Fellow Englishmen Tony Kendall and James Dempsey are having some fun with one another over on Table 430. And with your humble reporter, too.
Just now came a hand in which Dempsey limped from the cutoff, then Kendall raised the pot from the big blind for 19,000. The action back on Dempsey, he hemmed and hawed a little before calling the raise, and Kendall pushed the rest of his chips — about 34,000 — in the middle before the dealer spread the flop.
Those first three community cards came , prompting some laughter from Dempsey. "Now how'd you get that flop?" he said, then after tanking for a minute decided to let his hand go.
"Are you taking notes?" asked Kendall of your reporter. He then turned over two of his cards — — for all to see before pulling in the chips.
"If you want the rest of the hand I can tell you," he said. "But not in front of the table."
"But we can read the update!" someone pointed out, and Kendall laughed, deciding it prudent then to keep the other two cards to himself.