We just came on a humorous hand over at Steven Dannenmann's table. It was a four-way hand, including Dannenmann on the button. The hands were , , , and . The pot was just a few thousand.
The board? .
As the dealer went about the business of dividing the pot four ways, the players discussed the hand amid chuckles.
"Nice hand, everyone," said one of the four. "It's his chips we got," said Dannenmann with a grin, jerking a thumb toward the player in the small blind who'd folded prior to the flop. Indeed, the four were essentially splitting the 150 chips he'd contributed.
They continued, with one realizing that the player who'd closed the action on the river had actually failed to raise with the nuts. "He should get a penalty," he cracked, pointing to the culprit. "Yeah, I should've bet 10,000," came the reply.
"I would've had to think about that," said a smiling Dannenmann. He currently has about 38,000.