Chris Moorman opened up the action with a bet of 3,500 in early position and Kevin MacPhee three-bet to 8,500 from the hijack seat. The action folded around to Moorman, who was staring at some random piece of felt, and he reached into his stack before coming out with a four-bet to 20,500. Moorman's posture then returned as it was. MacPhee had a cap on, sunglasses and a hood covering the lot. In fact he looked more likely to rob a bank than win a poker tournament.
MacPhee made a very quick five-bet to 37,500 and continued to stare at Moorman. Then for the first time during the hand the tension broke; Moorman asking MacPhee for a stack count. He had a little under 100,000 in front of him and Moorman had him covered. Moorman pulled a stack of blue chips from his stack and started to riffle them as he contemplated his next decision.
"Pot," said Moorman quietly.
The dealer confirmed the price and it was 114,000 - enough to put MacPhee all-in. MacPhee took a sip of his coffee and pondered his decision, a ponder that included a near shove and then a retraction. Eventually MacPhee folded before saying something very quietly to Moorman.
"I am not messing about," said Moorman which brought an eruption of laughter from Shaun Deeb.