Phil Ivey was just moved over to an empty seat on Table 359, one that just happened to be situated in between Erick Lindgren (on his left) and Gus Hansen (on his right).
Recently a stud hand developed between Ivey's two neighbors and he watched from his seat in between. The pair had reached sixth street, with Hansen betting out while showing and Lindgren calling with .
"Ahh… what do I have to beat?" said Hansen after seeing Lindgren call him again in the hand. The seventh street cards were then dealt, and after looking his over for a few seconds Hansen checked and Lindgren checked behind.
Lindgren then tabled his down cards — for jacks and tens — and Hansen studied all seven of his for awhile before sliding them forward face down. The dealer was about to take them and he stopped her for a moment.
"Wait," said Hansen. "Is it high-low?" He looked at the placard indicating the game was high only, and with a grin Hansen said "damn" and at last gave up his cards.