In one of the biggest hands of the tournament so far, we saw Luke Schwartz take a monster beat for a pot that would've made him the chip leader. The aftermath of the hand earned Schwartz a one round penalty.
Josh Pollock opened from middle position. Action folded around to Schwartz, who reraised in the small blind . Action folded back to Pollock and he put in a fourth bet which was 37,000 more. Schwartz then put in a fifth bet for 60,000 more and action was back to Pollock. He went deep into the tank for almost two minutes before finally announcing that he was all in for a total of 349,000 more. Schwartz snap called.
It was a classic cooler situation and since he was on the favorable end, Schwartz pulled out $200 from his pocket and laid it in the dealer's tray. "This is for you," he said.
"I can't accept this right now," the dealer said.
Perhaps Schwartz was hoping for some good fortune so he would be able to fade a king with his tip to the dealer. Unfortunately for him, the flop came down . Schwartz stood up from the table and let out a huge, exasperated sigh. He began pacing around the tan section of the Amazon Room, knocking over chairs, kicking tables and even tearing down a curtain in his path.
The board completed with a and a and Schwartz came back to the table just to make sure he hadn't hit the ace.
"Wow," he said. "What a f***ing joke."
After the hand and the chips were cut out, a floor moved over to Schwartz's table and issued him a one round penalty for his behavior.
The huge pot set Pollock up to 835,000 in chips while Schwartz was knocked down to under 400,000.