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November Niner Max Steinberg Loses Goldfish Award to Ted Lawson by 1 Vote!

 

It's official: the absolutely virtual and purely ‘honorary’ RankingHero Goldfish Award goes to @Ted Lawson with a misread at a PLO final table from WSOP 2004! The fact that Lawson actually went on to win the event and the half a million dollar prize only comes to confirm what we all tell ourselves when we make some goldfish move or other at the poker tables - it happens to the best of us!

The hand was nominated by @Mark Duguid and started out with an overwhelming lead on the first days of voting.

 

The suspense was at its height on Monday afternoon when @Jordan Hooper’s nomination picked up a lot of votes and came dramatically close to the win.

The form was turned off this morning at 9am GMT, two hours after the last vote was cast for the imaginary straight, giving Mark Duguid a RankingHero T-shirt and the honor to bestow the inaugural Goldfish Award for Funniest Poker Fail to Ted Lawson :)

 

Congrats and many thanks to Jordan Hooper who fought valiantly on social media for his nominee, 2015 November Niner @Max Steinberg with a hand from the 2013 WSOP National Championship. Jordan won a card deck, along with @Simonetta and @Emty, with most points from nominations and likes in the first round of the Goldfish Mission!

And, as promised, here are our two randomly drawn  winners - congratulations to @Farcas Paul and @Startling Grope! You each win a RankingHero deck of cards!

We hope you enjoyed and had some good laughs during our quest for funny and instructive poker fails and let’s hope we can put the lessons learned to use at the tables :)

 

#RKHgoldfish #GoldfishFail

The votes:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mllhkyexy7tD2Ww0IlCpPPVwSLJWYg9SW0Qq1H0nH1E/edit?usp=sharing


RANKINGHERO GOLDFISH AWARD FOR FUNNIEST POKER FAIL (Responses) - Google Sheetsdocs.google.com

And the runner-up:



 

 

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Funniest Poker Fails: The Goldfish Award Finalists

#RKHgoldfish #GoldfishFail 

Over the past weeks we've been looking for and sharing funny poker bluffs, folds, misreads, and calls. By giving 'likes' to the nominated hands, RankingHero members picked four finalists for the virtual Goldfish Award. It is now time to vote for the winner!

 

Voting is open to the whole poker community and you are all more than welcome to share the form on your personal blogs or websites and on social media!

 

Though this mission was not a competition, RankingHero likes to reward its active members and this time is no exception! We already have three winners of branded decks of cards - @Simonetta @Jordan Hooper and @Emty head the leaderboard wih most nominations and likes:

@Simonetta  71
@Jordan Hooper 
53
@Emty 
52
@Advoghado  36
@Annie RKH 
33
@Skilful 
24
@Farcas Paul 
23
@Startling Grope 
22
@Socius 
21
@Mark Duguid 
16
@Queen B 
13

 

Two more decks of cards will be given out to two randomly drawn members out of everyone who participated in the Goldfish mission by nominating, liking, commenting, and sharing - to be announced next week! Finally, one of the 4 mission entrants who nominated the finalists will win a fantastic RankingHero T-shirt! 

@Annie RKH (who, believe it or not, does not have a RKH T-shirt and would very much like one :) with the best-liked #GoldfishBluff 

@Simonetta - best-liked #GoldfishFold 

@Mark Duguid - best-liked #GoldfishMisread  

@Jordan Hooper - best-liked #GoldfishCall 

Happy voting everyone and please share the form and the good laughs with your poker friends :)

http://goo.gl/forms/jrOypIK6NH


WHICH IS THE FUNNIEST POKER FAIL?goo.gl

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Thank you very much,long time i put eyes on thee card deck

no me in this game..but next Imma blow you

Goldfish Award, Part 4: Worst Calls

In our latest community mission, we’re looking for the funniest poker fails and bad plays. You can still give ‘likes’ to the entries under the topics covered so far: bluffsfoldsmisreads. In this final round, we invite you to nominate the bad calls that have made you howl, laugh or weep!

Take a look at our picks this week and nominate them or share other funny hands with the hashtags #RKHgoldfish and #GoldfishCall

Playlist, Goldfish Award: Calls

 

It is often hard to tell the line between a goldfish and a shark, between genius and donk call.. And the best players in the world are sometimes fooled by their own ego into making bad decisions. Was that the case with Phil Hellmuth in these three hands?

 

 

Whether or not this was a legitimate call by Phua, and whether the heroes in this hand are goldfish or whales, it is a must-see and probably one of the funniest in televised high-stakes poker:

 

Was UK poker legend ‘Devilfish’ tricked into a ‘goldfish move’ by Sam Trickett?



Starting on Tuesday 8 December, we’ll be voting for the four shortlisted hands from across all categories to decide the winner of the RankingHero Goldfish Award. If your nomination is voted the funniest fail of all you could win a great RankingHero T-shirt and everyone who nominated, liked, or shared our Goldfish posts on Facebook and Twitter stands the chance to win a branded card deck!

We’re looking forward to your entries and, as always, thank you in advance for spreading the word on social media :)

#RKHgoldfish #GoldfishMisread

" I HAVE A STRAIGHT" LOL

 

Goldfish Award, Part III: Worst Misreads

 Dear Heroes,

Our latest community mission is not a competition - it is a joint quest for the funniest fail in poker, which will receive the inaugural Rankinghero Goldfish Award!

This week we will be looking at the worst misreads ever captured by TV and live stream cameras. You can vote for one of the hands proposed by the RKH Team or nominate your own favorites! The best-liked entries under the different topics we cover will be shortlisted for the big Goldfish Award.

To share poker misreads and invite the community to vote for them, post on your page with the hashtags #RKHGoldfish #GoldfishMisread

If you like one of the five RKH Team suggestions, embed or post the video link (see below) on your page with the hashtags #RKHGoldfish #GoldfishMisread!

Thank you in advance for spreading the word and inviting more people to join in! We’ll be looking forward to your comments and your own funny finds under the weekly topic - MISREADS :)

Playlist, Goldfish Award: Misreads

Laak - https://youtu.be/KsMtExhtgIE?list=PLtVl75NVy3dnFLoRzaorSCAQzTPnLyF-X

Bluff turned into bad beat turned into error.Bluff turned into bad beat turned into error. FREE 50$ poker capital for beginners click here: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/#uBZ94Ayoutu.be

Tilly - https://youtu.be/LoZJVT7qTdg?list=PLtVl75NVy3dnFLoRzaorSCAQzTPnLyF-X

Jennifer Tilly: "I thought you had pocket kings" - Poker After Dark - S01Get 50$ for free to launch your poker carreer: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/#u00JJ2 This is no scam. At the bottom of the site they explain how they are able...youtu.be

Pobal  - https://youtu.be/edJp4tGM8sA?list=PLtVl75NVy3dnFLoRzaorSCAQzTPnLyF-X

Worst Mistake In PokerDaniel Negreanu last hand WSOP 2015 - He drops down on the floor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzFuYxv1nzMyoutu.be

Ivey  - https://youtu.be/wTfcnyHtz88?list=PLtVl75NVy3dnFLoRzaorSCAQzTPnLyF-X

Phil Ivey mucks a winning flush - PokerFails.comhttp://www.pokerfails.comyoutu.be

Balkin - https://youtu.be/V8gpFFYb4tg?list=PLtVl75NVy3dnFLoRzaorSCAQzTPnLyF-X

You Lost, BRO! - BIG FAIL at WSOP 2012 - World Series of Poker 2012 Main EventGet $88 Free - No Deposit Required!! More Info -- https://mmwebhandler.888.com/C/33096?sr=170542 Gaelle Baumann [FRA] vs. David Balkin [AUS] WSOP 2012 World ...youtu.be

Happy [gold]fishing, everyone :)

 

#RKHgoldfish #GoldfishMisread 

RankingHero Goldfish Award Part II: Worst Fold

RankingHero invites you on a mission to find

the funniest live poker fail of all time! 

Over the coming weeks we’ll announce ‘calls for nominations’ under five different topics and in December we’ll vote for one of the shortlisted nominees. The most popular one will win

the RankingHero Goldfish Award!

 

Rules:

Every Monday and Thursday, we’ll announce a new topic. Post your nominations using the right hashtags (see below).

You can propose up to three videos/photos/hand histories from reputed sources (e.g. WSOP updates, PokerNews Live Reporting) under each topic.

At the end of the month the 4 best liked nominations overall will be put up for public voting to select the FUNNIEST POKER FAIL.

Please note: The top nomination under each topic is not automatically shortlisted; at the end of the mission, we’ll vote for the 4 most popular ones across all 5 topics covered!

 

Scoring:

Each nomination earns you 5 points! (Up to 3 under each topic!) 

Each like for your nomination earns you 1 point!

*You will not earn points for nominations after the next topic is announced but ‘likes’ will count throughout the mission!



Prizes:

A RankingHero T-shirt for the member who nominated the ultimate winner of the Goldfish Award for Funniest Poker Fail.

Decks of cards to the three RankingHero members with most points collected throughout the mission!

Decks of cards to two randomly drawn participants out of everyone who nominated, commented, gave ‘likes’, and shared on social media during the mission!



Call for nominations: Worst Fold!

You have until Thursday, 19 November to post your entry under this topic.

You can either embed a video (or post link to it), post a photo and/or a hand history (and remember to provide a link to your source)!

Use the hashtags #RKHgoldfish and #GoldfishFold  

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#RKHgoldfish #GoldfishBluff

Fun bluff vs bluff hand from WSOP 2012!

"very good eye, very good eye" got to love the needling after he hit his deuce on the river

That's probably my favourite ever hand from the WSOP Main. Just epic on so many levels.

New Mission: RankingHero Goldfish Award for Funniest Poker Fail!

The end of the year approaches, Christmas lights go up, and everyone will be drawing up top 10 and ‘best of’ lists of all kinds. And because in poker, we learn as much from the ‘bad’ as from the ‘good’, this time we’ve decided to look for ‘the best of the worst’. RankingHero invites you on a mission to find

the funniest live poker fail of all time!

 

Over the coming weeks we’ll announce ‘calls for nominations’ under five different topics and in December we’ll vote for one of the shortlisted nominees. The most popular one will win

the RankingHero Goldfish Award!

 

Rules:

Every Monday and Thursday, we’ll announce a new topic. Post your nominations using the right hashtags (see below).

You can propose up to three videos/photos/hand histories from reputed sources (e.g. WSOP updates, PokerNews Live Reporting) under each topic.

At the end of the month the 4 best liked nominations overall will be put up for public voting to select the FUNNIEST POKER FAIL.

Please note: The top nomination under each topic is not automatically shortlisted; at the end of the mission, we’ll vote for the 4 most popular ones across all 5 topics covered!

 

Scoring:

Each nomination earns you 5 points! (Up to 3 under each topic!) 

Each like for your nomination earns you 1 point!

*You will not earn points for nominations after the next topic is announced but ‘likes’ will count throughout the mission!



Prizes:

A RankingHero T-shirt for the member who nominated the ultimate winner of the Goldfish Award for Funniest Poker Fail.

Decks of cards to the three RankingHero members with most points collected throughout the mission!

Decks of cards to two randomly drawn participants out of everyone who nominated, commented, gave ‘likes’, and shared on social media during the mission!



First call for nominations: Worst Bluff!

You have until Monday, 16 November to post your entry under this topic.

You can either embed a video (or post link to it), post a photo and/or a hand history (and remember to provide a link to your source)!

Use the hashtags #RKHgoldfish and #GoldfishBluff