Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

The Tao of Freddy

Shamus • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Freddy Deeb

Jon "Apestyles" Van Fleet has been eliminated, getting the last of his chips in following a {6-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} flop while holding {J-Hearts}{J-Spades} and running into Freddy Deeb's {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}. The turn was the {5-Hearts} and river the {2-Diamonds}, and Van Fleet is out.

"You run good," said Deeb's neighbor. "I always run good," he replied. Someone from across the table said something about getting lucky, and Deeb had a response to that as well.

"I mean, look," he said. "We're all trying to get lucky. Look at all of these people," he waved to the packed Amazon room. Then, after a moment, another thought occurred to the two-time WSOP bracelet winner. "We're all lucky to be here in the first place," he said. "It doesn't matter how far we go." The table agreed.

Be it by luck or other means, Deeb has had a most fortunate day thus far. He's sitting at 280,000 now.

Tagovi: Freddy DeebJon Van Fleet