Esfandiari Stirs it Up
There was a little bit of confusion when Nick Maimone had tried to make a bigger bet with a verbal declaration but failed to clarify it was in the thousands and not hundreds as the dealer ruled. Carlos Chadha was the beneficiary of the ruling by the dealer and had a bit of a laugh about it.
The discussion went on after the hand was over and indeed continued for some time afterwards. Maimone was still a bit put out and, while accepting the ruling, said it was clear what his intention was. He continued to get some ribbing for some time.
When it looked to be dying down a little, in stepped Antonio Esfandiari to stir things up again. He alternatively took both sides of the argument to keep it going. He did a good job and got the dealer back involved as well when he was on the button and Maimone opened for 500 with five black chips.
“Is that last one over the line?” Esfandiairi wanted to know before making the 500 call from the button as did big blind Antonio Buonanno.
The flop was . It was checked to Maimone who bet 900 which got rid of neither of them. The turn was checked as was the river . First to show was Buonanno who hit the river with which turned out to be the winner as Maimone showed in frustration.