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Poker Player Prematurely Celebrates $1 Million Tournament In Awkward Fashion on Twitch Stream

Published: 9/Jun/2018 17:00 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Scott Mahoney

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The prospect of winning 1 million dollars would excite anyone, but professional poker player, Sang Liu, failed to hold back his excitement during an all-in hand that could have earned him the prize. 

Seemingly on the verge of victory, he expressed his joy as if no one else were watching him prance, dance, and woo about.

The June 7th Las Vegas $565 buy-in ‘Colossus’ tournament saw over 13,000 competitors try to take home the $1 million cash prize.

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Poker Central hosted the event on their official Twitch channel for fans to watch as the competition dwindled down to the final table. 

Sang Liu faced off against Roberly Felicio to see who would take home the first prize and close out the event with the win. 

Liu used his chip lead to force Felicio all-in and with Jack, Ten to a Jack, Eight the odds were heavily in Liu’s favor as the flop passed.

As the turn came, his odds of winning were 80%, and the following clip shows how things proceeded. 

The early celebration may have seemed like fast acting karma as Felicio would then go on to win the event.

Liu still walked away with $500,000 in prize money, so he might not be that upset. 

Fans can catch more high stakes poker on the same Twitch channel as World Series of Poker continues.

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Joe Rogan stunned by Matthew McConaughey’s insane weight loss story

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36

by Georgina Smith

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Joe Rogan was left shocked after hearing the crazy lengths that hugely popular American actor Matthew McConaughey’s went to to lose 50 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Joe Rogan has seen his fair share of top billed guests make his way into his podcast studios, both new and old. Some of his most well known guests include Elon Musk, Post Malone, and other famous faces across YouTube, business, Hollywood, and just about every conceivable entertainment sector.

He even recently set up a long anticipated episode with Kanye West, but their meeting was promptly cancelled along with several other episodes after one of the staff members revealed he needed to self-isolate.

However, fans of the podcast were treated to a huge celebrity from an entirely different industry in a prerecorded episode – actor Matthew McConaughey.

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The 2013 was an enormous success, largely thanks to Matthew McConaughey’s highly regarded performance.

Matthew McConaughey on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

Matthew has starred in films such as the Wolf of Wall Street, Contact, and of course 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club. He enacted AIDS patient Ron Woodroof’s heartbreaking story, and underwent an enormous physical transformation for the role.

As he shares with Joe Rogan, the actor lost over 50 pounds in the process of preparing for the challenging acting experience, dedicating himself to accurately portraying the story as true to life as possible.

“I weighed 135. And you know this, I was not torturing myself,” Matthew explained. “I was militant. The hardest part was making the damn choice. It was my responsibility.”

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With regard to the process of losing the weight, the actor said that he gave himself five months of a diet consisting of “tapioca pudding or whatever, three egg whites in the morning. Five ounces of fish couple vegetables for lunch, five ounces of fish couple vegetables for dinner.”

He said this is the diet that caused him to lose an insane 2.5 pounds a week, without any exercise. However, Joe was shocked to hear that Matthew was able to drink “as much wine as he wanted to drink,” joking “what kind of diet is this?”

“What I learned from it is that the body is more resilient than we give it credit for. The power I lost from the neck down equally or more sublimated to the neck up. My mental gain was so acute and so on point, that I was clinically smart.”

The incredible story was an insight into just how dedicated the beloved actor is to his roles, and certainly stunned Joe and the podcast viewers.