Originally Posted by mstram
You're right about the sequence of events
OMG I'd forgotten about the most epic tilting part of the whole thing - that showdown is wrong in soooooooooooooooo many ways.
For starters, showdown doesn't just go clockwise around the table. Bond and Le Chiffre are supposed to show their hands first because they're the two biggest stacks. As the person who made the last aggressive action, Bond is actually supposed to show first. Bond shows his straight flush and everybody else mucks in disgust. I know that for dramatic effect they had
to do it the other way around but... well, bleh.
Plus also dealers don't put the player's hole cards in line with the board cards. They just push up the board cards used to make the winning hand. Otherwise there could maybe be some time wasting conjecture about exactly what was in the hand and what was on the board. You keep them separate.
But the absolute worst bit is this: the math is wrong!
When we pick up the hand everybody checks the turn and Mathis points out there's 24 million on the pot. On the river, the first all in is for 6 million, the second is for 5, Bond gets all in for 40.5 million and Le Chiffre calls him for a maximum of another 40.5 million*. Before the showdown, Mathis points out that there's now 150 million in the pot. But: 24 + 6 + 5 + 40.5 + 40.5 = 116
Either Mathis was wrong about the 24 million or the crew simply couldn't add and the pot's short by at least 34 million
- maybe more, depending on how much Le Chiffre actually had (the game is over after the hand, so it must have been 40.5 million or less he had behind). And that's not
something you need for dramatic effect, you just get the numbers right before the hand.