Remi Marloir almost had to pay for what was supposed to be a joke.
In this hand a player raised from Middle Position and the Button moved all in for a little over 20k. Remi was in the Big Blind and grabbed a big pile of his yellow 5k-valued chips and made a little movement forward with them, just to smile and fold. In some tournaments his movement forward would have declared as a reraise but this time he got away with it.
The Middle Position raiser called the all in and his won the race against his opponent's .
Players seem to have come to play as we've already lost 10 players in 30 minutes.
I followed two double ups.
At table 7 Moritz raised from Middle Position and both Blinds called.
Flop was and the Small Blind lead out for 3.2k, Big Blind called, Moritz went out of the way.
Turn: This time the Small Blind lead out for 7.3k and got raised to 19.3k which he called.
River: Small Blind checked and Big Blind moved all in for his remaining 12.6k, which got quickly called.
The Big Blind showed for the turned straight, which was good for the double up.
At Chris Kiefer's table, we saw a rather short stacked player raise to 2.5k UTG+1, Button and Small Blind called and Chris made it 8.4k from the Big Blind. UTG+1 moved all in for a total of 14.5k, Button and SB folded, Chris called.
We had a classic race, unfortunately for Chris, the board ran: and the short stack more than doubled up.