With approximately 3,400 chips in the pot, action was checked by one player to Patrick de Koster on the board. De Koster fired a bet of 2,150 and his opponent then check-raised to 4,300. De Koster began to tank and his opponent sat motionless with his two elbows on the table and hands cupped in front of his mouth, head slightly down with his eyes buried below the brim of his black baseball cap. The player sat like this for a minute or two while de Koster tanked, but then all of a sudden sat back in his chair and grabbed his drink to take a sip. As soon as the player did this, de Koster tossed in the call.
Upon de Koster making the call, the player simply mucked his hand. De Koster pushed his cards forward and wasn't about to show. Being a European player, oftentimes in events over there, the winning hand doesn't have to be shown. Here at the World Series of Poker, the winning hand must be shown in order for the winner to take the pot. De Koster was explained this by the dealer and some of the members at the table before rolling over the .