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Old 12-22-2005, 06:40 PM
Peter666 Peter666 is offline
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Default Who are the dumbest poker professionals?

I remember reading the thread about who Sklansky thought were the smartest professionals, and I don't know if this has been brought up, so I am asking who are the dumbest professionals?

I am talking about the players who have managed to become big money makers or famous, but who would be incapable of suceeding in any other profession requiring half a brain. Perhaps they are severly overrated, or perhaps they are statistical anomolies, but they make you go: if he can do it, anybody can!

I am bringing this up because I was watching one of the "Poker Insight" DVD's and saw TJ Cloutier spazz out on Greg Raymer who was explaining the use of pot odds and the chances of an oponent bluffing for deciding to call on the river. It's like Cloutier has no mathematical clue whatsoever. Yet he is the top money maker in tournaments. Then Men "The Master" Nguyen gave sophmoric advice for beginning low stakes players which seemed to take 10 minutes to explain (and I am not talking about a language barrier either).

And of course there must be players who you think are just having their 15 minutes of fame for some fluke outcomes at a tournament and conveniently being on tv at the same time.

So you have heard my two picks. Who do you think?
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:58 PM
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Default Re: Who are the dumbest poker professionals?

Vinny Vinh has to be near the top of the list.
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:00 PM
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Default Re: Who are the dumbest poker professionals?

I don't know if he is dumb or not, but Phil Laak sounds like he has been dropping acid for the last 10 years.
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: Who are the dumbest poker professionals?

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I don't know if he is dumb or not, but Phil Laak sounds like he has been dropping acid for the last 10 years.

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most borderline geniuses speak like that...cut the guy a little slack.

btw-little acid never heard anyone
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:25 PM
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Phil Laak is not dumb, even Barry Greenstein credited him for a part of his book.

plus he's buddy buddy with Antonio. that's 1.4 dude.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:29 PM
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Default Re: Who are the dumbest poker professionals?

Hoyt Corkins, Scotty Nguyen, and Josh Arieh
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:36 PM
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mike the mouth!
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:19 PM
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Default Re: Who are the dumbest poker professionals?

Mike Matusow
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:24 PM
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Varkonyi - for thinking he is one.

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Old 12-22-2005, 10:28 PM
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women are definitely the dumbest
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