Jared Bleznick raised to 8,000 from under the gun, a player called on his direct left, and David Chiu went to call, but accidentally fumbled forward 12,000. He then pulled back chips, making it look like 8,000, and the action folded to 2013 bracelet winner Sandeep Pulusani.
"That was a raise, right?" Pulusani asked the dealer.
Without being told to, Chiu traded one of his yellow T1,000 chips for a pink T5,000 chip, and the bet was once again 12,000. Pulusani raised the pot, making it 56,000, and Bleznick re-potted. The action folded back to Pulusani, who called all in for around 27,000 more.
"You can guess who I'm rooting for," Chiu said, smiling.
The dealer fanned , Bleznick requested a nine, and low and behold the turn was the . The bricked off on the river, and Pulusani was eliminated.
"You guys thought he had aces?" Bleznick asked the table after the hand.
"Of course!" Tony Cousineau responded.