A player in early position (Player A) opened the pot to 2,500. Next door, Player B made the call, and Neil Channing came along from the hijack seat as well. In the cutoff seat, Team PokerStars Pro Nacho Barbero moved all in for a total of 22,800. Players A and B both made the calls, while Channing ducked out to let the big boys go at it.
The flop came down
, and there was a sidepot brewing between the two live players. Player A led out with a bet of 12,200 on the flop, and Player B came right along with the call. On the turn, the
drew a check from Player A this time. Player B took the opportunity to fire 27,000 at the pot, and Player A went deep into the tank. It was about five or seven minutes before moving all in for less than 40,000 total. Player A called the remainder quickly and it was time to see the cards.
"Show me ace-king with a club! Don't show me the two queens," Player A pleaded. Player B promptly tabled
, and Player A sheepishly tabled his
, drawing dead. Nacho Barbero was all in with
, and he too was drawing dead. The river was a meaningless
, and Player A stacked the pot worth about 135,000 chips, sending Barbero and the other player to the rail in the process.
We should probably find out Player B's name.