Verbal Announcements Matter
$1,675 NLHE Event #25 Day 1b 83/83
Level 2: 50-100
A big pot of more than 6,000 had already emerged with the board showing Qs 4h 3c 10s 7d. The floor was called after Paul Benichou had tossed in a chip of 5,000 and the dealer explained to the floor that Benichou announced a bet of 35 – it was unclear whether that’d be 350 or 3,500. As a rule of thumb, the smaller denomination will be enforced even though it seems likely due to the size of the pot that the other was meant.
Ultimately, Benichou only bet 350 and Sami Moucharrafie just called and Benichou showed the As Qh, Moucharrafie mucked the Qc and has 28,000. For Benichou it is 24,000 as of now.