The bubble situation is always daunting and Italian Gianfranco Vaselli just took advantage of it. Over on the feature table, the board read and the pot was already up to 146,000. It was Vaselli who bet 148,500, a massive bet to Xixiang Luo, his opponent in the hand.
While the other tables were long done with their hands, Luo spent the better part of three minutes squirming in his seat, keeping the viewers at home on the edge of theirs as well. Eventually, Luo elected to fold, sending the pot to Visalli.