Poker Night in America - Episode 8 Recap – The Greg Mueller Show
It’s Greg Mueller’s time to shine on this episode of Poker Night in America. Mueller is sort of a new age poker renaissance man, playing hockey, poker, dice, and even the occasional game of Guess Who. It’s well known that before finding success at poker, Mueller made his living as a professional hockey player in Europe. The tall, gregarious Canadian has a lot of fans both in and out of the poker community and episode 8 gives those fans what they want: more Greg Mueller.
The episode starts off with Mueller losing a quiet hand, but immediately after that Mueller goes head-to-head with Matt Glantz. Mueller holds pockets kings to Glantz’s pocket queens. Both go all in and the flop of Q ♦ A ♣ K ♣ which helps both, but keeps Mueller fully in control. The 9 ♦ on the turn and river of 10 ♠ wins the big pot for Mueller.
But that seems to be the only winner for Mueller that episode.
Mueller then goes on a run of questionable decisions, constantly playing the repeated combination of 3 & 5 that he kept getting dealt. One hand against Mike Matusow, Mueller seemingly caught a break with his 5 ♠ 3 ♣ against Matusow’s J ♠ 9 ♠ and the board showing 8 ♣ A ♣ J ♣ K ♥ 9 ♣ . This gave Mueller the flush over Matusow’s two pair. But Mueller’s recent losses caused him to hesitate and after a long while, he threw in his cards and gives the $5,475 pot to Matusow.
However, Mueller explains that losing the hand doesn’t affect him that much because he knows when he plays bad hands he’s supposed to lose, so he can’t get that upset. It’s when he losses good hands that he gets upset.
The next hand is a perfect example of that. This time Mueller got pocket jacks against Shaun Deeb’s 5 ♣ 3 ♣. The board went Mueller’s way with Q ♦ 6 ♦ 5 ♦ 8 ♥ until the river where Deeb got the 5 ♠ , which gave him three 5’s over Mueller’s jacks and takes down the $13k pot.
While that loss stung Mueller, he gets his revenge the next day with a new table and new players (you can read about it here). Laughing as he walked away from the table, Mueller proved what the episode was saying all along, that no matter if he wins or losses, Mueller will walk away smiling.
Mueller is all smiles with the flop.
Mueller lives up to his nickname of Full Blown Tilt.