It's not often that a chopped pot is overly exciting, but recently the whole rail was on their feet and shouting who knows what from every direction. The hand in question was between Chris Bell and Roch Cousineau. Bell got all his chips in on a flop, check-shoving after Cousineau bet 185,000. Cousineau called and the two players turned their hands over.
Couineau had the set of aces, while Bell had the wheel draw, which was also a straight-flush draw. The on the turn was the card that everyone got to their feet for, with Bell now having the wheel draw (all spades), a jack-high straight draw (also a straight-flush draw), a spade flush draw and a diamond flush draw, along with of course, having the low draw. The on the river would be the card that split the pot in half and sent the rail back into their chairs.
Action has been fairly slow in the last ten minutes, but that hasn't dissipated the excitement of the various rails here in the Amazon Room. Among them are a long list of notables, most of who are here to root on David "ODB" Baker.
Some of the faces we recognize along the rail are Greg "FBT" Mueller (who Baker beat heads-up for his first bracelet earlier this year), Erick Lingren, Ray Henson, Gavin Smith, Layne Flack, Ken "Teach" Aldridge and Chip Jett.