Event 1: Poker Player and Comedian

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 12: Blinds 800/1,600/200

Paul McCaffrey

After the player in seat 9 opened for 3,200 and seat 3 called on the button, Paul McCaffrey (Miami, FL) raised it up to 9,200 straight from the big blind.  After some thought, both opponents called.

The flop fell Kd6c2h and nobody liked it so they checked around.  The turn was the Th and Paul fired 10k.  Again both opponents flatted.  River was the Ts.  Paul took his time, then tossed in 25k.  Seat 9 called while seat 3 folded.

Paul rolled over QdTd for trip tens and seat 9 mucked.  After dragging that pot, Paul was up to about 310k and appears to be the chip leader.

When I asked if Paul played poker for a living,  he responded with a joke:

“Do you know the difference between a professional poker player and a large pizza pie?  A large pizza pie can feed a family of four.”