Top 5 Best Poker Bluffs of the Last 10 Years

3 December 2009, Created By: Matthew Showell
Top 5 Best Poker Bluffs of the Last 10 Years

The first decade of the new millennium is almost over and, ever the sentimentalists, is taking you on a trip down memory lane.

Our first installment covers the biggest, sickest, most memorable poker bluffs ever caught on tape.

The following videos are in descending order of awesomeness so check them out and say your piece in the comments section.

#5: Ivey in Three-Way at 2008 Main Event

This bluff looks questionable but in the end Phil Ivey pushes two players off two big hands.

Top two and second set both go in the muck with Ivey holding nothing but nine-high. We'll just trust that Ivey knew what he was doing.


#4: Scotty vs. Humberto - 8-3 is the Nuts Baby!

This hand is one of the many steps Scotty Nguyen took in building the massive image he now has.

We haven't been able to figure out what year this is from but since Norman Chad started commentating for ESPN in 2003 we know it was in the last decade.

In this clip Scotty owns Humberto Brenes, shows the bluff and rolls out a few one-liners to cap it off.


#3: Yukon vs. Ivey - High-Stakes Hold-Up

If you mention "Yukon" Brad Booth more than likely it's this hand that comes to mind.

In an episode of High Stakes Poker Booth pushes Ivey off pocket kings holding nothing but four-high. Booth barely breaks a sweat shipping a few hundred thousand in on air.

We'll see if Yukon gets himself back into the poker world but even if he doesn't, he'll live on in this Youtube clip.


#2: Ivey vs. Jackson - Bluff vs. Bluff

During the heads-up match at the 2005 Monte Carlo Millions Phil Ivey and Paul Jackson played one of the most impressive hands ever caught on camera.

Both players show tremendous heart but Ivey's the one who gets the last bluff in, albeit with the best hand.

This is one of the videos online that has contributed a ton to Ivey's mythical image.


#1: Moneymaker vs. Farha - The Bluff Heard Around the World

Heads-up at the 2003 Sammy Farha.

Moneymaker semi-bluffs the turn and bluff-shoves his broken draw on the river, getting Farha to lay down the best hand.

This hand was a pivotal point in both the heads-up match and the evolution of the poker world.


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Mal 2009-12-04 15:16:18

Is your keyboard reversing your 'T' and 'D' keys?

Matthew Showell 2009-12-03 16:43:46

Touche sir

Mal 2009-12-03 16:42:16

P.S. Obviously I'm talking about Scotty v Humberto

Mal 2009-12-03 16:41:07

A quick Google of:

"islanders 2 rangers 6 poti 4 assists"

shows that this aired on Thursday, February 19th, 2004.

So it must have been from 2003.



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