On a board of , Charlie Carrel had moved all in for 18,300, which was more than the size of the pot. Behind him, Sebastian Veghinas thought for a bit, then moved all in for a whopping 54,800.
It brought the action to the third player in the hand, Sirfan Hissou, who appeared to have a huge hand for the situation. He shook his hand, removed his sunglasses, stared intensely at Veghinas, then tried to chat him up to get a read.
"I beat aces," he says to Veghinas.
The dealer quickly informed no talking of any kind was allowed, as it was a multi-way pot. Veghinas, not the one to back down from a verbal war, and Hissou remained silent for the remainder of the hand. The German counted out the calling chips, thought for a while longer, then folded face-up with a pained expression on his face.
"Whoa, I want that one!", Carrel laughed, as he tried to reach for the mucked hand.
Silently, Hissou witnessed how the dealer burned and turned the , followed by the river, which would've kept his hand in front on showdown. As it was, Veghinas now raked in the pot and Carrel was eliminated.
"I'm winning this tournament. Write that down," Veghinas confidently remarked afterwards.