Arnaud Mattern Eliminated by Gavin Smith
Level 8: 500-1,000, 100 ante
A player in middle position opens for a raise, Nancy Todd Tyner calls from the cutoff, Gavin Smith calls out of the small blind, and Arnaud Mattern calls out of the big blind.
The flop comes down T42 and Smith checks. Mattern bets 8,000 and the initial raiser calls. Tyner folds and Smith check-raises to 37,000 total.
Mattern moves all-in for around 50,000, prompting a fold from the initial raiser and a call from Smith. Mattern shows AT for top pair and the nut flush draw and Smith shows KJ for a smaller flush draw.
The turn brings the 7 and the K on the river gives Smith the bigger pair and knocks Mattern out of the tournament.
After the hand, Smith's tablemates are giving him a hard time about bad beating Mattern out of the event.
Smith defends himself, saying, "It's hard to imagine I'm in that bad of shape."
Smith also notices a pattern in his Tweeting today, which he shares with the table:
"Earlier today I Tweeted that I bad beat Matt Stout to double up. At the end of the last level I Tweeted that I bad beat Scott Seiver to get to 137,000. Now I can say I bad beat Arnaud Mattern too."
The table laughs and someone suggests Smith might feel bad about busting players out in such brutal fashion.
"He's Stars, I don't care," Smith jokes. "Right, Steve?" Smith then turns to tablemate and fellow Full Tilt Pro Steve Zolotow.
"That's right," Zolotow responds with a smile. "They are the enemy, aren't they? We have to destroy them."
Gavin Smith - 200,000
Arnaud Mattern - eliminated
Arnaud Mattern, Gavin Smith, Steve Zolotow, Featured Blog, Tournaments, Bellagio, Festa al Lago, Season IX
04:22 PM, 10/16/10