We were attracted to the hand because of the crowds that were flocking around the table. The board had already revealed itself - - and there was 30,000 lying close by. Carlo Citrone was on his feet and Mario Puccini was seated with a stack of 90,000 chips just across the line in front of him.
"Every part of my body is telling me to call," said Citrone stood behind his remaining 30,000 chips.
Two of the players seated next to Citrone were in fits of laughter and eventually after ten minutes they called the clock. The Tournament Director was called and she asked the dealer if Citrone had received sufficient time to make his decision, which brought about ripples of laughter.
10...9...8...7...6...5...this will be pretty silly if I fold after all this...4...3...2...CALL!
It was the most dramatic moment of the day, but when Puccini turned over for the full-house it all went a bit flat! Citrone shook his hand and moved his hand into the muck so we will never know what was on Citrone's mind.