Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Lucky Charm Fails Pinx

Shamus • Level 23: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Jonathan Pinx opened by raising all in with his last 102,000 from late position and got a caller in Andrey Pateychuk from the small blind. Pinx held {9-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Pateychuk {A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}.

The flop came {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, and Pinx was still ahead. Meanwhile, the camera crew was being assembled around the table to capture the all-in confrontation. "Curtis… where's Curtis?" said Pinx, referring to one of the cameramen with whom Pinx has become familiar over the last couple of days.

Spotting Curtis positioned on the other side of the table, Pinx' mood brightened. "Curtis!" he said, then, addressing Pateychuk, "You're in trouble. 'Cos you can't win with my man Curtis behind you!"

The turn brought the {8-Hearts} and Pinx was still ahead. "You don't even need to deal the hand," he continued, further affirming Curtis' status as a good luck charm. Then came the river… the {9-Hearts}! "Owww," said Pinx, still grinning. "I hit trips on the river, too." Indeed he did, but Pateychuk's flush was best.

"Bye, Curtis," he said, addressing the camera, and Curtis waved goodbye with his free hand. "Bye everyone," added Pinx. "It was fun."

Pateychuk has hand a down-and-up start to Day 6, and now sits with a little over 1 million.

Tagovi: Andrey PateychukJonathan Pinx