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Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Kluchman Folds to Balsiger; Forced to Show Hole Cards to Camera

David Kluchman

We caught up with the action on a {5-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop, where David Kluchman was heads-up with Jacob Balsiger.

Kluchman bet 125,000 from the cutoff seat and Balsiger called after some thought.

The {9-Hearts} fell on the turn and Kluchman fired again - this time for 165,000. Balsiger responded by raising to 405,000 and Kluchman almost beat him into the pot with a call.

The {10-Spades} completed the board and Kluchman checked - promting a 600,000 bet from Balsiger. Kluchman announced, "fold," and went to throw his hand into the muck.

...Then the drama started.

Kluchman was informed by the surrounding ESPN camera crew that he had to show his hand to their small portable camera so that it could be used as footage. Kluchman said he didn't want to show his hand and asked for a floorman.

Unbeknownst to Kluchman, a floorman was standing behind him.

"Sir, if you don't show your cards to the camera - you're going to get a one-round penalty," the floorman said.

"Alright, alright - show them," Kluchman said. He was then instructed to show the portable camera his hole cards, which he did. He then hastily mucked.

Kluchman was knocked down to 2.4 million, while Balsiger chipped up to 3.9 million.

Player Chips Progress
Jake Balsiger us
Jake Balsiger
us 3,900,000 1,300,000
David Kluchman us
David Kluchman
us 2,400,000 -780,000

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