There was about 4,500 in the middle. Three players were vying for the pot, with Terrence Chan in the small blind and his two opponents sitting under the gun and in the cutoff. The flop had come , and Chan and the UTG player had both checked.
The player in the cutoff took a long time to act, enough for the dealer to remind him the action was on him, although he was full aware. He started carving out chips to bet, then abruptly checked.
The turn then brought the and a bet of 2,200 from Chan. The player under the gun folded, then Chan's lone remaining opponent took his time again before pushing out a bet of 3,775. The dealer again intervened, pointing out a minimum-raise would be to 4,400, and once that was corrected, Chan made the call.
The river was the and when Chan checked his opponent pushed all in. Chan half-smiled, half-grimaced.
"That was quite the Hollywood play, sir," he said as he counted out his chips, ultimately taking a couple of minutes to decide what to do. Finally he pushed his hand away, conceding the pot and preserving his small stack.