Character: at the Table and in Life.

Posted on by RTR Susannah

It was stated by Anthony Holden that, “whether he likes it or not, a man’s character is stripped at the poker table; if the other players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame. Unless he is both able and prepared to see himself as others do, flaws and all, he will be a loser in cards, as in life.”

This year’s Wynn Classic Championship saw plenty of players with poker skills and strong characters. However, as in most games of life, only one could walk away the winner. With a countless number of household poker names such as Justin Bonomo, Tony Korman and Erick Lindgren, the playing field was of some serious quality.

The final table found itself serving up the likes of Brandon Cantu, Jarred Jaffe, Odie Dardon and Thomas Marchese. In the end Jarred Jaffe took Cantu head-on but couldn’t quite seal the deal. Jaffe ended up going home with second place and a not so shabby pocketful of $246,477, while Cantu took first place and a win of $363,844.

Cantu has been out of the limelight for some time with this being his first major win since the World Series Poker Tour* last summer in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 event. So, according to Anthony Holden’s theory, Cantu evidently has what it takes to not only see through his opponents but also see himself as others do, because clearly he’s doing quite well inside and outside of the poker room.

* World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah’s License Company, LLC (“Harrah’s”). Harrah’s does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with RakeTheRake or its partners, products, services promotions or tournaments.

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