Mustapha Kanit open shoved his remaining 74,000 in before the flop from middle position. Action folded to Leonid Markin in the big blind. Everyone expected him to call as it was just 44,000 more, but he folded.
Brian Roberts, second to last in chips, raised an eyebrow and voiced his concerns with this controversial decision by Markin. The floor came over and Roberts explained that he found it remarkable that Markin folded for just 1.5 big blinds more, though he added that he didn't really think that Markin and Kanit were friends or anything.
The floor didn't hand out any penalties in the end, saying Markin was in his right to fold in the spot. Chidwick in the one seat thought out loud that one of the reasons someone in Markin's spot could fold, would be to be able to keep the pressure on the entire table with a shorty like Kanit still in.
"Anyway guys, I had six-four" said Markin with a kind of puzzled look on his face. The dealer continued to deal and the nine remaining players were off to the next hand.