So said Jose Gomez as he walked over by the payout desk. He'd just been eliminated, in especially unfortunate fashion, but he was taking it in stride.
Gomez was all in for 289,000 with and up against the of Rodrick Kennedy. "Do you have me covered?" asked Kennedy as they waited for the community cards to come, and a quick comparison showed the stacks were close but Gomez was the one at risk.
The flop came , and Kennedy stood by his chair with a grin of acceptance on his face. The turn brought the and a flicker of hope, but Kennedy was still smiling as though he were ready to make an exit.
Then came the river… the . "Ohhhh," said the table, as though collectively reacting to a blow. Kennedy's shoulders immediately slumped. "Tough beat, man," he said to Gomez. "I'm sorry."
In fact, Kennedy looked more disappointed than Gomez, who wished the others a good game and accepted congratulations from his supporters, before taking that walk to the payout desk.