TOURNAMENT 4
EPISODE 2

CELEBRITY POKER SHOWDOWN's fourth tournament to decide who gets the lion's share of the $250,000 NetZero Internet(TM) Prize Pool for his/her charity rolls on from the Plams Casino in Vegas..

We got nothing but rookies this time around. Take a look:

CELEBRITY BIO

Bobby Cannavale
playing for Manhattan Country School
Aside from a recurring role as Vince on Will & Grace, Bobby spent a few years as Bobby Caffey on Third Watch as well as a role in the last season of HBO's Oz. Will he be able to watch enough to score big pots or will he be off the "yellow brick road"?

Tony Hawk
playing for the Tony Hawk Foundation
This skateboarding legend has won numerous X-Games medals and is the innovator of the "Tony Hawk's Underground" series. Will he be the X-factor at this table or will he wipe out so hard he'll have the HID underground?

Cheryl Hines
playing for Conductive Education Centers of Florida
After playing Larry David's wife on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Cheryl landed a role on the computer-animated series Father of the Pride. Will she roar to the Final Table or be knocked to the curb?

Dennis Rodman
playing for the MS Society
The all-time leading rebounder in NBA history, Dennis has ALSO won Celebrity Mole: Yucatan. Will he be able to dunk the competition or will he be "executed" from the table?

Ryan Stiles
playing for The Amanda Foundation
Ryan has been unable to leave Drew Carey's side for the last decade. He's been Lewis Kiniski on The Drew Carey Show and played on Drew's version of Who's Line Is It Anyway?. Will he improv his way to the silver chip or will he not believe what he "drew"?

Each celebrity will start with $10,000 worth of chips and the game will continue until one celebrity has all $50K in his/her possession, thus winning the "coveted" silver chip and making him/her eligible for the Final Table later in the year.  At the announcers' position beside the Losers' Lounge are host Dave Foley and poker expert Phil Gordon.  They'll be calling the action emanating from the main room.

All right, enough of this.  As Tournament Director Robert Thompson says. let's SHUFFLE UP AND DEAL!

Initial blinds are $100 (SB) and $200 (BB).  The Dealer Button (D) starts on Cheryl.

Bobby Tony Cheryl (D) Ryan (SB) Dennis (BB)
5♦ 4♣ A♠ 10♥ 10♣ 5♠ 9♠ 8♠ Q♥ 9♣
FOLD Raises to $400 FOLD FOLD Raises to $600
Calls $200
64% 36%
(I've included the chances of winning [or, at best, splitting] the pot for each player.)
FLOP: A♦ K♥ 9♥
Cheryl gasps a lot at the Flop... until Ryan finally says, "STOP IT!" Bith Tony and Dennis have flopped pairs.
80% 20%
CHECK
Bets $600 Calls $600
TURN: 7♦
90% 10%
CHECK
CHECK
RIVER: Q♣
COMMUNITY: A♦ K♥ Q♣ 9♥ 7♦
DEAD! NUTS!
(If the player has the best hand, I'll put "NUTS!" since that's what he has. If the player has NO chance to win, I'll put "DEAD!", since that's what he is.) Dennis needed the Queen or a 9 to pull ahead and he DID!
Bets $600
Calls $600
A♠ A♦ K♥ Q♣ 10♥ Q♥ Q♣ 9♣ 9♥ A♦
WIN $3700
After the hand, Dennis unwraps a cigar (though he doesn't light it since the room's non-smoking). Cheryl asks, "Are you allowed to unwrap that?" And Ryan replies, "That's no the FIRST time he's heard that!"



Cheryl Ryan Dennis (D) Bobby (SB) Tony (BB)
7♠ 2♠ 10♣ 6♣ J♦ 10♥ 9♦ 7♣ 7♥ 2♦
FOLD FOLD Raises to $400 FOLD FOLD
WIN $700
Most poker hands are won by default like this. Tony was right to fold his "beer hand"



CURRENT CHIP COUNT
Dennis Rodman $12,400
Ryan Stiles $10,400
Bobby Cannavale $9700
Cheryl Hines $9600
Tony Hawk $7900


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Dennis Bobby Tony (D) Cheryl (SB) Ryan (BB)
Q♦ 5♠ 10♥ 3♣ 6♣ 2♥ K♠ 10♠ 9♥ 8♥
Raises to $400 FOLD FOLD Calls $300 FOLD
34% 66%
Cheryl: "Get ready, Rodman..."
FLOP: Q♠ Q♥ K♦
OUCH! Dennis flopped three Queens!
82% 18%
Bets $1000
FOLD
WIN $2000
Uhhhhhh... did Dennis KNOW he had three of a kind?!?



Bobby Tony Cheryl (D) Ryan (SB) Dennis (BB)
J♦ 2♠ A♠ 6♣ A♥ Q♥ A♣ 6♥ J♣ 10♦
FOLD FOLD Raises to $600 FOLD Calls $400
62% 38%
FLOP: 4♦ K♥ 9♥
Cheryl has a flush draw and Dennis an inside straight draw.
77% 23%
Bets $400
Raises to $1000 Calls $600
TURN: 7♥
BAM! Cheryl has the nut flush!
NUTS! DEAD!
Bets $500
Raises to $1500 Calls $1000
Dennis plays aggressively as always...even though he doesn't have ANYTHING. Cheryl constantly says she feels she's going to throw up."
RIVER: 3♣
COMMUNITY: K♥ 9♥ 7♥ 4♦ 3♣
Phil: "I would say that this is the worst that Dennis has ever been beaten by a woman...but that may not be accurate."
CHECK
Bets $3000 FOLD
WIN $9300

Blinds are now $200 (SB) and $400 (BB).

Dennis Bobby Tony (D) Cheryl (SB) Ryan (BB)
8♠ 7♣ Q♥ 8♣ A♦ 9♠ Q♣ 2♥ Q♠ 5♠
FOLD Calls $400 Calls $400 Calls $200 CHECK
17% 51% 11% 21%
The first four-way pot of the game
FLOP: 2♠ J♦ 4♥
9% 30% 45% 16%
CHECK CHECK
CHECK CHECK
TURN: 10♠
9% 31% 45% 15%
Usually, when nobody bets on the Flop, whoever bets decently on the Turn wins.
CHECK Bets $600
FOLD FOLD FOLD
WIN $2200




CURRENT CHIP COUNT
Cheryl Hines $12,600
Ryan Stiles $11,700
Dennis Rodman $10,200
Bobby Cannavale $8400
Tony Hawk $7100



Hand 9

Cheryl Ryan Dennis (D) Bobby (SB) Tony (BB)
Q♠ 4♥ K♥ 8♦ 5♦ 4♦ 9♦ 5♣ A♠ 6♥
FOLD FOLD Calls $400 FOLD CHECK
36% 64%
FLOP: 5♠ 10♦ 9♥
73% 27%
CHECK
Bets $400 FOLD
WIN $1400



Ryan Dennis Bobby (D) Tony (SB) Cheryl (BB)
5♦ 4♣ Q♣ 7♠ A♦ 3♣ J♥ 8♠ K♦ 5♣
FOLD Calls $400 Calls $400 FOLD CHECK
32% 41% 27%
FLOP: 2♣ 4♥ 6♥
Bobby has an inside straight draw while Dennis has...well, nothing,
21% 52% 27%
CHECK
Bets $400 Raises to $800 FOLD
Calls $400
27% 73%
TURN: Q♦
From nothing to DEFINITELY something! But an Ace or a 4 will still win it for Bobby.
87% 13%
Bets $400 Calls $400
RIVER: J♣
COMMUNITY: Q♦ J♣ 6♥ 4♥ 2♣
NUTS! DEAD!
CHECK CHECK
Q♣ Q♦ J♣ 7♠ 6♥ A♦ Q♦ J♣ 6♥ 4♥
WIN $3800
Phil sighs and says, "It's clear I have no idea how to play this game."



Bobby Tony Cheryl (D) Ryan (SB) Dennis (BB)
4♣ 2♥ 6♥ 6♣ J♦ 8♠ 7♣ 3♥ Q♣ 7♦
FOLD Calls $400 FOLD FOLD Raises to $900
Raises to $1400 Calls $500
Cheryl is impressed that Tony actually puts in money. Tony tells her that he hasn't had good cards all night and has decided he's "gonna try bluffing".
57% 43%
FLOP: 5♣ 10♣ J♥
68% 32%
Bets $500
Calls $500
TURN: 9♣
Dennis has a flush draw going as well as an inside straight draw, but Tony is still ahead.
58% 42%
Bets $500
Raises to $1000 Raises to $1500
Calls $500
RIVER: 9♦
COMMUNITY: 9♣ 9♦  J♥ 10♣ 5♣
Bets $500
Calls $500
9♣ 9♦ 6♥ 6♣ J♥  9♣ 9♦ Q♣ J♥ 10♣
WIN $8000




CURRENT CHIP COUNT
Ryan Stiles $16,600
Cheryl Hines $11,800
Tony Hawk $10,000
Dennis Rodman $6300
Bobby Cannavale $5300

Blinds are now $300 (SB) and $600 (BB).

Ryan Dennis Bobby (D) Tony (SB) Cheryl (BB)
A♣ 5♠ 4♥ 4♣ 9♠ 9♣ Q♦ 3♦ A♦ 7♣
FOLD FOLD Raises to $1200 FOLD Calls $600
76% 24%
FLOP: K♦ 8♠ 7♥
Both have pairs now, but Bobby's "German Virgin" is still a big fave over Cheryl's "mullets".
81% 19%
Bets $1500
Calls $1500
TURN: 5♥
As Cheryl yaps it up (as she has been doing all night), Bobby covers his ears. (Wish I could've done the same.)
90% 10%
CHECK
ALL-IN
$2600
Calls $2600
Cheryl needs an Ace or a 7 to knock Bobby out.
RIVER: 4♠ 
Didn't happen. Bobby doubles-up.
9♠ 9♣ 8♠ 7♥ 5♥ 4♠ 7♣ 7♥ A♦  K♦ 8♠
WIN $10,900

It is time once again for HOW WOULD YOU PLAY IT?, where we look on only ONE player's hand (Ryan's, in this case) and tell you how you SHOULD play it. See if you woud've done the same thing...
Tony Cheryl Ryan (D) Dennis (SB) Bobby (BB)
????? ????? 10♦ 10♣ ????? ?????
"You" (aka Ryan) are "on the button", meaning "you" get to play last in every round after this one. And "ypu" have an EXCELLENT hand with your "tension". If Tony and/or Cheryl fold and/or call, "you" may want to raise to 2 1/2 to 3 times the Big Blind (in this case, about $1500 to $1800)
FOLD FOLD Raises to $1200 FOLD Raises to $3000
Bobby raised "you" BIG time. He either has a pair or two overcards. But, hey, "you" have a decent hand and are "in position" so...go ahead and call!
Calls $1800
FLOP: 5♠ 2♠ Q♥
CHECK
With that check, Bobby has shown how weak his hand really is. Make a BIG bet ($2000 at least).
Bets $1500 Calls $1500
Hmm...
TURN: K♠
CHECK
He COULD be slow-playing "you". Better check.
Bets $3000 Calls $3000
If he's still in this hand, Bobby MUST have something worthwhile.
RIVER: 4♣
COMMUNITY: K♠ Q♥ 5♠ 4♣ 2♠
CHECK
A general rule is NOT to bet into medium-strength hands after the River. Bet BAD ones to bluff and bet GOOD ones to gloat, but a pair of 10s is NOTHING to gloat about OR to fold. Check and see if it holds up.
Bets $1500 Calls $1500
And Bobby's hole cards are: A♠ K♦
10♦ 10♣ K♠ Q♥ 5♠ K♦ K♠ A♠  Q♥ 5♠
WIN $18,300
YEEEEESH! He DID have something. Ryan had the best hand until the Turn... and should have backed off. In effect, he lost $4500 more than he COULD have.



Cheryl Ryan Dennis (D) Bobby (SB) Tony (BB)
7♦ 4♣ Q♦ J♠ 9♠ 3♦ A♦ 2♦ A♣ K♥
FOLD FOLD FOLD Raises to $1200 Raises to $3000
Calls $1800
Another "Big Slick" played correctly by Tony. A-K is one of the best starting hands in Hold 'Em.
29% 71%
FLOP: 7♠ 9♦ 6♦
Ut oh...Bobby's gut a nut flush draw going on...
43% 57%
Bets $1000 Calls $1000
TURN: J♦
He got the FLUSH!
NUTS! DEAD!
Bets $5000 FOLD
WIN $13,000



Hand 17

Ryan Dennis Bobby (D) Tony (SB) Cheryl (BB)
7♥ 2♣ A♦ 4♦ 8♣ 3♥ J♦ J♣ Q♦ 9♠
FOLD Raises to $1200 FOLD Calls $900 Calls $600
Three decent hands, but Tony's is biggest so far. Ryan was RIGHT to fold his hand; it's the WORST hand in Hold 'Em poker.
32% 45% 23%
FLOP: A♠ 6♣ 2♦
Dennis has flopped top pair.
88% 10% 2%
CHECK CHECK
Bets $1000 FOLD FOLD
WIN $4600




CURRENT CHIP COUNT
Bobby Cannavale $24,200
Ryan Stiles $8200
Dennis Rodman $7800
Cheryl Hines $5900
Tony Hawk $3900



Hand 18

Dennis Bobby Tony (D) Cheryl (SB) Ryan (BB)
A♦ 2♦ Q♠ 9♣ 9♦ 6♣ 9♥ 8♣ Q♣ 2♥
Raises to $1200 FOLD FOLD FOLD Calls $600
83% 17%
FLOP: J♥ K♣ 6♥
CHECK
Bets $600 Calls $600
TURN: 6♦
Bets $1600
Calls $1600
RIVER: 6♠
COMMUNITY: J♥ K♣ 6♥ 6♦ 6♠
ALL-IN
$4800
Ryan is bluffing a full house. Dennis can fold (if he believes him) or...
ALL-IN
$4400
Ryan's bet is lowered to match Dennis'...which is a good thing, since Dennis has doubled up!
6♥ 6♦ 6♠ A♦ K♣  6♥ 6♦ 6♠ K♣ Q♣
WIN $15,900

Blinds are now up to $400 (SB) and $800 (BB).
Bobby Tony Cheryl (D) Ryan (SB) Dennis (BB)
Q♦ 10♠ 10♦ 6♦ J♦ 5♠ 8♦ 6♠ A♦ 7♦
Calls $800 FOLD FOLD ALL-IN
$400
CHECK
37% 23% 40%
Ryan was all-in with the blind, so a side pot made up of $400 of Bobby and Dennis' bets is made. The other $400 each is in the main pot. Any bets Bobby and Dennis make now will go into the side pot that only one of those two can win.
FLOP: Q♥ 7♣ A♥
Bobby has Queens and Dennis has TWO pair...and Ryan has a slim-to-none chance of staying around.
11% 5% 84%
Bets $1000 (Side)
Raises to $3000 (Side) Calls $2000 (Side)
TURN: 3♥
And "slim" just left town. Ryan is drawing dead. Bobby needs a 10 to win.
5% DEAD! 95%
Bets $1000 (Side)
Raises to $3000 (Side) Calls $2000 (Side)
RIVER: 2♦
COMMUNITY: A♥ Q♥ 7♣ 3♥ 2♦
DEAD! DEAD! NUTS!
Bets $2500 (Side)
Calls $2500 (Side)
Q♦ Q♥ A♥ 10♠ 7♣ A♥ Q♥ 8♦ 7♣ 6♠ A♦ A♥ 7♦ 7♣ Q♥
OUT - 5th Place WIN $1200 (Main)
WIN $17,800 (Side)

Ryan slumps to the Losers' Lounge, picking up a giant cookie on the way though he says he's diabetic). He doesn't know how he lost, but he, Dave and Phil trace it back to when he bluffed the full house. At least the Amanda Foundation will get $5000 courtesy of Ryan for his excellent play up to that point... but Ryan states, "Who cares?! I feel like I've just been spayed AND neutered!" (Bob Barker on line three.) OK, back to the action:

Bobby Tony (D) Cheryl (SB) Dennis (BB)
8♣ 2♦ A♣ K♦ K♠ 5♠ 10♠ 3♠
FOLD Raises to $1600 FOLD Calls $800
62% 38%
FLOP: 10♥ A♠ 8♦
76% 24%
Bets $1000
ALL-IN
$2300
Calls $1300
Tony's in good standing. Only a 10 or a 3 can beat him.
TURN: 5♦
88% 12%
Even better! All Tony needs to avoid is a 10 or a...
RIVER: 3♦
SUCK OUT!!!!!
DEAD! NUTS!
A♣ A♠ K♦ 10♥ 8♦ 10♠ 10♥ 3♠ 3♦
OUT - 4th Place WIN $8200

Tony, in true fashion, skateboards off the stage...and right into the cameraman that can't keep up. He grabs his board and walks to the back to join Dave, Ryan and Phil. Ryan's sure that Dennis has made a deal with Satan. The Tony Hawk Foundation gets $5000. Tony himself doesn't get it; the Foundation helps to build skate parks for underpriviledged neighborhoods. Tony says the best part of the job is the day a park opens.



CURRENT CHIP COUNT
Dennis Rodman $32,700
Bobby Cannavale $12,900
Cheryl Hines $4400



Bobby (D) Cheryl (SB) Dennis (BB)
A♠ K♦ J♥ 7♣ 10♠ 3♥
Raises to $1600 FOLD Calls $800
68% 32%
Cheryl asks Dennis is he has tattoos on his ass. Dennis voluteers to show her. Everyone in the CROWD wants him to...but he doesn't,
FLOP: Q♣ 4♥ 7♠
Cheryl would've had the best hand had she stayed in.
77% 23%
Bets $2000
FOLD
WIN $5600
Yeah, Bobby folded the best hand... but would YOU stay in if someone bet that much why you had no pair?



Cheryl (D) Dennis (SB) Bobby (BB)
10♥ 9♥ 5♣ 2♦ A♥ 9♣
ALL-IN
$3200
FOLD Calls $2400
35% 65%
Suited connectors isn't a BAD hand to go all-in with... but an Ace makes it that much worse. Cheryl wants to do a tequila shot while Dennis holds the lime. And he does...in his MOUTH! But Cheryl says her husband is there, so Dennis spits it out.
FLOP: A♠ Q♠ K♥
21% 79%
And PAIRING those Aces doesn't helt at ALL. BUT, a Jack or two hearts will do her good. Needing two running cards to make a flush is called a "backdoor flush"...which Cheryl calls an "indoor flush".
TURN: 8♠
10% 90%
So much for the flush. She needs a Jack to stay alive...
RIVER: Q♥
DEAD! NUTS!
Q♠ Q♥ A♠ K♥ 10♥ A♥ A♠ Q♠ Q♥ K♥
OUT - 3rd Place WIN $6800

Cheryl yaps it up to the camera all the way to the Lounge. As she hugs Dave, she says, "I'm a little sad and slightly drunk." She is still plagued by the Ace-7 that she had and played to the hilt against Bobby's 9s. Well, Conductive Education Centers of Florida does get $5000 for her hard work. She says that's enough to "help half-a-child."

So let's get to HEADS-UP action between the "Worm" and the"Vinnie". Let's SHUFFLE UP AND DEAL!



CURRENT CHIP COUNT
Dennis Rodman $29,100
Bobby Cannavale $20,900



Bobby (D) (SB) Dennis (BB)
Q♥ 3♣ J♠ 5♥
Raises to $1600 Calls $800
60% 40%
Dennis has "Motown" (Jack(s) 'n' Five) and Bobby has a "San Francisco Waiter" (Queen with a "trey")
FLOP: 2♦ 10♦ 7♠
75% 25%
Bets $800
Calls $800
TURN: A♥
86% 14%
CHECK
CHECK
RIVER: Q♠
COMMUNITY: A♥ Q♠ 10♦ 7♠ 2♦
NUTS! DEAD!
Bets $1000
Raises to $5000 FOLD
WIN $10,800

Blinds are now $500 (SB) and $1000 (BB).
Dennis (D) (SB) Bobby (BB)
9♦ 8♠ 4♣ 3♥
Calls $500 CHECK
66% 34%
FLOP: 2♥ A♦ A♠
61% 39%
Bobby has a wheel draw...
Bets $5000
...plays it to the hilt...
FOLD
...gets Dennis to fold the better hand...
WIN $7000
...and takes the chip lead...for now.



Bobby (D) (SB) Dennis (BB)
A♠ 7♣ Q♥ 6♥
Raises to $4000 Calls $3000
59% 41%
FLOP: 10♣ 10♦ 2♠
77% 23%
CHECK
Bets $5000 Calls $5000
TURN: Q♦
Ouch! Dennis out-turned Bobby...but an Ace can STILL win it for Bobby.
7% 93%
ALL-IN
$4200
Calls $4200
RIVER: J♣
DEAD! NUTS!
10♣ 10♦ A♠ Q♦ J♣ 10♣ 10♦ Q♥ Q♦ J♣
WIN $26,400





CURRENT CHIP COUNT
Dennis Rodman $25,400
Bobby Cannavale $24,600
Can't GET much closer than THAT!



Dennis (D) (SB) Bobby (BB)
Q♥ J♦ 7♠ 7♣
Raises to $2000 Raises to $7000
Calls $5000
48% 52%
FLOP: Q♦ 10♥ 3♦
Dennis out-flopped Bobby there.
91% 9%
Bets $4000
Calls $4000
TURN: 4♣
96% 4%
CHECK
CHECK
Looks like Dennis is slow-playing Bobby...
RIVER: 10♣
COMMUNITY: 10♥ 10♣ Q♦ 4♣ 3♦
NUTS! DEAD!
Bets $5000
Calls $5000
Q♥ Q♦ 10♥ 10♣  J♦ 10♥ 10♣ 7♠ 7♣ Q♦
WIN $32,000



Hand 31

Bobby (D) (SB) Dennis (BB)
J♣ 8♣ J♥ 5♦
Raises to $3000 Calls $2000
69% 31%
There's a 19% chance of a tie...
FLOP: 5♠ 7♣ J♦
Make that about 7%; Dennis' two pair makes up for it.
68% 32%
Bets $4000
ALL-IN
$5100
Calls $1100
TURN: 7♦
CHECK
Now it's a 52% chance pf a tie. Bobby needs an 8 to make a better two pair than Dennis' Jacks and 7s. Otherwise...
RIVER: 7♠
TIE! TIE!
Both have the SAME HAND: full house, 7s full of Jacks. Therefore, the pot is split.
7♣ 7♦ 7♠ J♣ J♦ 7♣ 7♦ 7♠ J♥ J♦
WIN $8100 WIN $8100

Blinds are now $1000 (SB) and $2000 (BB).
Bobby (D) (SB) Dennis (BB)
K♣ 7♥ 7♠ 2♣
ALL-IN
$4100
Calls $2100
Under NORMAL circumstances, you should NEVER bet with a 7-2 offsuit. But, it costs so little of Dennis' stack that it's good "pot odds".
76% 24%
FLOP: 8♣ A♣ 5♥
84% 16%
Even better...
TURN: 2♥
7% 93%
OUCH! What a bad beat! Bobby needs a King or this game is over!
RIVER: A♠
DEAD! NUTS!
A♣ A♠ 7♥ K♣ 8♣ A♣ A♠ 2♣  2♥ 5♥
OUT - 2nd Place TOURNAMENT WINNER!
Dennis has won this tournament, even though he started with the WORST...HAND...EVER!


Bobby's charity, Manhattan Country School, gets $5000... but Dennis Rodman shows that he can play cards the same way he finds "Moles": very, very well! He gets the "illustrious" silver chip that signifies a Final Table participant and woll try for $100,000 for the MS Society later in the year!