Just as the tournament went into the last break, the following situation occurred:
With the final board reading , Carlos Chadha checked to his opponent. The player put out a pile of chips for a bet of 43,500, but had 10 black T100 chips behind. Chadha went into the tank for a little. He said he more than likely wasn't going to fold, but just wanted to think about things for a minute. But then, things got a little confusing.
After 30 seconds or so, Chadha called by putting a handful of chips into the pot. He had 10 sky blue T5,000 chips in his hand, which was more then his opponent's bet of 43,500. The player didn't say anything, he didn't put his last 1,000 in, but he did instantly turn up his hand to reveal a bluff with the . Chadha saw that and quickly tabled the for a set of fours.
Because the tournament had gone on break, the player who had bluff against Chadha stood up and began to exit. The dealer grabbed al of the player's chips, though, including the 1,000 he had behind, and gave them all to Chadha. The player made a comment about how he should have 1,000 behind, but the dealer pointed out that Chadha had put in 50,000. Chadha said that he was just making the call, but the dealer again pointed out that Chadha had put in 50,000.
The player who had bluffed the river sort of shrugged, but his friend again tried to point out that he should get 1,000 back. The player smiled after shrugging and started to make his way to the exit, looking as though he didn't care to try and run the 1,000 back up.
Russell Thomas was watching his friend Chadha in the hand, and he commented that because the hands were tabled, the player who bluffed could still have the option to call or fold for his last 1,000, but the player was already out the door and the dealer was being tagged out.
Whether or not the player will reenter is left to be decided, but for now it looks like his carefree attitude could have been worth a free chance at running up 1,000 chips instead of forfeiting his buy-in or having to reenter for another €10,300.