When we arrived at Table 364, Ted Lawson and Andrey Zaichenko were heads up on a board of . Lawson checked, Zaichenko fired out 7,250 into a pot of around 10,000, and Lawson called.
The river was the , Lawson checked again, and Zaichenko moved all in for 14,725. After moving all of his chips in the middle, the Russian turned his attention to his iPad. Zaichenko is notorious for grinding on his iPad while grinding at the table, and for the next four minutes he was slashing away, clicking through various pages including Facebook and, of course, PokerNews.com.
While Zaichenko was busy trying to consume all that the internet has to offer, Lawson was deep in thought. He cut out enough chips to make the call, pushed them back into his stack, and then grabbed them once more. Holding them above the felt, he looked at the board, then at Zaichenko, then back at the board.
Finally, John Eames called the clock on Lawson, and the floor was summoned. With about 15 seconds left in his time bank, Lawsone dropped the chips onto the felt.
"Set's good," he blurted, flinging face up into the middle of the table.
Zaichenko frowned, told Lawson that he was good, and mucked his hand before packing up his bag and leaving.
"Wow!" Lawson exclaimed when Zaichenko mucked. "Wow! Sure looked like a set."
Lawson now sits with around 75,000 chips, and appears to be one of our chip leaders.