Action folded to Andrew Pantling in the cutoff and he opened for 600,000. The button and small blind folded but Alfred De Carolis in the big blind made the call.
The flop came and De Carolis carefully tapped the table to check. Pantling made a bet of 725,000 and De Carolis looked at his chips before cutting some out and putting them in the middle while glancing at Pantling's bet.
By accident, De Carolis had taken two 500,000-chips and two 100,000-chips - making it 1.2 million and effectively raising. He was forced to make it 1,425,000 and action was back on Pantling.
"I'm all in" Pantling said without much emotion.
De Carolis thought about it for about 10 seconds before he said "Call!" with a whole lot more passion.
Alfred De Carolis:
The on the turn didn't bring any cheering or clapping, and neither did the on the river initially.
De Carolis left his shoulder hanging for just a bit before Haralabos Voulgaris said "Straight". Only then De Carolis realized he had won the hand and he yelled "Yes!"
As the counting started (De Carolis was about to get his 10,545,000 stack back times twice plus the small blind and antes) De Carolis said: "Andrew, you really tried to powerplay me! I really meant to just call."
"That's why you play poker," Voulgaris laughed, "You fuck up and get there."