2013 World Series of Poker

Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

It Pays to Pay Attention

[user38338] • Nivå 11: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Kind of a unique situation arose over at David Paredes's table just now in a hand involving him and a lone opponent, Julien Jolivet.

Facing a decision in the hand, Jolivet had taken long enough for someone to call the clock on him, and we arrived just as the tournament director was nearing the end of the one-minute countdown. Time finally running out, the TD declared Jolivet's hand dead and went to take it from him, at which moment Jolivet expressed some surprise. That's when several at the table — including Paredes — pointed out that Jolivet had been listening to his earbuds and was in fact unaware that the clock had been called.

Even though he'd won the pot, Paredes noted how Jolivet hadn't even shown recognition that the TD had arrived, going on to suggest that the TD might have at least confirmed with Joliet what was happening once the clock was called. But in the end the onus was on Jolivet to listen and be aware.

Chips Count
David Paredes us 245,000 41,500
Julien Jolivet FR 125,000 -3,500

Tags: David ParedesJulien Jolivet