William Kassouf Explains 1-Round Penalty for “Taunting” Stacey Matuson

Published on 16 July 2016 by Pokerlistings 3056

Fast-talking British poker player William Kassouf is crushing the 2016 WSOP Main Event but he was just forced to sit out for an entire orbit for what tournament staff called “taunting” another player. Kassouf calls it speech-play and he says it's a vital part of his strategy. Kassouf is best known for a clip from EPT London in which he uses his speech-play to tilt Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst. He's using the same strategy here at the WSOP and although his table-mates don't seem to care much for it, the ESPN cameras are eating it up. In this video Kassouf explains how the hand went down and why he thinks the tournament staff should encourage table-talk rather than stifle it. Check out the video and stay tuned to PokerListings.com for more original video from the 2016 World Series of Poker.