Main Event

Mind What You Say

[user72235] • Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante

The last hand at Liv Boeree, Roberto Romanello and Ruper Elder's table involved some controversy between the player and the dealer. It all started with Gianluca Mattia raising pre-flop to 450 and then Matthew Keikoan re-raising to 1,325. The rest have folded and Mattia called.

The flop brought {2-Spades} {7-Spades} {5-Clubs} and Keikoan bet 1,500 to which Mattia answered with a call. The {8-Spades} on the turn was followed by a check-check and Keikoan tossed in one blue t5,000 chip announcing a bet. The dealer asked if it was a 2,500 bet, but Keikoan seemed too busy listening to whatever was coming out of his earphones and made no comment.

Mattia called putting in the exact amount of 2,500, while Keikoan expected a thousand more. The dealer called the floor and eventually the tournament director to sort things out. The director claimed that it was Keikoan's fault for not correcting the dealer when he announced the bet and therefore Mattia's call was good.

If the director had ruled Keikoan's way, he would have collected 1,000 chips more as he showed {A-Clubs} {8-Hearts} making his opponent muck the hand.

Tags: Matt KeikoanGianluca Mattia