Shawn Cunix (Columbus, OH)
Interesting dynamic at Table 16. In between hands there's lots of laughs and jokes then during hands it's all serious business - you could hear a pin drop.
One of the personalities is Business tycoon Shawn Cunix who uses a soccer player decoration from his 11 year old son Sam's birthday cake as a card protector.
His son told him once, "Dad, you got a job...how do you ever expect to be good at poker?" From that point on Shawn took poker seriously and went on a pro winning streak that included $200,000 from Borgata. Shawn just wanted to prove to his son that he could do it, and he did.
"I normally play the $10,000 or $25,000 Events but I love it here so much at Borgata I always play these...It really is one of my favorite places anywhere to play" said Shawn.
While visiting, Blake Purvis (Montgomery, AL) doubled up thru Shawn for 4,000.
Blake had A-Q vs. Shawn's K-J.
Board ran: 7-2-A-5-10
Once the business part of the hand was over, Shawn went right back to having fun saying, "I can pee on a live spark plug right now".