I've won and lost many prop bets over the years. Huck Sed and I used to practice hopping, running backwards, rolling on the floor, and other things where we would time ourselves in case the right bet arose. When I was still a good athlete (I was a wrestler among other things), as we were walking to our cars after a poker game, I once bet I could get on a garage roof in 10 seconds without a ladder. It took me 2 seconds.
Originally Posted by Nacho
A friend of mine (Lee Salem) used to bring girls to the casino and give them money to play in a small game. This one nice girl had never played before and Lee sat behind her and tutored her after each hand. On one hand, she had 8h7h and flopped a flush draw. She called all the way including a bet on the river with her eight high after she missed her flush. Lee said, "Honey, why did you call?" She whispered in his ear, "I was bluffing."
Yes, Phil has criticized me when I beat him, including the first time we ever played together. I was a cash game player and I heard he had won a big tournament. (It was just after he had won the main event of the WSOP, but tournament poker wasn't big like it is now and winning cash game players played at a much higher level than typical tournament players.) I had fired three barrels at him and then showed him 23o after he showed me he folded top pair. He said, "Buddy, thanks for that information. You showing me your cards is going to help me bust you." Bobby Hoff said "Phil, you better be quiet. You aren't in his league." It ended up being a very profitable session for me. However, in recent years Phil has held over me at Chinese poker so I guess he's gotten his revenge.