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The William Kassouf Penalty and Controversy Explained

William Kassouf has made poker headlines recently with his WSOP antics. His quick and aggressive verbal demeanor at the poker table has the community divided. Is his table talk part of the game or is he taking it too far?

The first controversial hand happened when Kassouf made a bit river bet against Stacy Matuson. He then started his table talk which bordered on abuse. The WSOP tournament directors stood watch very closely, and ultimately decided to award him a penalty.

After the hand, Kassouf claimed that his table talk was simply ‘speech play’ and not worthy of a penalty. Check out the full video below to watch the full incident unfold.

The most recent Kassouf incident occurred deep in the 2016 WSOP main event which recently aired on TV. Kassouf ran his pocket kings into Griffin Benger’s pocked aces. During the hand, Kassouf constantly berated Benger to a point where Benger had enough.

Watch the full video below to see how the action and drama unfolded.

One of Kassouf’s most well known quotes is:

“I keep telling people they have one out; the door”

William Kassouf’s Poker Results

Kassouf isn’t a big-time pro, but has a solid track record in poker tournaments. He has cashes equating to almost $800,000. His biggest cashes include:

– $338k in the 2016 WSOP main event (17th)
– $133k in the 2009 PaddyPower Irish Open (6th)
– $39k in a the 2016 September Deepstack tournament in Nottingham, England (2nd)

William Kassouf’s Net Worth

Given Kassouf has caused waves and is a well known name, the question about his net worth is regularly asked. Given his big score in the 2016 WSOP main event, Kassouf’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

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