15-Minute Dealer Error Hand Ends With Chop
When we got to the table, four floor men were standing around trying to figure out a solution for a problem that occurred in Pavilion White. Both Robert Lipkin and Steve Wagner had 650 chips in front of them after a bet and a call. Simple enough right? Not so much. Here's what happened:
Preflop, Lipkin had raised to 450. He drew two callers. One of them was Steve Wagner in the big blind. The flop came down and Wagner checked to Lipkin who put out a bet of 650. The player in seat three folded and here's where the trouble occurred.
Instead of waiting for Wagner to take his action, the dealer grabbed the flop, mucked it, and began pushing the pot to Lipkin. While in the process of this, Wagner had grabbed his chips and made the call. When all was said and done, Wagner had called the bet, but the entire deck had been mucked and there was no way to recover exactly what the flop was.
After about 10 more minutes of waiting, one of the floor supervisors came over the to the table and gave his ruling. The two men had two options. They could either grab a random , , and from the deck and replay the flop, or they could chop the pot as it stood.
"Do you want to chop?" Wagner asked Lipkin. Lipkin agreed and the two men ended up chopping the pot.
"Did you want to see my hand?" Wagner asked. Lipkin nodded and Wagner turned up his for what would've been a gutshot straight draw. Lipkin showed his for an underpair to the board and everyone at the table laughed as a new hand was dealt.