A lot of players like to mask their emotions at the table. They don’t want to reveal anything is frustrating them or conversely delighting them. It is safe to say that, for today at least, Russian Yury Salinaev is not one of those players.
He has been talkative, excitable and occasionally confrontational so far today, but now he is in a slough of despond. Down to 10,000 in chips he is slumped in his chair waving his hands around in frustration. Under-the-gun plus one he min-raised to 800 and found one caller in Oleksii Khoroshenin, a Ukranian PokerStars player.
The two players saw a flop of . Salinaev rapped the table and Khoroshenin paused briefly before betting 1,500. Salinaev shook his head in disbelief and flicked his cards away, frustration written all over his face.