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March 7, 2010 6:38 PM   Subscribe

Bandits make off with poker prize on live television. - Live video, more video
posted by empath (28 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
And they call this a game of skill!
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:44 PM on March 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Rodney "Quills" Dinkins being sought for questioning...
posted by Ian A.T. at 6:55 PM on March 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Berlin Hold 'Up
posted by mpbx at 7:05 PM on March 7, 2010


Yeah, why bother to learn to play the game when there's an expedient shortcut...what a stunt...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 7:07 PM on March 7, 2010


here is the twoplustwo thread for the berlin event, featuring some comments from some players who were there.
posted by cmyr at 7:20 PM on March 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


MMF
posted by five fresh fish at 7:37 PM on March 7, 2010


A loaded gun beats four aces, of course.
posted by Brian B. at 7:39 PM on March 7, 2010 [4 favorites]


Doesn't this all seem a little excessive and high profile for only $136k?
posted by crunchland at 7:43 PM on March 7, 2010


I wish I could have been a fly on the wall in the control room during that broadcast.
posted by sswiller at 7:59 PM on March 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Doesn't this all seem a little excessive and high profile for only $136k?

Not at all - I mean how were we to know they were gonna be filming? Oh shit! said to much!
posted by From Bklyn at 8:10 PM on March 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Good information on Pokerati's blog
posted by pointystick at 8:17 PM on March 7, 2010


It was so crazy in there, even though the robbers didnt actually enter the room the staff came storming into the room like they were being chased by an angry pack of rhinos, all the girls from the ladies sideevent started screaming, people turned over tables to use for cover. Some of the dealers who tried to stay and hide almost got stamped over, thankfully the worst accident was just a guy loosing a front tooth (he was too close to the ladies event table lol). Pretty scary stuff
from cmyr's link
posted by From Bklyn at 8:18 PM on March 7, 2010


Doesn't this all seem a little excessive and high profile for only $136k?

Do you have any idea how many döner kebabs that'll fetch you in Berlin?
posted by mannequito at 8:26 PM on March 7, 2010 [6 favorites]


I read that it was closer to a million euros.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 8:52 PM on March 7, 2010


I read that it was closer to a million euros.

Sounds like someone's bluffing.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:00 PM on March 7, 2010 [16 favorites]


http://poker.com-resource.us/2010/03/08/berlin-poker-heist-2010/

I'm not bluffing about reading the amount.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 9:04 PM on March 7, 2010


It was a joke. n/m
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:06 PM on March 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Say what you want, but it takes some serious balls to pull off something like that.
Coupled with just the right amount of stupidity, of course.
posted by chillmost at 11:48 PM on March 7, 2010


Well, that just takes the cake pot.
posted by Cranberry at 12:07 AM on March 8, 2010


Balls.
A pair beats everything.
posted by jadayne at 12:08 AM on March 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cool story bro.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:27 AM on March 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've seen a casino taken over by one-armed bandits.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:11 AM on March 8, 2010


And they say the house always wins, eh?
posted by metaxa at 4:03 AM on March 8, 2010


Where is the money Lebowski?
posted by punkfloyd at 4:33 AM on March 8, 2010


Any morning where I can shout "Oh no! BANDITS!" is a good morning.
posted by The Whelk at 7:01 AM on March 8, 2010


I'd like to hear the Norman Chad commentary on that.
"I haven't seen robbery like that since my last alimony hearing!"
*dutiful chuckle from fellow announcer*
posted by codacorolla at 7:47 AM on March 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


Holy crap.

Glad nobody was badly hurt, but this seems like a really brilliant robbery. Of course if they guy hadnt started yelling about having a bomb imagine how much they could have made from players pockets too?

Makes me glad i mostly play in AC where all the armed gangsters are running the joints.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:26 AM on March 8, 2010


They were all caught. The only bright spot in the whole story is the name of the tournament's winner. I won't spoil it for you.
posted by From Bklyn at 6:57 AM on March 23, 2010


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