We’ve all seen them, the pros get together on TV, the stakes are huge and no one wants to be made a fool of in front of millions of watchers worldwide. Today we look at what is in our opinion the ten biggest televised poker blow-ups of all time.
#10 – Phil Hellmuth in the 2011 WSOP
Hellmuth is dealt pocket eights, to be smashed later on by Chan’s A-4. Probably one of Hellmuth’s more minor blow-up offences, in the last year he seems to have improved his temper at the table considerably.
#9 – Phil Hellmuth in the 2004 WSOP Of Champions
In this clip, the Hellmuth we got to know oh so well blows up against Annie Duke, who he had dominated pre-flop.
#8 – Devilfish in the 2007 WSOP $5000 Omaha Rebuys Event
In this clip, Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott blows-up in a pot with Burt Boutin, when Boutin takes a massive chunk out of his stack with a straight draw, destroying Devilfish’s two-pair on the turn.
#7 – Phil Hellmuth in Poker After Dark
In this great clip Negreanu beats Hellmuth on Poker After Dark, takes more than $60,000 from him. Hellmuth is not happy.
#6 – Phil Hellmuth at the 2008 WSOP
Phil Hellmuth’s pocket eights get killed by Adam Levy with Q 10, at which point the insults start flowing.
#5 – Phil Hellmuth in Poker After Dark
In this particular Poker After Dark episode, Hellmuth explodes when other players keep talking whilst he’s trying to make a decision whether to call or not with his raggy ace.
#4 – Freddy Deeb on High Stakes Poker
Freddy Deeb gets angry when players accuse him of taking $100k off the poker table.
#3 – Tony G in Poker Stars “The Big Game”
Tony G calls the clock after he hits 2 pair on the flop, and Robl takes an extended period of time to make his decision. Tony begins ranting and raving about the way Robl plays.
#2 – Phil Hellmuth in the 2008 WSOP
Phil Hellmuth really digs in his claws when his A-K is cracked by Dragomir’s 10-4.
#1 – Prahland Friedman vs Jeffrey Lisandro in 2006 WSOP
In the 2006 WSOP, Prahland accuses Jeffrey of not putting his ante into the pot. No one else at the table had a concern, and Lisandro blows up threatening Prahland when he just won’t let it go.