Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold'em

"Knock Out the Five Seat"

Don Zewin - eliminated.

When we arrived at the table, Don Zewin was all in, and three players had him at risk, including Daniel Idema and Ali Eslami. The flop came down {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, and Eslami bet when the action checked to him. Idema and the fourth player mucked, and the hands were opened.

Eslami: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Zewin: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

The turn and river came {3-Hearts}, {2-Hearts} respectively, and Zewin was eliminated. The dealer was getting pushed after the hand, and told the new dealer to, "Knock out the five seat."

Each table is equipped with a ChipTic tablet, so the dealer wanted his coworker to bust Zewin from the system. The problem is, Zewin occupied the four seat, while Vladimir Shchmelev, a late registrant, was sitting in the five seat. The entire table got a kick out of this minor mistake, except for Shchmelev, because he didn't quite understand what had happened.

Eslami proceeded to explain it to him, and Shchmelev pointed to himself, chuckled and said, "Me?"

"Da," Eslami returned - which is Russian for "yes."

That's when Shchmelev joined in on the laughter, and the new dealer correctly busted Zewin from the counts.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Ali Eslami us
Ali Eslami
us 11,000 2,525
Vladimir Shchmelev ru
Vladimir Shchmelev
ru 9,000
Don Zewin us
Don Zewin
us Ausgeschieden

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