We arrived at the table on the river with the board reading . We're unsure of the previous action, but a player had pushed forward a bet of 6,600, leaving himself 16,175 behind, and David Vamplew responded with a stack of chips big enough to put his opponent all in. Vamplew's bet was already on the felt when we arrived, and his opponent was in the tank. He went back and forth between looking at the board, looking at Vamplew, stacking and unstacking his chips, and re-checking his cards. All the while, Vamplew was sitting virtually motionless, except for one had that was shuffling chips. As the seconds ticked off the clock, we recorded the following timeline:
7 minutes (after we arrived at the table): a player not in the hand threatened to call the clock. His neighbor advised him against it, and a third player advised Vamplew's opponent to take his time, because "there are no rebuys."
9 minutes: The potentially at-risk player asks Vamplew, "You're not going to call the clock on me, or anything." Vamplew gave no response, and merely continued to play with his chips.
10 minutes: Vamplew's opponent re-checks his cards once again, then contorts his mouth, eyes, and cheeks into a classic "muck-face" pose.
11 minutes: Vamplew's opponent reluctantly folded. Vamplew still said nothing, silently pushed his cards to the dealer, and collected his newly won chips.
After the hand Vamplew was up to 54,500 in chips.