Table 29 is a lively group. When I first started watching their play, Rotem Chen was discussing his playing philosophy with fellow player, Peter Asskandar. “If my stack gets too low I will start playing in a way that will either double me up, or send me home.”
Peter looked over at me. “I hope we’re not too boring a group.”
“No, I feel some excitement.”
The dealer glanced in my direction, and smiled. “You’re putting pressure on me.”
Two hands later, Rotem, and Garry Jansen limped in, preflop, before Yu Chen Chen raised to 2,900. Both Garry and Rotem called.
The flop came down , and all three players tapped the felt.
When the dealer revealed the turn, a , Rotem bet 4,000. Garry mucked before Yu Chen called.
After the river was revealed, a , both players checked.
Yu Chen showed . But Rotem’s hole cards were , and he won the hand with a pair of fives.
As I walked away from the table, the dealer apologized for not providing me with something more interesting to write about. Little did he know…