A player under the gun at Table 440 raised, and the button called him. Michael Kamran, who covered both, shipped all in from the big blind. The original raiser tanked for about two minutes before calling off, and the other player folded immediately.
We observed the action starting with Robert Cheung check-calling the 15,000 bet of his opponent on the flop with the pot already at roughly 25,000. Cheung checked the turn and his opponent followed with an all in. Cheung called and he was not happy when the hands were tabled.
His opponent had the straight with outs to the flush and Cheung was drawing to a chop. As luck would have it, one of Cheung's outs came when the river was dealt, giving both players the same hand. Needless to say
the river put a little bounce in Cheung's step.
Darren Elias raised to 5,200 from late position and was countered with an all in from the player in the hijack seat. Elias called and the hands were tabled.
The race ended as quickly as it begun when the flop came to give Elias quads. There was nothing for his opponent to do at this point except wait out the turn and river, so the dealer could call "payout".
We found Elias Jaajaa and Chris Karambinis locking horns in a large pot after a flop of . Jaajaa had put in the most recent raise, to 44,500. Karambinis made the call. The turn was the , and Karambinis checked. Jaajaa moved all in, and he had Karambinis covered. Karambinis shook his head and rechecked his cards.
"I'll show you if you show me," Jaajaa said after rocking back and forth in his seat.
Karambinis finally folded, turning over and one at a time. Jaajaa held up the , showing his opponent that he'd made a good fold.