Eli Elezra raised from middle position, an opponent reraised all in for 6,625 from the cutoff, and a third player reshoved over the top for approximately 23,000. Elezra tanked for a minute or so, grumbling.
"I have a middle pair and I know you both have ace-king and ace-queen," he said. Then with a big grin folded his "middle" pair face up -- .
One opponent did have , but the other showed . "Good fold," Elezra said to himself. The flop came . Then the turn brought the and an R-rated moan from Elezra. The river was the , though, meaning the two players involved ended up chopping the pot -- and Elezra was happy again. Sort of.
Elezra is sitting with about 65,000 at present, one of the bigger stacks in our rapidly shrinking field.