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Josh Arieh Can Make Justin Young an Offer
Level 5: 300-600, 75 ante
The table featuring Daniel Negreanu, Justin Young, Josh Arieh, Steve O'Dwyer and others is one of the more talkative ones in the room. As the hands play out, the topics include everything from the $5,000 Arieh recently spent on Mega Millions lottery tickets to Young's beard.
Apropos of nothing, Arieh asks Young, "Hey Justin, what's the most you've ever been offered to shave your beard?"
Young pauses for a moment, that chuckles. "You know, believe it or not that isn't something I've been offered very often before." The table laughs, then Arieh explains himself.
"I've just never seen you without a beard, that I figured there was some reason that you keep it."
Young tells him that his wife really likes the beard and that is part of the reason he keeps it. Scott Seiver, who is seated one table over, has a different theory.
"It's actually part of his face, Josh," Seiver calls out. "It can't go away."
The conversation lulls for a moment, but then Young has a question for Arieh.
"How much were you going to offer?"
The table again laughs and Arieh explains that he wasn't trying to make a bet, he just igured there was some reason he's never seen Young without a beard.
Again, Seiver has to interject.
"Justin, you're supposed to say, 'There is nothing on Earth that would get me to shave this beard....but I'll listen to your offer."
01:43 PM, 05/20/12