Nick Maimone could have been forgiven for being up and out of his seat. Down to less than 12,200 chips at this stage looked like a problem, but when he moved all-in over the top of a raise that had been called three times and got two calls, he thought he was in trouble.
Disaster was averted in the unlikeliest of circumstances, however. David Bokor still had to act, and seeing the 12,200 called twice gave him an idea that it was a perfect spot to squeeze. He moved all-in for well over 100,000 chips and that scared off the other two original callers.
Maimone suddenly took a big interest. "I could quadruple up," he said, and as he perched near his chair, the board played out to give him exactly that - a way right back into the game.
"I love you," Maimone declared to his unwitting benefactor, Bokor. There was much good humor all round, and Maimone is right back in his seat, not intending to go anywhere very soon.