We caught up with the action on an flop where an early position player bet 600 and chip leader Bob Safai raised to 2,200 on the button. The original bettor made the call and then check-called a bet of 5,000 from Safai on the turn. When the hit the river, the player checked again and Safai quickly slid out a bet of 21,000. The player thought for a little bit before he called for what was most of his stack.
Safai turned over for two pair, aces and fours, but his opponent revealed for top-two to nearly double up. Safai rapidly counted out what he had left and then jokingly hid his stack when we were trying to take a look before he lifted his hands so we could peek. Although he still has the biggest stack among the notables we’ve tracked, Safai has certainly taken a hit from his peak.