Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Grey River Shove Less Than Sweet for Mintz

Shamus • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Tom Grey opened with a raise to 80,000 from middle position and it folded around to Ben Mintz in the big blind who reraised to 215,000. Grey called, and the flop came {9-Clubs}{J-Spades}{10-Hearts}. Both checked. The turn brought the {5-Spades}. This time Mintz led for 240,000, and Grey called.

The river brought the {4-Spades} and a bet of 525,000 from Mintz. Grey quickly announced he was all in for the 1.705 million he had left, and Mintz immediately reacted by jumping back in his chair as if something had been swung in his direction. He then went into the tank.

The cameras hovered as he thought out loud. He slowly counted out his chips, noting "it's literally for everything but four chips" after he was done. Finally he folded, in response to which his rail cheered. "Let's go, Mintz! Good fold!" they said.

As the chips were sent Grey's way, Steve Brecher spoke up, complaining that hands were taking too long, ostensibly because of the delays to accommodate filming. "Let's go!" he said, and eventually -- though not as quickly as Brecher would like -- all was readied for the next hand to be dealt.

Grey sits with about 2.7 million now, while Mintz is at about 1.85 million.

Tagovi: Ben MintzThomas Grey