While mostly being seated at the feature table throughout the tournament, 2003 World Champion Chris Moneymaker was in the back corner of Amazon Purple today before his final hand took place. Vladas Tamasauskas who opened the action to 52,000 and it got folded around to Moneymaker in the big blind.
Previously, Moneymaker and the dealer at the table were having some back and forth banter, with the latter claiming she could guess his action based on how he handled his cards.
"So, what do you think I'm gonna do this time?" Moneymaker asked her.
"You're gonna fold," the dealer said confidently.
"Wrong, I'm all-in", Moneymaker smiled, sliding his stack of 293,000 forward. Tamasauskas took his time before flicking the calling chips in.
The flop was brutal for Moneymaker, leaving just a miracle chop as a potential lifeline. Moneymaker patted the table with a "good hand", and wished everyone good luck as soon as the hit the felt on the turn. The river completed the board and Moneymaker made his way out of the Amazon room.
"That's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes," he added.