Poker Night In America. Monopoly Money

– [Hanson] From the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, New Jersey, this is Poker Night in America. (music) – Welcome to Poker Night in America. I’m your host, Chris Hanson. Park Place, Marvin Gardens, Pennsylvania Avenue, anyone who’s played the board game Monopoly knows these names, but some viewers may not know that they are based on street names found in Atlantic City. That is where we find ourselves tonight being hosted by the Golden Nugget.

And while our players are not playing for Monopoly money, they are still definitely trying to bankrupt each other. So let’s place Go, and collect $200 on our way to the felt. – [Hanson] As we continue Day 1 here, the players bought in from between $5,000 and $20,000, and so far our biggest winner of the day has been Jessica Dawley, and that money has come pretty much directly from Dan Shak as we head back to the table. Blinds are 25 and 50, and a lot of players taking advantage of the optional $100 straddle under the gun.

– Who the heck is straddling over here? – I straddle just so it gets them excited, everyone is like tired. – You lawyers are so aggressive! – Lawyers! (laughter) – Give me a good coroner who just sits there sort of… (laughter) – [Hanson] Jessica Dawley raises to 325 with suited king-queen.

– Oh the bar is set very low for being the liveliest person at the job everyday. – Okay, let’s see if the straddle was good. Yeah, it’s fine.

– It’s a fine goal. – It’s a fine straddle. What are we… 325. – [Hanson] And Linda Kenney Baden will call. – I know who Fred Allen is, yeah, the friendly coroner?

– Wasn’t it Fred Allen who had the greatest line about television, he called it chewing gum for the mind? – [Hanson] Both Baden and Dawley hit the king. – That’s before I got really good, which is now a half.

– [Hanson] And a call from Dawley. The turn is a four of spades, so now Dalwey picks up the flush draw. Kenney Baden picks up a straight draw. They both check. And Jessica Dawley has the winner, all she needs to do is say, “I call”. And that’s what she does.

And Jessica Dawley will continue her winning ways here on Poker Night in America in Atlantic City. – So Dan’s decided to straddle. – Of course. – Because he liked the result last time. – What could possibly go wrong? – What could possibly happen that you draw a flop the top card?

– [Hanson] Christine Pilcher who won her seat here on 888 poker will raise to 200 with ace-ten. Wendeen Eolis will call with ace-queen. Dawley’s on a rush, she might as well call with ace-deuce.

– [Hanson] Roeper calls, man this is starting to look like a cellphone commercial, we’ve got so many people calling. – What’s another buck fifty, let’s get that in there. – Dan’s praying that he has anything that he can call with.

– Am I being punk’d that everybody’s going in? (laughter) – We actually made a side deal, we’re going to chop your chips up later. (laughter) – God, I wish I hadn’t done the loose crazy phase of my attack on you all first, because now I can’t raise here with this (bleep) that I’ve got in my– (laughter) Oh sorry, sorry. I’ve got my hands, so I’ll– – They can edit it later. I just call and hope to get lucky.

– I’m pretty sure he’s just going to call after that speech. – I just got to call and get lucky. (laughter) Oh I just got to call, or make a move, maybe I make a move on the flop. Hold on, I’m going to try to… – Seven players.

– I’m so bad, I forgot what I had. – [Hanson] And the case-ace comes out on the flop. So Eolis, Pilcher, and Dawley all hit the ace. Dawley hit two pair, but the winner in this whole transaction is Pilcher, because she flopped top two pair. I would expect a raise here from Jessica Dawley. In the One Seat.

And she does just that to 1700. – Raise. – Okay, all in, all in.

– It’s another 12 on top. – So I have to call 1200 more, right? – It made it easy for me to say thanks. – I thought once you put your Chanel sunglasses on, that I was hidden. – Huh? (laughs) – I have those too.

– Do you? – Prescriptions. – So now we have sneakers and sunglasses to match. – All in, all in.

– All in, awesome. – You wanna run once or twice? – Twice. – Twice. – What do you have? – I have an ace.

– I have an ace. – I have two pair. – I have two pair.

– Oh, you win. (laughter) – [Hanson] And now Pilcher makes the full house on the first turn. So Jessica drawing dead.

So the worst that Pilcher can do here is chop. – I thought how is that possible, Jessica doesn’t have a set of deuces there. – [Hanson] And things are getting very thin for Jessica Dawley. And Christine Pilcher turns ace-ten into a double up.

And a pot worth $8,300! – She goes by the sword. – Nice hand. – Thank you so much. – [Hanson] We’ve got more as we continue the cash game here at Golden Nugget when we come back. Poker Night in America is being brought to you by

Where the world plays online. – Welcome back to the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, tonight’s stop on Poker Night in America. – [Hanson] Table’s seeming to warm up a little bit to one another as the chatter is on the increase. (crosstalk) – [Hanson] Let’s see if that does the same thing with bet sizes as we continue. – And I hope I show those, and I needed to create an AOL Instant Messenger account, so– – [Hanson] James Woods with nines this time makes it one seventy-five. – The Messenger account I asked my assistant to do it for me and it had something to do about the way that I love to drive Audi TT, and everybody kind of laughed at me, because it reminded them of a little girl’s like Instant Messenger handle, and just TT.

My friends starting teasing me and it just stuck. – That’s cute, that’s cute. – Oh ma’am, your charger, the– yeah, okay good. – “Ma’am”…

I like that. – Well no, c’mon, I was talking to you by the way. (laughter) – I thought you might be. – [Hanson] Well three sixes appear once again, this time it’s Jamie Kerstetter who flopped triple sixes. – Thank’s ma’am, thank you ma’am!

– [Hanson] Talk about your big, blind special. – Is there an official etiquette for calling someone ma’am? (crosstalk) – [Hanson] Now Woods picks up a flush draw to go with his pair nines. – It was a very nice thing to say, now I think it’s like– – I think to call somebody ma’am it’s like adept now. – Ma’am.

Hello ma’am. – Well if you say, “Excuse me, Miss,” then it sounds like they’re 15 a little bit. – Yeah, but someone older that you call “Miss” is very happy to be called “Miss”. – Maybe you’re on the flush draw again. (laughter) – I get called “Sir” way too much now, I don’t want to get called “Sir” so much, right?

(crosstalk) – And “Sir” used to be very respectful. – So ace to the spades, you might call it an ace of spades. – [Hanson] Woods thinking it over. As the famous saying goes, “If you think long, you’re probably thinking wrong.” – Okay, queen, there it is. – [Hanson] And triple sixes will net Jaime Kerstetter 3200 bucks.

Of course on the other hand of that, if you think quick, you should probably leave the table, because you’re the worst player at the table. It doesn’t rhyme, but it’s also true. – Oof, nice hand.

(table chatter) – But everyone else at the table kind of knew that something was going on, the only who didn’t pick up on this was Mike, and he was trying to make it funny. As someone who’s been slow-rolled by Shaun countless times (laughing) why, because he loves me, so it makes sense, you know? It just didn’t work. Even though, intentions good, backfired. (crosstalk) – That acts as a call for 50. – People in poker games are very revealing about their personalities as a whole.

– That’s very astute, I agree. – [Hanson] Back to Dan Shak with his queens. Now we’re going to 900.

– I was just about to say, why’s this pot so small? (laughter) – [Hanson] James Woods, and his suited ace-king, and Jessica Dawley’s jacks are coming right behind that. Delicate spot here for Dawley, you are on the button, so you are going to get to see what everyone does after the flop if you would call, but she decides to fold. – You don’t want to see? – [Hanson] And of course, hindsight is always 20/20, that’s a great fold (chuckles) by Jessica Dawley! Shak hits the queen, but Woods hits nothing, so let’s see if he’s going to take a stab at this.

– It’s fun flopping top set, isn’t it? Nice hand. – What’d you say?

– I said it’s fun flopping top set, isn’t it? – [Hanson] And that’s exactly what he did. – I know what you got, I know what you got. – Well played, I turned my hand face up.

– [Hanson] There’s more Poker Night in America when we come back. – [Voiceover] Draft Kings the official fantasy sports site of Poker Night in Amercia. – Thanks for returning to Poker Night in America. I’m your host, Chris Hanson, let’s get back to our cash game.

– But it’s not just about being right or wrong, it’s about being open to grow. – Yeah I want to evolve. – The unexamined life is not worth living.

You know, Socrates. – Unless they’ll sponsor us. – But then they should make everyone take off their watches, and everything else. – So you wanted me to hit a queen, huh?

– Who? – Yeah, I wanted you to hit a queen. – I didn’t think I was going to get any value from a bet there.

– [Hanson] You’ve got a $100 straddled from James Woods, that gets a call from Richard Roeper, it gets a call from Kenney Baden, and pocket nines showing up again tonight on Poker Night. Dan Shak will not be calling the (chuckles) $100 straddle: he makes it 500. Action now on Jamie Kerstetter.

She calls with jacks. Kerstetter another one of those poker players that when you start asking her questions about her life away from the table, it really makes you realize that you are outgunned in so many different ways. – Ahh, Richard, Richard, Richard. You’re the spoiler. Sorry. – He’s making a break for freedom.

– 400 more? – [Hanson] Now we’re talking, we got a 2100 pot pre-flop. – [Hanson] Kerstetter’s jacks are ahead, but Dan Shak has the flush draw.

Jacks go to the muck. And Woods once again, thinking it over, decides to go all in. – Two times?

– You’re so far ahead, you have no idea. (laughter) – You’re so far, “Can we run it 12 times?” (laughter) – Twice.

– Yeah twice, yeah go ahead. He’s on a flush draw. – [Hanson] I don’t think we’re going to have enough cards to run it 12 times, James, so here we go, gonna run it twice, and the first one goes to Dan Shak. And it looks like the second one is on its way to Dan Shak as well… and it is. – Well I have two pair both times. – Flush and full house.

– Whoa. – Wow. – Trust me, I wouldn’t have called if I hadn’t bet so much in here. – [Hanson] It looks like James Woods is reloading as Shaun Deeb stops by the table. – Katie, did you know this?

He lost his virginity with Ashley, his wife. – That’s so weird, that’s who I lost mine to! – With Ashley? (laughter) – That’s awesome!

– That is not a conversation that your wife and I have ever had. (laughter) – [Hanson] Shaun Deeb shows up, and things just fall off the rails, imagine that. – We can do some editing don’t worry. – She did not tell me anything, about any of that.

So I don’t want you to think your wife is going around… – Luckily she’s breastfeeding now, so she doesn’t drink, she used to tell way too many details of our personal lives. – She has not told me anything. – That’s greatest line of all time, “luckily she’s breastfeeding now,” “she tells too many personal details of our lives to people.” (laughter) That’s fantastic. – But she’s so sweet.

– Richard, have you ever met Shaun Deeb before? – I have. – Oh good, good. – Yeah, I’ve been in Shaun’s world. – That’s literally what I was about to say.

(crosstalk) – [Hanson] Back to the poker, ace high flop hits both Baden and Shak. – So, you’re obviously a media critic, should I call it a media critic, or should I call it a movie critic? – Everything.

– Okay, that’s exactly where I was getting up to, so are you like– let’s talk about food, let’s talk about liquor, let’s talk about spirits. – No I don’t do that, I’ll let you the experts do that. – But are you a good eater? – [Hanson] Dan Shak now has two pair aces and sevens.

And Jaime Kerstetter now has another draw that she’s working. – I appreciate, but I know enough to know that I don’t know that much. – That’s what I was wondering. – [Hanson] And she hits it on the river.

Kenney Badden doesn’t want to put any more money in this pot, she checks. – Actually the best tip I’m going to give you for wine, and everyone at home should try this. You don’t want to do this with a $300 bottle, but if you have a $85 bottle, and you want to make the wine open up, put it inside of a blender. Sounds crazy right? – Really?

– Trust me. – I’ll try that. – Another really great trick– – Always listen to him about everything. – Add a tiny bit of salt.

(crosstalk) – [Hanson] A raise from Kerstetter quickly gets rid of Dan Shak as we get wine tips from Steven Mclaughlin, and Shaun Deeb is right: we should listen to everything he’s saying. Here are the results as we wrap up Day 1: Richard Roeper, you’re down 150 bucks, I’m guessing you’re going to call the day a win with the kind of great players we have around this table. James Woods made a couple of bad calls today, and he finds himself 10,000 short, Jessica Dawley going to be our big winner for Day 1 here at Golden Nugget, Atlantic City. With over a 15k profit! – When we come back, it’s Poker Night At The Movies with Ebony Kenney, Richard Roeper, and James Woods. Poker Night in America is being brought to you by

Where the world plays online. – Welcome back to Poker Night in America. Robert Redford and Paul Newman’s chemistry was so undeniable in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, it didn’t take long for the duo to follow up with another Hollywood classic: 1973’s “The Sting”. Now, the movie gets its title from that stinging moment when you realize somebody has conned you out of your money. Something very familiar to those of us who’ve known the losing side of a bluff. In tonight’s scene, Paul Newman goes head-to-head with famous character actor Robert Shaw, in a game of who can out-cheat the cheater?

This is Poker Night At The Movies. – Mr. Clemens, give me $10,000 more. – First of all, I’m telling you, if I’m in the middle of a hand, and I decide, “Hey, give me 10k,” it’s not going to play. If I’m so sure about my hand, that I’m going to say, “Hey give me some more money,” 99.99999% of the time, the other players on the table are going to be like no shot, I’m not going to give you– – Well this was the 0.00001 time that they allow it.

– Right, and he got egg in his face, so there’s that. – This is actually the moment in the script called the “all is lost” moment: in every screenplay at some point, our hero gets to the point where there is no way he or she can find redemption unless the hand of God comes in or something that you don’t expect, that he or she finds within themselves, that you don’t see coming, makes the difference. And in this case, of course, you notice that Robert Shaw, the villain in the scene, actually hid the deck in his napkin, so the audience goes, “Oh wow, he could switch a deck.” So because if the threes, the tres, the four threes, all of the sudden become jacks, the audience is going, “I don’t understand what happened,” but because we showed a guy switching a deck, the audience is going, “Oh you know what, I bet he switched the deck too!”

– The other guy did too, exactly. – The audience is being conned! – Well the audience is also being tutored, but they’re being tutored by being told, in the beginning, when Robert Shaw, the villain is like, “Don’t worry, I got this covered” “I got the phony deck in.” Now we’re thinking, “Well gee, how can Paul Newman beat him here?” And then when the jacks appear, the first thing is like “Oh, he did the same thing, only better!” – If you’re cheating, you can’t call out the other guy for cheating and say, “B-b-but we stacked the deck,” “You’re supposed to have quad threes!”

– Exactly. – They can’t do anything. And Paul Newman, he’s not only playing a little bit of a doofus, he’s drunk, he’s pretending he’s drunk a little bit there too. And it’s part of a longer con if you see the movie, there’s a whole other con that comes later on, I mean this scene is fantastic. – Alright, so let’s rate this now on a poker hand scale.

Ebony we’ll start with you, how do you rate this scene? – Honestly, just because it got me, it totally got me when he turned over the four jacks, I was like “Oh f– (beep) I did not see that coming!” okay so I’m going to give it a royal flush. – Alright, Richard? – Well you know this is one of the cool things, James and I we were looking at this kid, it’s like it’s great to see somebody experience a movie they’ve never seen before. My friend Roger used to say, “I envy people who haven’t seen Citizen Kane yet,” “who haven’t seen great movies yet the first time.”

– Because they do hold up, especially cause this was a great period picture. – Yeah, it’s such a joy to see someone experience that their first time, so I’ve got to go the same way, royal flush, I mean it’s a great scene. – Yeah, I’d say royal flush, but you know because I’m so clever, I have to say, I give this four jacks. – [All] Ahh! – Fantastic, and that was our review of “The Sting” here on Poker Night. – For more from Poker Night, visit, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube where you can see complete episodes and unedited livestreams.

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