The other day Tim Phan and Roland de Wolfe were in the middle of a table redraw and saw the perfect opportunity to sneak in some extra-curricular activities.
First it was a heads up Baccarat hand for $5,000. The cards were scrambled in front of the dealer and both players reached in and picked two cards.
Phan turned over J♦ 8♦ while Rollie turned up T♥ 6♦. Roland tried to draw another card but Phan stopped him and apprised him of the fact that J♦ 8♦ is a natural. Game over, Tim Phan up $5,000.
The floorman was trying to get the guys moving.
"Alright guys, come on let's go," he said.
"Ok double or nothing red or black," de Wolfe blurted.
"Fine, pick a card quick," Phan said.
Roland picked a card.
"Red or black?" Phan asked frantically.
"Red!" de Wolfe said and rolled over the 3♦ to win.
"Damn, I was just up $5,000," Phan said as he gathered his chips and headed to his new table.
Better luck next time Phan.