Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

The Rio is Buzzing

• Nivel 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

For those of you that have not had the chance to witness the spectacle that is the World Series of Poker, it is important that you understand a little bit about the layout of the Amazon Room for this story. Today's Day 2 will be played mostly in the purple section, but had taken a piece of the Orange section as we began play. The orange section is traditionally used for the Rio's Daily Tournaments and one started at 2 p.m.

As we were reporting on a hand in the Orange section for this tournament, a man had just lost a large pot in the Daily tournament. As the man walked away, the other players tried to tell him that he still had chips left, more than 10 big blinds in fact, but the man wasn't listening. "I don't care," he told them as he left. They tried again to tell him that he had left his phone as well. "I don't care," he told them once more, barely within ear shot. And just like that, there was 1,000 in chips and a phone sitting on a table with no one to claim them.

A few minutes later, the gentleman must have realized the importance of a cellphone and came back, but it just proves that you never know what you're going to see when hanging out at the WSOP.