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Old 11-11-2004, 09:17 PM
Steve Giufre Steve Giufre is offline
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Default funny johnny chan story

OK so I heard this story yesterday, I'm not sure how much truth there is in it but was pretty funny and came from a pretty reliable source.

New Paltz Bob is a high limit poker player. I've seen him playing heads up 500-1000 stud at the Taj, and yesterday I saw him in a 20-40 hold em game. Horrible sports bettor, great poker player. He has been in and out of big games for the last twenty years, and always plays as big as he can afford at the time. His claim to fame is that he usually travels with a big black dildo and whenever something gets tense or out of line in the game he will throw in the middle of the table.

So he is telling me about this time he is in Atlantic City in 1996 and bumps into Johnny Chan. He claims Chan was just about flat broke at the time. Chan comes over and says he knows a real big sucker, known as Jimmy Jimmy, (why the guy has two first names I dont know) and that Chan will set up a Heads up match for 25k between the two. He tells Bob this guy is a huge fish and he should wipe him out quickly. He then adds that he would appreciate it if Bob throws a couple thousand his way if he wins for setting up the match since he has been down on his luck. Bob says fine.

So they are playing some big half 8 or better stud half Omaha hi low game for 25k. Bob is up about 10k after the high low stud, and they move on to the Omaha. But something isnt right. This Jimmy Jimmy guy isnt giving away a nickel. Bob is running hot and it seems like the other guy can play. Jimmy Jimmy gets hot in the Omaha and all of a sudden its back to even. So after about an hour they take a break and Jimmy Jimmy says, "this is crazy, somebody told me you were huge sucker, and I havent seen you miss a bet since we sat down." Of course Bob asks who would tell him something so stupid, and Jimmy Jimmy tells him that Chan had just come up to him and offered to set up a game with a stone cold sucker as long as he threw him a bone after he had won. Bob laughs and lets his new friend in on the fact Chan had just set two borderline WCPs up in heads up match knowing he was likely to get two or three thousand out of the deal regardless of who won. So the match ended, Bob laughed, turned around, and saw a frustrated Jimmy Jimmy shaking Mr. Chan by the neck.

Amyhow, I thought it was funny, there could be some bs mixed in there, but I got a kick out of it and thought I'd share.
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: funny johnny chan story

If that story is true and I were either one of those guys, I woulda kicked Chan in the nuts.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:34 AM
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Default Re: funny johnny chan story

In Anthony Holden's book, Big Deal, he talks about playing a tournament with Chan once. He basically whined all day and threw cards at the dealer. I don't think I've ever heard a nice story about Chan.
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Old 11-12-2004, 02:02 AM
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Default Re: funny johnny chan story

I have a somewhat funny Johnny Chan story too.

So I was walking to the poker room at the Bellagio. I spot my buddies who were siting and chatting with one of the dealers on an open table. As I am getting closer I see my buddy turn and sneeze just as this guy is walking by. The guy looked at his arm, appeared to have a funny look on his face and just kept on walking. I took about two more steps and stopped, not only was Johnny Chan walking past me but I realized that my buddy just sneezed all over him. Definitely a highlight to my Vegas trip.
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Old 11-12-2004, 02:15 AM
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The very first time I ever played poker in a casino was at the Taj in 97. My good friend was with me and told me to sign up for the 3/6 Hold Em game. I knew nothing of the lay out and promptly walked up to the lady working the board and asked for 3/6. Make that 300/600 =o) I was on the wrong side of the room and I swear to Christ she boomed "300/600!!?" into the microphone. I look around like an idiot and who do you think was staring back at me? Good ole Johnny with the biggest shite eating grin I have ever seen. Whether he knew I was at the wrong board or was sizing me up for his next meal I will never know but at least I got a chance to meet the man! (sort of) [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-12-2004, 02:25 AM
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LOL now that is a [censored] good chan story.

So how did the game go, did you reraise chan with rags and get him to fold, sitting with the best in the world and beating him?
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Old 11-12-2004, 03:08 AM
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lol
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Old 11-12-2004, 03:30 AM
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Default Re: funny johnny chan story

Johnny F*ckin' Chan [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 11-12-2004, 03:32 AM
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Default Re: funny johnny chan story

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I have a somewhat funny Johnny Chan story too.

So I was walking to the poker room at the Bellagio. I spot my buddies who were siting and chatting with one of the dealers on an open table. As I am getting closer I see my buddy turn and sneeze just as this guy is walking by. The guy looked at his arm, appeared to have a funny look on his face and just kept on walking. I took about two more steps and stopped, not only was Johnny Chan walking past me but I realized that my buddy just sneezed all over him. Definitely a highlight to my Vegas trip.

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I'm not sure if it makes me a bad guy or not but I think thats pretty funny.
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Old 11-12-2004, 02:11 PM
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Default Steve, you at the Stone this weekend?

I'm going there Sat. nite with my future ex-wife. Maybe see ya there!

p.s. N.P.B. told me the same story this summer -- sounds like he needs some new material.

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