Matt Marafioti and two opponents saw the turn in a hand we recently caught. The player in the small blind checked the board, and Marafioti bet 6,800 from the cutoff. The button folded, and the small blind called. The river was another deuce, the , and the small blind took about a minute before checking. Marafioti cut a stack of yellow chips a few times before announcing a check.
"King-high," the small blind said, turning over for a missed straight draw. Marafioti's own missed draw was one better, as he had , and he took the pot with ace-high.
"If you bet the river, I was going all in," he said with a smile.
We caught the action as Florens Feenstra was calling the reraise from the player in the hijack. The pot was around 30,000 going to the flop. Feenstra's opponent went all in on the flop and Feenstra insta-called.
The turn and river were meaningless and came down , respectively. As a result, the player in the hijack was eliminated and Feenstra was stacking some more chips.
We didn't see the exact build-up, but in what a player at Table 441 termed a "strange hand," Mark Teltscher called off about 16,000 more to put a player all in before the flop. Our informant told us there had been a limp under the gun and then multiple raises before Teltscher called the last of his opponent's chips.
"I just know I'm beat," Teltscher, who was on the button said, as he slid the calling chips in.
"Alright, I have a chance," Teltscher said. As it turned out, it was a very good chance indeed, since another player said he folded ace-king. Sure enough, the board ran out .
The next hand, Teltscher eliminated another player when his held against .