During the break, one of my media colleagues inquired about a player called Eric Celeste, so, keen to keep him updated on his friend's performance, I decided to calculate his stack.
Little did I know that on the opening hand of the level, Celeste would be feeding my thirst for action with an all-in and subsequent double through.
Dustin Dirksen, who displays more moves than a Take That concert, raised it to 13,000 preflop only for Celeste to push for around 50,000 in chips from the small blind.
Although it was assumed the action would fold back round to Dirksen, momentum suddenly paused on the big blinder David Steicke just one seat down.
Clearly holding a big hand, Steicke asked for a count of Celeste's stack before ultimately pushing all in himself. Dirksen happily sidestepped out of the way.
As they turned over the hands, Celeste's expression said it all, his in all sorts of bother against Steicke's commanding pair of ladies, .
However, poker is full of surprises, and when a hit the flop, Celeste suddenly increased his outs by eight.
Although the on the turn made no difference, one of those outs arrived on the river, the giving Celeste the straight and triggering a stunned silence as Steike begrudgingly counted out his stack.
As a result, Steicke is down to the felt, whilst the merry Celeste jumps up to 100,000.
Eric in big blind, under the gun raises, everyone folds to Eric, who moves all in for 53000 and is called. Eric has A8(the Randy) of diamonds. Other guy has QQ. Flop is 10 9 7, turn blank, river 6. Ship. Now at 110k, which is about average with 46 left.
Ship it. Go Batfaces. Go Vodka.