When we reached Table 6 moments ago, there was an orange T5,000 chip laying in front of Dylan Kovachev. After examining the table, we could see that there were two limps in front from David Benyamine and Keith Lehr. Evidently, Kovachev had tossed out the oversized chip and said, "raise" a little too late.
"He said it after the chip hit the deck," the dealer told a floorperson.
Lehr agreed, saying that the player had intended to raise, but didn't act accordingly. Aubin Cazals, who won Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max, sided with Kovachev however, saying that he announced raise before the chip hit the felt.
The floorperson asked Leif Force, another 2012 WSOP bracelet winner, for his opinion, but he didn't want to get involved because he wasn't in the hand. Eventually, the floor ruled it a call. Sam Trickett proceeded to complete from the small blind, and the player in the big blind checked.
The dealer fanned , and the action checked to Kovachev.
"How much is in the pot?" he asked the dealer, irritated.
The entire tabled laughed, and Kovachev opted to bet 2,200. The action folded to Lehr, who raised the pot.
"Let me guess," Kovachev blurted. "You have jacks?"
"You've got a lot of imagination," Kovachev added. "Making sure you can limp in with jacks."
"I do have a lot of imagination," Lehr agreed.
"I like your imagination," Kovachev spat. "And your jacks."
The beef was quickly squashed, when the two decided to literally hug it out.
"I like this table," Force interjected after the miniature altercation. "I don't need to text or listen to music anymore."