Ovyind Riisem is sat in the unenviable position between Patrik Antonius and Christian Toboc, and was just now involved in two pretty chunky pots. The first went his way, as he bet in position on an Ace-high disconnected board, with Antonius check-calling him - including a 17k bet on the river. Riisem flipped the
for top pair and his opponent calmly paid it off, tapping the table and mucking his hand.
But then, moments after building a big stack, about 23k of it continued on one place to the left, as Riisem called Christian Toboc's all in re-raise from the button. He called with
, in pretty bad shape against Toboc's
. As the board came down non-dangerous, Toboc, who has recently seemed unable to remain seated for more than two hands in a row, leapt up once again and received some slaps on the back and secret-handshake like congratulations from his avid railers. He's on 47,600, while his opponent isn't really in danger of becoming a short stack just yet.
One for team GNUF - we asked Toboc what the initials representing his sponsor and site actually meant, and he said, "I have no idea. I think it's meant to be like 'Gucci' or something, letters which don't mean anything but are original." There you have it.