Actor and comedian Kevin Hart woke up in his very own Scary Movie as he busted on Day 1a of the PokerStars Championships Bahamas Main Event.
Despite proving he can Think Like a Man, his Exit Strategy proved that while Hart could Get Hard in a tough-guy sense at the poker table, no amount of Central Intelligence could prevent his day ending.
First, Hart was short-stack at around 9,500 when he tussled with Jacek Lopuszynski. A pot of 6,000 saw Hart bet 2,400 on the river of a board showing .
"Are you getting my poker face?"
Maybe he was but the bet was called by Allen Farris, who had . Hart mucked, stating the result of the hand was "racism at its best"!
The next hand he played saw Hart limp but then fold to two raises pre-flop, squinting at the cards from behind shades, announcing to the table: "I can't see shit in these glasses!"
A new player sat down at the table. "Welcome to hell, sir." said Hart.
Finally, with Hart down to just 4,500 chips, all the lines were coming out to stave off his demise.
"My poker is like the felt, it's smooth...but if you push it back in the other direction, it gets rough."
Hart moved all-in, getting two callers in Aslan Tchechoev from Russia and former nemesis Jacek Lopuszynski.
The flop came and Lopuszynski's bet of 3,500 was called by Tcechoev.
"Oh, shit!" announced Hart. The turn of was checked by both active players in the hand, but the river saw Tcechoev lead for 10,000 and get a fold. Hart paused, waiting for the news.
Tcechoev turned over . Hart jumped out of his seat, at exactly the same moment that a new entrant to Day 1a in the form of Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu passed him on the way to taking his seat.
Hart turned over , and his chips were moved over to Tcechoev.
"This is all your fault, Daniel!" yelled Hart, startling the jovial Canadian. "These guys watched me, I saw you and twitched and they called. I'm out!"
"Hey man, way to take responsibilities for your actions!" quipped Negreanu. Hart promised to return to defeat his table mates, most of whom were laughing.
"Tell them that I went down swinging!" Hart declared. The film star and sell-out stand up comedian may be out, but he is never down!