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Kevin Hart wins €40K Pot, Returns €15K to Opponent out of Pity

Tags: Kevin Hart, Mila Monroe.
Posted on 18 January 2018 by "T".

It's being called one of the greatest hands in the history of poker, and the ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' star Kevin Hart is the main character in this awesome poker play.

Last week, Hart decided to choose Hollywood instead of the Bahamas to compete in the brand new PokerStars Championship Cash Challenge Series. In there, he played in what Daniel Negreanu described as "the greatest televised hand in the history of poker", and if you get to see it, for sure you'll agree it's one of the strangest things ever to happen in poker.

Mila Monroe has with her a weak hand of six high yet she tries to bluff Hart, actually a keen poker player, who has king high. Unfortunately for her, the bluff didn't work, as Hart called her bet after she goes all-in and he flips over his cards and declares he has a straight. However, there's a twist - Hart then realized he didn't have a straight and puts his hands to his head before it clicks that he has STILL actually won!

Fortunately for Monroe, the comedian actor then makes a truly Hart-felt gesture when he counted up his winnings and gave back to her 15,000 in chips.

When interviewed about the incident, Hart joked, "The greatest hand ever? It's the greatest hand ever because I was involved. You also got to see how nice of a guy I am but also how sharp I am. I knew what was going on the whole time. I'm very good at dissecting a poker hand. I knew she had the six so what looks like a reckless call, a very lose moment by me, is actually a well thought out move that only some can do. After doing it I actually felt bad that I played a high level of poker so I said I want you to stay around. So I gave her money - and the reason I gave her money back is so she could understand 'this guy is the real deal'. She has no choice because I let her live. I could have killed her off but I gave her life."

After that, Hart continued, "It actually showed how awful I am at the game. It was a fun moment and she's such a sweetheart the entire day that we played. Losing hard to something like that would have been tough. That's why I gave her money to get back into the game."



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10 comments for "Kevin Hart wins €40K Pot, Returns €15K to Opponent out of Pity"

 bowie198419/01/2018 23:33:09 GMT
Both of them had pretty $hitty starting hands, only Kevin's would have been good for a flush but thats pretty much it. I mean I get it, this kinda bluffing is pretty standard on tournaments like this, but this play is not something worth 2 follow.
 Calmplay20/01/2018 05:38:45 GMT
That's what you can do when you are very rich and you are one of the most hilarious actor in the world lol, I like Kevin a lot but not as a poker player and as mentioned above his play is not recommended to follow.

 doubletop77720/01/2018 08:26:07 GMT
It really was a crazy hand and you don't often see these sort of mistakes at such a high level. I do not know if i would given any of the money back, but kudos to him for doing so
 StheP20/01/2018 09:12:43 GMT
I atched this hand when it came out few days ago... what I think happend that Kevin wanted to give qualifier $ and thats why he called with K high, and than he is like "I missread my hand" anyway its nice gesture of him, congrats to him on doing this!!!!
 Mober20/01/2018 10:20:08 GMT
I just watched that video. A crazy one.
Did he actually misread his cards? Smile
But no matter what it was a nice gesture of him, giving that money.
There is no need to mention also, that from all the players on the table,
he was the most rich one Smile
 CALICUL20/01/2018 21:37:37 GMT
I do not know what the buy in had this game or this hand, but poker is poker. Bluffing is normal even if it was a very strange hand. Kevin hart is a comedian actor and does not give too much importance to poker, although he has learned a lot about this game, i think.
 Tony_MON7ANA21/01/2018 00:15:24 GMT
Kevin Hart is a very likable guy. Kevin showed the utmost respect for other players at the table. That kind of behavior will certainly help maintain good relationships with them. Mutual respect is a pattern of behavior often found in healthy social relationships.
 bowie198421/01/2018 23:42:59 GMT
Posted by Tony_MON7ANA:
Kevin Hart is a very likable guy. Kevin showed the utmost respect for other players at the table. That kind of behavior will certainly help maintain good relationships with them. Mutual respect is a pattern of behavior often found in healthy social relationships.

The guy has already a better 'poker' reputation than Ben Affleck or Toby Maguire for sure.
 Tony_MON7ANA22/01/2018 00:23:10 GMT
Yeah, Kevin Hart is probably not another smug, arrogant celebrity who thinks s/he could buy anything s/he wants. There aren't many genuinely caring individuals like him in the world we live in today.
 OnedOutAK24/01/2018 18:28:18 GMT
nice gesture is what i can say, they were having fun at that cash game, waiting for the next episode

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