It's getting a little heated over at Table 420 in the Amazon Room. Our former chip leader, William John, and current chip leader Mark Demirdjian just got involved in a pot that resulted in Demirdjian calling the clock and the two players getting into a verbal battle.
Demirdjian raised to 1,600 from early position. John called from the button and the big blind called as well. On the flop, the big blind checked over to Demirdjian, who bet 3,400. John called and the big blind folded. The turn was the and Demirdjian led out for 8,100. John went into the tank.
After re-checking his cards four times in a span of about three minutes, John was still considering his options when Demirdjian called the clock. John wasn't happy; he flicked his hand into muck and asked Demirdjian why he called the clock so soon.
"That's what happens when you take five minutes for every decision," Demirdjian blurted at John. The two players exchanged a few more words before moving on to the next hand.
John is down to around 35,000 chips. That's roughly 13 percent of what he started the day with.