Originally Posted by ThunderPT
He wasn't celebrating like he played the hand perfectly, he was celebrating like someone who was practically out of the main event in the final 3 tables and suddenly became the chip leader. That's a pretty big deal, it's final stages of the biggest poker event of the year, it's life changing money, I'd celebrate too! I'd have to already be a big name in poker and very rich to not celebrate there. Everybody feels bad for Cheong and I do too, but put yourselves in Candio's place, if you don't celebrate there, you have no emotions.
Man, i'm watching this again and i just cannot stand that *****. Isn't there Hevad Khan rule? I thought they banned excessive celebration. It's not about not having any emotions. This guy is just horrible. Nothing else. When I saw Hevad Khan celebrating bad beat, it was QQ>AA pre-flop all-in. It's a bad beat alright but at least it's understandable. Would you or anybody have folded QQ pre-flop?
some bad beats are understandable, such as AA<KK, or overpair vs set where overpair sucks out with higher set, flush draw vs set, etc. I can tolerate those kind of bad beat celebration because their plays are somewhat logical and just unfortunate luck where it's their fate.
But this hand was just plain horrible. he CALLED with pair of 5s. wasn't even a shove. Just looks like a douchebag monkey when he runs around.