Sam Simon was heads up with an opponent, and the board read . Simon led for 6,500, and his opponent reluctantly called.
"Queens," the player said to Simon.
Simon, looking as though he had been rivered, unhappily mucked his hand. His opponent tried to muck as well, but, per tournament rules, his hand had to be opened. The player showed . Simon shot him a very confused look.
"I'm sorry," the player apologized. "I thought you had queens."
"You said queens," Simon responded. "I thought you had queens."
"I should've just kept my mouth shut," the man apologized again. "I just always fear for the worst. I'll buy everyone a drink when we're done."