PokerStars EPT Open Sochi

Event #2: €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Deepstack

The End of the Shirtless Massage

KaleGozer • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Van Tiep Nguyen

One of the perks of King's Casino is the ability to enjoy a fully shirtless massage at the table. Removing one's shirt isn't as frowned upon in these parts of the Czech Republic as it is in most places, and Ghassan Yared happily indulged himself into one of the pleasures offered to visitors of the small Eastern European municipality of Rozvadov.

However, his enjoyable endeavor got cut short after a clash with Van Tiep Nguyen. After Yared had three-bet to 12,000 on the button, Nguyen four-bet shoved and Yared went deep in the tank, perhaps considering the possible end of his visibly joyous non-stop rub as well.

After the clock got called on him, Yared eventually decided to splash in his remaining stack of around 45,000 total.

Ghassan Yared: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Van Tiep Nguyen: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}

Board: {4-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

The board was as decisive as they'd come and Yared was forced out of the tournament. Not to be denied, he quickly sat down at an open table nearby and continued his massage like nothing has happened. The floor, however, quickly stepped up and put an end to it, seemingly restricting these shirtless perks only to those still alive in the tournament.

Chip Counts
Van Tiep Nguyen cz 110,000 110,000
Ghassan Yared lb Busted

Tags: Ghassan YaredVan Tiep Nguyen