We went over to the table where Garry "Beast Mode" Gates is sitting, and we saw a giant pot building up in the first hand. Gates started the action with a raise to 22,000, and Tri Huynh called in late position. Action folded to John Hines in the small blind, who made it 68,000 to go. Jonathan Pinx then went all in over the top for 143,000 total! Gates got a count, and then announced call. Huynh reluctantly folded, and Hines put in the chips to call the all in.
Going to the flop, Pinx was all in, while Gates and Hines were left to fight it out in the side pot. The flop came out , and Hines moved all in. Gates shrugged then quickly made the call. Everyone seemed to have a big pair, and when the cards were flipped, that was exactly the case.
Pinx had both players crushed, and was in great shape to triple up, while Gates was far in the lead for the side pot, which would be a profit for him on the hand. Huynh announced that he also folded a pair, pocket nines, making at least four pocket pairs in one hand! The turn brought the , eliminating any backdoor outs, and the river brought the . Pinx tripled up on the hand, while Hines was eliminated.