- 1+ 8- 2
This Is Your JobvRichie Furst: "You let me walk right into it, Ivan."
Ivan Block: "This is your job. You want a clear conscience, go start a charity. But if you want your own island and your boss says you gotta go out there and take a beating, you go out there, take it and come back to work and say, 'do you need me to do it again?'"
Upset after he was ambushed on the job, Richie sees an explanation from Ivan. Ivan however sees it as a choice. Richie can go do something more flowery or he can stay here and work for his take.
- 2+ 4- 1
Taking a Shot at a Real BusinessvRichie Furst: "Richie Furst"
Ivan Block: "Welcome aboard. This is the House. I never in a million years thought I'd have something like this."
Richie Furst: "Why the House?"
Ivan Block: "The house always wins, which is why we don't have to cheat people."
Richie Furst: "But the math is right. Am I missing something?"
Ivan Block: "No, no, you didn't miss anything. We missed something. I'm very grateful. I am nothing if not world class at showing my gratitude so your account has been credited with the amount that you lost."
Richie Furst: "I don't know what to say. Thank you"
Ivan Block: "Well listen. I put a little something extra in here for your troubles. That will get you through your masters. I think that ends our business here.Unless of course you feel like sticking around and taking a shot at a real business, guaranteed seven figures in the first 18 months, guaranteed eight figures in the first three years. What do you say? Is it Newark or you stick around here with me?"
Richie Furst: "What do you think?"
Upon meeting Ivan, the head of the online poker site, Richie is surprised at the kindness he receives. He got more than expected, plus an offer he can't refuse.
- 3+ 3- 1
Gamble for Tuition MoneyvCollege student: "Is your plan to gamble for your tuition money?"
Richie Furst: "It must be really nice to have your education paid for… I've been three-tabling… Statistically it's the right play… This is the one you wait for."
College student: "Maybe he was waiting for you."
Richie shows off with his classmates as he plays poker online for big bucks. He knows he's about to win big then he unexpectedly busts out. This leaves Richie broke, in debt and in a lot of trouble.
- 4+ 2- 0
Are You Doing Something Wrong?Ivan Block: "Just ask yourself, are you doing something wrong?"
Richie Furst: "Are we? Why is the FBI all over me?"
Ivan Block: "He's jealous. He sees what you have. He sees what you're gonna have and he's plugging away for chump change."
After his scare with the FBI, Richie confronts Ivan about what they are really doing. Ivan brushes it off as nothing, calling the FBI agent jealous.
- 5+ 1- 0
I Was InvRichie Furst: "I was in. He gave me the run of the place, got a look at how the sausage is made, even let me bring in my own people. He needed some Princeton math so I gave it to him. $30 billion and I was there to make sure we got our piece."
Richie gives an overview of his new lifestyle. He has the brains to bring in the big bucks and his opportunities for success have never been bigger.
- 6+ 1- 0
Any Idea How Crazy This IsCollege student: "You're about to jet off to a country you've never been to with a language you do not speak."
Richie Furst: "Do you have any idea how crazy this is?"
Richie's friend tries to talk him out of flying to Costa Rica to confront the head of his poker website about the inconsistencies but Richie isn't trying to hear it. Despite being out if his element there, Richie needs to pursue this.
- 7+ 0- 0
Your Dad Was a DeadbeatvIvan Block: "If I wasn't your friend, I'd say your dad was a deadbeat. You owe money like that you get a reputation. That's how I knew how to find him. Now hopefully we can get him some help, we can get you some help too. Here's the thing, Richie. Your dad owes $187,000 so this is what I did. I bought the debt. I own the paper on your father. The only person who can do anything to him now is me."
Ivan puts Richie in a vert difficult position. Richie wants to leave Ivan but having his father on Ivan's list makes this nearly impossible.
- 8+ 0- 0
I Was CheatedTech Guy: "Look how far outside the normal win rates the guys who beat you are."
Richie Furst: "I was cheated."
Upon examining the win rates, Richie and a friend notice a glaring spike in his opponent's records. It wasn't that Richie lost, he was cheated.
- 9+ 0- 0
Agent ZbyskoAgent Zbysko: "Call me Agent Zbysko."
Richie Furst: "What, the FBI's into the kidnap business now?"
Agent Zbysko: "You work for me."
Richie Furst: "What are you talking about?"
Agent Zbysko: "Bribing an official, racketeering, you have no idea what you've gotten yourself into."
All is going well for Richie, that is until he's kidnapped by someone claiming to work for the FBI and forced to work for the other side, or else.
- 10+ 0- 0
You Have a Real GiftUniversity Dean: "You have a real gift. I want you to make this place proud but gambling is forbidden on campus."
Richie Furst: "I owe $60,000 tuition due next week and that's if I don't eat."
University Dean: "Change your tune or you won't have a school to pay for."
Richie is not just in a tight spot financially, owing $60,000 in tuition to Princeton, but his university dean is aware of his gambling too. There is one out, making money for the dean. Though it's not the best situation, it's all he has right now.