A controversial hand just developed over at Table 86. It happened when Amaury Detoc limped from middle position and Ashly Butler announced that he was all in while subsequently tossing in about 10,000 worth of chips, though he had 65,000 more stacked up behind. The action folded back around to Detoc, who only spoked French, who asked the dealer how much it was.
"Seventy five," the dealer responded. It appeared Detoc attempted to clarify how many zeros that entailed, but the English-speaking dealer and Detoc weren't having the easiest time communicating.
"Call," Detoc said, prompting Butler to turn over . Detoc seemed confused as to why Butler would expose his cards and then it became apparent he thought the raise was to 7,500 given the chips in the pot, not an all-in raise to 75,000. Detoc began to argue his case while other players at the table chimed in with their opinions in a mixture of English and French.
The floor made his way over and assessed the situation, ruling that since Detoc said, "Call," and Butler revealed his hand, he would be forced to call the raise. Detoc was clearly not happy, nor were some other French players and media in the room. A French-speaking floor was called over to explain the situation, and ultimately Detoc was forced to call and turned over .
It was a race for a monster 150,000-chip pot, and neither player seemed excited to be in it. Butler was behind, and Detoc was obviously not confident. The flop saw Detoc put his hands on his head and it appeared the pressure was taking its toll. The turn brought Detoc one step closer to benefiting greatly off his mistake, but fate can be a cruel thing as he found when the spiked on the river to give Butler the win.
Detoc reacted sharply and walked away from the table, while Butler gave a rather subdued celebratory fist pump.