In a display of good sportsmanship, Miguel Goncalo handed a chip to the player to his right. “This one belongs to you. It accidentally ended up in my stack.”
If there is such a thing as karma, it played out a couple of hands later when Jason Morin went all in, preflop. Miguel reached into his pocket, and pulled out a quarter. He flipped the coin in the air. It bounced on the table, landing tails-side up. “Okay, I call.”
When Miguel turned over a , he shook his head. “I never win with ace, king. It would have been better if I folded.”
When his opponent, Jason, revealed his hole cards, he was holding .
When the dealer revealed the community cards, he snapped a onto the board.
Jason stood up, congratulated Miguel, and before walking away, wished all of the players good luck.
Miguel breathed a sigh of relief. “I have not won with that hand since I was in grade one.”