Let’s Raise The Stakes! | S5 E43 Poker Night in America

– [Chris] From Seminole Hardrock in Hollywood, Florida, this is Poker Night in America. (jazzy music) Hello, and welcome to Poker Night in America. We are in Hollywood, Florida at Seminole Hard Rock. – Hey, I’ve made the biggest bluff of the night, so far. You can’t make fun of me for a while, Mustapha.

– You make a big bluff, yeah. – You did make a big bluff. – But was easy, bro.

– [Chris] Big buy-ins. I like big buy-ins, and I cannot lie. Blinds tonight are 100 and 200 stapes. This is what we call high-rollin’. – [Joe] Look at these losers who just bought in for 50K.

Bigger stakes than usual, which means the straddles are gonna be yuge. Two straddles. $800, just to call. Mustapha Kanit and Bill Perkins have put their money in blind, but Kanit gets to go last before the flop now. And despite all that action, Matt Berkey still raising six-four suited.

(all players laughing) – [Voiceover] The hand’s gotta be dead. – Uh oh. It’s Party Poker. It’s comin’ back.

(players laughing) – [Voiceover] This is the new Party Poker. – I don’t know. What could I possible fold here? I don’t. I.

Uh, geez. – Let me see what you might think about folding. – I gotta fold.

– [Players] No. – You really folded that? – Yeah. – [Voiceover] Ace-Jack, though? (players laughing) – [Chris] Alright, so we’ve got three players, already 9K already in the pot.

You’re going to see big pots tonight on Poker Night in America. Flop is six-nine-six. – [Joe] And I guess Berkey just had a feeling. Trips for him. – [Chris] We’re in South Florida, and Berkey’s wearing two shirts and a jacket.

I sweat thinking about that outfit. – [Joe] If Matt Berkey was a mannequin in a store window, I would just keep right on walkin’. – [Chris] $4500 was the bet from Berkey. Kornuth calls.

– [Joe] That’s Chance the Poker Player, not Chance the Rapper. – Three folds. – [Chris] Turns a seven. Open-ended now for Kornuth. – [Joe] That should be a pretty sweet action-inducing turn card. Berkey’s gonna keep on betting.

And it’s going to be tough for Kornuth to fold when he picked up equity on the turn. His eights might be good, and he has a straight draw. – [Chris] 10K was the bet, and the call. So, let’s go to the river.

Jack. So no straight for Kornuth, just the pair of eights. – [Joe] Matt’s gonna to know, most of the time, he’ll be up against the draw, So the jock’s not a terrible card for him. Nothing really got there that wasn’t already there. Now Chance has got a really tough decision.

Eights would sometimes be good, But Matt has taken a very strong line. – [Chris] Matt Berkey will win $53K in our first hand of the night here at Seminole Hard Rock. – You don’t wanna show one? – Nope. – Aw.

– C’mon. – [Joe] No those aren’t Jason Mercier’s security guards, we are just in South Florida. Now it’s Berky’s turn with pocket eights. – [Chris] Three players to the flop. Deuce-Eight-King is the flop.

Perkins with the top pair. DiPascale with just the fives, but Berkey, oh, I love floppin’ sets. I love it. – [Joe] Bill Perkins, we hardly knew ye.

DiPascale doing a great job of getting Bill Perkins to commit more money into this pot so Berkey can raise. – Raise. 85. – [Chris] $8500 is the bet. – [Joe] Look what you started, Joey. – That might work in poker tournaments, but this is a cash game.

(players laughing) – You shoulda told Matt before this hand started. – I check. – [Joe] Matt really should keep betting. When Bill calls the flop raise, he’s likely going to call the turn, too. Bill Perkins drawing dead, by the way.

– All in. – Call. – Oh, he’s got it. Ha ha. – [Joe] Oh no. – [Chris] As soon as you said it, he’s all in.

– No out. – [Joe] Zero point zero. – [Chris] No big deal, just almost a quarter of a million dollars exchanging hands here on Poker Night in America. (upbeat music) – [Joe] Ouch. – Jason, I’m gonna have to make a withdrawal from the bank. (players laughing) – If you’re wondering how rich Bill Perkins is, yes, he is that rich.

– Welcome back to the Seminole Hard Rock, home of delicious Kuro sushi restaurant. – Uh, do you know what Shaun Deeb’s favorite sushi roll is? – Slow roll? – Oh, that’s actually much better than what I was going to say. – Oh, well, what were you gonna say?

– I don’t want to now. – C’mon. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. (players joking and laughing) Poker Night in America with bigger blinds tonight.

A little bit of a high roller action going on. Blinds are $100 and $200, and everyone’s putting in a $25 ante. And look at the straddles go crazy, Stapes. – [Joe] One.

Two. Three straddles. It is $1600 just to call. Berkey making it 4K with seven-five off.

He has got the chips to do it. – Call. – [Chris] Kornuth calls. – Fold. – Fold. – [Joe] Folds around to Calderaro.

– I think I saw bottom again. – Did you really? Am I flashing that high? – I saw a two or a three.

– Turn it over. – If it’s a three or a two, – Yeah, turn em’ over. I wanna make sure I’m been not hittin’ them up. – Yeah, it it’s a three or a two.

Red, too. – It’s a five. – Well, it was close.

– C’mon guys. He’s a bottom card dealer, it’s at least a five. – The other one’s a nine, if ya wanna know the truth. So there ya go.

It’s nine-five off. – [Players] No. (players laughing) – Nine-five. Put a nine and a five out there. – Nine-Nine-Five.

– No, five-nine-nine. – [Voiceover] Somebody could have nines that way. – [Voiceover] It’s my favorite starting hand, – [Chris] Flop is Jack-King-Three. – I should have played it then.

– We call it the da Flayola in Italy, because of me. – [Joe] Perkin’s top pair of kings actually the winner this time, so far. – [Chris] Kornuth is drawing dead, Berkey does have a gutter ball, – [Voiceover] My first tournament I made straight flush with nine-five. The guy was the Sicilian guy. He was so serious, was like, – You use both cards? – Yeah.

– [Chris] and Kornuth, the guy with the worst hand, is the one whose betting. – I made flush on the flop, – [Joe] It’s funny watching a guy who describes himself as a Italian talk to a guy who’s actually Italian. – Should we see if we have a heart? – Oh, la la la. – I already know.

Should I check though? Do you want me to double check, to make sure that I don’t have it wrong? – [Voiceover] I was about 18. – [Voiceover] About two years ago. – [Voiceover] No, one year ago.

– [Joe] Kornuth is gonna bluff this river. – [Voiceover] You know better than me. – Ha ha. – You’re trying to say I’m old. – [Chris] 25K is the bet. – Am I really that curious, when I can just watch it on TV?

Is that 20, or 25? – [Voiceover] 25. – [Joe] Perkins makes a bad lay down. – [Chris] Bill Perkins not off to the best start here tonight on Poker Night in America. – It was so – Ha ha ha. – So we’re out of fives.

– It was a good bluff, it was like, if that was 20, it was going in, and I was like – When you asked, “Is that 20 or 25? “, I’m like, “25. 25” (players laughing) – Raise. Do you wanna straddle, – Straddle. Straddle.

– I’ll straddle. – He’ll straddle. There you go. – Perfect. – [Joe] Double straddle this hand. – [Voiceover] This is so much better.

Ha ha. – He’s eight, yeah. – The man’s at the window, ya gonna pop his [bleep] when he’s sittin’ at the window? He doesn’t even have his chips yet.

– [Voiceover] You got raised, he’s not even here. – He can’t even count his money. – [Voiceover] Who is it? Mustache? (players laughing) – [Voiceover] No, Chino can play for you.

(players laughing) – [Voiceover] Chino. – [Voiceover] Don’t worry, chance is, well, no, he didn’t slow it down. – I was tryin’. – Holy ****, that five was in there.

How’d you slip that back out? That was a pretty good move. – Who is it, me? – Kid’s got all the moves, man.

– [Joe] DiPascale reloading. – The school of angles. (players laughing) – He’s got more angles than a protractor. – What is it, 21 total?

– [Joe] That’s a good line. Is it one of mine? – See, it’s a family pot. – Yeah, I like this family.

Screw the other three. – [Chris] Alright, four players in the flop. – [Joe] Berkey with the best of it for now. – [Chris] King-Queen-Ace. – [Joe] Berkey still with the best of it. – Check.

– [Joe] Not too much equity out there for anybody else. – [Chris] Checks come around to Bill Perkins. – [Joe] Oh Billy.

– [Chris] Who obviously is the king to the Perkins restaurant chain heir, – [Joe] Ha ha. – [Chris] fortune. I am a big fan of their four, five, and six dollar meals. – [Joe] Yum. – [Chris] Another king comes on the turn.

As Berkey and Perkins battle it out. – [Joe] What’s it like to improve on every street? And Berkey improves yet again. (players laughing) – [Voiceover] I was on the couch for, like, an hour and a half. – [Joe] I think a lot of players might go for value here, But Berkey knows his opponent all too well. – [Chris] He checks and gets to Perkins to bet $8000.

– [Joe] Raise comin’. – Raise. – [Joe] Hence, the fold from Bill. – Wow, Berkey. You forgot to show. – [Voiceover] Don’t make us wait 30 minutes for this one.

– Don’t make us wait. – You know, the deuce-three. – It’s gotta be.

– That’s what I had. (players laughing) That’s what I had. – That I believe.

Poker Night is brought to you by Sit & Go 2.0. – Call there. Eh, eh, eh? – [Voiceover] Like ’em?

– Ha ha ha. Chino made me promise to give you one of those. – He’s such a ***. – ha ha ha.

– Chino, I know you’re back there behind that curtain somewhere, – The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. – you’re not that far away. – [Voiceover] This doesn’t look too good, does it. – Raise. – [Joe] Mustapha Kanit tryin’ to take control of this pot. Three betting, with ace-nine.

– You’re not payin’ this hand, I folded two aces. – I can’t leave my children alone. – [Chris] Perkins, who apparently just wants to play every hand tonight, makes the call.

– [Joe] Mustapha Danger Kanit, Italian Austin Powers. – I’m gonna check. – [Joe] Kanit starts with the best hand and flops the best hand, but it’s top pair versus pair and a flush draw, which is such a classic tale, Disney probably owns the right to it. – How much more do ya got? – I start with 60, so I have – Let’s get it in, Leroy Jenkins style. – All in?

– Yeah. – That was like three different things he said, I still didn’t know if he was all in. (players laughing) – Leroy Jenkins style?

– Yeah, Leroy Jenkins style. – [Joe] Ha ha ha. – Lost in translation. (players laughing) – He doesn’t speak that language. Got ’em on one, ha ha. I forgot my Leroy Jenkins card, I have, like, a – I’m in, bro.

– Let’s go, let’s get it goin’. Gamble, gamble. You’ve got a ace, right? – I have an ace.

– Good, let’s gamble. – Let’s gamble. Once?

Twice? Once? – You wanna do twice? Whatever you want.

You choose your own fate. – No, you. – I want you to choose your fate. You’re in the lead.

– I don’t like to choose my fate. – Why not? – Montel, say a number please. – [Voiceover] Two. – OK. – Twice is good.

(players laughing) – [Chris] Alright, so we’re gonna see two turns and rivers. – [Voiceover] I feel like he’s gonna win the first board. – [Voiceover] That looks like you. – That, I like. – You like that. It’s always good to win the first one.

Looks good to you again. – Wow. You win. – [Kanit] It’s my day. – It is your day. Today is your day.

– Today is my day. Hey, it’s my day. – [Joe] Every day is your day when you’re the Italian Austin Powers. Behave, baby. – [Chris] Welcome back to Poker Night in America, with Joe Stapleton, I am Chris Hanson. We are, tonight, high rolling it here in Seminole Hard Rock.

Blinds are $100 and $200 tonight, with a $25 ante. – $1600. – $1600. – I fold. – [Chris] Perkins right back at it, you can’t blame him for not trying, I guess. – [Joe] Solid hand.

– [Chris] Berkey has ace-ten of spades. How much you wanna bet he makes that the winner over Perkin’s ace-10 of clubs? (Mercler whistling) – [Joe] Berkey is in position. – Raise. – [Joe] Perkins tryin’ to take control of this pot with the betting lead.

This should be a really interesting hand, Perkins with the betting lead, Berkey in position. They’ve both got the same hand, I love it. – [Chris] And they both hit that 10 on the flop.

– 12. – $12,000 – [Joe] This is why being in position is so great, Berkey can just check-call the whole way down now if he wants. – [Chris] Berkey picks up the flush draw. – [Joe] Such a great card for him, just turned himself a card to win this hand outright. Now he could even semi-bluff-raise if he wanted to. – Check.

– Check. – [Chris] Ace-ten of spades becomes the winner with the nut flush on the river. – [Joe] Perkey versus Berkey: One of them has the nuts, the other one, a turkey. Matt Berkey, a huge pain in the side for Bill Perkins. Berkey wins another massive pot off Bill Perkins. – [Chris] Perhaps, I could interest you in doing something other than playing poker right now, Bill.

(announcers laughing) Because, clearly, things are not going in your direction. I don’t know if you play tennis, or anything else, but, boy. – [Joe] Poker night is brought to you by Kimo Sabe mezcal. – Yeah, my four is out.

– I think everybody’s thrown the four in on that. – [Voiceover] I’m out. – [Voiceover] Just discuss.

– Bill’s stuck. – [Joe] Can we get an order of tilt juice to seat six, please? That’s tilt juice, seat six. – [Voiceover] I’m done.

– I’m raising. – [Joe] Yup. – Just ’cause. – [Chris] Berkey with ace-jack, Kornuth with kings. – Raise.

– [Joe] From $1900 to $10,000, that is a big raise, but he really only wants to play this pot heads up. Unfortunately it’s gonna be against the ace-jack of Matt Berkey, and not the three-deuce of Bill Perkins. – [Chris] Matt Berkey playing some solid poker here tonight on Poker Night in America. Flop is four-eight-four, with a couple of diamonds for Berkey.

– [Joe] Such a good feeling that he didn’t flop a draw there. – $12,000 – Raise. – [Joe] Yeah, $12,000 just turned into $35,000.

There really aren’t a lot of made hands Matt could be raising with. This is gonna be a flush draw a lot of the time. – [Chris] And a call, we’re at $92,000 after the flop. OK, Berkey now pairs his jack to go with the flush draw, and the over card. There could be a strong possibility that we get another $100,000 in, easily, right here.

– [Joe] Well, Berky’s slowing down now that he has shown to have value. Kornuth is more than likely going to attempt to charge Berkey to draw. – [Chris] Bet is $20,000.

– [Joe] That is not a huge bet relative to the size of this pot. He could be trying to induce a raise. Unfortunately, he’s just giving Berkey a sick price to draw. – Is this the same hand?

– A little bit faster. – They like to look at each other’s soul. (players laughing) – [Chris] Alright, so, just call. Oh. – [Joe] Was there ever any doubt? – [Chris] My gosh.

– All in. – All in. – [Joe] This is such a horrible spot for Chance, This is the perfect bluff card, but it is a horrible card overall.

What was Berkey raising the flop with, if not an over-pair, a full house, or a diamond draw? I don’t think he’s turning up here with an airball very often, But I also don’t know nearly anything about Matt Berkey’s game, the game of poker, or the world in general. – Call. – [Joe] From Chance Kornuth to Chance Pornuth.

– Good hand. – He can’t be stopped. – [Joe] That is a nearly $300K pot getting shipped Matt Berkey’s direction. – [Chris] I think it’s safe to say that Matt Berkey has had a good night at the table here at Poker Night in America, huh. – [Joe] Man, if he really wanted to make everyone mad, he could just leave.

– [Chris] Welcome back to Poker Night in America, Where, tonight, Matt Berkey just absolutely killed hopes and dreams. I mean, this entire table got crushed. Every other player, other than Mustapha Kanit, Is eastbound and down.

Chance Kornuth, with Berkey on his right, still loses $135 grand. Bill Perkins lost, like, 0.0001% of his net worth, so I hope he’s going to be okay. – [Joe] Away from the table, they call Bill the Wireless Color Inkjet 3800 because he prints money, but on the table he’s basically Heath Ledger with a lighter and some gasoline.

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For everyone here at Poker Night in America, He’s Joe Stapleton, I’m Chris Hanson, thanks for watching. – I’m so good, I’m glad of myself. Proud. I’m proud. – Everything.

I’m also glad. – Are you glad of yourself, or proud of yourself? – Both. – He’s everything.

All of it. – Both of my thoughts, you know. Ha ha. – [Chris] Poker Night in America is brought to you by Kimo Sabe mezcal, and Sit & Go 2.0.