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The Try Guys play against Maria Ho as YouTube Poker Episode Goes Viral

Tags: Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, Maria Ho, Ned Fulmer, The Try Guys, Zach Kornfeld.
Posted on 27 February 2020 by "T".

The YouTube video has gotten around 3 million views already, in just 5 days.

The latest YouTube episode of The Try Guys was posted just this weekend, February 22, 2020, and in just a couple of days, it has reached over 3 million views already! What's the subject? Our beloved poker game of course!

The Try Guys put their A-game hats on in a 4 versus 1 poker challenge against professional player Maria Ho.

The (almost) 3 million views means that this video episode entered YouTube's top 50 trending videos over the weekend. This has indeed put poker in the limelight of today's social media generation.

Ho emphasizes Poker Requires Skill
The 23-minute video was posted Saturday, February 22nd, featuring the four Try Guys who learn the basics of poker from Maria Ho. Aside from mentoring the quartet, the 2018 Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHoF) inductee put the guys and herself to the test, by playing actual poker.

Throughout the challenge, The Try Guys were taught the basics of poker as they injected their cheeky sense of humor, just like what they always do when they make their videos.

Before the match, Ho shared some useful tips on how to play. Aside from the standard "play tight" advice, she gave insights into the ways poker pros think about the game. One of the main tips was how significant math is in poker. She also acknowledged the element of luck that every player has to accept when they play, but she also made it a point that poker is a game of skill and calculated risks.

Celebrities highlighting the game of poker is nothing new. Earlier this year, Ellen Degeneres was given poker lessons by WPT host Vince Van Patten. While that gained notable views, the Try Guys on the other hand have a different reach than other poker-playing celebs.

The Try Guys promote Poker

The Try Guys is an American online comedy documentary series on YouTube, based on the 2014 original Try Guys Funny Comedy, comprising of filmmakers Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang. The four created The Try Guys while working for BuzzFeed and eventually left the company in 2018 to create their own called 2nd Try LLC.

The gist of The Try Guys show is simple - four guys try a specific profession or craze. In the past, the four friends have tried chess, rugby, UFC fighting, eSports gaming, and even tried The American Ninja Warrior.

Their latest "try" has put poker on the spotlight, and the video has garnered over 2 million views in just two days, and now reaching over 3 million - this just proves The Try Guys gave the game more exposure than most outlets could hope to achieve in a year.

The video is very entertaining too, as it dispels myths surrounding poker and it shows playing it can be both enjoyable and challenging. The Try Guys have truly done a positive service to the game.

Will she call their bluffs? Watch The Try Guys try to beat a world poker champion in the latest episode of, The Try Guys 4 vs. 1!



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9 comments on "The Try Guys play against Maria Ho as YouTube Poker Episode Goes Viral"

 dule-vu27/02/2020 13:28:45 GMT
I dont know anything about this guys and never heard anything about them (maybe its my mistake),so cant comment much about their work!now dont have time to watch this video of more then 23 minutes,its too long,but later maybe I will!so as I see from this news,they make videos about different sports on funny way?
 CALICUL27/02/2020 23:18:45 GMT
4 regular people can beat a professional poker player, but not so easy. Every gambler reaches in a point when he loses and this thing is very normal. The winning percentage for the 4 is less than 50% but chances is good for they.
 antonis32128/02/2020 05:39:18 GMT
This video promotes poker to a wider audience , and Maria does a great job explaining the
basics of NLH and giving an example of how to play .
Maria HO is so awesome and capable poker player , I still believe it despite this troll's Doug Polks video ( Big Smile) about her not shoving preflop her 10s oop but just calling , after that the bad fold of a a set of 10s on the 7h10hJh flop in a tournament after an opponents shove with AhKc being afraid for her tournament life , lol , Big Smile This Doug troll , lol Big Smile
Also a great commentator , host or presenter in poker games or shows . I really like watching her everytime , she is also very beautiful and sexy , good qualifications to mislead and misorganise the game of a fish like me at the tables , lol , Big Smile

 dule-vu29/02/2020 10:45:52 GMT
still didnt have time to watch whole video,but what I see from first minutes,she talks about her poker life,how to play poker,whats most important when you start playing and so on!so they want to show people different sport on funny way or they do something more in this videos?
 CALICUL02/03/2020 09:42:00 GMT
These 4 players i think they read a scenario, because their words fit a lot, in dialogue with Maria Ho. Neither of them has emotions but plays theater. I've seen this kind of video many times before, under different circumstances not only poker. It's a good idea to advertise.
 maragatero08/03/2020 23:55:53 GMT
Who are this try guys? If they only show your actions in you tube without translation, I couldn´t understand anything. I write and read, as you know, with very difficult. But the listening of english languaje is banned for me. But I saw all the films of poker that are appear with translate to spanish. I saw it many times!
 CALICUL09/03/2020 01:13:58 GMT
They are people who try different professions or something crazy. In this poker game they tried to beat a professional player. They took some small lessons before playing and the result can be seen in the video. Sometimes these things are useful to learn.

 crankmuppet09/03/2020 14:51:02 GMT
I hadn't heard of the Try Guys before but am a Mario Ho fan so decided to watch it.

Basic beginner's advice and I didn't find the "guys" to be at all entertaining.

I won't be trying them again and I'd like my 24 minutes back.
 CALICUL10/03/2020 01:44:57 GMT
It seems to me that these guys also play in the theater to do well, in front of their fans, but this thing is not important for me, or others who think the same. What they do there i don't really know because i can't follow movies of this kind. I only look a little and I'm bored.

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