Can You Beat the Odds on This "Rounders" Quiz?

By: Todd Betzold

Can You Beat the Odds on This "Rounders" Quiz?
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About This Quiz

Time flies by us, as seen with this quiz. We can hardly believe it has been over 20 years since the movie "Rounders" was released. That means it's been over 20 years since we have had Matt Damon and Edward Norton in our lives. Not only did "Rounders" introduce us to this underground world of high-stakes poker and the dangers that come with it, but it also introduced us to Mike McDermott and Worm!

There are so many moments in "Rounders" for a person to remember, which is what we are going to be testing you on today. We will be throwing quotes at you and questions about Worm's time in prison and the game he was playing in there, which made him pile up all that money he owed when he was released. Do you remember the name of the actor who played the Russian club owner that Mike loses all his savings to?

Get ready, as we will be asking you all those questions and many more during this "Rounders" quiz! With an ace up your sleeve, do you think you can get all the questions right? You'll soon find out, so good luck and make sure to end the quiz with a full house of knowledge!

In the movie, what is the primary game that is played?
High Chicago
Seven Card Stud
No-Limit Texas Hold 'em
The movie featured no-limit Texas Hold 'em as the game of choice. This is often called the "Cadillac of poker," as it takes strategy and skill to the highest level.
Low Chicago

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Where did Mike and Worm meet?
Dwight Englewood Preparatory Academy
They both went to Dwight Englewood Preparatory Academy, but were also the only two kids at the school who weren't wealthy, as Worm's dad was the groundskeeper and Mike's dad was the custodian. They would scam money off the kids and they even paid the basketball team to throw a game.
JFK School for Boys
New York University
Worked together at McDonald's

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What are the letters following Teddy's name?
LLC
FBI
CIA
KGB
KGB stands for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti in Russia and was the main security agency for the country until it broke up in 1991. Teddy was from Russia, so Mika gave him this nickname.

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At the beginning of the movie, Mike thinks Teddy KGB has a spade flush and goes all in. What does Teddy KGB actually have?
Two pair
Spade flush
Full House
Mike actually had a full house with nines over aces, so he thought he had that spade flush beat. Instead, Teddy KGB had a full house too, but aces over nines, and therefore won the pot.
Four of a kind

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Worm was in prison, but what did he do to get there?
Breaking and entering
Robbing a bank
Distributing fake credit cards
Worm was caught distributing fake credit cards. After he got out of jail, Mike joked that Worm needed to get a job or would have to go back to making the fake credit cards. Worm replied he was only distributing the cards, not making them.
Making counterfeit money

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Which casino was Mike thinking about during that first game while pretending to think about making a call on Teddy KGB?
Bellagio
Treasure Island
The Mirage
While he was trying to make himself look like he was thinking of calling with a full house, he was saying to himself, "I want him to think that I'm pondering a call but all I'm really thinking about is Vegas and the Mirage."
MGM Grand

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Where is one of the spots Mike hides his money?
Sock drawer
In the basement
In book called "Super System"
"Super System 2 Winning Strategies for Limit Hold 'em Cash Games and Tournament Tactics" is a book written by poker legend Doyle Brunson. Mike quotes this book throughout the movie.
In toilet

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In that first game, how much money did Mike put into the game?
$10,000
$15,000
$20,000
$30,000
Mike put $30,000 into a game of Texas Hold 'em. In the end, he wins this money back and some.

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After losing it all to Teddy KGB, Joey Knish offers what to Mike to help him out?
Part-time job driving a delivery truck
After losing it all to Teddy KGB, Mike vowed to never play poker again. Joey Knish, a mentor and fellow rounder, offered to give Mike some money to rebuild his bankroll, but Mike turned him down and instead took a part-time job with him.
Money to get back in the game again
A place to live
A plane ticket out of there

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Jo had enough of Mike and his gambling, so she left him. When this happened Mike was watching a World Series of Poker tournament on video of what two players?
Johnny Chan and Phil Hellmuth
Val Carpenter and Johnny Moss
T.J. Cloutier and Jim Bechtel
Johnny Chan and Erik Seidel
The video did show a hand between Johnny Chan and Erik Seidel. This was taken from the 1988 Word Series of Poker tournament, which Johnny won.

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Mike and Worm take part in a municipal workers' game in what town?
Manhattan
Queens
Binghamton
Mike and Worm head to Binghamton to take part in this municipal workers' game. It ends with them getting beat up pretty bad, as Worm was caught base-dealing.
Staten Island

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Before being released from prison, what game was Worm playing with the other prisoners?
Euchre
Poker
Hearts
Worm was playing Hearts with the other prisoners and winning all of their cigarettes in the process. However, Worm didn't smoke, so he would take them and then throw them away!
Spades

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How does Mike refer to $30,000?
30 grand
30 G's
Three stacks of high society
When Mike went into Teddy KGB's club, he asked for "three stacks of high society." As we found out, that was $30,000, which he would lose to Teddy.
Three blind mice

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After Mike's girlfriend leaves him, Mike and Worm go to which casino in Atlantic City?
Bally's
Harrah's
Taj Mahal
The plan was to roll up some tourists and make some money. However, they ended up playing with some rounders from New York City.
Tropicana

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Grama buys up all of Worm's debt, but who gave him the money to buy it?
Joey Knish
Teddy KGB
Mike did not know this information, as he vouched for Worm to Grama, which meant the debt was also placed on Mike. Knowing that Teddy KGB was a very dangerous man — especially when you owed him money — worried Mike even more.
Judge Marinacci
Abe Petrovsky

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Mike refers to his partnership with Worm as working together like who?
Larry Bird and Kevin McHale
John Stockton and Karl Malone
Walt Frazier and Earl Monroe
Matt Damon is a Boston native, so it must have killed him to use a New York Knicks reference and not a Celtics one. However, the film was based in NYC and they went with Walt "Clyde" Frazier and Earl "the Pearl" Monroe instead.
Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen

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To help promote the movie, Matt Damon and Edward Norton entered the actual World Series of Poker tournament in what year?
1997
1998
Both Damon and Norton entered the $10,000 buy-in WSOP tournament. They both ended up losing the game to former champion Doyle Brunson.
1999
2000

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Complete this quote from Mike: "If you can't spot the sucker in your first __________ at the table, you are the sucker."
Half-hour
This is one of the first lines of the movie, and is spoken while Mike is narrating. The scene shows Mike taking all of his money to go play a game ay Teddy KGB's place.
Hour
Two hours
Three hours

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While he is called Worm in the movie, what is Worm's real name?
Les Murphy
Although everyone called him Worm, his real name was Les Murphy. His real name is actually mentioned quite a few times during the movie.
Wes Malkovich
Edward Murphy
Joey Knish

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Who does Mike try and get a summer internship with?
Abe Petrovsky
Judge Marinacci
Mike is reading the players' cards at the "judges' game" and Judge Marinacci (Tom Aldredge) is impressed. Mike says, "Summer clerkship in your office says I know what you're holding." Marinacci replies, "I don't bet with jobs like that. Let's just say I'll put you at the top of the list if you're right."
Joey Knish
D.A. Shields

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How much money does Abe Petrovsky lend Mike?
$10,000
At the time, Mike and Worm owed KGB $15,000, so he asked Joey Knish for the money, but Joey said no. Mike then went to ask his law school professor Abe Petrovsky (Martin Landau) for the money, but he could only give him $10,000.
$15,000
$20,000
$30,000

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Worm plays a game against two Russians, Roman and Maurice, and wins how much from them?
$4,000
$6,000
$8,000
Worm won $8,000 from the two Russians. He started the game with $2,000 and cashed out with $10,000.
$10,000

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At the game with the cops, Worm is dealing and Mike folds his first hand, but what did he have?
Wired Aces
Three Kings
Worm is known to cheat, but Mike doesn't believe in cheating. So, when he gets dealt three kings in the first hand, he knows Worm cheated, and he folds.
Straight
Full House

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Where does Worm first run into Grama?
Poker room
Bar
Prison
Strip club
Grama ends up finding Worm at the strip club and beats him up. Grama is a money shark and Worm owes him money, so after beating him up, Grama takes all the money Worm has on him.

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In the final poker scene of the movie, Mike gets what hand against Teddy KGB?
Two Jacks
Two Queens
Two Kings
Teddy bets on this hand and Mike raises it. Mike wins and takes down the first pot.
Two Aces

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What's the name of the club where Petra works?
The Lucky Hand
Riverdale
The Chesterfield
Petra, played by Famke Janssen, worked at The Chesterfield and had an intimate relationship with Mike. However, she did allow Worm to play under Mike's credit at The Chesterfield and rack up $6,000 in debt.
Cloverfield

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Mike used the quote "It's immoral to let a sucker keep his money," but who said this?
James Bowie
Canada Bill Jones
Canada Bill Jones was known for being a master at three-hand monte. He was known to cheat while doing it and when asked if it was immoral to cheat, he replied, "it's immoral to let a sucker keep his money."
Amarillo Slim Preston
Viktor Blom

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While at the "Trust Fund Babies" mansion, Mike and Worm play what game?
Texas Hold 'Em
Hearts
Chicago
Chicago is a card game where the high spade in the hole wins half the pot. Worm is dealing the first hand and deals Mike the Ace of Spades.
Go Fish

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Who was originally supposed to play the part of Jo, Mike's girlfriend?
Tiffani Thiessen
Jessica Alba
Neve Campbell
Neve Campbell was up to play the role of Jo in "Rounders." However, she turned it down and instead, Gretchen Mol took over the role.
Alyssa Milano

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What kind of car does Mike's girlfriend drive?
Ford Mustang
Toyota Camry
Jeep
It seems insignificant, but it was a part of the movie, as Mike asked Jo to borrow it when he went to pick up Worm from prison.
Blazer

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Mike meets with his professor at a bar, but what is the professor drinking?
Vodka
Scotch
Gin
When Mike arrived at the bar, the professor offered to get him a drink and Mike asked what he was drinking, to which the professor said, "Gin. Always gin."
Whiskey

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In "Rounders," Mike sits down with Johnny Chan for a game. How much money did Mike start with?
$6,000
Mike was going up against one of the best in the World Series of Poker, yet only had $6,000 at the table. Joey Knish said he needed at least $50,000 or $60,000 to play the game right with Johnny.
$16,000
$26,000
$56,000

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Finish this quote from Worm: "In the poker game of life, women are the ______."
Rake
Worm made this analogy when Jo moved out of the apartment with Mike. In poker, the rake is the commission fee the poker room takes out for hosting the game.
Brush
Ante
Full House

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When Mike visited the judges' game, he told a story about a rounder who tried to sit in the judges' game before. What was that rounder's name?
Amarillo Slim
Crispy Lenetta
The judges did not seem to be fans of Crispy Lenetta, though. They came down on him hard and even got his restaurant closed down, which had been opened for years.
Canada Bill Jones
Worm

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In the final game of the movie, what hand did Mike have to beat Teddy KGB?
Three Aces
The "nut" straight
Mike pulled out the victory in the end. The famous line, "You're right, Teddy. The ace didn't help me. I flopped the nut straight."
Full house
Four Aces

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