English professional poker player William Kassouf just had a heated argument with fellow pro-Griffin Benger during the WSOP Main Event 2016. The trash-talking Kassouf often uses his mouth to try to have an advantage at the table and it’s something that Kassouf is known for but this time his demeanor just cost him a $27 million hand against Benger.
According to reports, Kassouf was trying to get into Benger’s head during a whopping $27,000,000 worth of chips laid on the table. Benger was holding pocket aces when he raised Kassouf to $5.6 million. Kassouf sarcastically asked Benger what would be his next move while holding pocket kings.
“What do you want me to do, do you want me to go all-in or fold? Talk to me. You don’t say anything, I might have to ship you. Play for the win, right? You doing the same?” Kassouf said.
Cardschat also posted that Kassouf attempted to use his mouth against Benger that lead to the Canadian to play all-in.
“I have to find out where I am. I think I’m ahead at the moment. I think you need to get lucky. No shame in passing. I have the best hand at the moment otherwise, you would have called by now. So I must have you beat,” Kassouf said as Benger contemplated his decision.
When Jerry Wong, another eventual November Niner, called for the clock, Benger finally snapped.
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“You’re just an abusive person. It’s not funny,” he said to Kassouf. “You’re being abusive to me. You’re being abusive. It’s called verbal abuse. What you’re doing to me is verbal abuse. You’re a bully. It’s rude, it’s mean.”
The two competitors continued arguing until Kassouf shoved all of his chips, but lost to Benger’s pocket aces.
Meanwhile, before Sunday night’s game, WSOP Main Event 2016 tournament director Jack Effel warned Kassouf of his constant talking. It was the second time Effel had that kind of discussion with Kassouf.
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