$100,000 Challenge

Cates Throws Chips Across Table at Rossiter After Busting

donpeters • Level 4: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Jeff Rossiter

For the second time today, Daniel Cates ran pocket kings into pocket aces. This time, he was much more live than last time when he was all in against Steve O'Dwyer's quad aces on the flop, but that didn't stop Cates from expressing his frustration in a ridiculous manner.

After the money went in and Rossiter tabled the {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}, Cates yelled out, "Are you f***ing kidding me?!?!" before throwing his cards across the table in the direction of Rossiter.

Cates' hand was the {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}, and someone at the table pointed out to Cates that he could still win the hand with five community cards to come.

The flop, turn, and river ran out {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{5-Clubs} to give Rossiter the win, but then Cates exploded by grabbing a handful of chips and throwing them like a baseball player across the table at Rossiter. Some of the chips bounced on the table in front of Rossiter, one or two hit him in the chest, and a couple more stumbled onto the floor. After doing so, Cates just sat there, visibly steamed with what had occurred. Rossiter took it quite well, whereas many people might've freaked out in their own right after having chips hurled at them.

The tournament staff was quickly called, and the discussion began with what was to happen now that it wasn't fully clear that Rossiter had Cates covered. Eventually, it was ruled that Cates had less chips than Rossiter and he was eliminated.

Angrily, Cates stormed to the rail and it's left to be seen if he'll fire a third bullet into the event.

Player Chips Progress
Jeff Rossiter au
Jeff Rossiter
au 235,000 125,000
Daniel Cates us
Daniel Cates
us Busted

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