As she had been doing for the last few hands, Elvira Popescu raised in late position to just over 10,000. Usually she simply collected the blinds, but this time she was called by the next player at the table, Ara Asatoorian, leaving her out of position if the blinds folded.
The blinds didn’t fold, however, and the four of them saw the flop.
The table checked around to Ara, who bet 15,000. This was enough to push out the blinds, but not Elvira. Now it was just the two of them. The turn was a .
Now that there were three diamonds on the board Elvira bet the turn, putting in a healthy 20,000. Ara called nonchalantly, and a came down on the river.
With four diamonds sparkling on the board, this time Elvira was more cautious, checking over to Ara.
This time he bet 54,000, and the fact that he had flatted the flop and bet both the turn and river didn’t seem to bother Elvira. She called. Perhaps she shouldn’t have.
Ara flipped over his nut flush , and Elvira mucked. Was she holding a in her hand? We will never know, as a couple of hands later she busted out.
That ‘s the way the game works – and losing 100,000 on a hand will typically help speed that process along.