"What should we call it: Being 'Freddied' or being 'Ellis-stasized'?" Cory Zeidman asked the table as Freddie Ellis was putting on a verbal show during a hand versus Steve BIllirakis.
"Let's call it being 'Freddied,'" Brian Hastings said, and the table agreed.
Ellis has a special approach to the game, and besides having a lot of fun at the table the 78-year-old also throws off his opponents by talking to them.
The hand was completed by Ellis on third and Billirakis raised from his immediate left. One more player called and on fourth street Billirakis bet, Ellis called and the third player folded. On fifth street, Billirakis hit a pair of tens and bet. Ellis called.
On sixth it was Billirakis who checked and Ellis bet. Billirakis called and on seventh Billirakis checked after lots of talking from Ellis. Ellis showed a and Billirakis wondered if that meant he had checked.
"No, I just wanted to show you," Ellis said with a big smile.
"You should watch out," BIllirakis kindly informed him. "For now, it's OK, but they might give you a penalty for that.
Ellis didn't seem to mind and eventually he checked behind announcing he had jacks up. Ellis showed and that was no good against Billirakis' for a bigger two pair.