Tyson Apostol Checks Back the Nuts

Tyson Apostol

Tyson Apostol

Players: 114/161
Blinds: 250/500 ante 100

Survivor alum Tyson Apostol raised to 1,200 from under the gun and the player in the big blind reraised to 4,500. Tyson called and the two saw a flop of [AdAcQs]. The big blind bet 4,000 and Tyson called.

The two players checked the [Jc] on the turn, then check again when the river double paired the board with the [Qc].

The player in the big blind turned over [AhKh] for aces full. Tyson didn't look at his cards, just pushed them a few inches forward and leaned back in his seat. Tyson stared at the board a little longer. His eyes widened, then he inhaled sharply.

"I'm so sorry to do this to you..." he trailed off. Tyson then turned up [KcTc]. He rivered a Royal Flush.

The table erupted and players scrambled for their phones. Hearing a commotion, Boston Rob Mariano headed over to the table to see what was going on.

He got there just after the tournament director, Cathi, gave Tyson a one-hand penalty for checking back the nuts. She acknowledged he clearly did not do it on purpose, but warned him it would be an orbit if it happened again.

Rob couldn't get enough of the situation and started mercilessly teasing his friend.

"Go sit over there and feel ashamed! Think about what you did!"

After the hand was over, Tyson had one very important question:

"Wait, you aren't gonna write that hand up are you?"

Tyson Apostol - 48,500