Poker Night in America - Episode 2 Recap – A Bad Bluff
Episode 2 picks up right where with the first one left off – with tons of poker! After getting a quick refresher about the venue, the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY, we head back to the tables.
This episode doesn’t include, as what host Chris Hanson calls “Jaber jawing,” but instead focuses on the cards.
The action starts off with a surprising hand that it looked like Gavin Smith was going to take with pocket kings to a weak Matt Glantz hand of 7 ♣ 6 ♥. We got to the turn with 6 ♦ 10 ♥ 8 ♠ 5 ♥ but Glantz’s raise made Smith doubt his hand and Glantz took down the $3300 pot.
Levy fails to score
Former pro-soccer player David Levi K ♦ A ♥ goes head to head with Shaun Deeb 8 ♥ 5 ♠. Deeb puts on his poker face, and as Hanson put it, is “Looking deep into David’s soul .” Levy leads the entire hand, until the river when the board shows A ♣ 7 ♥ 6 ♠ 6 ♦ 4 ♥. Levy goes all in and loses to Deeb’s newly formed straight.Never a dull moment, Darvin Moon , the self-employed logger and 2nd place finisher of the 2009 WSOP Main Event, stops by for a minute. The show promises that Moon and 2009 winner Joe Cada will meet again for the first time since that tournament later this season.
A bad bluff
After shooting the breeze with Moon, its Greg Mueller 9 ♦ Q ♦ vs. Matt Glantz J ♥ J ♦. After some pre-flop action, the flop K ♦ 8 ♥ 2 ♦ helped Glantz, and the turn of 10 ♠ 2 ♣ sealed it for Glantz. Though Mueller tried to make a move anyway, but Glantz didn’t take the bait and called to win the pot. The weak bluff attempt by Meuller earned some heckling from Mike Matusow, who told him, “Greg, I’m not going to lie, that was a bad ****ing attempt at a bluff. I mean, there’s like no hand you could have in that spot.” But Mueller, and the rest of the table, just laughed it off .
Shaun Deeb stares down David Levi
Not Greg Mueller's best poker face.
Darvin Moon stops by to say hello, but doesn’t stay…