A player in early position opened to 1,200, 2011 WSOP bracelet winner Justin Pechie called in the hijack seat, the player in the cutoff called, Maurice Hawkins called on the button, and the player in the big blind defended.
The flop fell , and the action checked to Pechie, who tossed out 3,400. Two players called, including Hawkins, and the turn was the . Pechie led for 8,400, the player in the hijack folded, and Hawkins moved all in.
"We're playing for $8.5 million," Hawkins told him. "Be smart."
Pechie tanked for around a minute, then committed his remaining 26,825 chips. Hawkins tabled , but he was behind Pechie's . The completed the board, and Pechie more than doubled to around 80,000 chips.
"I don't understand what the drama was all about," Hawkins needled as Pechie was raking in the chips. "I thought you had like aces or kings."
"We're playing for $8.5 million," Pechie shot back. "I can take a few seconds."
The player in seat two then gave Pechie a fist-bump, which made Hawkins even more upset.
"You understand that you're congratulating him when someone else lost a pot?" Hawkins asked.
"You got a lotta comments," Pechie fired.
The two continued to squabble as we left, and we'll keep an eye on them as the day progresses.