] Doesn’t it seem
easier to make pairs
limit Hold’em than it
is in no limit Hold’em?
– [Todd] Yeah. No, cause ace
high is good all the time
if you can get there.
– [Shaun] You see more
cards. It’s reasonable.
– [Joe] I like taking a
stab with a semi-bluff here.
You know, you’re
probably not gonna win
at showdown with queen high,
so there’s a chance
you’re gonna fold,
and maybe there’s a
chance you win big.
It’s like starting
off with hitting on
the hottest girl at the bar.
Maybe you get lucky, or maybe
you just creep her
out and she leaves.
– [Chris] And one
of our camera men
not getting the memo
about black pants,
long sleeves, and black gloves,
but that’s okay.
– [Joe] Come on, Tad!
– [Chris] No, that’s not Tad.
That’s Ricky. It’s the new guy.
– [Joe] Oh, new guy.
– [-Chris] Six of
hearts on the river,
and so McKeehen’s still ahead.
Just five thousand
dollars in this pot.
– [Greg] Thirty-eight hundred.
– [Joe] Now, this bet
I am not a huge fan of.
This story doesn’t
make a ton of sense,
but it works!
– [Shaun] Come on,
show the bluff.
Queen ten in his face.
– [Joe] I couldn’t be
bluffing. (mumbles)
– Rough start to the evening
for the WSOP Champ as
he folds the winner
there to Fishberg.
– You know, it’s
always a rough evening
when you live in North
Whales, Pennsylvania!
Haha, just kidding,
but seriously,
what are you doing?
We’ll be right back.
(western style guitar music)
– Hello it’s Phil
Hellmuth, I’m here with
Tom Schneider the “Donkey
Bomber”, we’re in the
Kimo Sabe Mezcal area,
the trusted friends area.
And I was really wondering,
I think it’s fascinating
how people find poker.
How did you find the game?
– I found the game by
playing with my mom,
believe it or not.
And unfortunately, I
play a lot like her.
She used to think
she could ESP cards.
And I feel the same way. So
I think I got that from her.
– You’re like, the ten is
coming, I’m gonna call?
– Yeah, exactly!
And I gotta call, cause
I know it’s coming, yeah.
It doesn’t matter
what the odds are.
That’s what my mom taught me.
– So you started with your mom?
Like, how old were you?
– Yeah, I was about
nine years old.
My family played a lot of cards,
but my mom loved playing
poker with my friends and me.
And she would always
lose and I think it was
her way to give us a
little bit of extra money.
– Oh, I love that.
And yeah, by the way,
I kind of, same thing for
me, playing games with
family was important for me.
So hey, alright, let’s have
a toast, to trusted friends.
– Very nice.
– Great story, Tom.
– Cheers. Thank you.
(western-style harmonica music)
– She sent a text
to him, so he eloped
in Vegas and she’s like,
just so you don’t hear
from someone else, me
and Shaun got married.
And his response was, “I
knew it was a bad idea
to hang out with Shaun Deeb.”
– Poker night in
America, brought to you
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– [Matt] We don’t have
that problem like we used
to have, when like Phil
used to yell at everyone
for talking over each other.
– [Shaun] We’ve
had that. It’s bad.
– [Matt] It’s not
like it used to be.
Nine people, it’s
just so much worse.
– [Linda] It’s too much
talking over, you can’t
get a clean conversation.
– [Chris] Up to 400
with queen four.
Action pulling around
to Linda Kenney Baden,
she will call from the small
blind with ace three of hearts,
and this is faster too
faster game.
Whats that?
Faster game also.
Yeah.
– [Joe] Four speculative hands.
Let’s speculate, y’all!
– [Chris] Welcome to Poker
night in speculating.
– [Joe] It’s not
as entertaining.
It’s like everyone
has got a pair
or a draw back door at least.
– [Chris] They all
check the flop,
a three comes on the turn.
– [Joe] And McKeehen is
now gonna bet his top pair.
– [Chris] 12 hundred,
the bet from McKeehen.
– [Joe] I do not really
love a call here with
a straight draw, you’re
drawing a bad straight,
it’s a fair amount.
– [Chris] Ace on the river,
so McKeehen has the best hand,
let’s see if he can win in
a showdown versus Fishberg.
– [Greg] 42.
– [Chris] It’s gonna cost
him 4200 dollars to do it.
– [Joe] So I guess I like
the call to turn more now
knowing that Fishberg’s
got this move in him,
but I don’t know
if it’s gonna work.
– Alright.
– [Joe] And McKeehen calls!
Snaps it off, man.
– [Chris] Wow, 12,400 going
the way of Joe McKeehen?
Sniffin’ out of the bluff.
Well, I made the right call Joe.
– [Joe] I did do one
thing right today.
– [Linda] It’s un-Shaun-like
to be so quiet, right?
– I did a lot of talking
the last four hours,
in the booth.
– Yeah, he did four
hours of commentary.
– As opposed to the other
four hours in your life,
you’re so quiet, right?
– I am.
– Yeah right.
– [Shaun] I’m more
reserved at…
– [Todd] When you’re sleeping.
– [Shaun] No I talk in my sleep.
– [Todd] Okay.
(Shaun laughs)
So you never shut up.
– [Shaun] Basically.
– [Chris] McKeehen bought in
with ace queen, makes it 400.
Glantz calls.
(poker chips clicking
against each other)
– So they want us to lose,
so when we win they shut up.
– [Joe] I don’t want you
to lose, Todd Brunson.
– [Matt] You guys
talked Shaun into it.
– [Todd] See now we’re
free-rollin’, one
of em’s gonna lose.
-we could chop.
– That’s true.
(poker chips clacking)
– [Chris] Kenney Baden
calls, and Glantz calls.
– I didn’t mean for you to play,
I just meant for you to talk.
– [Todd] Wonder who
I’m rootin’ for.
– Not me.
(Todd laughs)
– [Chris] Well a great flop
for a draw for Shaun Deeb.
– [Joe] Yeah, post flop that’s
Shaun Deeb’s department.
(poker chips clacking)
– [Joe] Matt Glantz has a pair,
which means he’s probably gonna
Rick Astley this thing and
never gonna give you up.
– [Chris] 2100,
the bet from Deeb.
– [Joe] We’ll have to see what
Linda Kenney Baden’s up to
first, she’s new to here.
– [Chris] Well, she’s
gonna desert it.
– [Joe] See what I did there?
The next line of the song,
how much can we get away with
before we get charged?
(Chris laughs)
(poker chips clacking)
You’re gonna get your wish,
Todd
– No, I’m not gettin’ my
wish no matter what now.
– [Joe] Now the
nine on the turn.
So Deeb knows he has no chance
of getting top pair to fold now.
– [Chris] ‘Cause it’s trips!
(poker chips clacking)
– [Joe] It’s Matt Glantz
who’s gonna bet this turn.
And Matt’s not gonna get
many better hands to fold,
but he can maybe protect
his three by getting a hand
with a lot of equity to fold.
Deeb does call!
(poker chips clacking)
– [Chris] And whiffs
harder than Pedro Serrano
at the beginning
of Major League 2.
– [Joe] It’s only PG
but it’s just as funny,
in my opinion.
– [Chris] Yeah, that’s true.
(poker chips clacking)
– [Chris] Well, I
don’t think Joe boo
is gonna win this
hand for Shaun Deeb.
Here it goes, check, check!
(subtle, victorious music)
– You sure? Okay, you win.
– [Joe] This is awkward.
– Great hand, so
(censored) lucky.
Good hand at least.
– [Todd] We’re in a 40,
his hand’s turned over.
– His queens are
jacks right now.
– Just shut the
(censored) up right now.
– Show the queens are jacks.
– You really win.
– Show the queens are jacks.
– You really win.
Ten eight.
– Show it.
I know you win so just take
the pot, just push ‘im the pot.
He’s gonna win.
– You really win, Matt.
– So I’ll show my
hand once you fold.
– [Joe] Am I the only
one that can sense
the sexual tension
between these two?
– Is that really a ten eight?
– Ace queen.
– You got ace queen?
– Yeah.
– Well, I have a pair.
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– [Linda] straddle,
straddle.
– [Matt] You guys
did a very good job.
– [Shaun] Hey Matt, a few
more hands, double straddle.
– [Chris] Back at Sugarhouse
here in Philadelphia.
– [Matt] I would never do
that, but since you insist.
– [Shaun] I’m just gonna
lose 8000 this hand,
but had to make it worth it.
– [Matt] Fish, don’t get,
okay, that’s alright.
That’s fair.
That’s a fair price.
– Uh, okay.
– [Chris] Oh here’s the Shaun
Deeb that we know and love.
1700 is his bet.
– [Todd] How did this
(censored) happen?
I’m gonna lose all this money.
– [Chris] After Fishberg
raises it to 500 with 3s–
– [Joe] This is exactly how
I like my televised poker,
straddle, re-straddle, raise
a pocket threes, a three bet
with seven five of diamonds,
and Todd runs and
droppin’ F bombs.
– [Chris] Yeaaah,
now we’re livin’.
– [Matt] It’s unbearable,
someone got me to waste $200.
– [Greg] What’s it, 1700?
(poker chips clacking)
– [Chris] Alright, so the
three’s barely hanging on here.
– [Joe] It’s a pretty fun flop
for five seven of
diamonds though.
Deebs gotta keep betting
it, he can get folds
and he can build a huge
pot when he doesn’t.
– [Chris] 1600 the
bet from Shaun Deeb.
(poker chips clacking)
Call from Fishberg.
– [Joe] I mean, I admire
the call of the best hand
but how are you gonna hit a
card that turned you down?
Hey, oh my goodness, he does it!
(laughs)
– [Chris] There were a
lot of cards that would’ve
made Deeb a winner, he still
hasn’t found one yet though.
Fishberg checks.
– [Joe] Somehow he
managed to turn a card
that can’t counterfeit him.
– [Shaun] 35.
– [Chris] 3500 is the bet.
– [Joe] And Fishberg
is calling again,
he’s managing himself into
the hardest spots possible.
It’s like he seeks out
difficult decisions.
He definitely enjoys pain.
– [Chris] And there
comes the straight
that Shaun Deeb was lookin’ for.
– [Joe] Deeb drills
Fishberg with the gut shot
like he’s Harry Houdini.
– [Greg] I think the
winner of this pot
should give me 200 back.
Not only does Deeb
make the straight,
but it’s fairly disguised.
He’s gonna be betting this more
often than I check my phone.
– [Chris] Deebs all in.
– I dunno why I think
I had ‘im but…
– [Chris] Well, Fishberg
had him until the river
and now Deeb is tryin’
to make him pay for it.
– [Shaun] Straight.
– [Joe] Oh my god.
(shocked murmurs from the table)
Woof.
– I know my range and I think
that his line was actually
the most profitable line,
he just got very unlucky
that I got there and on
the inconspicuous card.
– [Greg] Woow… I
shoulda just folded.
– [Shaun] I don’t think
you should fold there.
– [Greg] Do you
know what you have?
– [Shaun] No I’m saying,
like, I know my bluffing.
I was gonna blast off
if I didn’t have it.
But I think taking your
line was a good line.
Just being honest.
(poker chips clacking)
– [Todd] Is this the last hand?
– [Shaun] Yeah.
– [Todd] The last hand… if
you don’t get even right now
it’s over.
– [Shaun] ‘Til tomorrow,
you get to play again.
– [Chris] Well, you can’t
win unless you’re playin’
and Fishberg’s raisin’
with king four clubs.
Brunson calls.
– [Todd] You know,
it’s a big advantage
when I gotta pee so bad that…
(Shaun laughs)
If I don’t flop a monster I’m
gonna run to the restroom.
– [Shaun] It’s bad for TV,
you’re not allowed to do it.
– [Todd] I don’t care if
I’m allowed to or not,
I’m doin’ it.
– [Joe] If Todd Brunson
cared what was good for TV
you think he’d dress like
that, or have that ponytail?
C’mon.
– [Greg] Only cause its the
last hand.
– [Joe] I do not see any
of these guys folding,
last chance to get unstuck,
last chance to get stuck
enough for the pain to
make you feel alive.
– [Chris] Joe McKeehen
makes it 1800.
– [Todd] That’s a five, right?
– Yeah, like almost six behind.
– The hell are you doing?
– Dunno how much I have.
– How much you gonna cap it?
(Shaun laughs)
– Man you’re worse
than Matt Glantz.
– [Chris] Act or not, at
Todd Brunson right now
I’m sensing a leak
in his game however.
– [Todd] I can only lose…
I don’t know what he’s
doin’, I’m scared.
– There’s no way
I’m parting here.
– [Chris] Shocker, Joe
McKeehan and Greg Fishberg,
heads up.
– [Joe] Well this hand
seems fairly standard.
(poker chips clacking)
– [Joe] 1500.
– [Chris] McKeehan’s
gonna bet 1500.
– [Matt] You take
your microphone off
before we’re even done?
– Yeah.
– [Todd] He’s very
unprofessional.
– [Greg] I fold.
– [Joe] All in.
– [Joe] Is Fishberg
tryin’ to convince himself
king high would be the
best hand some of the time?
Or that he could possibly
get an ace to fold?
This is pain!
– [Chris] Oh my goodness.
Save some for the
ride home, Fishberg.
– [Joe] Well, nobody
wants to walk all the way
over to the cage and
cash those in anyway.
– [Chris] Yeah, good point.
Good point.
So a little bit of a comeback
at the end of the night
for Joe McKeehen.
Here are the big winners
at Sugarhouse Day 1.
Matt Glantz up $19,000,
Linda Kenney Baden,
Nothin’ to complain about
with an $11,000 profit.
– [Joe] Look,
everybody’s a winner!
See, easy game!
– [Chris] Ah, no, we haven’t
shown this screen yet.
– [Joe] Oh that’s bad.
– [Chris] Yeah, Joe
McKeehen and Greg Fishberg,
$18,000 and $35,000
down, respectively.
– [Joe] Small
lists, big numbers.
– Speaking of Mr.
Deeb, when we come back
we are face up with Shaun Deeb.
– I don’t, I play a lot of
good hands I just
play them badly.
– He doesn’t play bad hands,
he just plays good–
– Yeah good hands bad.
(laughing)
I gotta call my wife, tell
her she can order that new car.
You guys are playing all day,
you and Shaun right?
I’m going to call her now, she’s
been bugging me for a new car.
I’m going to text her now.
Shaun you’re playing all day
right?
– Unless I run out of money
somehow.
– Ok, well you’re playing poker
with me so that’s possible.
(western-style, harmonica music)
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– Welcome back to
Poker Night in America.
Stapes, I got a question for ya.
How come you’ve never
gotten into a Twitter feud
with Shaun Deeb?
– Well, it’s like my
dad always said…
Never poke a sleeping buffalo,
especially if that buffalo
looks like it has diabetes.
I’m kidding, I’m kidding,
my dad never said that.
#saveshaundeeb
– I can actually feel my
phone notifications going off
in my pocket right now, we’ll
take care of that in a second.
But right now it’s time for
part one of our interview
with Poker Night’s
favorite internet troll…
We are Face Up with Shaun Deeb.
– You see me, I’m a
table captain at always.
I’m always telling people
to straddle, to not do this,
to not do that, so
I just always like,
I think when I was six years
old, my family was like,
“What’re you gonna
do when you grow up?”
And I’m like, I’m
gonna own a casino.
Like, you know what I mean?
I just love the
casino lifestyle,
it was something I was
always was in-tuned to,
so I just always felt like
I had a gambling mentality.
I loved playing cards, I
like the psychological side
of the game, and that’s
kinda how I ended up here.
I kinda always played
cards with my grandmother,
gin rummy, or
(indistinct),
trump games, like a lot of
card games, I love cards.
My cousin and a couple
of his friends were
a couple years older than me,
had like a tournament at their
house and like a pool table,
and I was like, this is awesome.
I was like, I wanna do this.
So I like set out,
this was when we
had AIM Instant Messenger,
so I put a message out on AIM
like, anyone wants to play
a tournament on Tuesday?
‘Cause that was the night
World Series of Poker was on.
The first tournament I
had 25 people turn out,
which is amazing for
not knowing anyone.
There was like, three
different schools,
and like three different groups
that all came to my game.
I had my family, I
had my high school,
and I had people from
this other high school,
kids I’d never met, and they
all played poker regularly.
They were all
like, the studiers,
they all read super system,
they were like, great at poker,
and I was awful, I
just went all in.
Like that’s what I knew,
I was like, all in.
All in, all in, all in.
And like, I just kept getting
there and I always had
a massive stack, and
like, it was really sick.
The first time we ran
the game at my house,
we actually caught
someone cheating.
And the kid’s sitting there
with the deck and like,
when he was dealing, he’d
flip the deck up and like
spread the flop and look at
it, and make some absurd calls.
So, we actually had to confront
someone the first time,
and like, I had my dad with
me, and like this other guy,
and we’re like, we
know you’re cheating.
And like, the kid
left the house crying,
he never showed up again.
I wanna run into
that kid and be like,
just so you know, like, words
gotten around to that crowd.
Like, I’ve ran into a
few of them who know
I became professional and
like, they’ve been keeping
an eye on my career.
It’s crazy, like, that of
those 30 guys I was the one
who got hooked on online poker.
I was the one who
kept motivated poker
and became professional.
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– Anything but a
(censored) turn nine.
(laughing)
– (censored) cards today.
(laughing)
– I hate ace queen.
– You really didn’t see it?
– That’s how good Glantz runs.
He’s gonna win that
on like zero run outs.
I thought about betting like,
2000 on the river, but…
– Yeah, I would’ve folded.
– I know.
(rumbling, then a crash
of poker chips falling)
(slow, bass thumping music)
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