Chris MacNeil was in the small blind and had called a bet on the flop of from his opponent. They both checked the turn card and when the river card fell the MacNeill took a few chips off his big stack and threw out a bet of 4,100.
His opponent made the call and MacNeil was first to show but he was reluctant to turn his cards over, unwilling to show his hand. His opponent waited patiently as MacNeil motioned to throw his cards away and was prompted to turn them over by the dealer. “Queen high.” MacNeil said sheepishly, and after a beat showed .
His opponent who had made the call on the river looked back at his cards, laughed to himself and mucked his cards much to the tables of the other players at the table.
“I almost threw that in the muck, I swear to God.” MacNeil said.
“Misread your hand? Happens.” another player commiserated to the beaten player.
It's been a long day.