EVENT 5: “I Had a Blast”

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Blinds 1,500/3,000/400 ante
100 players remaining/128k avg (43 bb)

Tommy Bates, Jennifer & Shawn Cunix
Tommy Bates, Calendar Girl Jennifer & Shawn Cunix

Sean Cunix (Columbus, OH) spent a lot of time playing Day 1 of this event, unfortunately his Day 2 doesn’t last long.

“I had a lot of fun,” says Cunix, who has $2.1 million in career tournament earnings, “I had a blast.”

Cunix started the Day with a top 15 stack (159k), but lost two big hands to Ricardo Rodriguez (Tampa, FL) who is up to 300k.

Rodriguez gets a double-up with JJ on a Ten-high flop with Cunix holding KT. The two tangle again with Cunix looking for a flush.

“I hit my flush, but he flopped quads,” laughs Cunix who quickly sits down in a $2/$5 cash game.

Cunix who has business ventures in Florida loves to play at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, but unfortunately won’t be here for the Championship Event (Dec 18-21).

“My daughter has an ice skating competition I don’t want to miss,” he says, “Family comes first.”

As for Rodriguez, he has a healthy stack after his pocket 6s flop quads to knockout Cunix.

Ricardo Rodriguez
Quads for R-Rod