Not longer after we finished writing this post welcoming Shaun Deeb to his new table in Amazon Purple right next to us and about the two players to both sides of him, lo and behold, right on cue a monster pot was brewing. We only saw the action ourselves on the river of the board where Don Nguyen had bet a whopping 70,000 from early position and it was now on Biagio Morciano in middle position.
Deeb saw us watching and filled us in on the previous action in the hand where supposedly Nguyen opened for 2,500 and Morciano three-bet to 6,200. Nguyen called and then check-raised Morciano’s bet of 7,300 on the flop to 22,500. Morciano called the raise and then called Nguyen’s lead of 44,000 on the turn.
This led to the action that we saw on the river where Morciano was now in the tank. He tried to ask Nguyen something about his hand but Deeb pointed out that this wasn’t allowed which the dealer confirmed. Morciano finally leaned back and put his hands to his face before he finally flipped over his for top pair and threw them face-down into the muck.
As Nguyen raked in the pot, Morciano, who is Italian, tried to say something in broken English to Nguyen that neither we nor Nguyen could understand. Deeb however gave his best attempt at translating and said that he thought Morciano meant “If you play a hand that like that for all of your chips, you’ll bust.” Morciano seemed to agree with that assessment and Deeb continued, “He’s Asian, he likes suited cards, he’s wearing smart glasses, not bluffing glasses” referring to Nguyen as the table had a good laugh.
So in case you didn’t catch all of that, while Nguyen took down the big pot, Deeb might have been the star of it as he played the role of field reporter, floor man, translator and jokester. Like we warned you, it was likely that there would be fireworks and we’re glad that we caught them and hope that you are too.