As we hovered over table 64, we noticed two players raising and re-raising each other good naturedly, and so we looked a little closer.
David Beer, dubbed the Sicilian Orange by one of his tablemates Said Michailidis as an inside joke, started things off from early position with a raise to 16,000. Directly to his left, Habib Rachidi Alaoui re-raised him to 33,000.
Not to be outdone, the Orange re-raised again, this time to 108,000. Now we had a showdown!
The players joked back and forth a bit, but ultimately Habib didn’t want to mess around. Perhaps he had seen The Princess Bride and learned one of its most important lessons: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!
In the end Habib folded, and they all lived to play another day.