Brandon Cantu Says "Crying And Complaining Really Does Work In Poker"

Brandon Cantu Says "Crying And Complaining Really Does Work In Poker"Back in late September, Jonathan Aguiar and Brandon Cantu were playing heads-up in the final of the 2012 WSOP Europe Event €10,450 Mixed Max NLHE, when at 5am the match was postponed until after the two players completed their Main Event.
Two days later, both players had been eliminated on Day 1b of the tournament and so resumed their final only for for two-time bracelet winner Cantu to eventual finish second best holding pocket deuces to Aguiar’s A-K. Consequently, Jonathan Aguiar collected $336,661 and a winners bracelet for his victory, and Brandon Cantu $208,038 in prize money.
However, things didn’t end there as Cantu, 31, seemed unable to come to terms with his disappointing defeat and took to twitter venting his frustrations.
“I just can’t deal with this loss. I mean it took an act of GOD for me to lose this match. I must have done something wrong for this to happen. God I was f**ked, that bracelet should have an asterisk next to it.”
Eventually, Brandon Cantu managed to persuade/beg Aguiar to play in a rematch with the difference between their first and second finishing places on the line, equivalent to $130k. Nevertheless, many in the poker community resented Cantu’s complaints and failure to accept defeat.
The rematch then had all the hallmarks of a grudge match as Cantu refused to allow Aguiar to wear his headphones while playing, until an agreement was reached with Aguiar tweeting: “Compromise, I can only have ear in and must listen to all his whining with the other, game on.”
The match didn’t seem to get any more sporting, either, with Aguiar later noting: “Cantu brought his wife to clap and say good job when he wins a hand, isn’t that adorable?”
In the end Cantu won the bizarre affair, with the chips going all-in pre-flop holding pocket sixes to Aguiar’s pocket fives. Luckily for Aguiar, there was no bracelet on the line and he only had $18,000 of his own money invested in the re-match. Still, he might feel aggrieved to have gone through all the melodrama in the first place.
Brandon Cantu, on the other hand, had an all together different perspective on things, and tweeted: “This teaches me a lesson that crying and complaining really does work in poker..I feel so much better. I’m going to sleep great tonight.”

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