Passing Table 7, Natalie Bromley was being apologized to for some fruity language. The table were not to know of her conoisseurship in this area; there followed a lesson in mild swearing in Greek from her neighbour Epimenides Stavroulakis, who had a much leathier stack (nearer 40,000).
It turns out the chips went from neighbour to neighbour in dramatic fashion: Three handed to the flop, Natalie (sb) and Stavroulakis (bb) had both called a raise to 300.
The flop brought Jh Th 6x. Natalie led small, raised by Stavroulakis. She flat called, and the pre-flop raiser folded.
The turn was the Kh. Both players checked.
The river paired the ten, so the 3h 4h in Natalie’s hand didn’t prompt all-in fireworks against Stavroulakis, who was paid off – but not to the tune of a stack – with his Ah Qh.