The day is rumbling on, which means the path to the door is becoming increasingly well trodden. Most recently, the Team PokerStars Pro Katja Thater was forced to pack up her headphones, deflate her pill-box hat and head out into the sunshine of Monte Carlo after tangling with the former Real Madrid footballer Poli Rincon.
It was a brutal pot that played out pre-flop before the damage was done on turn and river. Rincon raised to 600, a min-raise, from the cut-off and the button reraised to 1,500. Thater, lurking in the small blind, raised to 4,200 and Rincon bumped it up again to 8,800. The button moved all in, Thater moved all in, Rincon was all in too, and the cards were on their backs pre-flop.
The button had aces, Thater had kings and Rincon A♣ Q♣ . Thater was drawing pretty thin as it was, but when one club on the flop became two on the turn and three on the river, Rincon had back-doored the flush to crack the two premium hands and continue his enjoyable day in Monte Carlo.
As for Thater, she might* now be found beside the pool alongside the defending champion Glen Chorny, whose day next to another Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso is over. Chorny’s chair next to LadyMaverick is now occupied by someone who isn’t the Canadian EPT Grand Final champion, so we’re making the assumption that he won’t be going back to back.
Chorny and Gavin Griffin, another previous champion, are both on the rail.
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