The action was heating up at table 31, preflop, after Placide Sanon raised to 5,000. When Paul Trianosky raised to 17,000, Manfred Gunther muttered. “Every single time he raises.” He shook his head and when it was his turn to bet, Manfred mucked his cards.
When the dealer revealed the community cards , Paul pushed 25,000 chips into the pot. Placide took his time, studying Paul intently for some sign of weakness. But Paul appeared stone cold, and Placide eventually tossed his cards back to the dealer before his opponent raked in the pot.