Le Chiffre boat poker scene:
Le Chiffre correctly (apparently) guesses that his opponent has a straight draw, which means he has a 20%~ of making his hand on the river. Wouldn't Le Chiffre want him to call the allin bet since he's an 80% favorite? That makes his comment about having two pair just pointless showing off that probably cost him money.
(edit: unless of course le Chiffre was bluffing. I'm actually pretty embarrassed that I just realized that people sometimes lie about their hands )
Bahamas poker scene:
Overall pretty good, no real complaints. The stakes don't get high enough to warrant betting an Aston Martin in more than a handful of places (this is the biggest game in Vegas, for example) but it's not that big a deal when compared to the rest of the poker scenes.
Bond claiming to find Le Chiffre's "tell" (also when Bond tells Vesper everyone has a tell). This is the most common fallacy of film/TV when it comes to poker. The fact is, 'tells' are a very, very small part of poker. And the idea that someone as allegedly good as Le Chiffre would have one as obvious as a twitch whenever he bluffs is almost comical.
Le Chiffre's comment "you must of thought I was bluffing". the board was JKAJK. Bond has AK giving him KKKAA, while Le Chiffre has JJ, giving him JJJJA. I don't think anyone in the world would blame Bond for calling. Also, Le Chiffre slowrolled Bond. This made me hate him more than trying to blow up the airliner, because it's one of the biggest dick moves in poker. So that fits his character, actually.
The last hand. Jesus. Bond might as well have played baccarat, because this hand was pure luck. To refresh your memory, one player had a flush, two has full houses, and Bond has a straight flush. So yeah, he basically just won the lottery with that hand. Congratulations Bond, you lucky bastard. It would have been a lot better if he had defeated Le Chiffre heads up through better play than juts getting obscenely lucky.
For the record, I love CR. Those scenes as just a little LOL-worthy for anyone who is seriously into poker.
Edited by Sark2.0, 04 January 2010 - 06:39 PM.