Originally Posted by MisterLongFace
i watched that Prahlad hand again and something i didn't notice before, when Prahlad says "I call" the dealer lady then announces "He Call!"
you can see and hear it a lot more clearly on the replay of the incident (5:05 of the video) they show at the very end . makes me wonder if the floorman heard her and not him. Prahlad was clearly before the zero count while the dealer announcement was right after.
Exactly what I was thinking and with the commotion around the table I'd bet that's just what happened. In the Baumann hand, though I feel for her and also believe it is doubtless those chips would have gotten her a FT berth, it had to have been an honest mistake. If not, her opponent took an incredibly huge gamble in muking his hand and hoping for a favorable decision. (Though, it may have been a calculated risk, with better odds
, if he was bluffing and/or knew he was otherwise beat; certain death vs. any chance at all.) Finally, in the second video, what a shameless, disgusting and dishonorable act! In a time like this, at which players are working to bring poker out of shadowy, dark rooms and bring respectability to the game, to have a guy pull something like this is intolerable. It was cheating pure and simple and as such he should be barred from tournament poker for life not only as a punishment but also to made an example to those who may try this themselves. Jeeze!!! How can anyone so low and untrustworthy have any friends at all?