We just had an interesting situation arise over in the gold section of feature tables between Taylor Paur and Joseph Cheong. Action started with Paur raising on the button to 50,000. Cheong called in the small blind, and Scott Anderson called from the big blind.
The flop came down , and all three players checked. The turn brought the , and Cheong fired out 72,000. Anders folded, but Paur came along. The river brought the , and here's where things get interesting.
Cheong checked quickly and quietly, and Paur asked "did you check?" However, all that Cheong and the dealer heard was the word "check", and Cheong quickly turned over his hand, for a pair of tens. Paur was confused, and claimed again that he simply asked if Cheong checked. The floor was called over, and after the situation was explained to her, she called for another floor to help with the decision. Paur stuck to his claim that he asked the question, and said that the dealer was looking at Cheong like it was still on him.
Cheong remained quiet throughout the situation, sticking by his claim that all he heard was check. As the second floor was called, Paur said "it's fine it's fine" but the floor was already on his way. The second floor ruled that he had to be careful with his verbage, and said it would just be a check for now. Paur seemed fine with the ruling, and tabled for two pair to claim the pot.
After that hand, Paur is up to 2.8 million, while Cheong has slipped down to 1.6 million.