Kurt Fraser was one of the many super short stacks sweating the cash bubble a short while ago, and in fact in the first hand after they'd made the money, he had but 3,000 left after having to post the big blind.
That hand saw Omar Sider raise from middle position and Fraser call the raise without even looking at his cards, chomping on a banana as he did.
Sider showed , then Fraser turned over his hand — — and the table laughed.
The flop rolled out to pair Fraser, but he was still drawing thin. "Diamonds no good," he said, pointing out how Sider had his flush draw covered.
Then came the turn — the ! — and everyone laughed as Fraser had the lead. The river was the , and Fraser sat back down with 20,500.
"Banana man with the nine-four offsuit!" said Fraser with a grin.
Soon, though, he'd get his stack in again with against Mark Redding's , and when the board ran out , Fraser was eliminated.
"I'm glad you made the money," said Redding to Fraser when shaking his hand. "Me, too!" said Fraser, who then jokingly left the banana peel with Redding for good luck.