A player in early position raised to 250 and got four callers -- two behind him, including Silvio Crisari, and both blinds. The flop came , and the player in the small blind fired out a bet of 1,050 into the field. All folded except Crisari.
The turn was the , putting a second ace on the board. This time Crisari's opponent bet 1,550. Crisari rechecked his cards, and after a few seconds began to nod slightly. Finally he folded. As his headphones-wearing opponent gathered the chips, Crisari tried to communicate to him that he'd played a good hand, but the winner didn't hear. Finally Crisari caught his eye and gave him a thumbs up and grin.
It's been a thumbs-up level for Crisari thus far. He's chipped up over 50,000 as we approach the first break.