At table 56 just now Julien Lemay had shoved preflop. With only 10 minutes left on the day, he needed more chips. He had only just over 200,000 on the board.
The other two players in the hand, Ben Goffman and Denis Theriault, had a decision to make. Ben tanked for a while, really thinking hard. So hard in fact that another player at the table, one with very few chips (and who wanted to see a few more hands) called time on him, and badgered him a little while he was thinking. Ben didn’t appreciate it, but in the end he decided to fold. It was probably a good thing.
Denis called and showed his . Julien had .
The board was dealt , and Julien celebrated silently, pumping his fist and glowing with his last-minute win. He may not be a chip leader going into tomorrow’s Day 2, but he’s certainly in a stronger place than he was 20 minutes ago. Well done!