Joshua Brueckner has an unusually large amount of pink chips in front of him, piled three levels high. At the moment they are the lowest denomination chip, worth only 500, and usually they have disappeared at this point, chipped up at a previous break. But one can sometimes accidentally come into possession of a plethora of pink under the right circumstances.
Either way, his tower of pink chips were put to good use in the last hand, and it might have been the sheer size of his pink pile that gave him a psychological advantage, forcing his opponents to fold.
It began with a 9,000 raise from Joshua UTG+1. Only the blinds called, Jamie Baker and Catherine Graves.
The blinds checked the flop to Joshua who made it 14,000 to go, tossing in a couple of white chips worth 5,000 apiece. This time only Catherine wanted to see the turn. A dropped, and Catherine checked over to Joshua again.
This time Joshua carefully dismantled his tower of pink, putting a precious 22,000 of them on the line. After two minutes studying the board Catherine folded. It might have been the well-chosen bet sizes that did it.
Or it could have simply been the power of the pink.