I arrived at the very tail end of the hand, Andrej Cintula already having moved in from the cutoff on the river of the 7d 2h Qs 9c Td board with a massive pot already amassed in the middle. Johannes Park was out of his seat, leaning over the table, fretting.
Eventually he called, and with a loud clap he announced that he’d won – his Qc Jc for just top pair beating Cintula’s Kd Ts for a pair of tens. “How can you call that,” sighed Cintula, but it was a purely rhetorical question as he was now busto. Park meanwhile is our new chip leader on well over a million, and continued to excitedly post-mortem the hand long after it was all over.