Poker Pro Kevin MacPhee Goes On Verbal Rampage After EPT San Remo Exit

US pro Kevin MacPhee may have made $2,028,520 playing poker over four short years, but the customary emotional discipline associated with top pros went out the window after he was eliminated from the EPT San Remo Final Table in 8th place for $91,370.
Back in 2010, Kevin MacPhee won the EPT Berlin for $1,434,514, and this week in Italy was aiming to be the EPT’s first double title holder, when UK pro and Hendon Mob member Barny Boatman put an end to his dream. 
In the hand in question, the table folded to MacPhee in the small blind, who then pushed his 6-5 and remaining 9BB stack into Boatman’s Qs-7s, who then made the call from the big blind. With the board running out K-3-3-2-J MacPhee was eliminated from the final table, before then turning to twitter to vent his frustration and anger directed at the man who knocked him out.
“I fold 30 hands straight down to 530k then shove 9 bbs in the sb and @barnyboatman calls off with Q7s?!? Is this guy f***ing retarded?”
After a whole host of respected members of the poker community questioned MacPhee’s character, the usually cool US pro then launched an assault on the EPT San Remo winner Andrey Pateychuk, calling him a retard, too, although he did later retract his comment calling him a “difficult opponent and a deserving champ!”
A classy Barny Boatman then dignified Kevin MacPhee with a response and explained how he reached his decision to call MacPhee at the time, stating:
“Hi @KevinMacPhee You gave me a strong tell you were weak, though i may have called anyway. Retarded? If you say so. But no hard feelings eh?”
As is often the case, after blowing off steam in the heat of the moment, a contrite Kevin MacPhee the next day was regretting his outburst and offered up the following apology to Boatman:
“Sorry for my outburst earlier… was steaming super hard 🙁 Apologies to @BarnyBoatman too… sorry mate!”
Boatman eventually finished 4th ($318,847) in the competition for his biggest score to date, and taking his live career earnings to around $2 million. The UK pro also feels that he has not had the luck he deserved in past tournament and replied to MacPhee:
“No worries @KevinMacPhee You are a great player and ran super bad at the end. I know how that feels (the run bad part.) Let’s have a beer.”
All’s well that ends well, then!

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