"Where was the ace?" asked Anders Pedersen as he watched on as Alexandre Amiel stacked some chips that had previously belonged to him. Amiel had raised to 8,000 from under-the-gun and Pedersen defended from the big blind. On the flop Amiel c-bet 10,000 and Pedersen called. The turn checked through and the fell on the river. First to act Pedersen fired out a bet of 22,000 and Amile snap called. The Norwegian showed for the missed straight draw, whilst Amiel had for top pair, top kicker.
"He's been three-betting me and exploiting me all day," said Amiel pointing to Mikolaj Zawadzki who's to his direct left. "I had to get my chips back somehow." Amiel then turned to Zawadzki and said: "It's just a loan, I need them back so the money stays in France."
There then followed a conversation about the relative amount of tax the Norwegian, Frenchman and Pole have to pay on poker winnings.