We came to the table and saw what looked like Al ‘Sugar Bear’ Barbieri in the cutoff calling a three-bet to 2,200 from the button preflop. On the flop, Barbieri checked and then rested his eyes as he looked quite tired. His young counterpart announced, “Two point six”. Barbieri quickly tossed in the 2,600 for the call as the players saw a roll off on the turn.
Barbieri checked again and the button said “Five point five” this time. Barbieri threw in the chips like lightning and the on the river completed the board. Barbieri checked one last time and his opponent proclaimed, “All in” as he slid his stack of around 20,000 into the middle. Barbieri went into the tank and looked back at his cards several times before he finally flicked them in. The pot brought him down to right around the starting stack.