Konstantinos Tsikopoulos was the big blind when micro-stacked Eddie Deighan took the plunge for just a few big blinds preflop. The table waited tensely for TD Nick to come and announce the hand.
Deighen: Qc Qh
Tsikopoulos: Ks Ts
The flop: Kh 5d 4s. An sigh of sympathy ran round the card room.
The turn: Qs! Could there be a more exciting card? The room cheered him. Actually cheered a short stack doubling up on the bubble. What could sum up the atmosphere at the Irish Open more than that. My cold heart is warmed.
The river: Ad. Deighen lives to fight another orbit.