When I walked over to table 20, one of the players was sharing an amusing anecdote about a tournament he once played. By accident he had sat down, after a break, at the wrong table. He said that when he looked at his hand, he was holding ace, king. “I was just about to push, to go all in, when someone hurries up behind me and tells me I’m playing his stack.” The story-teller shook his head. “The funny thing is, his stack was way smaller than mine. He probably should have let me finish his hand.”
After hearing this tale I was sold on table 20, and decided to stick around and watch the action. After a couple of hands of little consequence, Gael Dauphinais, from an early position, raised to 5,000. But after both Xavier Cena and Gregory McGinnis went all in, Gael mucked.
Before the dealer revealed the community cards, Gregory laid down . Xavier’s hole cards were .
The flop came down . But when the turn card was revealed, , Gregory stood up. The river was a , and Xavier raked in his spoils.