Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

A Gentleman's Game

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Earlier in evening a bit of commotion took place over at Richard Whitebrook's table, with floor staff called over to sort through an apparent dealer error.

According to Whitebrook, one opponent opened the pot for a raise, and with {A-}{q-} in the hole, he decided to apply some pressure with a three-bet. The other player was undeterred though, and he four-bet the action, causing Whitebrook to slow down and simply flat to see the flop.

After the dealer fanned the {a-}{j-}{4-} across the felt, Whitebrook saw his opponent fire out a c-bet, but after flopping top pair he wasn't going anywhere. Whitebrook raised enough to put his opponent all in, and with most of his chips in the pot already, the man was committed to calling with just {j-}{10-} for middle pair.

The turn card came {4-} to pair the board - something which escaped the notice of the dealer - and when the river brought a {10-} to the table, the pot was inexplicably pushed toward the man who had rivered two pair. It took a third player at the table to note that Whitebrook also held two pair by virtue of the second four on board, and after a bit of explanation to the floor staff, the "winner" of the pot graciously admitted that his hand had indeed been second best.

Handing his chips back to their rightful owner, the man stood and made his exit, but not before offering Whitebrook a sincere "nice hand" on his way to the rail.

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