Chop for Chris Chalkley the Chip Chairman
A player opened from middle position. Action folded around to Chris Chalkley, one of the current chip leaders of the tournament with roughly 160,000 chips. He three-bet to a little over 6,000 and the middle position raiser called.
On the flop, Chalkley led out with a bet of 6,500. His opponent called.
The turn was the and both players checked to see the on the river. Chalkey put out a bet of 14,500 and his opponent called. Chalkey showed while his opponent showed . Chalkley tapped the table to say "nice hand" to his opponent, but the dealer grabbed his cards and mucked them.
"Wait!" came cries from the table. "It's a chop!"
Eventually the mistake was rectified and Chalkley was awarded his rightful half of the pot, allowing him to retain his spot as one of the current chip leaders.