We've been watching Tony Hachem nurture and coax his short stack all day, and he's been doing his fair share of good-natured trash talking and bickering about his predicament. We just caught him as he opened a pot to 1,550 in early position, and the decision was on Jason Potter when we joined the action.
"How much you have behind?" Potter asked.
"For the first time today..." Hachem said, pausing for effect, "...over 10,000!"
With that, Potter promptly reraised to 4,225, and the table folded back to Hachem who started shaking his head. "I've run into your kickers twice today," he said, wagging a finger.
"When was the second time?" Potter asked, sliding one of his earphones off his ear. "Oh, that hand? I flopped a set. I had two nines."
"Yeah yeah, flopped a set..." Hachem was trailing off. "What do you have now?"
"I don't think I'm allowed to tell you," Potter said. After another minute, he added, "Okay, I have a Draw 4 and a Reverse."
Hachem chuckled, and he finally said, "All right, you got it," and he slid his cards into the muck. He does indeed have about 10,000 chips left, and they'll be used in some other spot.